57thstreetbooks:

We’ll be at the Children’s Book Fair in Nichols Park all day tomorrow. Parents, bring yr kids. Childless ones, come pretend to be kids, we’re there for you. We’ll be there all day slingin’ books to the wee ones.

57thstreetbooks:

We’ll be at the Children’s Book Fair in Nichols Park all day tomorrow. Parents, bring yr kids. Childless ones, come pretend to be kids, we’re there for you. We’ll be there all day slingin’ books to the wee ones.

"Things found in the flower pots outside of Daley Center, Chicago, IL"

'So congratulations Chicago, you've got some smart kids. You won the bet. We will be coming to Chicago,' Fallon told his television audience. 'We've just got to figure out how to get everyone there. We have, like, 200 something people that have to go with us. So Rahm, if you've got room in your house, we'll come and hang with you.'
toasterwaffles:

"Cocaine spoon"

toasterwaffles:

"Cocaine spoon"


However, things are changing. With the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, 27-28 September, the opening of the Promontory, a new music club operated by owners of several successful North Side clubs, and the activity of the South Side Big Band – a group of veteran jazz and R&B veterans – the Englewood festival is part of a movement to reinvigorate the South Side.  Indeed, while the rest of Chicago often sees Englewood as dangerous or downtrodden, the people who live there say that they also see the good: large parks, easy access to downtown, the $200m construction of Kennedy-King College, plus connections with hometown heroes like Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, actress/musician Jennifer Hudson, and Grammy winner Chaka Khan, who all have maintained ties to their former neighborhood.

Englewood Jazz Festival: ‘untraditional’ progress on Chicago’s South Side | Music | The Guardian

However, things are changing. With the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, 27-28 September, the opening of the Promontory, a new music club operated by owners of several successful North Side clubs, and the activity of the South Side Big Band – a group of veteran jazz and R&B veterans – the Englewood festival is part of a movement to reinvigorate the South Side.

Indeed, while the rest of Chicago often sees Englewood as dangerous or downtrodden, the people who live there say that they also see the good: large parks, easy access to downtown, the $200m construction of Kennedy-King College, plus connections with hometown heroes like Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, actress/musician Jennifer Hudson, and Grammy winner Chaka Khan, who all have maintained ties to their former neighborhood.

Englewood Jazz Festival: ‘untraditional’ progress on Chicago’s South Side | Music | The Guardian

Staggering into autumn like split-lipped boxers,

we call ourselves triumphant –

arms raised high,

shoes soggy in the gutter after

street-sweeping season.

We begin to pray,

begin to say grace at meals with friends –

heartfelt devotions to the goddess of harvest,

to whatever great spirit can keep us

warm and safe as the sun retreats.

We owe Her our dreams.
jasmined:


NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim September 23, 2014 to be DAVID BOWIE DAY IN CHICAGO in recognition of the incredible work of David Bowie and urge all Chicagoans to enjoy David Bowie Is at the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art.

David Bowie Gets His Own Holiday In Chicago – Flavorwire

jasmined:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim September 23, 2014 to be DAVID BOWIE DAY IN CHICAGO in recognition of the incredible work of David Bowie and urge all Chicagoans to enjoy David Bowie Is at the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art.
David Bowie Gets His Own Holiday In Chicago – Flavorwire

(Here’s a hint: the answer is yes.)

The South Side has seen plenty of loss in the last year. Twenty out of the 49 Chicago Public Schools were closed in this part of the city. It also sees a higher proportion of gun deaths and shootings. Many of these neighborhoods are starved for economic resources as well. These facts are all interrelated and help to explain why a family like Jaheim Benton’s would be homeless.

The politicians who shared in Jackie Robinson West’s win don’t want to acknowledge their part in preventing any of the above.

In the same way that electing one black man President doesn’t make racism go away, sending one South Side baseball team to the Little League World Series doesn’t alleviate the problems of poverty, violence and homelessness in the neighborhoods of Chicago. But it definitely shows what happens when you provide the right tools to combat them.
makesomethingawfuleveryday:

Just submitted a poster version of this to a thing, but I’ve got a feeling I didn’t format the files correctly, so here you go tumblr, some more recycled Chicago pixel art. 

makesomethingawfuleveryday:

Just submitted a poster version of this to a thing, but I’ve got a feeling I didn’t format the files correctly, so here you go tumblr, some more recycled Chicago pixel art.