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Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters
Last week the Chicago Public Schools approved 7 new charter schools. Most of the charters approved are in neighborhood that have adequate schools and in some cases such as in Chatham high performing schools. The Concepts Charter School – Horizon Science Academy to be located at 8522 S Lafayette has ties to several  religious organizations... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students
August 19, 2013 Garrett Popcorn Shops unveiled the newest mural to adorn their 87th street store. The mural was created by students from Simeon Career Academy and Kenwood Academy participating in After School Matters under the direction of artist Rahmaan Statik. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and executives from Garrett’s Popcorn were on hand for the unveiling.     Additional pictures at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151801850419551.1073741836.79909419550&type=1&l=eb101d58a8 Garrett Popcorn... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »