Posts tagged "8th ward"

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 »

When Speedy Isn't Good

When Speedy Isn't Good
Recently, it was brought to my attention that a Payday Loan store was coming to the community. The site at 8701 S Cottage Grove, which was previously a Michaels’s muffler will be the new home to Speedy Cash. Speedy Cash of Wichita Kansas currently has no locations in Chicago and this choice of locations is... Read more »

Will the Independence Bank Building Survive

Will the Independence Bank Building  Survive
This past week, the clock tower at 7801 S State Street went through a renovation. The Northern Trust name came down and the Urban Partership Bank name went up. The question is what will happen to the Independence Bank building? Back in 1964 the late Mr. Alvin Boutte and Mr. George Johnson and several African... Read more »
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End of Summer Events in Chatham and the Southeast Side

End of Summer Events in Chatham and the Southeast Side
There are plenty of events going on in the community that are FREE or nearly free. Festivals Saturday August 18,2012 11am-7pm 79th Eberhart Block Party 79th Eberhart Saturday August 18, 2012 11am-4pm Children of Chatham-Back to School Gala 79th Rhodes Saturday August 18, 2012 10am-3pm ICE Theaters- Community Day 210 W 87th Saturday August 18,... Read more »

Will EZ Pawn Find 8th Ward Residents EZ

Will EZ Pawn Find 8th Ward Residents EZ
My counterparts at the 6th Ward Blog reported that EZ Pawn, a pawn store wanted to attempt to open a store at 8515 S Cottage Grove. Although there is an unverified flyer floating through the neighborhood, a search of the City of Chicago zoning board of Appeals upcoming meeting agenda shows that they will hear... Read more »

A Chatham Hero: Paul Davis

Paul Westley Davis 1957-2012 Paul Westley Davis was born on March 1, 1957 to John Westley and Shirley Ann Davis in Chicago, Illinois. As the oldest son of five, Paul thrived during his upbringing in the Parkway Gardens community and his current family home in Chatham. Paul, ever restless and bursting with energy, often recalled... Read more »
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Upcomimg 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings

Upcomimg 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings
Upcoming 6th Ward Meetings Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday February 4, 2012 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan Issue: Remap Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday February 6, 2012 6:30 to 8:30 pm St. Columbanus( Glass House) 317 E. 71st Issue: Remap and IDOT... Read more »

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 New 6/8/9th Ward

The New 6/8/9th Ward
Well its over for now. The Black Caucus led by Alderman Howard Brookins finally bent down and kissed the ring and crowned the new king. Move over King Richard and make room for King Rahm. Only two African American Alderman had the guts to stand up and say NO. The rest gave in like cowards... Read more »
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Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?

Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?
Now that its been over 30 days and the city council still has no agreement on redistricting. The proposed reduction of the council from 50 to 25 members is gaining support. So if that would happen where would it leave Chatham and the 6th ward? The most logical choice would be to merge the 6th... Read more »