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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 »

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students
August 19, 2013 Garrett Popcorn Shops unveiled the newest mural to adorn their 87th street store. The mural was created by students from Simeon Career Academy and Kenwood Academy participating in After School Matters under the direction of artist Rahmaan Statik. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and executives from Garrett’s Popcorn were on hand for the unveiling.     Additional pictures at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151801850419551.1073741836.79909419550&type=1&l=eb101d58a8 Garrett Popcorn... Read more »

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Gun Registration Bill into Law

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Gun Registration Bill into Law
On Sunday August 18, 2013 Governor Pat Quinn visted Chicago Park District Nat King Cole Park to sign HB 1189 that amends the FOID Card Act. Firearm owners are now required to report lost or stolen firearms to their local law enforcement agency. The bill was sponsored by State Representatives Kwame Raoul and Mike Zalewski. Local politicians State Senators Donne... Read more »
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What To Do In Chatham This Weekend

What To Do In Chatham This Weekend
Don’t want to travel downtown, there are plenty of events going on in the community that are FREE or nearly free.   Saturday July 27, 2013 Taste of WVON Lorraine Dixon Park 8701 S Dauphin 10am-Dusk                       Saturday July 27, 2013 10am-2pm KidsFest Seaway Bank... Read more »

Chatham's Response To The 4th of July Violence

Chatham's Response To The 4th of July Violence
This past Wednesday over 50 residents came out to the Cole Park, Park Advisory Council meeting and packed the fieldhouse at Cole Park to talk about the senseless violence that occurred on the 4th of July. On the 4th of July at approximately 7 pm, a 7 year old enjoying a picnic in the park... Read more »

Southside Little League Opens its 58th Year with Girl's Softball

Southside Little League Opens its 58th Year with Girl's Softball
South Side Little League(SSLL)  (503-B) was founded in 1955 and has been going strong ever since. SSLL plays at Tuley Park (91st and King Drive) and Cole Park (85th and King Drive) serving boys and girls ages 5 to 16. This year girl’s softball is make it’s debut. Looking for girls 7-10 who are interested in playing... Read more »
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The New York Times Talks About Chatham

The New York Times Talks About Chatham
Approximately nine months ago I received an email from Ben Carey, a Chicagoan who is a reporter for the New York Times. He stated he was doing a story and wanted to ask me questions about Chatham based on  one of my ChicagoNow blog post. We met and talked, but after several months I didn’t t think... Read more »

Chatham: Are Community Organizations Relevant Anymore

Chatham: Are Community Organizations Relevant Anymore
. My counterparts at the Sixth Ward Blog recently wrote a post http://thesixthward.blogspot.com/2012/11/direction-communication-cooperation.html but I felt that I needed to say something. The presence of community based organizations in the 6th ward made it a target during the last City of Chicago ward remapping. While Alderman Beale (9th) picked up several organizations, it may end... Read more »

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled
  Basketball fans know the names Marcus Liberty, Nick Anderson, Derrick Rose and the 2012-13 consensus #1 high school basketball player Jabari Parker. Marcus Liberty, from Chicago King was the #1 player in the country in 1987 and the rest attended Simeon High School. Chicago basketball fans know all those names and one more Ben Wilson. Ben... Read more »
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Chatham: What to Do In October

Chatham: What to Do In October
There are plenty of events going on in the community that are informational and still plenty of FREE or nearly free events. Thursday October 4,2012 6pm-7:30pm If You Don’t Vote Don’t Complain by Jahmal Cole Whitney Young Library 79th King Drive Thursday Oct 4,2012 7pm Black World Cinema-Chicoand Rita ICE Theaters Chatham 210 W 87th... Read more »