Posts tagged "85th street"

CPS Strike: Who is Right

CPS Strike: Who is Right
As the strike hits the fourth day and it appears that cooler heads have prevailed. A question remains who is right? Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer issued this statement earlier this week Alderman Roderick Sawyer Statement on CPS Teacher Strike

Peace In the Park After Dark 2012

Peace in the Park After Dark started two year as a statement to the community that Cole Park was safe after the shooting of Officer Thomas Wortham IV. So a group of 100 young people along with  6th District Police Commander Eric Carter, Wisconsin National Guardsman and a host of volunteers spent the night in... Read more »

Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic Time: Who Will be the Next

Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic Time: Who Will be the Next
You got game? Think you can coach? Just like to watch players such Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis at the top of their game? This is the place for you! The Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic presented by the Chicago Park District in conjuction with 6th ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer host the city’s best summer... Read more »
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Events in Chatham This Month

Events in Chatham This Month
There are plenty of events going on in the community that are FREE or nearly free. Festivals Saturday August 4, 2012 11am-7pm 6th Ward Picnic Tuley Park 90th King Drive Saturday August 4, 2012 10am-3pm Back to School Fair Illinois Action for Children 8741 S Greenwood Saturday August 11, 2012 10-5pm God on the Block-Block... Read more »

The Fight To Save Brown Memorial Park: Is Race a Factor

The Fight To Save Brown Memorial Park: Is Race a Factor
Last week I wrote a post on saving Brown Park, here is my post: Last year I wrote a blog post about the parks in the 6th ward and one was Brown Memorial Park. Brown Memorial Park was established as the last parcel of a large lot of land formerly owned by the Nation of... Read more »

Chatham: It's Time to Save Brown Memorial Park

Last year I wrote a blog post about the parks in the 6th ward and one was Brown Memorial Park. Brown Memorial Park was established as the last parcel of a large lot of land formerly owned by the Nation of Islam. The land was foreclosed and sold in parcels. The Chicago Park District purchased... Read more »
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Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue
I have written several post about Ben “Benji” Wilson here on ChicagoNow.But I’m very happy to write this one. I was contacted by a writer who was working with the producers of a documentary on the life of Ben Wilson. The documentary was being created for ESPN films and they wanted more information on the... Read more »

Gardening: A Chatham Tradition

Gardening: A Chatham Tradition
It’s April, the basketball players are hooping hoping to be the next Anthony Davis, BBQ grills are going and the grass is already green on King Drive. The warriors are armed and ready with their lawn shears to do battle against crabgrass and other invasive species that do not fit in with the Kentucky bluegrass... Read more »

It's Time to Come Out and Play

It's Time to Come Out and Play
Long overdue the Chicago Park District completed the new play lot at Cole Park in Chatham http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/recap-of-officer-thomas-wortham-iv-playground-dedication-ceremony/ . The ‘Thomas Wortham IV Playlot” was dedicated this past fall and along with the play lot other overdue repairs and renovations were completed. A new entrance walkway with fountain, upgraded walking track and upgraded multpurpose surface for... Read more »
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When and Where Will Richard Milburn H.S. Move

When and Where Will Richard Milburn H.S. Move
This was the week that Chicago Public Schools dropped the bomb on several neighborhoods around the city about schools. This annual ritual of closing, turning around and creating quasi public schools always draws the ire of residents around the city. The Chatham community is waiting on CPS to drop the bomb on Richard Milburn H.S.... Read more »