3 days ago

I-55 shutdown as police investigate fatal shooting

3209-3398 W. 36th St.

    I-55 shutdown as police investigate fatal shooting
    CHICAGO - A person was fatally shot inside a car on I-55 Thursday afternoon. All southbound lanes of I-55 are currently shut down near Kedzie Avenue. Illinois State Police said the shooting happened just before noon. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet known. The identity of the victim as not yet been released.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

Jun 16

Workshop: Playing with Rescued Dogs

This summer, help children learn to enjoy dogs, treat animals kind, and approach dogs safely! Attend a small one on one workshop for children and adults to understand dogs better at Urban Art Retreat garden. Meet our friendly rescued dogs and have fun! Play in the garden, teach the dogs commands, feed them doggie biscuits, and wade in the pool! contact@urbanartretreat.com Register for a day that you can make it to a free workshop!

Jun 16

Safe Space Field Trip to Urban Art Retreat

Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or...

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Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or mural art). Also, some gardening & an art project. We will water plants & paint!
Let us know when you would like to visit.

Your group can make an appointment for a Field Trip to visit our site for a Summer Day at Urban Art Retreat. Send us an email at contact@urbanartretreat.com

Jun 15

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

Jun 13

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

Jun 12

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

Jun 06

About Discrimination!

We are presenting an exhibit- “About Discrimination".
The Liz Long gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago Illinois 60623 is displaying materials to increase awareness of discrimination and the ism's.
This is an excellent opportunity for a discussion on Discrimination. Any group that schedules an appt. to visit can ask for a facilitated discussion. We will provide this for free.
People can view the display on Saturdays between 1-4p.m. during June or email us to ask for a special showing for themselves and/or their group.
The exhibit is on display through June 30.
ask about free group activities throughout summer including Aug 25 Youth Art Fest in Peace Park 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st.

Jun 06

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

Jun 05

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

May 23

Safe and Peaceful Communities - Gage Park

This week, the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

May 23

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

May 18

May 17

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Lindahl Brothers Truck drivers and more Apply at this link: http://www.lindahlbros.com/employ.html Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

May 17

May 16

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

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Lindahl Brothers Truck drivers and more Apply at this link: http://www.lindahlbros.com/employ.html Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

May 14

May 11

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Lindahl Brothers Truck drivers and more Apply at this link: http://www.lindahlbros.com/employ.html Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

May 09

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTIN REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH AS EXISTING IN A FRAME 3 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WIT A COMMERCIAL SPACE IN THE FIRST FLOOR AT 3731 S KEDZIE AVE PER DRAWINGS

    3731 S. Kedzie Ave. Issued May 7, 2018 Comment

May 08

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Lindahl Brothers Truck drivers and more Apply at this link: http://www.lindahlbros.com/employ.html Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

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