Archive for November 2011

An Open Letter to Alderman Sawyer- What Chatham Residents Want

An Open Letter to Alderman Sawyer- What Chatham Residents Want
Several weeks ago there was a post about what Chatham residents wanted http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/what-chatham-residents-want/to see in their community. Since that post residents have sent emails and made comments on this subject. This past weekend our Alderman issued a press release encouraging residents “To Shop Local”. There was an intersting comment made about the press release Revitalizing... Read more »

Former Alderman Freddrenna Lyle Named Cook County Circuit Court Judge

Former Alderman Freddrenna Lyle Named Cook County Circuit Court Judge
Lyle Appointment(function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = "http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })(); Congratulations to the Honorable Judge Freddrenna Lyle.

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos
Several weeks ago I wrote about the Chicago Public Schools visiting the Chatham community about Richard Milburn Alternative High School http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/capcc-to-cps-richard-milburn-alternative-high-school-must-go/. The high school is a “safe school” defined by Chicago Public Schools. The alternative high school moved from one of the Chicago Archdioces catholic schools at Holy Angels Catholic Church in the Bronzeville community... Read more »
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Candlelight Vigil for Ben Wilson

In 1984, Ben Wilson was the #1 high school Basketball player in the country and he and his fellow Simeon team members were considered the #1 basketball team in the country. To my community he represented more than basketball, he represented the hopes and dreams that every parent had for their children. They all wanted... Read more »

Shop Chatham For Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving Day weekend go purchase good from the following stores/restaurants. Brown Sugar Bakery- Cakes, Pies, baked goods Dat Donut- Some of the best donuts Chatham Food Market- Get all your grocery items Wings Around the World- 25 flavors from 9 countries. Great for those days you don’t want to cook and holiday parties... Read more »

The Bridge to Chatham or Nowhere: Who Will Decide

The Bridge to Chatham or Nowhere: Who Will Decide
It looks like the Walmart being built in West Chatham in the Chatham Market Mall is on schedule to open in Feb 2012. Now it will get interesting because this is where politician and so called community activist who sold their souls for this Walmart are going to have to put up or hide. They... Read more »
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Transit Chicago: Sawyer Vs Claypool- Who Will Win

Transit Chicago: Sawyer Vs Claypool- Who Will Win
Several days ago there was a tragic accident at 11 E. 79th Street http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-concrete-beam-kills-worker-at-south-side-construction-site-20111116,0,7308729.story. A construction worker on a demolition site was killed when a beam fell on him. We extend our condolences to the family. I called the Alderman’s office to inquire what was going to be built on the site, they stated the... Read more »

Budget 2012: Alderman Sawyer Votes to Approve 2012 Chicago Budget

Budget 2012: Alderman Sawyer Votes to Approve 2012 Chicago Budget
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Letter to the Mayor- I Know How to Dial 311

Letter to the Mayor- I Know How to Dial 311
I attended the Park Manor Neighbors Commuity Councill (PMCC) meeting last Monday, November 7, 2011. The meeting was lively as residents put the Chicago Police Department on the hot seat. The President Darlene Tribue addressed the audience about her frustration with a lack of communication with the Chicago Police Department. Her frustration led up to... Read more »
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Ward Remapping: The Return of the Independent 6th Ward

Ward Remapping: The Return of the Independent 6th Ward
The 19th Ward is getting a lot of press attention about the ward remap hearings. In a recent Southtown article it stated that the residents of the 19th ward packed the City of Chicago remapping hearings held at Morgan Park Career Academy. The 6th Ward, which also has been a longtime stable community and did... Read more »