Archive for June 2012

What To Do In Chatham This Weekend

The events are as follows: Carter Temple CME Church Presents the Chatham Gospel Idol Contest Saturday June 30, 2012   Carter Temple CME Church,   Lower level SJ Laws Hall,  7841 S Wabash 10am-2pm Information: 773-874-0175 Q&A With Superintendent Garry McCarthy Saturday June 30, 2012 St Mark UMC 8441 S St. Lawrence Information: 773.635.6500 Chatham Food Market Independence... Read more »

Should We Bar the Dance /Drill Teams From Soliciting on our Corners?

Should We Bar the Dance /Drill Teams From Soliciting on our Corners?
I wrote the following post back in 2010 and the “footwork” dance craze was going on. Fast forward to 2012 while riding throughout  the Southside of the city I noticed that this summer the same thing is still going on. Whether its 95th,87th,79th Dan Ryan or on the far Southaeast side on Indianapolis Blvd. While... Read more »

Volunteerism: Are You Ready To Step Up

Over the last several months this blog and The Sixth Ward Blog have been contacted by individuals in the community who have identified a need and looking for like minded individuals to work with to fulfill this need. The response was quite frankly dismal and it made it appear that people in the community didn’t... Read more »
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How Do You Live In Chicago and Your Car Live In The Suburbs

How Do You Live In Chicago and Your Car Live In The Suburbs
Today the City of Chicago Clerk’s office will have vehicle sticker sales at the 6th ward Alderman’s office. Many of my neighbors will fork over $85-180 per vehicle for an annual sticker that allows them to park on City of Chicago streets for one year. The price of the stickers continues to go up as... Read more »

What To Do In Chatham This Weekend

Its going to be an eventful Father’s Day weekend in Chatham. The events are as follows Urban Partnership Bank Community Shred Day Saturday June 16, 2012 Urban Partnership Bank 7925 S Cottage Grove 9am-12pm St Mark UMC Block Party Saturday June 16, 2012 St. Mark UMC 8441 S. St. Lawrence 12-4 pm Community Fit-Festival Saturday... Read more »

SBA Presents: Bonding Is Achievable Seminar for Contractors at Chicago State University

SBA Presents: Bonding Is Achievable Seminar for Contractors at Chicago State University
Recently, Metra has been under public scrutiny from Congressman Bobby Rush and local southside alderman for a lack of minority participation on the Grand Crossing Rail Project. The project is a $5 billion, 15 year project that will relieve train congestion on the Southside. So far only a $100,000 contract has been given to local... Read more »
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The Real Woman Behind Real Men Cook

The Real Woman Behind Real Men Cook
Coming up this Sunday, June 17, 2012, the 23rd annual Real Men Cook event will take place at the the new Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center located at 1250 W 119th street on the city’s far Southside. Grandfathers, fathers, sons and grandsons will prepare their best dishes to present to the public... Read more »

Sisters Peak Molds Little Girls Into Future Leaders

Sisters Peak Molds Little Girls Into Future Leaders
FOX Chicago News’ Robin Robinson’s dream of molding little girls into future leaders came to fruition June 4 when 65 members of the Sisters Peak youth development program attended the program’s first graduation ceremony held at Chicago State University’s library sunroom. Founders Robinson and Tisha Lewis, a FOX reporter, adopted Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary School... Read more »

Ugly Chicago: The Art of Squatting

Ugly Chicago: The Art of Squatting
Squatting is defined as to occupy illegally an empty, abandoned, or condemned house, building, apartment, etc. It is now a dangerous fad in Chicago and especially on the South and West side that has to stop. It has caused death of those who are squatters and those whose serve and protect. It was the report... Read more »
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It's Back at Chicago State University: Jazz N the Grazz/Movies N the Grazz

It's Back at Chicago State University: Jazz N the Grazz/Movies N the Grazz
Chicago State University kicks off its free summer culture series that includes Tuesday night Movies in the Grazz, starting June 19 through Sept. 11 at sunset and Wednesday night Jazz in the Grazz, which runs from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m., starting June 20 through Sept.12. Cozy up with a picnic meal under the starry... Read more »