Posts tagged "83rd street"

Walmart: 9 Months Later

In January of this year Walmart opened a supercenter in the West Chatham community at 8331 S Stewart. The store opened after several years of intense negotiations with the city of chicago, Labor unions and Walmart. My counterparts at the 6th Ward blog covered the opening. Subsequently, Walmart opened a market store in the West... Read more »

How Do You Live In Chicago and Your Car Live In The Suburbs

How Do You Live In Chicago and Your Car Live In The Suburbs
Today the City of Chicago Clerk’s office will have vehicle sticker sales at the 6th ward Alderman’s office. Many of my neighbors will fork over $85-180 per vehicle for an annual sticker that allows them to park on City of Chicago streets for one year. The price of the stickers continues to go up as... Read more »

Dixon Elementary Cultural Connections Event

On March 9-10, 2012, Dixon Elementary (8306 S. St. Lawrence) held their annual Cultural Connection African Marketplace and Bazaar. The event brings out over 75 vendors and several thousand visitors. The event is a fundraiser for the school.
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GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out

GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out
The Greater Chatham Alliance(GCA) meeting was held today at St. James Lutheran Church in Chatham. The crowd turnout was greater than expected and the meeting had to be moved from the basement to the Sanctuary. After going over organization business, Alderman Roderick Sawyer was given the floor to address two issues. The opening on a... Read more »

The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside

The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside
It’s official,the Walmart era has begun. The Walmart Express store opened approximately 6 months ago, in West Chatham,with a lot of fanfare that included a visit from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Yesterday the Walmart Superstore opened with the same fanfare. I wasn’t there for the rah rah speeches but went to see what was the hoopla... Read more »

The Bridge to Chatham or Nowhere: Who Will Decide

The Bridge to Chatham or Nowhere: Who Will Decide
It looks like the Walmart being built in West Chatham in the Chatham Market Mall is on schedule to open in Feb 2012. Now it will get interesting because this is where politician and so called community activist who sold their souls for this Walmart are going to have to put up or hide. They... Read more »
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Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer First 100 Days in Office.

Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer First 100 Days in Office.
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