Archive for January 2012

Upcomimg 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings

Upcomimg 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings
Upcoming 6th Ward Meetings Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday February 4, 2012 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan Issue: Remap Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday February 6, 2012 6:30 to 8:30 pm St. Columbanus( Glass House) 317 E. 71st Issue: Remap and IDOT... Read more »

GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out

GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out
The Greater Chatham Alliance(GCA) meeting was held today at St. James Lutheran Church in Chatham. The crowd turnout was greater than expected and the meeting had to be moved from the basement to the Sanctuary. After going over organization business, Alderman Roderick Sawyer was given the floor to address two issues. The opening on a... Read more »

Is the New Whitney Young Library Project Dead?

Is the New Whitney Young Library Project Dead?
Now that the mayor has decided to reopen libraries on Mondays and force out Commissioner Mary Dempsey. Where does this leave the Whitney Young Library Project? The project has been delayed because of EPA issues. A grant from the EPA was suppose to be forthcomung but will it make a difference? Is there a will... Read more »
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The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside

The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside
It’s official,the Walmart era has begun. The Walmart Express store opened approximately 6 months ago, in West Chatham,with a lot of fanfare that included a visit from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Yesterday the Walmart Superstore opened with the same fanfare. I wasn’t there for the rah rah speeches but went to see what was the hoopla... Read more »

The New 6/8/9th Ward

The New 6/8/9th Ward
Well its over for now. The Black Caucus led by Alderman Howard Brookins finally bent down and kissed the ring and crowned the new king. Move over King Richard and make room for King Rahm. Only two African American Alderman had the guts to stand up and say NO. The rest gave in like cowards... Read more »

Will a Remap Compromise Make Anyone Happy: Not in the 6th Ward

Will a Remap Compromise Make Anyone Happy: Not in the 6th Ward
Black Caucus Map, Latino Caucus Map, Taxpayer Map. How bout a Mickey Mouse map because that’s what it all starting to sound like.The facts are plain and simple but the alderman cannot seem to find a way to come to a agreement that will make the citizens of Chicago happy and withstand legal challenges for... Read more »
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Moratoriums: Do they work and do we need them

Moratoriums: Do they work and do we need them
I recently attended a local community meeting and they asked a new businnes owner make some remaks.I was happy to hear that we have new businesses come to the community. The he describe his business and thats when the sarcastic side of me came out. WTF? Another beauty salon., here we go again. In the... Read more »

Is it Time to Privatize the Chicago Public Library System

Is it Time to Privatize the Chicago Public Library System
Yes I said it. I know that privatization is a bad word but the recent library cuts puts the subject on the table. We are fortunate in this community to have three public libraries within a five mile radius. The libraries being Whitney Young, Greater Grand Crossing/Gary Comer, and Avalon. The Greater Grand Crossing and... Read more »

Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?

Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?
Now that its been over 30 days and the city council still has no agreement on redistricting. The proposed reduction of the council from 50 to 25 members is gaining support. So if that would happen where would it leave Chatham and the 6th ward? The most logical choice would be to merge the 6th... Read more »
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