Archive for December 2011

2012-The Rise of Chatham

2012-The Rise of Chatham
It is no secret that 2010 and 2011 were two of the worst years the residents of the Chatham community have seen. What could go wrong did go wrong. The community lost Officer Thomas Wortham IV, Michael Bailey and Firefighter Corey Ankum. We saw the closing of two Chicago landmark restaurants, Izola’s and Army &... Read more »

The Opening of Garrett Popcorn Shop in Chatham

This was the scene at the opening of Garrett Popcorn Shops Chatham store. Everyone wanted the free Chicago Mix popcorn today. Garrett hired local and used local bank Seaway for the construction financing of the facility. A Win-Win for Chatham.

We Salute You Corey Ankum- A Chatham Hero

We Salute You Corey Ankum- A Chatham Hero
One year ago today a tragic fire occurred on the southside of Chicago. While fighting the fire two fireman Edward Stringer ad Corey Ankum had the roof of the building collapse on them. Both fireman lost their lives in this fire. Corey Ankum was a Chatham resident and we salute our fallen hero ad thank... Read more »
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Garrett Popcorn Comes To Chatham

Garrett Popcorn Comes To Chatham
For Immediate Release Garrett Popcorn Shops®: A Chicago Tradition Since 1949 Opens its First Stand-Alone Shop at 87th Street and Cottage Grove CHICAGO (December 2011)— Garrett Popcorn announces with excitement it will open its first stand-alone Shop located at 737 E. 87th Street and Cottage Grove in the Chatham neighborhood on Thursday, December 22 at... Read more »

Is There Anything Wrong With Politicians Meeting With Alleged Gang Leaders

A recent Chicago magazine article http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2012/Gangs-and-Politicians-An-Unholy-Alliance/ speaks of an alleged meeting between several City of Chicago Alderman, Aldermandic candidates and other politicians with alleged gang leaders. Here is an excerpt of the article At some of the meetings, the politicians arrived with campaign materials and occasionally with aides. The sessions were organized much like corporate-style job fairs.... Read more »

Taste Chatham- The Pan African Cuisine Destination

Taste Chatham- The Pan African Cuisine Destination
Our community has become a destination point for Pan African Cuisine, dishes inspired from ingredients indigenous to the continent of Africa. So during the holiday season go out and taste Chatham. Here are some restaurants to try Yassa African Restaurant – African Fusion 716 E 79th St (773) 488-5599 Dishes from Senegal and other African... Read more »
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WVON Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

WVON Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
Saturday, December 17 10am to 6pm Convocation Center Chicago State University 9501 S King Drive Chicago, Illinois. It’s That Time of the Year Again! WVON and Chicago State University are proud to present the 20th Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration. This year’s celebration promises to be the best yet with thought-provoking speakers, exciting cultural performances, informative workshops,... Read more »

Are Halfway Houses Welcome in Chatham

Are Halfway Houses Welcome in Chatham
This past weekend Halfway Houses became a major topic of conversation as an article appeared in the Sun Times http://www.suntimes.com/9188667-417/rape-victim-what-happened-was-completely-preventable.html and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stated she would like to see more halfway houses as a lower cost alternative to incarceration of non violent offenders. She stated these facilities would be in “welcoming”... Read more »

Are You The Next: Entrepreneurial Idol

Are You The Next: Entrepreneurial Idol
Join CSU, Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in crowning a new Entrepreneurial Idol. Apply at http://www.csu.edu/business/eicompetition/apply.htm Application Deadline Dec 21, 2011 Entrepreneurial Idol Competition Feb 3, 2012 To participate as an audience member visit http://www.csu.edu/business/eicompetition/registration.htm
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6th Ward Committeeman's Race: Don't Get it Twisted

6th Ward Committeeman's Race: Don't Get it Twisted
Today was the final day for filing to run in the March 2012 primary and one of the offices up for grabs is the 6th ward committeeman’s race. Many were expecting a rematch of the 6th ward Aldermandic race between Freddrenna Lyle and Roderick Sawyer. Roderick Sawyer won the Aldermandic seat. The Illinois Supreme Court... Read more »