Archive for May 2012

Upcoming Community Events

Upcoming Community Events
10th Annual 6th District CAPS Block Club Convention Saturday June 2, 2012 8:00 am St. Sabina Catholic Church 1210 W 78th Place Info: 312.745.3641 Expungement Summit Saturday June 2, 2012 8:30 am Apostolic Church of God 6320 S Dorchester Info: 312.603.5200 Community Planning Meeting on Kennedy King College Reinvention Thursday June 7, 2012 6:00 pm... Read more »

Chicago State Names New Athletics Director

Chicago State Names New Athletics Director
Today Chicago State University (9501 S King Drive, Chicago IL) named Dan Schumacher as their new Athletic Director. The following press release was issued. CSU Athletic Director

June 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings

June 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings
Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday June 2, 2012 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan   Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday  June 4, 2012 6:30 to 8:30 pm St. Columbanus( Glass House) 317 E. 71st Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday June 11, 2012... Read more »
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The End of an Era: No Izola's in Chatham

The End of an Era: No Izola's in Chatham
Recently, I was emailed and asked what was going on at Izola’s Restaurant 522 E 79th Street, as individuals saw the legendary pictures come off the wall. So I decided to go and take a look and I saw what most of my neighbors have been seeing. The empty walls were a surprise. The pictures... Read more »

Where to Eat in Chatham this Holiday Weekend

Where to Eat in Chatham this Holiday Weekend
During the Memorial Day weekend come and get your Garretts Popocorn but stay and go purchase goods from the following stores/restaurant. Brown Sugar Bakery- Cakes, Pies, baked goods Dat Donut- Some of the best donuts Chatham Food Market- Shop and stop at the new deli Wings Around the World- 25 flavors from 9 countries. Great... Read more »

Graduation 2012: Chicago State University First Pharmacy Class

Graduation 2012: Chicago State University First Pharmacy Class
This past week Chicago State University(CSU) held commencement for their largest class ever and the first College of Pharmacy class graduated. Chicago State University’s College of Pharmacy graduated its first class of 77 Doctors of Pharmacy this past Thursday at the Jones Convocation Center. The program has been recognized as the most diverse pharmacy program... Read more »
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A Chatham Hero: Paul Davis

Paul Westley Davis 1957-2012 Paul Westley Davis was born on March 1, 1957 to John Westley and Shirley Ann Davis in Chicago, Illinois. As the oldest son of five, Paul thrived during his upbringing in the Parkway Gardens community and his current family home in Chatham. Paul, ever restless and bursting with energy, often recalled... Read more »

Can Reggio's Pizza Get a Fair Deal from Chicago Public Schools

Can Reggio's Pizza Get a Fair Deal from Chicago Public Schools
Reggio’s Pizza started as a single restaurant on 79th street in Chatham over 20 years ago and grew to offering pizza’s to various foodservice providers including the Chicago Public Schools. Today, after several years of call from the company, community leaders and local politicians the Chicago Public Schools and their food vendoe Chartwells have not... Read more »

The Green Festival: Not Your Tree Hugging Cousin Event

The Green Festival: Not Your Tree Hugging Cousin Event
I attended the Green Festival at Navy Pier last weekend and must say I was pleasantly surprised. I believe in the 3R’s but still can’t get with some of the items such as composting toilets and others but saw a lot of products that were green that saved you or could make you $$green. The... Read more »
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The Fight To Save Brown Memorial Park: Is Race a Factor

The Fight To Save Brown Memorial Park: Is Race a Factor
Last week I wrote a post on saving Brown Park, here is my post: Last year I wrote a blog post about the parks in the 6th ward and one was Brown Memorial Park. Brown Memorial Park was established as the last parcel of a large lot of land formerly owned by the Nation of... Read more »