LIL DURK SPEAKS TO THE MAYOR OF CHICAGO: “I’VE BEEN BUSY BEING A NEIGHBORHOOD HERO”

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Lil Durk meets with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and works with his community, Lil Durk reminds his followers that he is a “neighborhood hero.”

Durkio sent a message on Instagram on Wednesday, February 15, thanking everyone who had been attempting to get in touch with him. The Chicago rapper claims to have been very active in his community service and charity activities.

Durk posted images from his most recent “Dinner with Durk” occasion at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Chicago. Thirty high school kids dined with five mayoral candidates during the meal, which was planned by Durk’s nonprofit Neighborhood Heroes Foundation. The event gave the city’s young people an opportunity to discuss improving their neighbourhoods.

Durk can be seen speaking with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in one of the images. Lightfoot was one of the many guests who attended the event.

“If I haven’t been picking up my phone I been busy being a neighborhood hero! #PaveTheWay,” Durk wrote in the caption of his post.



A student who attended the ceremony spoke with WGN News about the significance of the occasion and the upcoming mayoral election on February 28.

“Tonight is an opportunity for us to express what goes on in our neighborhood and what we want to see change,” the student said. “[The election] is an important thing that determines our future and the future of our communities as well.”

Another student added: “I want to see what they’re going to do to keep our kids out of jail and off the streets. We got bigger things to do.”

The mission of Lil Durk’s foundation is to improve underdeveloped regions. In May of last year, the group teamed up with the nonprofit Chicago Votes to distribute 29,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to convicts and staff members of correctional facilities in Illinois. The effort aimed to address the COVID-19 issue’ impact on the jail system’s lack of access to potable water.

The OTF rapper also introduced youngsters to several career choices last year by launching an HBCU college program through his Neighborhood Heroes Foundation.

Smurk invited 20 South Side youngsters to watch him throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Chicago White Sox’s Guaranteed Rate Field with him in a suite.




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