Posts tagged "southside"

I-GO Expands to Chatham

I-GO Expands to Chatham
Earlier this month representatives from I-GO car sharing started making rounds to community meetings in the 6th ward to announce that they were expanding their service to the 6th Ward. The first location will be at 8001 S King Drive.  The location is owned by Jiffy Cab Co and is also the home of the... Read more »

Why Can't I Go with I-GO

Why Can't I Go with I-GO
On May 18, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) shut down the Southside branch of the Red Line transit system. Train stations from 22nd Street to 95th Street will be closed for approximately 5-6 months to complete repairs to the tracks. There has been a lot of debate why this work is just now taking place... Read more »

Who is the Church Suppose to Help: The Community or Itself

Who is the Church Suppose to Help: The Community or Itself
Talking about religion or more specifically a church is consider taboo but in this case it’s necessary. This past Monday evening I attended the Park Manor Neighbors Community Council (PMNCC) monthly meeting. There was a full agenda, but most of the 100+ attendees came out for one issue. Only through communication through PMNCC were they... Read more »
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Pirro VS McCarthy: Who Got It Right

Pirro VS McCarthy: Who Got It Right
Several days ago a video was forwarded to me. The video was Fox News TV personality retired judge Jeanine Pirro taking City of Chicago Chief of Police Garry McCarthy to task. The judge called McCarthy a “Hypocrite” as she focused on a speech McCarthy made at St. Sabina several years ago. Here is the Youtube... Read more »

Chicago State University: Community Tells Higher Learning Commission What's On Their Mind

On Tuesday November 13, 2012, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)visited Chicago State University(CSU), 9501 S King Drive. The Commission purpose was  at the University as part of the accreditation process. The commission conducted a community forum  to solicit input from community leaders. Well over 100 individuals representing Chicago Public Schools, Black Star Project, Kwame Nkrumah... 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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#Occupy Movements Needed in Black Communities?

#Occupy Movements Needed in Black Communities?
My post today comes from my guest blogger Marcia Hill who is also known as Shorty. She has her own blog Go Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource. . Her take on the escalating crime situation was worth repeating. Here is her take I was listening to Ty Wansley’s Chicago Speaks on V103 this past... Read more »

Did the Butcher Finally Castrate William Bill Beavers

Did the Butcher Finally  Castrate William Bill Beavers
Several years ago Bill Beavers made the statement ” “I’m the hog with the big nuts and I’m gonna tell you what it is.” He made this statement after a battle with Cook County commissioners over a sales tax increase. Many thought the butcher caught him when his daughter lost the aldermandic race to Sandi... Read more »

Freakonomics Chatham Style- The Fried Chicken Dilemma

Freakonomics Chatham Style- The Fried Chicken Dilemma
Since the book Freakonomics came out a number of dilemmas and questions have been answered. Unfortunate for some it discovered cheating scandals and how drug dealers and other nefarious individuals hide assets. Well Chatham has a question that Freakonomics can answer. The fried chicken dilemma, how fried chicken stymied economic development in our community. Several... Read more »
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