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Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park

...with someone about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was shot in the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue near the Douglas Park neighborhood and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was...

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In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, according to police and law enforcement sources.

...40-year-old man was shot in the right arm while driving south in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He told...

At 3:45 a.m. officers found another man suffering from gunshot wounds in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood, police said. The man, 34, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic...

About 2:45 p.m., officers were called to the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street on the West Side, according to a police media notification. 

At the scene, police taped off the street and a vacant lot at Van Buren and Springfield Avenue.

In the South Shore neighborhood, an 18-year man was shot in the leg in the 7100 block of South Cyril Avenue, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder about 7:45 p.m. and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

    Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park
    Two men were killed in a rifle shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side while five other people were wounded in city gunfire between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, Chicago police said. In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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OMG! Keep your property safe. Designate transfers after you die.

THANK Karen Yarbrough for some long needed innovation in Cook County. Went to a seminar last night at Lawndale Community Church.

An excellent speaker Mario spoke on topics important to all of us. He had great slides and a good sense of humor. Everyone was mesmerized.

There are FORMS that will convey property of a deceased for property, FORMS to transfer auto. FORMS to transfer ownership of car. FORMS transfer Bank Account. FORMS to get out of inheritance (property with...

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THANK Karen Yarbrough for some long needed innovation in Cook County. Went to a seminar last night at Lawndale Community Church.

An excellent speaker Mario spoke on topics important to all of us. He had great slides and a good sense of humor. Everyone was mesmerized.

There are FORMS that will convey property of a deceased for property, FORMS to transfer auto. FORMS to transfer ownership of car. FORMS transfer Bank Account. FORMS to get out of inheritance (property with liens and problems inherited.

Sign up and be notified if there is activity that would affect title to your building.

Innovations by Karen will protect many in the community from being swindled out of their property. So many south and west side properties are demolished because of inability to have clear title.

These transfer forms are FREE and require typical recording fees but NO Lawyer.
Follow the legal process (steps). It is easy.

Call and request a speaker come to your organization., It is free.

go to the website. click http://cookrecorder.com, click videos, click mayor video. see the presentation online.

Many things can be done online.

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Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Our 9 fire extinguishers were on the recall list. Be sure yours is safe. Call Kidde amd ask.

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Updated Oct 30

What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door

Join Jody Adler, Director of the Community Law Project, and me, for a discussion on what to do in the event that ICE shows up at your place of work.
http://mailchi.mp/ac823e834cb4/what-to-do-if-ice-comes-knocking-on-your-door?e=6548e7251e

    What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door
    We are living in an environment in which immigration laws are being aggressively enforced. This has several implications in the workplace. Join Jody Adler, the Director of the Community Law Project, and me for a lively discussion on immigration rights in the workplace.
    http://mailchi.mp
  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for the thumbs up, Rachel. If you weren't able to catch the live broadcast, you can go to the link and download the podcast. There was some really, really good info shared. I learned a heck of a lot!

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Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event

Reminder: Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event Saturday, October 28th, from 10 am - 2 pm.

http://mailchi.mp/70a5b16b6e73/loving-lawndale-to-life-college-fair?e=6548e7251e

    Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event
    Don't miss our last event of the campaign. We will be hosting a nontraditional college fair with college resources and workshops for high school seniors, adult learners and career changers. There will be resource tables with college recruiters, financial aid consultants, community-based organizations and expungement professionals.
    http://mailchi.mp

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Updated Oct 26

The Race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District

The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify...

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The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify culturally, regardless of where they live.

When I speak of "culturally", I'm not speaking of race or ethnicity, but about those intangibles that reflect similar values and political philosophies.

I don't know who all will be running. Technically, no one is a candidate until s/he makes the ballot. When the final cut comes, I hope there will be candidates with a demonstrated record of leadership, community service, good judgment; the willingness to carefully weigh and analyze the issues without being a rubber stamp; courage to speak truth to power and be a true advocate for the voters; strength of character (honesty and integrity) and loyalty, and the ability to put the voters' interests above his/her own personal and political gain. If you know of such a candidate, please share below.

  • Mitchellfred Sixty-year resident of North Lawndale/24th ward

    The POTUS wanted to know if he can "pardon" himself...is the jury still out? Fred Mitchell would make a good candidate. He will be declaring himself as a "write-in" candidate.

Oct 14

Updated Oct 26

A legacy gone

Joe Boston building being torn😱 had been there since 1953.

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Do we have a people problem or a system problem?

Why do some Chicago neighborhoods have 0 murders per 100,000 and mine East Garfield Park 93 per 100,000? Does 11th District Detectives have a 20% success amd 80% failire rate for solving cases? What are good ways to improve the success rate? Is there a corelation between low solve rate and criminals enbolden to committ crime?...and get away with it?

Is one of the problems a bankrupt city, state, county cannot afford lockup amd many criminals are left on the...

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Why do some Chicago neighborhoods have 0 murders per 100,000 and mine East Garfield Park 93 per 100,000? Does 11th District Detectives have a 20% success amd 80% failire rate for solving cases? What are good ways to improve the success rate? Is there a corelation between low solve rate and criminals enbolden to committ crime?...and get away with it?

Is one of the problems a bankrupt city, state, county cannot afford lockup amd many criminals are left on the streets to committ even more crime? Is a solution to lockup in a lower cost county, state, country? AND provide educational training?

Should should innovative top brains Tesla, Amazon, Google, air bnb, Uber take a stab at solving inner city problems? It is clear government and social,scientists have failed.

The IG investigated Police Overtime to save $&. Should he investigate solve rate amd find out why it is so low?

We know that pod cameras are not used to their best advantage for solving crime.

Source

https://postimg.org/image/70vt35aa6z/

    Chicago By Neighborhood Murder Rate - Postimage.org
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  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    Too many TOS acronyms to keep straight...the TOS above is Terms of Sentencing and not Terms of Service.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Too many uncivilized.

    Solution: Civilize the uncivilized.

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Updated Oct 23

Pilsen Open Studios XV

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-pilsen-artists-open-up-their-studios-on-their-quinceanera-20171020-story.html

"Although most artists are Latino, not everyone uses the same aesthetic and not everyone makes folk art. The Latin American community is just as complex in styles and philosophies as what you are going to find in the Art Institute of Chicago."

    Pilsen artists open up their studios on their 'quinceañera'
    15 years ago, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designated October as Chicago Artists' Month. They sent a letter to the muralist Héctor Duarte to propose the idea that he open up his workshop to the public, located across the street from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and offer him some publicity in their brochure.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • In the 15 years of the Open Studios, many of us that live our life in Pilsen/ Heart of Chicago area. we are not allowed to visit the art studios. People with mobility disabilities are excluded due to no access to the studios locations. Maybe that should be included in such articles. Many of the businesses on 18th Street exclude those with disabilities on a daily basis,

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Updated Oct 22

Break ins

FYI just want you to know and be on the lookout for suspicious people. There has been a number of burglaries in the 3100 block of Walnut. 3146 has been hit twice over the past two weeks. 3142 was burglarized Saturday October 21 and 3142 today October 22. In each case the perpetrators gain access through the rear windows. Be alert and report unusual activity.

Oct 22

    Diez y Ocho restaurant 'priced out', re-opens Friday for the last time
    'Diez y Ocho' is the name by which Michael Hernandez calls the neighborhood where he grew up, and it's what he decided to name his burger joint located on 18th St. and Damen Ave., a promising, but short-lived venture that could not survive the increasing cost of commercial space in Pilsen, he said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Column: Free health care, fun history, sparkling fridge - life is good

•The Islamic Center of Naperville Free Clinic, where anyone without health insurance can receive free — absolutely free — non-emergency general health care from 9 a.m. to noon the first Sunday of each month and from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the center, 2844 W. Ogden Ave.

    Keaton: Free health care, fun history, sparkling fridge - life is good
    For the past few weeks, I have been doing communications work for a St. Charles church. It's only a temporary gig - I took it with just a few hours' notice - so I've had to juggle other commitments, which has meant some long, busy days (and, thanks to the Cubs, a few long nights as well).
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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