Jul 21 2015

Updated 47 hours ago

Spend Where You Live

I am proposing to Bronzeville residents that for one day out of the week we spend in our community as not only a way to demonstrate our purchasing power, but to contribute to the growth of home buisnesses who thought enough of us to invest with us.

  • We need to start the conversation, reestablishing our community becomes more paramount each day. It seems our welcome has worn out and our dollars are not welcome in certain areas. The answer and only answer is get OUR community back.

  • We are being judged not by the content of our character but by the color of our skin, the time is long past that we readdress establishing our community for our own welfare and salvation and financial growth. Once we start funneling our dollars here in Bronzeville and other predominately African American businesses then we become less dependent and start the process of Wealth building right here.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Homeless drunks on corner 24/7

On 21st and leavitt, drunks loitering mixed with gangbangers everyday every kind of weather,no help from no one they urinate and defecate in public while kids are going to school and women walking to go shopping on cermak can some one help it gets worse in the summer we had about 5 shot on corner last summer.every weekend broken beer bottles out there, Garbage all over

  • If you call 911 they will send a patrol car to check it out.

  • As others have said, call 911 in mass (and get others to do the same) always giving details of the people involved, as well as getting the name of whomever you are speaking with on the call. All that said, the sad reality is that it's a slow, painful process....

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    As others have said, call 911 in mass (and get others to do the same) always giving details of the people involved, as well as getting the name of whomever you are speaking with on the call. All that said, the sad reality is that it's a slow, painful process. There are a few trouble areas in my neighborhood and neighbors consistently call 911 and complain to the alderman with little avail. Things have definitely gotten better, but not at the pace you would think/hope. There's sometimes little accountability and a general sense of apathy towards loiterers who can have a major effect on an area.

Apr 15

Updated 6 days ago

Car Crashes Into Multiple Parked cars on S Indiana

A car crashed into multiple parked cars around 1 am last night on S Indiana, between 44th & 45th. I heard the sound of the crash but it took a few minutes to realize what had happened. 2 occupants of the car were arguing loudly. Police were called and showed up in 5 minutes. If you live on this block, you might want to check your car!

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Thank you for being informative. I do not live over these but it is good to know that conscientious neighbors are in my area.

Apr 14

Apr 12

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    WINDOWS (REPLACEMENT ONLY): QTY 51, DOORS (REPLACEMENT ONLY): QTY 22, FURNACE (REPLACEMENT ONLY): QTY 6, HOT WATER HEATER (REPLACEMENT ONLY): QTY 6

    2812 S. Princeton Ave. Issued April 9, 2018 Comment

Apr 06

St. Jerome’s benefits from a significant education gift; construction also planned

It did last month in the offices of St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., where—with no advance warning— administrators learned the nearly century-old parish school had won...

    Gazette Chicago " St. Jerome's benefits from a significant education gift; construction also planned
    April 5, 2018 Everyone indulges in the fantasy once in a while: holding a winning lottery ticket or having that special card at a parish bingo party. Suddenly real money is yours, and all you have to do is decide how to spend it.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Apr 05

Hit opening day out of the park with these specials for White Sox and Cubs fans alike

238 W. 33rd St., 312-225-7333

234 W. 31st St., 312-842-9200

3259 S. Princeton Ave., 312-842-0769

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960 W. 31st St., 773-890-0588

3356 S. Halsted St., 773-927-6073

2683 N. Halsted St., 773-348-9800

3216 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-348-3250

2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965

3258 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-281-4989

1944 W. Division St., 773-227-4644

    Hit opening day out of the park with these specials for White Sox and Cubs fans alike
    White Sox and Cubs fans alike can agree: There's nothing like the first home game of baseball season. The Sox's Guaranteed Rate Stadium debut will happen April 5 at 3:10 p.m. when they will face off against the Detroit Tigers.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 04

Free Trees!

Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

It...

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Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

It takes time for requests to get fulfilled. My request took a couple of years before I got a call and something happened.

When I talked to one of the guys who runs tree planting for the city he said they plant trees based on demand. If no requests are made, no trees get planted. Be specific with your requests. For example, one tree at the curb outside XXXX S Calumet. The number of trees the city plants depends on the budget for the year. If the budget doesn’t cover the full list for the city (typical), then the list rolls over to the next year.

If you have space for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands:

https://openlands.org/trees/treeplanters-grants/

They will plant on city public land. Public land is considered to be the parkways between the curb and the sidewalk in front of residential houses, CPS school property, and some vacant lots. You need to organize a group of volunteers to help with planting. For example, neighbors, school group, church group, block club, etc.

Last Fall our group of neighbors planted 40 trees on two blocks in the neighborhood. It was a nice neighborhood event and a great way to fill in empty spots along the street that were missing trees.

Make the South Side even more beautiful!

    City of Chicago :: 311 City Services
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

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Mar 28

Updated Mar 29

Shots fired?

Did anyone else just hear a series of 3 shots fired about 5-10 minutes ago between 40th and 41st and Ellis?

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I am once again protesting Everyblock's increasing censorship of perfectly legal, positive posts. I posted a link to the tragic shooting of an unarmed Black AA man in Sacramento CA and noted that it looked like the police acted improperly. I linked to a very positive informational video from FlexYourRights.org...

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    I am once again protesting Everyblock's increasing censorship of perfectly legal, positive posts. I posted a link to the tragic shooting of an unarmed Black AA man in Sacramento CA and noted that it looked like the police acted improperly. I linked to a very positive informational video from FlexYourRights.org providing very practical advice how to avoid and survive hostile police encounters. I also linked to the City Hall protest where the deceased brothers and others through temper tantrums and behaved in inappropriate ways that discredited their legitimate grievances. Why was this censored? This censorship seems to me the same as when Everyblock censored my comments noting that some Simeon High School students ransacked the local Wall Mart in the national walk out protests over gun violence. What happened to our 1st Amendment rights to just suggest that our young people should not riot, loot stores and should try to avoid hostile police encounters by acting in a calm and reasonable way? Do we want our young people to riot - engage in behavior that will lead to very dangerous encounters with police or armed citizens? What's going on?

Mar 27

gun shots?

anyone hear (2) guns shots about 5am this morning around 35th and Union?

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Mar 22

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR & REPLACE DRYWALL FOR LIVING ROOM, 3 BEDROOMS, KITCHEN TILES WHERE NECESSARY. REPLACE 10 SHEETS OF DRYWALL FOR BASEMENT EXTERIOR WALL.ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    3123 S. Wells St. Issued March 20, 2018 Comment

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Jan 31

Updated Mar 09

Censorship on Everyblock - Common Sense Education/cultural reforms are needed

I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the...

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I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the worst, most violent, hateful rap "Musicians".

This #*$&*# isn't even music as few rap "musicians" know how to play instruments or read music.

I'll support any Christian pastor, ex military veteran, grandmother from the South anybody that can step in and give our young people some positive direction in life - Catholic Nuns used to wash students mouths out with soap for using the vile language I hear in almost every single rap song - and this music seems to be infecting every part of society. When will it end? How long to the Bubonic plague in Europe last?

  • @jaye - Are you saying there's a radical Islamic serial killer on the loose killing gay people? I'm not at all saying you're wrong, just asking for your evidence? If he/they were truly Islamic radicals, I'd imagine they'd do something similar to the Pulse nightclub incident ... not running around in the shadows like they're Jack the Ripper.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    No this Islamic serial killer has been arrested. I just wanted to notified Gay people in Boystown should be alerted.

Mar 09

Parishes to host St. Joseph’s Tables

Santa Lucia/Santa Maria Incoronata Parish, 3022 S. Wells St., on Sunday, March 18, will host a St. Joseph’s Table after the 10 a.m. Mass, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call (312) 842-6115 or log on to santaluciachicago.org.

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Notre Dame de Chicago, 1336 W. Flournoy St., will offer a breakfast/brunch St. Joseph’s Table Sunday, March 18, in the parish hall after the 8:30 and 10 a.m. and noon Masses. Call (312) 243-7400 or log on to nddc.archchicago.org.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St., will host its St. Joseph’s Table Sunday, March 18, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the school building. All proceeds will support the poor in the local community. Call (773) 927-6646 or log on to www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., will host its St. Joseph’s Table on Sunday, March 18. Reservations are required. First seating is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Second seating is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Call (312) 421-3757.

    Gazette Chicago " Parishes to host St. Joseph's Tables
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Feb 23

Updated Mar 08

Prayer in Schools

Bring prayer back into our schools not guns. Yes and Amen!

  • That's great, and I'm happy for you that it's something you're excited about. And as long as it stays in your private church and out of our public schools, you and I are as kosher as a couple of hotdogs.

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

    agenaaw, a new twist to an old fairytale. That'll draw in the crowds that have abandoned organized religion.

Mar 08

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Mar 02

Lost brindled lab/mastiff/terrier miz

Our dog Janie, a lab/mastiff/terrier mix was lost on Tuesday, 2/27. She was last seen at tbe Orange Line stop at Archer and Halsted around 9pm on 2/27. She is female, brindled (brown and black stripes) and wearing a red collar. Reward if found.

Feb 26

The South Side Deserves a Legal Dog Park Too!

Join the McKinley Dog Park Committee for the first meeting of the year! Here we will discuss all of the progress we made in 2017. We currently have a layout from the Chicago Park District to show everyone what the park will look like.

Topics to be discussed:
-Fundraising
-Layout and budget
-Welcoming interested persons to join committee
-Future Events--especially spring and summer

It's a very exciting time to join us as we are making great headway to becoming the...

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Join the McKinley Dog Park Committee for the first meeting of the year! Here we will discuss all of the progress we made in 2017. We currently have a layout from the Chicago Park District to show everyone what the park will look like.

Topics to be discussed:
-Fundraising
-Layout and budget
-Welcoming interested persons to join committee
-Future Events--especially spring and summer

It's a very exciting time to join us as we are making great headway to becoming the first legal dog park on Chicago's south side. If you're not quite familiar with dog parks, this is the meeting for you!

Light refreshments will be served.

Location: McKinley Park Field House, Blue Room
Time/Date: 7 pm, Monday March 5th, 2018

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