Posts tagged "greater grand crossing"

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities
This past Tuesday night I attended the Resident Association of Greater Englewood(R.A.G.E.) semi-monthly community meeting. At the meeting the topic of the formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force(HJR-55) came up for discussion. The author of this bill is State Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd). The formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force is... Read more »

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force
On  November 4, 2013 at the monthly Park Manor Neighbors Community Council meeting(PMNCC)  Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd District) came to update his constituents on what was happening in Springfield. One of the updates Rep. Thapedi spoke on was his proposal to have the Illinois State Police co police the areas 1 mile east and west... Read more »

The Corner Grocery Store 2.0

The Corner Grocery Store 2.0
The corner grocery store has been a part of Chicago since the inception of the city. Ask any Chicagoan and they can tell you stories about going to Mr/Mrs Jones corner store for their parents/grandparents. The neighborhood grocer was respected in the community and took pride in the products he offered as he consumed these... Read more »
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Illinois State Police: Wanted in the 32nd District

Illinois State Police: Wanted in the 32nd District
This past Monday November 5, 2012. there were some guest at the Park Manor Neighbors Community Council (PMNCC) meeting. A television reporting team and several reporters were present at the meeting due to the following document. Press Thapedi Park Manor  After opening with a prayer, the meeting started out with Andre Thapedi, State Representative 32nd... Read more »

SBA Presents: Bonding Is Achievable Seminar for Contractors at Chicago State University

SBA Presents: Bonding Is Achievable Seminar for Contractors at Chicago State University
Recently, Metra has been under public scrutiny from Congressman Bobby Rush and local southside alderman for a lack of minority participation on the Grand Crossing Rail Project. The project is a $5 billion, 15 year project that will relieve train congestion on the Southside. So far only a $100,000 contract has been given to local... Read more »

Where to Eat in Chatham this Holiday Weekend

Where to Eat in Chatham this Holiday Weekend
During the Memorial Day weekend come and get your Garretts Popocorn but stay and go purchase goods from the following stores/restaurant. Brown Sugar Bakery- Cakes, Pies, baked goods Dat Donut- Some of the best donuts Chatham Food Market- Shop and stop at the new deli Wings Around the World- 25 flavors from 9 countries. Great... Read more »
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Modern Public Transportation Comes to the 6th Ward

Modern Public Transportation Comes to the 6th Ward
This past Saturday, over 200 residents came out to Chicago State University(CSU) to hear that over $5.0 billion in federal, state and local transit projects were in the works for the community and surrounding areas. Roderick Sawyer, Alderman of the 6th ward hosted a Public Transportation forum at Chicago State University. The forum was co... 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 »

Why It's Time for Chatham to Reach Out and Make Friends With Republicans.

Why It's Time for Chatham to Reach Out and Make Friends With Republicans.
The remapping process is going into the middle rounds and several players have emerged to battle it out. The Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus and Republicans. The remap process has become a big issue in Chatham because the maps presented so far by the Black Caucus alters the 6th ward as we know and have known... 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 »