Posts tagged "mayor"

How to Waste $1.5 Million: Create the Greater Chatham Initiative

How to Waste $1.5 Million: Create the Greater Chatham Initiative
As a resident of Chatham , what I heard this past evening made me mad and I was thoroughly disappointed. The much ballyhooed “Greater Chatham Initiative” was a regurgitation of past programs and promises made. The executive director Nedra Sims-Fears made the worst presentation that I have heard in a long time. I and others... Read more »

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 »
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Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood
I guess my age is catching up with me. I can remember the dreary bus ride along 63rd street to Lindblom Technical High School. The only non blighted spot on 63rd street was the 63rd Halsted Street mall. The mall had stores that included Sears, Jewel Foods and a movie theater. From my freshman year... 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 »

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco
The rumors had been flying for several months that Supervalu, the parent company of Jewel and Save-A-Lot stores was looking to sell the chains. Supervalu had previously announced that they were going to close over 200 stores nationwide. Today, they announced that Jewel-Osco would be sold. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-supervalu-to-sell-jewelosco-othe5-chains-to-cerberusled-group-20130110,0,1454046.story There had been rumors that the 87th Street(Dan Ryan)... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Restaurants: Izola White Community Day Event

Restaurants: Izola White Community Day Event
I have written before http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2012/05/the-end-of-an-era-no-izolas-in-chatham/ about the plight of Izola White owner of the legendary Izola’s Fine Dining Restaurant at 522 E. 79th Street in the Chatham community. Although there have been several fundraisers to help her save the restaurant, they came up short and she was forced to sell the restaurant. Because they were... Read more »
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CPS Strike: Who is Right

CPS Strike: Who is Right
As the strike hits the fourth day and it appears that cooler heads have prevailed. A question remains who is right? Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer issued this statement earlier this week Alderman Roderick Sawyer Statement on CPS Teacher Strike