Archive for November 2012

Izola White of Izola's Restaurant Needs Your Help

Izola White of Izola's Restaurant 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... Read more »

Enjoy Chatham This Thanksgiving

Enjoy Chatham This Thanksgiving
During the Thanksgiving weekend come and get your Garretts Popocorn but stay and go purchase goods from the following stores/restaurant. Williams Hydroplant- Plants, Flowers, Trees 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... Read more »

Chicago State University: Community Tells Higher Learning Commission What's On Their Mind

On Tuesday November 13, 2012, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)visited Chicago State University(CSU), 9501 S King Drive. The Commission purpose was  at the University as part of the accreditation process. The commission conducted a community forum  to solicit input from community leaders. Well over 100 individuals representing Chicago Public Schools, Black Star Project, Kwame Nkrumah... Read more »
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Chicago State University: Unveiling of Building Growing Sculpture By Richard Hunt

On November 7, 2012 Chicago State University unveiled the newest addition to the campus. The Building Growing Sculpture by world renowned artist Richard Hunt. The gift was expedited by the CSU Foundation and commissioned by The Capital Development Board of the State of Illinois.   Richard Hunt (born September 12, 1935) is an internationally renowned sculptor. He was born in 1935 on Chicago‘s South... Read more »

Chatham: Are Community Organizations Relevant Anymore

Chatham: Are Community Organizations Relevant Anymore
. My counterparts at the Sixth Ward Blog recently wrote a post http://thesixthward.blogspot.com/2012/11/direction-communication-cooperation.html but I felt that I needed to say something. The presence of community based organizations in the 6th ward made it a target during the last City of Chicago ward remapping. While Alderman Beale (9th) picked up several organizations, it may end... Read more »

Illinois State Police: Wanted in the 32nd District

Illinois State Police: Wanted in the 32nd District
This past Monday November 5, 2012. there were some guest at the Park Manor Neighbors Community Council (PMNCC) meeting. A television reporting team and several reporters were present at the meeting due to the following document. Press Thapedi Park Manor  After opening with a prayer, the meeting started out with Andre Thapedi, State Representative 32nd... Read more »
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Chatham 14 Theaters: Is the Best Yet To Come

Chatham 14 Theaters: Is the Best Yet To Come
Last night at the ICE Lawndale 10 theaters, they celebrated President Barack Obama victory over Mitt Romney. I’m quite sure it was a welcomed distraction for owners Mr and Mrs. Donzell and Alisa Starks. Unfortunately, the Starks could not celebrate with patrons who frequent Chatham 14 theaters located at 210 W. 87th. as the new... Read more »

The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy

The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy
Last Tuesday October 30, 2012, the progressive caucus of the City of Chicago Council met at South Shore High School (1955 E. 75th Street). The caucus held the last of 3 community budget hearing meetings. The meetings were held because Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen not to hold community hearings on the budget and the... Read more »

Famed TV Writer Christine Houston Receives Top Honors At Chicago State Alumni Awards

Christine Houston (Lifetime Achievement Honoree) and Michael Owens (Alumni Board President)
Chicago State University, CSU, hosted its 11th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration, honoring outstanding alumni whose personal accomplishments and contributions to the local and global community mirror CSU’s mission to educate, empower and serve. The stellar event  honored 10 notable alumni, including famed TV writer Christine Houston. This formal affair was held on Friday, October 26th at the Hilton Oak... Read more »
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