Posts tagged "alderman"

How to Waste $1.5 Million: Create the Greater Chatham Initiative

How to Waste $1.5 Million: Create the Greater Chatham Initiative
As a resident of Chatham , what I heard this past evening made me mad and I was thoroughly disappointed. The much ballyhooed “Greater Chatham Initiative” was a regurgitation of past programs and promises made. The executive director Nedra Sims-Fears made the worst presentation that I have heard in a long time. I and others... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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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 »

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities
This past Tuesday night I attended the Resident Association of Greater Englewood(R.A.G.E.) semi-monthly community meeting. At the meeting the topic of the formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force(HJR-55) came up for discussion. The author of this bill is State Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd). The formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force is... Read more »

The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation
If names of companies like, I-GO, Zipcar, Divvy, Sidecar, Lyft, Uber all sound foreign to you., don’t worry because soon they won’t. While public transportation will not go away. Private services will see a dramatic change as the old transportation models are being turned upside down. Companies such as I-GO and Zipcar are involved in... Read more »
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What Do You Want To Eat

What Do You Want To Eat
Recently a writer for DNAinfo-Chicago wrote an article on the status of two Chatham area restaurants. The two restaurants being Fleck’s Coffee and Luversia’s Soul Food. I have blogged about each in the past. In the article, the writer states that both restaurants have seen a decrease in business and in the case of Luversia’s... Read more »