Archive for October 2012

CTA: Is the "Gray Line" a Viable Option

CTA: Is the "Gray Line" a Viable Option
In June, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) announced that they will need to close down the Red Line train line for 5 months to complete renovations necessary to improve transit times for Southside riders. The announcement was met with mixed reactions. Some applauded the action as others felt that Southsiders were getting a raw deal. Subsequently,... Read more »

Englewood Film Festival

Englewood Film Festival
The Englewood Film Festival is  built to enrich the community of Englewood. In their  second year, the event continues to  bring local access and exposure to a first class festival. Residents enjoy opportunities to  meet aspiring filmmakers and industry notables, learn about film careers, and enjoy a  family friendly environment. The Englewood Film Festival is... Read more »

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled
  Basketball fans know the names Marcus Liberty, Nick Anderson, Derrick Rose and the 2012-13 consensus #1 high school basketball player Jabari Parker. Marcus Liberty, from Chicago King was the #1 player in the country in 1987 and the rest attended Simeon High School. Chicago basketball fans know all those names and one more Ben Wilson. Ben... Read more »
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Chicago State University and IHeart Radio Team Up

This past Friday, October 5, 2012. Chicago State University WCSU Radio became an official member of the iHeartRadio family. Also, the date marked the birthday of Chicago legend and station manager Herb Kent The Cool Gent birthday. The station offers a wide variety of music genres as well as community radio. The station will be able to be heard around the world with... Read more »

Walmart: 9 Months Later

In January of this year Walmart opened a supercenter in the West Chatham community at 8331 S Stewart. The store opened after several years of intense negotiations with the city of chicago, Labor unions and Walmart. My counterparts at the 6th Ward blog covered the opening. Subsequently, Walmart opened a market store in the West... Read more »