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Is the New Whitney Young Library Project Dead?

Is the New Whitney Young Library Project Dead?
Now that the mayor has decided to reopen libraries on Mondays and force out Commissioner Mary Dempsey. Where does this leave the Whitney Young Library Project? The project has been delayed because of EPA issues. A grant from the EPA was suppose to be forthcomung but will it make a difference? Is there a will... Read more »

Is it Time to Privatize the Chicago Public Library System

Is it Time to Privatize the Chicago Public Library System
Yes I said it. I know that privatization is a bad word but the recent library cuts puts the subject on the table. We are fortunate in this community to have three public libraries within a five mile radius. The libraries being Whitney Young, Greater Grand Crossing/Gary Comer, and Avalon. The Greater Grand Crossing and... Read more »

Alderman Sawyer Supports Maintaining Library Funding in the 2012 Budget

Alderman Sawyer Supports Maintaining Library Funding in the 2012 Budget
ALDERMAN SAWYER SUPPORTS MAINTAINING LIBRARY FUNDING IN THE 2012 BUDGET Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer of the 6th Ward supports maintaining library staffing and hours of operation at its current levels. “This is not the time to be laying off workers,” Alderman Sawyer said, “the city council must do what it can in order to maintain... Read more »
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Did Chatham Blow the Opportunity to Get a New Library?

Did Chatham Blow the Opportunity to Get a New Library?
Our new mayor Rahm Emmanuel has decided that the Chicago Public Library is expendable , he is proposing closing some libraries and reducing the hours they are open. In 2008 , the City of Chicago Council approved the overhaul of the Whitney Young Library, at 79th King Drive, that served the Chatham, Park Manor, Avalon Park, Chesterfield... Read more »

79th Street- A Great Street That is Not Looking Great

79th Street- A Great Street That is Not Looking Great
Yes, 79th Street is a great street. It’s one of the longest continuous running streets in Cook County. The 79th street CTA route has the highest ridership in the city because it has the greatest number of north/south connections than any other route. The intersection of 79th State Street has over 100,000 people pass through... Read more »