Archive for August, 2016

GWNA e-Newsletter, August 29, 2016

Black P Stone Angry March down the Sunnyside Mall & Magnolia

If you have any doubts about the Black P Stones ruling the streets and destroying public safety in our neighborhood. Think again.

Watch the Black P Stones angry demonstration down the Sunnyside Mall….Warning: there is much profanity in the video including the use of the  N-word, other expletives and guns showcased…

In closing—they marched in full view of 2 police cameras, 2 police cameras recording all of this. Sunnyside/Malden. Sunnyside Magnolia.  Each camera costs approx. $24,000.

Stolen car from Godfather’s driver slams into Tree in the Sunnyside Mall




One tree killed. One gang banger escapes after slamming a stolen car into a mature tree that once lived in the Sunnyside Mall at Malden. 


When does this insanity stop? When do we clean out the gangs who have no respect for human life or nature?


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August 15, 2016


The Sunnyside Mall once again became a welcoming community place filled with creative local artists selling handcrafted items ranging from beautifully knit scarves, coolest wire-art sculptures, jewelry and paintings at oh-so-reasonable prices. 



Mellow music set the tone for shoppers.  Some folks just sat back to enjoy the sounds

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Thumbs up for the yummy Gorditas and Tacos from the food truck.  The kids enjoyed their own creative moments with Amanda manning the Arts & Crafts table. 


Some folks took a look at their futures with a Tarot Card reading.

Julianne Scherer, the Sunnyside Mall Arts & Music Fest Creator, continues to amaze us with her many skills and talents to transform our neighborhood.  However, as the saying goes…It takes a village…to uplift and re-imagine our neighborhood, to bring peace and harmony to our public places and streets, to re-imagine the Wilson public space by creating the lively and welcoming Wilson Underline.

If you care about your community and want to be part of the change, then jump on the community-campaign bandwagon.  Volunteer for Sunnyside Mall transformation. Send your name and email to


What’s Next for the Wilson Underline Campaign?

What’s going on with the Wilson Underline public process and campaign?  The Wilson Underline survey, with close to 1000 respondents, overwhelming supported, with 94% of the survey-takers, saying YES to the Wilson Underline TOD (Transit Oriented Design) Public Space design.

Folks having been asking, what’s next for the Wilson Underline? How can I be part of the campaign?  Julianne and Brett, the Wilson Underline project leaders, took a much needed break with major personal changes in their lives. They’ll be back soon.   In the meantime—you can support the Wilson Underline project by:

  • Subscribe to the Wilson Underline at Forward to your neighbors and encourage their support
  • Visit the Low-Line Farmers Market, under the Southport CTA tracks.  See how the Low-Line project is re-imaging the creative community use of public space under the Southport CTA Brown line tracks.  The Low-Line Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 3-8 Pm. Click here for details

CHA Gang infested housing—still waiting for Community meeting date with CHA, etc.

The numerous CHA gang infested housing, see GWNA July newsletters for details, remain gang infested.  We are still patiently waiting for this meeting to scheduled. In the mean time, we strongly encourage residents to attend CAPS and demand this meeting be scheduled. We are also looking for lawyers who can offer guidance on pursuing housing providers not in compliance with HUD, IDHA housing and public safety mandates.

Time for TSCS….
Wednesday night is the next Tiny Storefront Concert Series at the Underscore Theatre studio space on Clark St. Don’t miss this month’s fantastic concert: BLOCK PARTY!

AUG 17, 2016 – Block Party
8 pm. The Understudy 4635 N. Clark St.
$5 Suggested donations BYOB
A no-holds-barred contemporary musical theatre jam! Featured composer Joel Waggoner and the amazing talents of Jonas Davidow, Tony Carter, Britain Gebhardt, Meghan Shanahan, Neil Stratman plus a sneak peek at one of the NEW MUSICALS playing at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Beat the heat, come on out, and support new contemporary theatre, and get your last summer jams out!

Oh yeah, one other thing this incredible group of talent that’s housed in the Uptown area produces is the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, which is currently ongoing at the Victory Gardens Theater in Lincoln Park. You can learn more about the festival and buy tickets at

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