Archive for October 2011

Alderman Sawyer Supports Maintaining Library Funding in the 2012 Budget

Alderman Sawyer Supports Maintaining Library Funding in the 2012 Budget
ALDERMAN SAWYER SUPPORTS MAINTAINING LIBRARY FUNDING IN THE 2012 BUDGET Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer of the 6th Ward supports maintaining library staffing and hours of operation at its current levels. “This is not the time to be laying off workers,” Alderman Sawyer said, “the city council must do what it can in order to maintain... Read more »

Career Opportunities

South Suburban College will host an Open House for the Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology Program on Thursday, November 10th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the University & College Center, Room 5109. The SSC Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology Program is fully accredited by the National Court Reporters Association. It is a comprehensive career education program that... Read more »

Upcoming Community Meetings

Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings Park Manor Neighbors Monday November 7, 2011 6:30 to 8:30 pm Northern Trust Bank 7800 S State Street Topics: Community Issues Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday November 14, 2011 6:30 to 8:30 pm Northern Trust Bank 7800 S. State Street Topic: Community Issues 8TH Ward... Read more »
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Did Walgreen's Pull a Fast One on the First Lady?

Did Walgreen's Pull a Fast One on the First Lady?
Recently, I received an email from one of my readers asking did I know that Walgreens located at 8528 S Cottage Grove was selling Pork Chitterlings. Some may ask what are Chitterlings? Pork Chitterlings are the intestines of pigs. Some consider Chitterlings a delicacy while others find them disgusting. What makes this an issue is... Read more »

Safe Halloween Options

Safe Halloween Options
Here are some safe options to trick or treating Chicago Park District Nightmare at 63rd St. Beach Haunted House Oct. 28th-30th, 6:30-9:30pm. Ages 12 & up. Admission $10 2nd Annual West Chesterfield Haunted House Saturday October 29 12:00pm – 3:00pm 9351 S Michigan, Chicago IL 60619 Sponsored by the West Chesterfield Community Association Get ready... Read more »

Got Drugs? Turn in Your Unused or Expired Medication This Saturday

Got Drugs? Turn in Your Unused or Expired Medication This Saturday
Have unwanted pills? Prescription ‘take-back is this Saturday. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s program to help prevent pill abuse and accidental overdoses by disposing of unwanted or expired prescriptions. Because prescription drugs shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink, police will collect pills, capsules, and tablets. There is no charge, and they... Read more »
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Did Chatham Blow the Opportunity to Get a New Library?

Did Chatham Blow the Opportunity to Get a New Library?
Our new mayor Rahm Emmanuel has decided that the Chicago Public Library is expendable , he is proposing closing some libraries and reducing the hours they are open. In 2008 , the City of Chicago Council approved the overhaul of the Whitney Young Library, at 79th King Drive, that served the Chatham, Park Manor, Avalon Park, Chesterfield... Read more »

Recap of Officer Thomas Wortham IV Playground Dedication Ceremony

The Officer Thomas Wortham IV Playground dedication ceremony  took place yesterday. The $300,000 playground, which replaced an old dilapidated playlot, has been years in the making has finally come to fruition. Mr & Mrs Thomas and Sandra Wortham  led the ceremony while being supported by the Cole Park Advisory Council, Friends of the Park, presidents of Chatham community organizations and Roderick... Read more »

Watch "Da Bears" on Big Screen

Watch "Da Bears" on Big Screen
Sunday October 23 12:00 pm Chatham 14 210 W 87th Street www.icetheaters.com
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Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV Playlot Dedication and Ceremony

Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV Playlot Dedication and Ceremony
Saturday October 22, 2011 10 am Cole Park 361 E. 85th Street 312.747.6063 The Cole Park Advisory Council, community residents, and the Chicago Park District invite you to join us at the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony celebrating the new Officer Thomas E Wortham IV Community Build Playground. Also, the Cole Park Advisory Council is... Read more »