Posts tagged "university of chicago"

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 »

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 »

CTA: Is the "Gray Line" a Viable Option

CTA: Is the "Gray Line" a Viable Option
In June, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) announced that they will need to close down the Red Line train line for 5 months to complete renovations necessary to improve transit times for Southside riders. The announcement was met with mixed reactions. Some applauded the action as others felt that Southsiders were getting a raw deal. Subsequently,... Read more »
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The Woodlawn Plan of Destruction: Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon

The Woodlawn Plan of Destruction: Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon
Recently, I ran across a post on Everyblock and it was another post from a group claiming to represent a community that wants to engage in social engineering. The post was made by a group/individual under the name of Woodlawn Home Owners(WHO). The group alledges that they represent the homeowners of the Woodlawn community. The... Read more »

Will EZ Pawn Find 8th Ward Residents EZ

Will EZ Pawn Find 8th Ward Residents EZ
My counterparts at the 6th Ward Blog reported that EZ Pawn, a pawn store wanted to attempt to open a store at 8515 S Cottage Grove. Although there is an unverified flyer floating through the neighborhood, a search of the City of Chicago zoning board of Appeals upcoming meeting agenda shows that they will hear... Read more »

Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?

Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?
Now that its been over 30 days and the city council still has no agreement on redistricting. The proposed reduction of the council from 50 to 25 members is gaining support. So if that would happen where would it leave Chatham and the 6th ward? The most logical choice would be to merge the 6th... Read more »
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Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos
Several weeks ago I wrote about the Chicago Public Schools visiting the Chatham community about Richard Milburn Alternative High School http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/capcc-to-cps-richard-milburn-alternative-high-school-must-go/. The high school is a “safe school” defined by Chicago Public Schools. The alternative high school moved from one of the Chicago Archdioces catholic schools at Holy Angels Catholic Church in the Bronzeville community... Read more »