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Pick Up Litter Day! Join Us!

We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for...

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We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for ourselves & our families. Youth & adults will create an outdoor sculpture in the peace park for posterity. Weekly art-making projects will take place to help people express themselves about their lives, their families, & about issues of violence. We will have gardening, community service, carpentry projects, cement projects, sign making, lots of art projects, & much more. Relax & enjoy nature with Urban Art Retreat. Saturdays 1-4, Mondays 1-4 , Wednesdays 1-4 by RSVP only. contact@urbanartretreat.com

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://urbanartretreat.com

May 16

May 15

  • Engaging in Learning through Flexible Seating!

    Mrs. Morales is asking for $620.05:
    My students need flexible seating and options. I want the students to have options to sit on a bean bag or ball chairs when they read or write instead of hard desk chairs.
    Farragut Career Academy Comment

May 12

Alderman Cardenas's Year in Review

We have worked together this year on may adventures from breaking ground for a new health center to community gardens. Check out this quick video on our adventures together. https://www.facebook.com/aldermangeorgecardenas/videos/10155831252779317/

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman Cardenas strives hard to create, attend and support events and organizations throughout the 12th Ward. Just this year he supported health fairs, free senior bingo, broke ground for a new...
    http://www.facebook.com

May 12

You're Invited to the Launch of Nonprofit Utopia!

I will be launching Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders on June 26, 2018. I would love for you to come out. Register here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonprofit-utopia-launch-tickets-45200346453

    Nonprofit Utopia Launch
    What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that? We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

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Gallery offering representation to artists now!

Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink...

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Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink line stop. This district would have an emphasis on the arts.
First we plan to develop North Lawndale Area Artists Network for artists from this area & beyond. A core group of artists from North Lawndale area plus other artists are looking at possible space for a cooperative art gallery/cafe/youth art program. We have a building in mind. Also, we begin by offering benefits & responsibilities for artists who are interested in becoming a part of the program.
One benefit for artists: The gallery that Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center has on our current site- Liz Long Gallery, will begin in July 2018 through December 2018 showing group shows of their art. This will be a way to work together, get to know each other. These shows will be for artists who are involved in this project. Gallery needs your applications now to be included. contact@urbanartretreat.com
The last art show to take place in the gallery before this change takes place is on the theme: "About Discrimination". If you have art on the theme "About Discrimination", would like your art included for the month of June 2018, follow guidelines on website (art to arrive at gallery between May 28 - May 30, 2018) Please include your full name and complete street address. thank you, Dianna C. Long, curator

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://www.urbanartretreat.com

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May 03

Unleashed dogs. What's the best course of action?

Feels like I've been seeing an uptick in the number of unleashed dogs over here K-Town. Sometimes just let out to wander the block, sometimes being "walked" without a leash and sometimes who the heck knows, but most of the time these are clearly dogs that someone owns, often wearing a collar.

I keep my dog leashed or inside our fenced yard, but he gets really worked up when there's a dog loose wandering around. I'm worried that another dog...

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Feels like I've been seeing an uptick in the number of unleashed dogs over here K-Town. Sometimes just let out to wander the block, sometimes being "walked" without a leash and sometimes who the heck knows, but most of the time these are clearly dogs that someone owns, often wearing a collar.

I keep my dog leashed or inside our fenced yard, but he gets really worked up when there's a dog loose wandering around. I'm worried that another dog will come after him on a walk or he or the other dog will find a way in or out of our yard and get in a fight.

As I understand it, Chicago law requires all pets to be leashed when not on their own property and there's a $300 fine for not doing so. So what's the best way to handle this? It's dangerous and illegal, but more and more folks just seem unwilling to properly leash their pet? Should I just call 911 every time?

I've tried suggesting to owners that they leash their dog, but I feel like a jerk and generally the response is not positive. I've only had one owner actually listen and that was because I gave him a leash and a piece of wood to cover a hole in his fence.

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Why Notify Us So Late

Why Did It Take So Long, To Share..It Happens 4/16)18 an It's Just now coming to my Phone today 4)30(18.
WOW. pray They catch his As if they haven't Already..Sob of A Scum Bag 😖
Please Know were ur Children are At all times Parents..Txt msgs & Phone Calls
FB, helps Alot..

  • Hi Lashunda. What event are you talking about? thanks

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More than a dozen charged in drug operation out of Little Village auto shop

3300 W. Cermak Rd.

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The purchases occurred near a residence in the 4300 block of West Wilcox St., where Natasha Summerville, 30, maintained a drug stash house, the charges allege. Johnson’s sources for the pills were Maurice Carroll, 28, and Henry Merrill, 31, the charges allege.

    More than a dozen charged in drug operation out of Little Village auto shop
    Fourteen people are charged in connection to a drug operation out of a Little Village auto shop bordering North Lawndale. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Broken Roe," centered on drug sales in the city's Little Village and West Garfield Park neighborhoods, and resulted in the seizure of distribution quantities of heroin, fentanyl, MDMA pills also known as ecstacy, and cocaine, according to the U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 23

Bankes Coffee Stores: The Starbucks of Early 20th Century Chicago

...very early 1950's, I used to go with my mom to the store at 3102 W. 22nd," recalled former Chicago resident Eileen Priest in a post in the Forgotten Chicago group on...

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...however, was the reveal of a ghost sign for "Bankes Coffee Store", formerly located at 3413 N. Clark Street. Based on its terra cotta art deco motif, the building next door was likely built...

Bankes Coffee Store ghost sign as it appeared soon after the teardown of 3415-19 N. Clark Street

Edward Bankes was born in Northern Ireland in 1859. He began selling coffee not long after he emigrated to the United States in the early 1880s. His first Bankes Coffee Store was at 1644 W. Chicago Avenue in West Town and the building is still there today. He had 20 stores by 1916.

...sold real estate throughout much of his life in the United States. Bankes lived at 1036 N. Hoyne Avenue in Ukrainian Village beginning in 1900. The home, which still stands today, was built by...

    Bankes Coffee Stores: The Starbucks of Early 20th Century Chicago
    When the Chicago Transit Authority announced 14 buildings that would be torn down for their controversial Belmont Flyover project, some lamented the loss of historic buildings in Lakeview. One present that neighborhood residents got this Spring, however, was the reveal of a ghost sign for "Bankes Coffee Store", formerly located at 3413 N.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Apr 21

14 charged with drug sting operated out of auto body shop

An investigation by the F.B.I. discovered the operation was running out of an auto body shop in the 3300 block of W. Cermak Rd.

    14 charged with drug sting operated out of auto body shop
    CHICAGO -- 14 people are charged for their involvement in a drug sting. An investigation by the F.B.I. discovered the operation was running out of an auto body shop in the 3300 block of W. Cermak Rd. Undercover officers purchased heroin and ecstasy from individuals operating out of the shop.
    http://wgntv.com

Apr 19

More than 12 charged in connection with drug trafficking operation in Little Village, West Garfield Park

Brunt is the owner of an auto body shop in the 3300 block of West Cermak Road where he allegedly allowed Benson to make and store drugs, police said.

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Undercover officers also made several drug purchases from Johnson in 2017 near an alleged stash house owned by Natasha Summerville, 30, in the 4300 block of West Wilcox Street, police said.Five others have been charged in state complaints, officials said.

    More than 12 charged in connection with drug trafficking operation
    A federal drug trafficking investigation in Little Village and West Garfield Park lead to charges filed against more than 12 people, officials announced Thursday. According to officials, investigators seized heroin, fentanyl, MDMA, cocaine, 12 illegal firearms and approximately $60,000 in cash.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 18

Fire on Kedzie

An abandoned building burned to the ground on the 1800 block of Kedzie. The smoke cover the whole neighborhood and the streets are blocked off. Be careful.

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Updated Apr 18

Alderman Complaints ?

http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed...

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http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed with this Office in writing, preferably on an OEIG complaint form, or orally. You may file a complaint by (i) completing a form online at https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx, (ii) calling the Office's toll-free hotline (866) 814-1113; (iii) sending a completed complaint form to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, Attention Complaint Division, 32 West Randolph, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60601; (iv) faxing a completed complaint form to (312) 814-5479; (v) contacting the Office by telecommunications device for the disabled (TTY) at (888) 261-2734 or (vi) visiting the Office at its Springfield or Chicago locations.

Complaint Form

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Daniel, send an email to john.tully@cityofchicago.org, Cole.Stallard@cityofchicago.org
    Ask if they can have Debbie schedule a Safer cleanup with Don's crew. They do an excellent job of clean up.

    Then ask if the Weed sprayer can come and spray at the alley and around paremeters of lots with metal post so...

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    Daniel, send an email to john.tully@cityofchicago.org, Cole.Stallard@cityofchicago.org
    Ask if they can have Debbie schedule a Safer cleanup with Don's crew. They do an excellent job of clean up.

    Then ask if the Weed sprayer can come and spray at the alley and around paremeters of lots with metal post so there is less growth that has to be hand hacked.

    Then ask if Josie can have Rat Patrol come down your alley. They need to Bait and order replacement garbage cans, and replacement for damaged cans. If you have lots of can theft, residents need to put cans in and out of the alley for garbage pickup days to avoid more theft.

    We are STUCK because we cannot get CPD to catch can thieves and arrest them or give them a ticket. Same for those who litter. Fill in a form 21-235 form and turn it in to the Superintendent. CAPs ois supposed to be the mainstay of ordering city services.

    Search COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND CITY SERVICES,, 2018, Directive and you can see it

    Read the Directive. Reroute orders to CPd CAPS and DEMAND from the Superintendent the District people do as he directed.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The problem is ACCOUNTABILITY in every city department. Crews get dispatched. They may or may not do the work you ordered. Nobody sits on their heads until it gets done the right way. Emailing directly their Commissioner and telling the Commissioner the truth of what is happening in the field...

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    The problem is ACCOUNTABILITY in every city department. Crews get dispatched. They may or may not do the work you ordered. Nobody sits on their heads until it gets done the right way. Emailing directly their Commissioner and telling the Commissioner the truth of what is happening in the field is one GREAT way to get the work done.

    It has taken a long time but we cleaned up a disgustingly filthy 6-8 block area. It was a real struggle of wills between union feet on the ground slacking and their supervisors. The Mayor and Commissioner of a department yield a big bat.

    Redirect your strategy for clean up. This method will work. It just takes followup after followup after followup.

    If you have time to walk with Rat Patrol, the Safer Crew, other City crews the job done will be better. Why, you are watching. You will be the only person watching because typically supervisors let false reports get submitted and it looks like things are good in the field.

    If you follow this protocol; post the results and how fast you got results. SHARING success is the best way to get things done faster, better, cheaper.

Apr 18

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATIONS TO EXTERIORS, COMMON SPACES, AND INTERIORS UNITS FOR A-2 MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OF TYPE IV-A CONSTRUCTION.

    1910 S. Albany Ave. Issued April 16, 2018 Comment

Apr 18

  • Breathe for Change Chicago

    Ms. Confer is asking for $2602.65:
    I need financial assistance for a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher training designed specifically for educators.
    Farragut Career Academy Comment

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