Archive for June 2013

When Chatham Comes Together

When Chatham Comes Together
After the Chicago Redeye ran a story on Chatham last week, some of the community residents felt that the mainstream media wanted to focus on negative stories. So earlier today I received this letter On June 27, 2013 at approximately 6:00 p.m a rushing thunderstorm violently pushed its way through the city. The storm lasted about 10 minutes... Read more »

Do You Want To SEE POTENTIAL In The Sixth Ward

Earlier this year I saw a post on the now defunct Everyblock social media site about an organization SEE POTENTIAL. The organization  is a public art and community engagement project. They install large-scale documentary photographs to visualize community-driven development plans for Chicago’s South Side and to tally the community support for each idea. The primary goal... Read more »

Why Is The Chicago Police Department Causing KAOS In Chatham

Why Is The Chicago Police Department Causing KAOS In Chatham
Last week the Chicago Red Eye ran an a not so flattering article about a section of East 79th street which is covered by the 6th District of the Chicago Police Department . So when I received the attached letter that was mailed to my home on Saturday 6/22/13 from Chicago Police headquarters via U.S... Read more »
Advertisement:

Jazz N the Grazz is Back at Chicago State University

Jazz N the Grazz is Back at Chicago State University
Chicago State University kicks off its free summer culture series that includes Movies in the Grazz and Wednesday night Jazz in the Grazz, which runs from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m., starting June 26 through Sept.11. Cozy up with a picnic meal under the starry skies as Chicago State University screens classic and contemporary African-American... Read more »

Dedication of Officer Michael Bailey Playlot at Tanner Elementary

Dedication of Officer Michael Bailey Playlot at Tanner Elementary
On Monday, June 17, 2013 the faculty,staff and students of Tanner Elementary, Chicago Police Department, 100 club, Fraternal Order of Police participated in the dedication of a new playlot at Tanner Elementary. The playlot was named in honor of Officer Michael Bailey. Officer Bailey lived across the street from the school w.hich is located in... Read more »

Who Wants To Live in Chatham: Win a Home Contest

Who Wants To Live in Chatham: Win a Home Contest
If I asked this question, 10 or 20 years ago my email would be full in a matter of minutes. Today it might not fill as fast but individuals still want to live in the community. Last year Alderman Roderick Sawyer teamed up with local real estate professionals Frank Montro of Frank Montro Homes and... Read more »
Advertisement: