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6th Ward Aldermanic Endorsements

6th Ward Aldermanic Endorsements
There is a debate on whether endorsements mean anything. Some claim endorsements don’t mean votes and some believe that the only endorsements that count are those where the organization commits money and/or manpower.Here is a roundup of the endorsements Note: Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on ballot: Roderick Sawyer- Incumbent Chicago... Read more »

Summary of the 6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic

Summary of the 6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic
This past Saturday, January 24th, Alderman Roderick Sawyer hosted a town hall meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic. There were several reporters, Glenn Reedus of the Crusader and Andrea Watson of DNAinfo.com there and they have their stories which are pretty accurate but there are some issues that I feel are important to the community that... Read more »

6th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Responses to Questionnaires

6th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Responses to Questionnaires
Both major newspapers and other organizations(labor,civic, etc) ask candidates their positions on numerous issues. Some of the organizations make the responses public. The following organizations have made the responses public and here are the links to the responses Candidates are in the order in which they will appear on the February ballot. Roderick T. Sawyer... Read more »
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6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic

6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic
On Saturday, January 24, 2015 Alderman Roderick Sawyer will host a town hall meeting on the subject of Nuway Community Services Methadone Clinic located at 110 E 79th Street. The clinic and their clients have been the subject of numerous complaints by nearby businesses, schools  and residents for loitering, trespassing and other criminal activities.  ... Read more »

The Bastardization of the Bud Billiken Parade

The Bastardization of the Bud Billiken Parade
The Bud Billiken Day Parade is on August 9, 2014 and this will be the 85th year of the parade. The parade has grown to be the largest parade in the country who”s focus is to promote education. Over the next couple of weeks practically every major intersection will have a “dance troupe” with individuals... Read more »

A New Product to Fix Chicago Potholes

A New Product to Fix Chicago Potholes
Today, Alderman Roderick Sawyer(6th), Alderman Leslie Hairston(5th)and representatives from suburban public works departments and City of Chicago Departments attended a demonstration given by Racine Industries ,the makers of Pellet Patch products. The company is hoping to show the City of Chicago that their products are a better way of filling potholes than the current “cold... Read more »
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Will MegaChurches Squeeze Out Chatham Residents

Will MegaChurches Squeeze Out Chatham Residents
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Public Schools approved a charter for Horizon Science Academy at 8522 S Lafayette. The school is reported to  have signed a lease that would pay an affiliate of  Fellowship  Missionary Baptist Church who’s pastor is Charles Jenkins, $1.0 million in yearly rent.  Mr. Jenkins  is a trusted advisor to Mayor... Read more »

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters
Last week the Chicago Public Schools approved 7 new charter schools. Most of the charters approved are in neighborhood that have adequate schools and in some cases such as in Chatham high performing schools. The Concepts Charter School – Horizon Science Academy to be located at 8522 S Lafayette has ties to several  religious organizations... Read more »

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham
Today, the Chicago Public Schools approved an application for Concept Schools, a charter school management company to open up a charter high school at 85th Lafayette. This application comes in light of the fact that 10 years ago taxpayers footed the $35 million bill for Simeon Vocational High School which will be less than a... Read more »
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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 »