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Changes on 35th Street

Alot happening in the area...development in Lake Meadows Shopping Center with Culver's opening this week, other retail soon to follow and shops closing before 6pm between Giles and Prairie.

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Thanks for reminding me that Culver's is opening. I've never tasted their frozen custard. Hope I don't like it TOO much! My hips are big enough already. ;-)

  • west bridgeporter just trying to be a good neighbor

    I love Culvers but don't order a burger with bacon. They use the cheap microwavable kind.

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Construction Jobs - Illegal Immigration Anarchy

Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections...

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Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections in trade unions and it's a natural transition.

Many occupations that were once dominated by English speaking, native born and raised Black A. A. are now overwhelmingly Hispanic - jobs like cooks, bus boys, landscapers and especially nannies. Open borders advocates (the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation led by Sen. Dick Durban) always argue that the "undocumented"/Illegal aliens only do the jobs legal Americans don't want. But, if these jobs paid a higher, living wage - then native born Americans would take them.

The entire Black Congressional Caucus gets F immigration grades from NumbersUSA and go with the idea that mass immigration from Mexico and Central America is a good thing because these people will all vote Lib Democrat.

Since I lived in Southern California I noted that Hispanics have pushed out Black AA from historic places like Watts and Compton CA - and also taken over these service jobs once done by Black Americans. So far the Chicago Democrat machine has gerrymandered Aldermanic and Congressional districts to keep Black seats, but since Chicago the city has lost ~ 50% of it's Black AA population since 2000 - it's inevitable that many/most Black aldermanic and Congressional seats will turn to Hispanic.

I also go with the idea that Chicago should not be a city in anarchy where laws against illegal immigration, hard drug trafficking and human trafficking (slavery) are not enforced as are our laws against shootings and murder.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    Jaye,

    Nannies was always different because they are in your house and raising your kids. Its more personal than the other jobs. Growing up in Greenville, SC my grandmother was a nanny/housekeeper for a Greek Family and an Italian family. They treated her with the up-most respect and the kids...

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    Jaye,

    Nannies was always different because they are in your house and raising your kids. Its more personal than the other jobs. Growing up in Greenville, SC my grandmother was a nanny/housekeeper for a Greek Family and an Italian family. They treated her with the up-most respect and the kids had to treat her almost like she was their own grandmother. However, my grandmother never had a desire for any of her kids or grandchildren to raise white folk kids.They saw too many new options.

    I understand what you are saying about the construction industry. Growing up I saw many AA guys who got off track use construction to get things going. Its an industry without an application that inquires about your background. Many went on to learn how to work with concrete and other skills they could use for a side hustle in the neighborhood.

    Race relation have always been a little odd. We had the most tumultuous race relation during the time than many blacks were nannies and butlers. The only difference now is a 3rd party is now involved. Its was mostly black and white for 400 years and now a large 3rd party has joined.

    Immigration, legal or illegal, has never benefited AA. When the hoards of immigrants from central and southern Europe flooded Ellis Island we complained about them bringing in poor Europeans instead of hiring the poor AA available. Immigration is never going to bring in a new hoard of AA because we don't exist outside the country. We have a tangential relation with Afro-Caribbeans and Africans. Those countries have small immigration into the US.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    I wouldn't say that entire Chicago Democratic machine is on board with the current immigration process. Several AA alderman have taken a slightly different approach(passive aggressive). AA alderman had to donate a ward during the last redistricting. They gave up the historical black 2nd ward that was held by a white alderman at the time. Not sure it becomes that easy during the next redistricting. It matters when your job is on the line.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-hearings-1025-story.html

    The congressional districts are probably safe for the next cycle.

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Cell phone found

We found a cell phone in a black case in our front yard at 3527-3529 S King Dr

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Good and neighborly for you to reach out and attempt to find the owner. You are to be commended.

  • We found the owner. It is a neighbor. Cell phones are so expensive!!!

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I'll bet your neighbor is grateful. Thanks for being a good neighbor!

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We're excited to welcome Taco Bell to Bronzev...

We're excited to welcome Taco Bell to Bronzeville! The new location is set to open at 3425 S King Dr. and they are in need of employees. Apply now at njbapply.com or attend their upcoming job fair Thursday, January 18th from 5am-8pm at the Holiday Inn located at 506 W Harrison St.

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Republican Election Judges Sought in 3rd Ward

The 3rd Ward Republican Organization is looking for people to serve as election judges for the upcoming primary. If you are interested in serving as an election judge logon to :https://www.chipollworker.com Indicate you want to be a REPUBLICAN judge (Do Not Put Either Party, we will not place you!) and put in your home precinct. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2018.

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  • Yeah, why would want to place someone who indicates "Either Party"... you might end up with an independent judge rather than a right-wing partisan hack who wants to intimidate voters...

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  • Classroom Transformation

    Ms. Young is asking for $1023.18:
    My students need supplies to do their work, flexible seating and technology for centers.
    Doolittle East Elementary School Comment

Jan 03

RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings

Powell also said with rent cost and the value of amenities on the rise in Hyde Park, she’s decided to move her frozen yogurt shop to Café at Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in Bronzeville.

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Hyde Park resident Susan “Sue” Freehling, founder and owner of The Freehling Pot and Pan Co., 1365 E. 53rd. St., is permanently closing her shop after nearly 43 years in business. This photo of Freehling was taken in 2005. – Marc Monahgan  

Yusho Hyde Park, 1301 E. 53rd St., would close its doors after nearly three years of operation in Hyde Park.

“From the moment they’ve got here they wanted to learn more about the community and invest in the community,” said Jonathan Swain, president of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. “It’s always sad to see a business close. I will miss seeing it on the corner [of 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue].”

The local Century 21 Affiliated, 5200 S. Harper Ave., closed its doors in September.

According to the Herald archives, Kennedy, whose office was located in the Art Deco building, 5508 S. Lake Park Ave., played a huge role in the merging of the two companies. Kennedy’s ability to...

Build Coffee Shop hosted its grand opening on Saturday, June 24, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

The Greek grill opened its doors in November 2017 and currently, occupies the retail space that formerly housed Pepes, 1310 E. 53rd St.

A source close to the project said that the foundation, which has office space inside the University of Chicago building at 5235 S. Harper Court, began using the storefront space as early as September.

This marks the second move for the foundation since its inception in January 2014. The foundation moved from its original location 300 E. Randolph St. to the Harper Court building in March 2016.

Eto’o Modern Asian Cuisine restaurant, 1373 E. 53rd St., held a soft opening Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and hosted a grand opening in the last week of September.

Chef K, who also owns Shinju Sushi restaurant next door to Eto’o, 1375 E. 53rd St., purchased additional space to help expand his business and offer his customers more authentic Thai food options.

Prior to his business opening, the space was previously occupied by Litehouse Grill, which was relocated to 1660 E. 55th St. in June.

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the grand opening of Vanille Patisserie, 5229 S. Harper Court, on Friday, Dec. 1.

Aloha Poke Co., 5221 S. Harper Court, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Sophia King (4th) back in October.

The fitness studio franchise opened on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the City Hyde Park building, 5111 S. Harper Ave.

With all recipes made from scratch, Fabiana’s Bakery, 1658 E. 53rd St., held its grand opening celebration on Saturday June 10.

Fabiana’s, which was previously located inside University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., made the move to 53rd St. to provide commerce back on the main streets said Michael Scott Carter, co-owner of Fabiana’s Bakery.

Known as one of the top fitness guru’s in the city, Annie Padrid, owner of “The Space: Functional Applied Fitness LLC,” 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd., added a new space to her fitness facility.

The Threading and Waxing Salon, 1648 E. 53rd St., hosted its grand opening in Hyde Park on Aug. 30.

    RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer In 2017, Hyde Park said goodbye to some longtime institutions (4 closings) and hello to new stores (13 openings) and grand re openings (3) on each of its commercial corridors. Hyde Park says goodbye to multiple neighborhood staples Closings Freehling Pot and Pan Co.
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FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

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Updated Dec 31

Our Police Stations aren't homeless shelters

Our Chicago can be a very rough, mean and cruel city. It's not just the appalling numbers of shootings and murders - other basic city services are falling down and now we have a brutal, arctic cold wave and homeless people are in distress.

I note that the 51st street (by the Dan Ryan) Police station is being used as a homeless shelter. As is the downtown Harold Washington library during the day - the urine stench in the newspaper...

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Our Chicago can be a very rough, mean and cruel city. It's not just the appalling numbers of shootings and murders - other basic city services are falling down and now we have a brutal, arctic cold wave and homeless people are in distress.

I note that the 51st street (by the Dan Ryan) Police station is being used as a homeless shelter. As is the downtown Harold Washington library during the day - the urine stench in the newspaper room is very strong.

We need to pressure our representatives to restore our police stations for the service of policing and move the homeless to shelters or shame obscenely endowed none profit organizations (University of Chicago, Northwestern, Loyola, Depault) to build some new homeless shelters. Depaul University just got the City to build them a very expensive basketball stadium in prime real-estate in the South Loop. The Depaul basketball team hasn't been any good since the late 1970s. The Catholic Church has been really falling down in doing basic charities and now prefers to embrace PC Lib Leftist causes like making Chicago a sanctuary city where the laws against illegal immigration (drug trafficking, people trafficking, sexual slave trafficking) aren't enforced.

But, the key issue here is that we need our 51st street police station back as an effective police station and not a (diseased) homeless shelter.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-englewood-barbie-20171222-story.html

    Feeding the homeless at Club 51: 'They are my friends, I break bread with them'
    Aleta Clark says she was 18 months old when her mom dropped her off at a South Side police station and walked off. Nearly 30 years later, Clark walked into another station on the South Side in February to see a relative and noticed a lobby filled with people seeking shelter from the cold night.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • What a bunch of soulless scrooges. What would Jesus do?

  • west bridgeporter just trying to be a good neighbor

    I'm not soulless. I believe in helping the homeless but letting them reside in a police station doesn't provide the services they need.

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