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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 »

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 »

The 6th Ward Issues Spring Newsletter

The 6th Ward Issues Spring Newsletter
Roderick T. Sawyer, Alderman of the 6th ward has issued his spring newsletter. Wanna know what’s going on in the 6th ward read below. 6th Ward Newsletter Spring 2013 by Worlee Glover
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The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy

The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy
Last Tuesday October 30, 2012, the progressive caucus of the City of Chicago Council met at South Shore High School (1955 E. 75th Street). The caucus held the last of 3 community budget hearing meetings. The meetings were held because Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen not to hold community hearings on the budget and the... 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 »

Guns and Race: A Frank Conversation

Guns and Race: A Frank Conversation
This upcoming Wednesday and Thursday, ICE Theaters will host their monthly presentation of Black World Cinema. But unlike most of their other presentations, this month’s will stir a bit of controversy. The film “Negros with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power” will be the monthly presentation. The trailer reads Negros With Guns tells the dramatic... Read more »
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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 »

Will a Remap Compromise Make Anyone Happy: Not in the 6th Ward

Will a Remap Compromise Make Anyone Happy: Not in the 6th Ward
Black Caucus Map, Latino Caucus Map, Taxpayer Map. How bout a Mickey Mouse map because that’s what it all starting to sound like.The facts are plain and simple but the alderman cannot seem to find a way to come to a agreement that will make the citizens of Chicago happy and withstand legal challenges for... 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 »