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Saturday, October 23, 2021

CBS Chicago: Overnight carjacking in Roseland


[VIDEO] 91-year-old cab driver was shot in a carjacking near 107th & Langley. The victim is being treated at a hospital and police are looking for the carjacker. The victim had been shot after getting out of his Hyundai. 

Be careful out there everyone.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Block Club Chi: New Culver's restaurant in Pullman now hiring

 Culver's is a burger chain that has locations in Bronzeville near 33rd & King Drive and one in Evergreen Park near 95th & Kedzie. They're expanding into the historic south side neighborhood of Pullman. And they're seeking applicants.

Via Block Club Chicago:

The Culver’s will open in early November at 111th Street and Doty Avenue. The restaurant is seeking applicants to fill 60-70 full-time and part-time jobs.

“It’s important that we work in the community to provide people of all ages with new opportunities that offer the skills and experience,” Baron Waller, the owner and a mentor who grew up on Chicago’s West Side, said in a statement. “It is one of the best ways to build a brighter future.”

Although prior restaurant experience is a plus, it is not necessary. Interested applicants can apply on Culver’s website.
“We’re excited that Baron has chosen to bring Culver’s to the Pullman and Roseland community,” Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said in a statement. “Culver’s will be a great addition to the community serving not only residents, but the visitors to the Pullman National Monument Visitor, the Pullman Community Center and employees of all the businesses in the area and more.”

Friday, October 15, 2021

Did you know Harlan High School has a YouTube channel


[VIDEO] I like how they did this video uploaded over the past summer which is a prep rally for the girls & boys basketball teams. It starts off with a drumline on a football field - is it from the film Drumline. Then takes a few shots around Harlan High School and then to an intro video of the Chicago Bulls. After that we see some pictures of the players in their jerseys and a few highlights of their games.

Then we see the late Kobe Bryant speaking and then a graphic telling viewers to follow Harlan's live sports & replays at

Monday, October 11, 2021

WGN: City leaders, council members debate ShotSpotter use


[VIDEO] There is further debate over whether or not ShotSpotter technology is effective in the city at curbing violence. In his report Paul Lisnek, especially notes the spat between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and State's Attorney Kim Foxx on a shooting that took place on the west side where no charges were filed citing "mutual combat". Neither Lightfoot nnor Foxx haven't polled very well on the issue of crime and what happened on the West Side over a week ago probably didn't help their poll numbers.

Supt. David Brown is seen in this report defending ShotSpotter in a city council hearing noting how in using the technology they were able to find wounded victims. Regardless the debate is over whether or not this technology has been a great help in gun violence in high crime areas.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Newsalert: Why does CPS have 160 high schools?


Now it makes me wonder about the future of Harlan. The last time I saw enrollment numbers years ago they weren't too far above 300 students at that point. Here's what Newsalert blog states:

The mass exodus out of Chicago's government schools is making news. How can a school district with only 327,000 students ( many who aren't of high school age ) have 160 high schools !

A link in that quote is to another post which further discusses the enrollment decline of CPS schools. 

Looking up Harlan's stats at the CPS website they list current enrollment at 295 students. I don't know if that's for this year or last year.

Friday, September 24, 2021

#Ward09 Resource Fair - October 7, 2021

9th Ward Resource Fair
Thursday, October 7, 2021
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pullman Community Center
10355 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

WGN: More Chicago area Secretary of State office to require appointments starting this week


[VIDEO] We've all seen the lines at Secretary of State drivers services facilities since the pandemic. Lines going out the door presumably for the purposes of social distancing. I personally couldn't even imagine standing in a long line just to renew my driver's license or renew my license plates.

Starting this week 16 drivers services facility for the Secretary of State will require appointments. Reserve a time and hopefully your needs will be met in a quick fashion and no waiting in lines. If anyone goes up to the facility at 99th Street & King Drive perhaps you can tell us about your experience with an appointment. Just look for our email in the sidebar to the top left.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Sept. 5th Pullman Nat'l Monument Opening


[VIDEO] I see there were other festivities on Labor Day that featured the Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Chicago among other dignitaries. And of course the Alderman of Ward 9 Anthony Beale was around for this since the nat'l monument is in our ward. Here's to the positives of this new tourist destination on this part of town.

This was recorded by local YouTuber artistmac. Enjoy!

I hope you get a kick out of those antique bikes called penny farthings and the two gents riding them in period clothing.

I hope everyone had a restful and safe Labor Day weekend.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Urbanize Chgo: Historic Pullman Nat'l Monument ready for Labor Day grand opening #Ward09

The Chicago Neighborhoods

Something to look forward to this weekend the National Monument in the historic Pullman neighborhood in our part of the city will have a grand opening this coming weekend.