from the editor's desk

Unusual gifting: not recommended

Date: 
01/06/2021
RunningCar

Leaving your car running and unattended is generous but so 2020s, according to the Chicago Police Department's 14th District. 

Three alderman invited to look at 2017 challenges and review 2016

Date: 
01/12/2017
facts

With 2016 in the rearview mirror and a shiny new 2017 on the road ahead, Our Urban Times invited three aldermen to speak to our readers about future and past issues, as they see it. Not all replied.

Sometimes an image is worth more than 1,000 words

Date: 
11/13/2016
Kermit

When asked about the U.S. Presidential election results,

ComEd letter: Why Me?

Date: 
07/28/2015
CommEdSuppLtr

"Why did I get this letter?" "I got this letter and immediately called ComEd, but I was on hold so long, I hung up." "What is this all about?"

Pardon our ISP!

Date: 
04/16/2015

To all of you who may think there is something wrong with you, your connection or your digital device...it is not you, your connection or your device! IT IS OUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP)!

To NOT VOTE is to VOTE YES!

Date: 
02/23/2015
StarStripes

"I am so disgusted, I am not going to vote." "I am sick of all the literature, I'm not going to vote." "They are all idiots, I am not going to vote."

In the spirit of Martin Luther King...

Date: 
01/19/2015
MLK

"Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is known as a day of service. We come together as a country to honor the legacy of Dr. King and serve our neighborhoods and communities just as he did," says John Peller, President and CEO, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC).

Wondering about our multiple eblasts...here's the scoop

Date: 
08/30/2014

Wondering why there are three emails from Our Urban Times today?

Excuse our disappearing!

Date: 
02/08/2014
NoContent

So sorry that we appeared to be lost!

Thanks to YOU, Our Urban Times is growing!

Date: 
02/01/2014
OUT4thBD

Though our first story went up in the beginning of December 2009, Our Urban Times official birthday is February 1.

More 911 calls in Chicago will not be responded to as of Feb. 3

Date: 
02/03/2013
911

911 is not your mother's 911 anymore as of Sun., Feb. 3. Furthermore, it appears safety and quality of life for those living in Chicago, despite Mayor Emanuel's claim of importance, is not what you or your mother would expect for the amount of taxes you pay.

Merry Christmas, Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia, Felice Navidad, Joyeux Noël, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Sretan Bozic and Kala Christouyenna!*

Date: 
12/24/2012
SantaAndReindr

As a tribute to all of you, next door, down the street, up the boulevard, on the other side of the train tracks and to you who come to our site from all over the world, we at Our Urban Times extend a very joyous and happy Christmas 2012 with wishes for a happy peaceful 2013.

Should the Republican and Democratic national conventions be retired?

Date: 
09/04/2012
SparingParties

"There is no suspense any more. They're not having any fun any more…what's the point?...there needs to be new political think…" and "They all say the same thing, they just blame the opposite party." These are just some of the comments floating around from south of Grand Ave. to north of Fullerton between Kedzie and the River and beyond. And now, Senator Dick Durbin is asking the same question. 

PARDON OUR VORTEX..

Date: 
08/18/2012
vortex

Since mid-week, we have been in a

Approaches and consequences for neighborhoods when private-public spaces get religion

Date: 
04/07/2012

While Portage Park is not in Our Urban Times' coverage area, the Portage theatre story is a tale that we can all learn from. The theatre in Portage Park and church in Wicker Park have been going through struggles for survival. Both will have major consequences that will impact their respective neighborhoods.

Lots of stories packaged up for you on our site continually

Date: 
02/25/2012
Gifts

Don't wait for our weekly eblast to visit Our Urban Times, visit us regularly and send our link to your friends and neighbors! Stay informed, not all our stories make it to the eblast!

We have a lot of stories packaged up for you in the next few days...so keep checking! Here are some examples:

Safety lessons from the Police Department and the Guardian Angels

Vital to make police reports when a crime has occurred whether or not an officer wants to write the report

Date: 
02/14/2012
ShotOutWindow

Whether or not a police officer wants to write-up a report on a crime, insist that it is written. It is vital that a police report is filed when there is a crime. Those reports are what is used to determine where crimes are happening and what type they are. They can determine patterns of crime. They are used for determining where police are deployed.

THANK YOU!

Date: 
01/30/2012
ThankYou

While our official beginning date for Our Urban Times was Dec. 29, 2009, we did not start tracking our readership statistics of people coming to our site until Feb. 1, 2010.

By the end of today...which has not happened yet, in comparison to our first year, our numbers have jumped by 72% to 147%.

Your following and participation in news and information delivery here at Our Urban Times

Date: 
01/30/2012
mail

So many things have been and are happening in the area, that I would like to remind you to come to our site on a regular basis not just when our email blast occur. If you have not signed up for the blasts, however, you can do that here. (Look to the right of this column.)

Thank you to everyone who was part of the First Annual Like Bike Ride/Walk and Celebration

Date: 
09/22/2011
ColonVillalobos

Support with money, time and connections made it possible to pull off a substantial event in a too short period of time and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart! Together we have further proven that what urban life is all about is... COMMUNITY!

Community can be about gathering together to (naming a few):