Archive for January 2013

Who Was Whitney Young

Who Was Whitney Young
In Chicago, the name Whitney Young is synonymous with excellence. Whether it’s Whitney Young High School or other buildings, the name is reserved for special places. In Chatham, we have Whitney Young library at 7900 S King Drive. The building was considered state of the art when built. Now in 2013, we are looking forward... Read more »

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco
The rumors had been flying for several months that Supervalu, the parent company of Jewel and Save-A-Lot stores was looking to sell the chains. Supervalu had previously announced that they were going to close over 200 stores nationwide. Today, they announced that Jewel-Osco would be sold. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-supervalu-to-sell-jewelosco-othe5-chains-to-cerberusled-group-20130110,0,1454046.story There had been rumors that the 87th Street(Dan Ryan)... Read more »

Is the Tax Payer Financed Bridge To Chatham Back On

Is the Tax Payer Financed Bridge To Chatham Back On
Back in 2009 I brought up a proposal that was on the table at the time. The proposal was to build a one way bridge over the Dan Ryan at 85th Street that would bring traffic from Lafayette Street the 21st ward from businesses such as Walmart over into the 6th ward to prevent gridlock... Read more »
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The New York Times Talks About Chatham

The New York Times Talks About Chatham
Approximately nine months ago I received an email from Ben Carey, a Chicagoan who is a reporter for the New York Times. He stated he was doing a story and wanted to ask me questions about Chatham based on  one of my ChicagoNow blog post. We met and talked, but after several months I didn’t t think... Read more »

Black World Cinema- When China Met Africa

Black World Cinema- When China Met Africa
Thurdsay January 3,2013 7pm Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th St Admission: $6.00     WHEN AFRICA MET CHINA 2010, France/UK A historic gathering of over 50 African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr Liu is one of thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs who have settled... Read more »