Posts tagged "state of Illinois"

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 »

Kennedy King College: Four Strikes and You Are Out

Kennedy King College: Four Strikes and You Are Out
I wrote about my displeasure with Kennedy King College in a previous post. After the post the City Colleges of Chicago dispatched one of their “Community Liasons” to seek me out and convince me that Kennedy King College(KKC) was moving in a positive direction. At that time they had recently hired a new president., Mrs.... 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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Chicago State University Jazz N the Grazz

Chicago State University Jazz N the Grazz
Chicago State University for the 3rd year  kicked off its free summer culture series  Jazz in the Grazz  in June. The outdoor theaters allows you to cozy up with a picnic meal under the starry skies as some of  Chicago’s finest musicians perform . The series covers traditional, contemporary and latin jazz as well as... Read more »

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Gun Registration Bill into Law

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Gun Registration Bill into Law
On Sunday August 18, 2013 Governor Pat Quinn visted Chicago Park District Nat King Cole Park to sign HB 1189 that amends the FOID Card Act. Firearm owners are now required to report lost or stolen firearms to their local law enforcement agency. The bill was sponsored by State Representatives Kwame Raoul and Mike Zalewski. Local politicians State Senators Donne... 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 »
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Jazz N the Grazz is Back at Chicago State University

Jazz N the Grazz is Back at Chicago State University
Chicago State University kicks off its free summer culture series that includes Movies in the Grazz and Wednesday night Jazz in the Grazz, which runs from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m., starting June 26 through Sept.11. Cozy up with a picnic meal under the starry skies as Chicago State University screens classic and contemporary African-American... 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 »

Can the Bedroom Community of Park Manor and a Teen Homeless Shelter Coexist in Harmony

Can the Bedroom Community of Park Manor and a Teen Homeless Shelter Coexist in Harmony
The Park Manor community is a quiet community that many times gets overlooked. The community which starts at 69th street on the north and 79th south, State Street to the West and Cottage Grove to the east. Many times it gets rolled up in Greater Grand Crossing or Chatham. The community is bedroom community that... Read more »
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Chicago State University: Dr. Wayne Watson is Still the President

Chicago State University: Dr. Wayne Watson is Still the President
The following statement was issued by Dr. Wayne Watson: TO THE CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY: “There have been some statements in the media regarding my position at Chicago State University that I wish to correct. Several days ago, I requested approval of an administrative sabbatical by the CSU Board of Trustees. During the proposed sabbatical,... Read more »