Archive for August 2012

Where to Eat in Chatham This Holiday Weekend

Where to Eat in Chatham This Holiday Weekend
During the Labor 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 »

September 6th Ward Meetings

September 6th Ward Meetings
Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday September 8, 2012 Clean & Green 8:30am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday September 10,2012 St. Columbanus( Glass House) 317 E. 71st Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday September 10, 2012 6:30 to 8:30... Read more »

Peace In the Park After Dark 2012

Peace in the Park After Dark started two year as a statement to the community that Cole Park was safe after the shooting of Officer Thomas Wortham IV. So a group of 100 young people along with  6th District Police Commander Eric Carter, Wisconsin National Guardsman and a host of volunteers spent the night in... Read more »
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How To Stop The Terror Town Violence from Spreading: Zero Tolererance

Just hours after the end of Peace in the Park After Dark, and an afternoon where several groups were doing their back to school rallies and parties, the “Terror Town” violence found its way to my community. These beefs between posse’s with multiple gang affiliations are out of control and have found their way out... Read more »

A Chicago Restaurant Legend Needs Your Help

A Chicago Restaurant Legend Needs Your Help
I have written before http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2012/05/the-end-of-an-era-no-izolas-in-chatham/ about the plight of Izola White owner of the legendary Izola’s Fine Dining Restaurant at 522 E. 79th Street in the Chatham community. Although there have been several fundraisers to help her save the restaurant, they came up short and she was forced to sell the restaurant. Because they were... Read more »

Chatham: What Is All the Controversy Surrounding the Northern Trust Branch Sale

At the end of the year the Bell Tower at 7801 S State Street will have a new name. The Northern Trust name will go away and Urban Partnership will replace it. While some see it as progress for Urban Partnership others see it as a loss for the customers of Northern Trust Bank. On... Read more »
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End of Summer Events in Chatham and the Southeast Side

End of Summer Events in Chatham and the Southeast Side
There are plenty of events going on in the community that are FREE or nearly free. Festivals Saturday August 18,2012 11am-7pm 79th Eberhart Block Party 79th Eberhart Saturday August 18, 2012 11am-4pm Children of Chatham-Back to School Gala 79th Rhodes Saturday August 18, 2012 10am-3pm ICE Theaters- Community Day 210 W 87th Saturday August 18,... Read more »

Chatham on Film

Chatham on Film
There are two upcoming film documentaries coming up that will highlight the Chatham community. At the Black Harvest Film Festival being held at the Siskel Film center through August 30th, the documentary “The Curators of Dixon School” by Pamela Sherrod Anderson is being shown. The documentary is described Public schools don’t have to be a... Read more »

First Day of School: Not For Richard Milburn High School

First Day of School: Not For Richard Milburn High School
Yesterday marked the first day of school for Chicago Public School students on “Track E”, which is considered year round schooling. In Chatham, there are several schools on Track E, although none have air conditioning and there is no evidence that scores are increasing. Well there will be one less school in Chatham, when the... Read more »
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Will EZ Pawn Find 8th Ward Residents EZ

Will EZ Pawn Find 8th Ward Residents EZ
My counterparts at the 6th Ward Blog reported that EZ Pawn, a pawn store wanted to attempt to open a store at 8515 S Cottage Grove. Although there is an unverified flyer floating through the neighborhood, a search of the City of Chicago zoning board of Appeals upcoming meeting agenda shows that they will hear... Read more »