Posts tagged "politics"

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 »

Why Is The Chicago Police Department Causing KAOS In Chatham

Why Is The Chicago Police Department Causing KAOS In Chatham
Last week the Chicago Red Eye ran an a not so flattering article about a section of East 79th street which is covered by the 6th District of the Chicago Police Department . So when I received the attached letter that was mailed to my home on Saturday 6/22/13 from Chicago Police headquarters via U.S... 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 »
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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 »

How To Stop The Terror Town Violence from Spreading: Zero Tolererance

Just hours after the end of Peace in the Park After Dark, and an afternoon where several groups were doing their back to school rallies and parties, the “Terror Town” violence found its way to my community. These beefs between posse’s with multiple gang affiliations are out of control and have found their way out... Read more »

June 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings

June 6th Ward Community Organization Meetings
Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday June 2, 2012 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan   Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday ┬áJune 4, 2012 6:30 to 8:30 pm St. Columbanus( Glass House) 317 E. 71st Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday June 11, 2012... Read more »
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A Chatham Hero: Paul Davis

Paul Westley Davis 1957-2012 Paul Westley Davis was born on March 1, 1957 to John Westley and Shirley Ann Davis in Chicago, Illinois. As the oldest son of five, Paul thrived during his upbringing in the Parkway Gardens community and his current family home in Chatham. Paul, ever restless and bursting with energy, often recalled... Read more »

Politics: Did Congressman Bobby Rush Have a Flashback

Politics: Did Congressman Bobby Rush Have a Flashback
Recently Bobby Rush, Congressman from the 1st District of Illinois has been under the gun for his attendance. He has missed a large number of votes on key issues and this has prompted a number of political hacks to attempt to run against him. Despite, his voting record and recent illness Congressman Rush sailed through... Read more »

Can A Lobbyist Become a Great Legislator

Can A Lobbyist Become a Great Legislator
Note: This is not an endorsement of any candidate and should not be construed as such. This post is no longer than the average post I write. This is the question Chatham residents and residents of the 34 Legislative District will decide next Tuesday. The question has been brought up in several local candidate debates.... Read more »
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Politics: The 6th Ward Republicans

Politics: The 6th Ward Republicans
Yes, that’s right Republicans in the 6th ward. The political home of Former Mayor Washington and Sawyer. A democratic strong hold for years is seeing an upsurge of Republican candidates. While in the past, Republican candidates such as former Governor Jim Edgar and candidate Patrick Fitzgerald at the state level have visited the community there... Read more »