Archive for 2013

Kennedy King College: Four Strikes and You Are Out

Kennedy King College: Four Strikes and You Are Out
I wrote about my displeasure with Kennedy King College in a previous post. After the post the City Colleges of Chicago dispatched one of their “Community Liasons” to seek me out and convince me that Kennedy King College(KKC) was moving in a positive direction. At that time they had recently hired a new president., Mrs.... Read more »

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities
This past Tuesday night I attended the Resident Association of Greater Englewood(R.A.G.E.) semi-monthly community meeting. At the meeting the topic of the formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force(HJR-55) came up for discussion. The author of this bill is State Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd). The formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force is... Read more »

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force
On  November 4, 2013 at the monthly Park Manor Neighbors Community Council meeting(PMNCC)  Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd District) came to update his constituents on what was happening in Springfield. One of the updates Rep. Thapedi spoke on was his proposal to have the Illinois State Police co police the areas 1 mile east and west... Read more »
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The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation
If names of companies like, I-GO, Zipcar, Divvy, Sidecar, Lyft, Uber all sound foreign to you., don’t worry because soon they won’t. While public transportation will not go away. Private services will see a dramatic change as the old transportation models are being turned upside down. Companies such as I-GO and Zipcar are involved in... Read more »

What Do You Want To Eat

What Do You Want To Eat
Recently a writer for DNAinfo-Chicago wrote an article on the status of two Chatham area restaurants. The two restaurants being Fleck’s Coffee and Luversia’s Soul Food. I have blogged about each in the past. In the article, the writer states that both restaurants have seen a decrease in business and in the case of Luversia’s... Read more »

October 6th Ward Community Meetings

Here is a partial listing of upcoming 6th Ward Community Meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday October 5, 2013 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan   Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday October 7, 2013 6:30 pm St. Columbanus(Church) 317 E. 71st     Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday October 14, 2013 6:30... Read more »
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I-GO Expands to Chatham

I-GO Expands to Chatham
Earlier this month representatives from I-GO car sharing started making rounds to community meetings in the 6th ward to announce that they were expanding their service to the 6th Ward. The first location will be at 8001 S King Drive.  The location is owned by Jiffy Cab Co and is also the home of the... Read more »

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood
I guess my age is catching up with me. I can remember the dreary bus ride along 63rd street to Lindblom Technical High School. The only non blighted spot on 63rd street was the 63rd Halsted Street mall. The mall had stores that included Sears, Jewel Foods and a movie theater. From my freshman year... Read more »

Chicago State University Jazz N the Grazz

Chicago State University Jazz N the Grazz
Chicago State University for the 3rd year  kicked off its free summer culture series  Jazz in the Grazz  in June. The outdoor theaters allows you to cozy up with a picnic meal under the starry skies as some of  Chicago’s finest musicians perform . The series covers traditional, contemporary and latin jazz as well as... Read more »
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Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students
August 19, 2013 Garrett Popcorn Shops unveiled the newest mural to adorn their 87th street store. The mural was created by students from Simeon Career Academy and Kenwood Academy participating in After School Matters under the direction of artist Rahmaan Statik. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and executives from Garrett’s Popcorn were on hand for the unveiling.     Additional pictures at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151801850419551.1073741836.79909419550&type=1&l=eb101d58a8 Garrett Popcorn... Read more »