Archive for August 2011

Private Policing- Are You Ready

Private Policing- Are You Ready
Last week in an article by The Reader Mick Dumke Sixth Ward alderman Roderick Sawyer, elected this spring after promising to improve public safety, said the new redeployments won’t address all of his constituents’ concerns. “We do have more officers patrolling the area, which is always a good thing,” he said. “But they can’t do... Read more »

Is your child ready for school?- Track R schools start next week September 6, 2011

Is your child ready for school?- Track R schools start next week September 6, 2011
There are many changes going on in our schools and some are confusing, so it is imperative that parents and guardians go to the school on the first day and attend parent information meetings. At the Burnside Elementary Opening Day Open House last year I was disappointed to hear that the PTA was in jeopardy... Read more »

Has Walmart Become the Lesser of the Evils?

Has Walmart Become the Lesser of the Evils?
Do you go to Walmart or to the gaudy variety store? Well, this is the question that residents are facing and it appears that Walmart is becoming the lesser of the evils. Walmart coming to the community was not overwhelmingly accepted and neither was the sign laden store at 336 E. 95th Street. The Walmart... Read more »
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Chicago State University Jazz in the Grazz Series- Terisa Griffin

Chicago State University Jazz in the Grazz Series- Terisa Griffin
Chicago State University Jazz in the Grazz series presents R&B sensation Terisa Griffin Wednesday August 31, 2011 5:30pm – 8:00 pm Chicago State University 9501 S King Drive  Terisa Griffin is a seasoned singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, the singer has graced her voice on many commercials having worked with... Read more »

Peace in the Park After Dark- This is OUR Park

This was the statement Deputy Chief of Police Eddie Johnson left with the campers at the 2nd annual Peace in the Park After Dark.   Peace in the Park After Dark started last year as a statement to the community that Cole Park was safe after the shooting of Officer Thomas Wortham IV. So a... Read more »

Why Isn't Cease Fire Present in Chatham?

Why Isn't Cease Fire Present in Chatham?
During the Aldermandic election, several candidates mentioned that they would enlist the services of Cease Fire as a means to help deter the violent crimes we have witnessed in Chatham. Also on the community blogs several residents have asked why Cease Fire is not present in Chatham. So what is Cease Fire? CeaseFire launched in... Read more »
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Things To Do This Weekend in Chatham

Things To Do This Weekend in Chatham
This is another event packed weekend in Chatham. Starting Friday you have the following events A MUST SEE FOR ALL OUR YOUTH The Interrupters The Interrupters A film by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three CeaseFire “violence interrupters”... Read more »

Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer First 100 Days in Office.

Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer First 100 Days in Office.
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Peace in the Park After Dark- Cole Park Sleepover

Cole Park Sleep-Over Friday 8/26/2011 8:00pm,  Cole Park   301 E. 85th Street Join the Cole Park Advisory Council, the Chicago Park District, 6th District CAPS and Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer at a community sleep over in Cole Park. The event includes games, sports, food and the opportunity to sleep out in a public park... Read more »
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Should We Say No to BP?

Should We Say No to BP?
Update: The signs have come down. The owner has removed the large gaudy signs and sign boards. Should we say no to BP? Well, the Rev. Dr. Marc A. Robertson, an ordained minister, community activist, father and Chatham resident thinks we should. The Reverend and a small group of neighboring residents are staging a silent... Read more »