Safe zone for online sales is here for you

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With the incredible amount of on line sales it is really important to be safe when you are making a transaction. Thanks to the UIC Police, a SAFE ZONE FOR ON LINE SALES IS OPEN FOR ALL THE COMMUNITY TO USE.

Open 24 hours, the police-protected area has round-the-clock video surveillance, a seating area and appropriate lighting for meetups that happen during the day or after dark. UIC Police are supplying a tablet that buyers and sellers can use at the station. Officers hope the device will help people steer clear of any fraud-related losses.

PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THANK YOU UIC POLICE FOR BEING A GREAT NEIGHBOR TO ALL OF US.

Safe Zone Information

Chicago Marathon is a month away. Cheer on with us!

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Come join us at our 6th annual C4C Cheering Station for the Chicago Marathon!

Sunday, October 8th  (RAIN or SHINE)

8:15 am to 1 p.m.

Taylor and Morgan Streets

DJ Rupert Medina will be back again! Great music to pump up the runners and all of us as we cheer  them on.  This is at mile 17.5 of the race and many runners are hitting the wall at this point.  They are losing their energy.   Our energy helps their energy. HUGE THANKS TO OUR “DJ ANGEL” and the University Commons Neighborhood Association for their generous contribution to make this happen.

Please plan on coming out to join in the fun! There is plenty of space, and we will all have a blast. Great place to bring the kids as they can play there and not be interfering with any of the runners.

Cheer on your family, friends, neighbors and the more than 40,000 runners. Let them know that we care about them!

See you on the 8th!!!

 

 

National Public Housing Museum will be coming to our community

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The National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) will finally have its home in our community on Taylor Street. The Chicago Housing Authority has recently signed a lease with the NPHM which is well on its way to raising the capital needed to develop its building.

This summer the ACE Mentor Chicago Program chose The NPHM as their client.

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students, and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. ACE stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. The students completed a design/build project at the site on the NE corner of Taylor and Ada Streets. This has beautified the fenced area, and will provide our community with updates about the NPHM’s progress.  Please stop by to take a look at what these students have achieved, and to learn about progress of the NPHM.

Great Community Building with National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

THIS IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK ON TUESDAY NIGHT. National Night Out will be held from 5 pm to 8pm in the parking lot behind the 12th District Police Station at 1412 S. Blue Island Avenue.

  • A DUNK TANK in which you will have the opportunity to DUNK a Police Officer. Monies raised will be used to purchase emergency bracelets for our senior citizens. We had so much fun last year and learned that Alderman Burnett has a really amazing throw.
  • FACE PAINTING for the kids
  • BALLOON ARTIST for the kids
  • FREE FOOD, DRINKS & SNOW CONES for everyone
  • GIVEAWAYS of SCHOOL SUPPLIES and FUN T-SHIRTS
  • Special appearance by CHANCE from the PAW PATROL
  • DJ and dancing
  • PETTING ZOO (BETWEEN 6 AND 7 PM)

PLEASE JOIN US AND HELP TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOURSELVES AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Maxwell Street History…A Day of Exploring!

 

Stop on over at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on Sunday, July 23rd between 10 am and 4 pm.

Explore some Maxwell Street history through artifacts from the Hull-House and the Maxwell Street Foundation collections, tours, food, music and conversations with neighbors.

Free of charge!  Please see the link below for more information.

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Community Building with National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

Please save the date as this year National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 1st from 5 pm to 8pm in the parking lot behind the 12th District Police Station at 1412 S. Blue Island Avenue.

We are still in the planning stages of this FUN evening, but so far with have:

  • A DUNK TANK in which you will have the opportunity to DUNK a Police Officer. Monies raised will be used to purchase emergency bracelets for our senior citizens. We had so much fun last year and learned that Alderman Burnett has a really amazing throw.
  • FACE PAINTING for the kids
  • BALLOON ARTIST for the kids
  • FREE FOOD, DRINKS & SNOW CONES for everyone
  • GIVEAWAYS of SCHOOL SUPPLIES and FUN T-SHIRTS
  • Special appearance by CHANCE from the PAW PATROL
  • DJ and dancing

If you are in a position to help with a donation or can volunteer to work this event please reach out to nancyplax@c4-c.org

We really need volunteers to help set up, work the event and clean up. Please consider giving a little of your time to help out.

PLEASE MARK ALL CALENDARS, HELP TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOURSELVES AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Walking Tour of Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood

Saturday May 13, 10 am
Take a walking tour of the Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood! Known for its former market, street food, merchandise and shops, the tour will include virtual sites as well as an interpretation of the present-day redevelopment. Meet outside in the cul de sac west of Marie Robinson Hall (811 West Maxwell Street),10:00 a.m. The tour will take approximately 1.5 hours, rain or shine, and is 6.5 city blocks in walking distance. $5.00 for adults; students free. Stay for lunch at the local food stands and restaurants! Street parking available, and also in the UIC Parking Garage at 701 W. Maxwell St. For more information, contact info@maxwellstreetfoundation.org, (312) 243-0394.

 

Photos by Andy Yamashiro 2016

FREE tickets to UIC Men’s Basketball Game this Friday night!

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FREE Tickets to the UIC Men’s Basketball Game this Friday, January 27 at 7pm. Watch the UIC Flames vs Northern Kentucky.
This game is sponsored by the UIC Police Department and the UIC Athletics Department. Another FUN EVENT over at UIC.
PICK UP YOUR FREE TICKETS AT THE POLICE TABLE JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE. PARKING IS $5 AT THE 1100 W HARRISON PARKING STRUCTURE.

The game is held at the UIC Pavilion which is at the corner of Racine and Harrison.

SAVE the DATE for COMMUNITY DAY BASKETBALL GAME at UIC

 

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For the past 4 years, Connecting4Communites has honored someone within our C4C community for their outstanding service.  We do this in conjunction with a UIC Community Day basketball game in which WE INVITE YOU, our neighbors, to join in this celebration.

Please join us on Friday, December 30th at 4pm and let’s cheer on the UIC FLAMES men’s basketball team as they play against Valparaiso. Tickets are $5, kids 3 and under are free. They can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com 

The CODE is COMMUNITY. The game is played at the UIC Pavilion at 525 S Racine (at Harrison). You can walk, take the 60 or 8 bus, or drive and park. Parking is usually $5.

This year our honoree will be University Commons resident, Cory Tanzer. Cory has been instrumental in bringing the UIC Athletic teams into our area for 2 Community Day Clean Ups, working closely now with Smyth School in some upcoming endeavors, showing his love for his dog Storm and others pets by getting the Fido to Go food truck to come to our community last summer, organizing the first annual 4th of July dog parade and hosting photo booths for kids and their parents; dogs and their owners for the 4th of July event and Halloween, sponsoring kids movie events and I am sure more to come.

“My involvement in UCNA, is not entirely selfless. I get a unique satisfaction from giving back to my community. There are shared benefits and responsibilities when you are part of a community. Service is important to both the person who serves as well as the recipients. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and evolve. A community that is connected, is a healthy, safe and happy place to live.”

Previous honorees have been the late Joe Esposito for his unending devotion “to make this the best community in the country”, Dr. Ron Whitmore, principal of Smyth School, Dr. Michelle Fennessy, who spearheaded the cleanup of our viaducts and Mary Vega, our CAPS representative.

We are proud to add Cory Tanzer to this accomplished list of recipients. Please join us at the game to honor him and let’s all support our UIC athletes.

GO FLAMES!