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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 »

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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Peace In the Park After Dark 2012

Peace in the Park After Dark started two year as a statement to the community that Cole Park was safe after the shooting of Officer Thomas Wortham IV. So a group of 100 young people along with  6th District Police Commander Eric Carter, Wisconsin National Guardsman and a host of volunteers spent the night in... Read more »

Chatham on Film

Chatham on Film
There are two upcoming film documentaries coming up that will highlight the Chatham community. At the Black Harvest Film Festival being held at the Siskel Film center through August 30th, the documentary “The Curators of Dixon School” by Pamela Sherrod Anderson is being shown. The documentary is described Public schools don’t have to be a... Read more »

Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic Time: Who Will be the Next

Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic Time: Who Will be the Next
You got game? Think you can coach? Just like to watch players such Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis at the top of their game? This is the place for you! The Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic presented by the Chicago Park District in conjuction with 6th ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer host the city’s best summer... Read more »
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July 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings

July 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings
Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings  West Chesterfield Community Association  Saturday  July 7, 2012  10am  West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse  9351 S Michigan  Park Manor Neighbors Community Council  Monday July 9, 2012  6:30 to 8:30 pm  St. Columbanus( Glass House)  317 E. 71st    Chatham Avalon Park Community Council  Monday  July 9, 2012... Read more »