Posts tagged "church"

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 »

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham
Today, the Chicago Public Schools approved an application for Concept Schools, a charter school management company to open up a charter high school at 85th Lafayette. This application comes in light of the fact that 10 years ago taxpayers footed the $35 million bill for Simeon Vocational High School which will be less than a... Read more »

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 »
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Can the Bedroom Community of Park Manor and a Teen Homeless Shelter Coexist in Harmony

Can the Bedroom Community of Park Manor and a Teen Homeless Shelter Coexist in Harmony
The Park Manor community is a quiet community that many times gets overlooked. The community which starts at 69th street on the north and 79th south, State Street to the West and Cottage Grove to the east. Many times it gets rolled up in Greater Grand Crossing or Chatham. The community is bedroom community that... Read more »

Is the Tax Payer Financed Bridge To Chatham Back On

Is the Tax Payer Financed Bridge To Chatham Back On
Back in 2009 I brought up a proposal that was on the table at the time. The proposal was to build a one way bridge over the Dan Ryan at 85th Street that would bring traffic from Lafayette Street the 21st ward from businesses such as Walmart over into the 6th ward to prevent gridlock... Read more »

Hidden Gems from the Chatham Community

Hidden Gems from the Chatham Community
While we look at the larger businesses and personalities in our community, there are some lesser known businesses and people doing some fascinating things in our community. One of the comments I get on a regular basis is “the community needs a restaurant with healthy food options”. Well, there is a company that is doing... Read more »
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#Occupy Movements Needed in Black Communities?

#Occupy Movements Needed in Black Communities?
My post today comes from my guest blogger Marcia Hill who is also known as Shorty. She has her own blog Go Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource. . Her take on the escalating crime situation was worth repeating. Here is her take I was listening to Ty Wansley’s Chicago Speaks on V103 this past... Read more »

Transit Chicago: Sawyer Vs Claypool- Who Will Win

Transit Chicago: Sawyer Vs Claypool- Who Will Win
Several days ago there was a tragic accident at 11 E. 79th Street http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-concrete-beam-kills-worker-at-south-side-construction-site-20111116,0,7308729.story. A construction worker on a demolition site was killed when a beam fell on him. We extend our condolences to the family. I called the Alderman’s office to inquire what was going to be built on the site, they stated the... Read more »

This Weekend in Chatham and Surrounding Area

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Things To Do This Weekend in Chatham

Things To Do This Weekend in Chatham
This is another event packed weekend in Chatham. Starting Friday you have the following events A MUST SEE FOR ALL OUR YOUTH The Interrupters The Interrupters A film by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three CeaseFire “violence interrupters”... Read more »