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Chicago Chatham Resident Wins Scion Motivate Award

Chicago Chatham Resident Wins Scion Motivate Award
Jahmal Cole, a Chatham resident recently won a National Competition for Toyota (Scion) Brand. Scion flew him and 50 of America’s most passionate entrepreneur’s out to LA to meet with executives and to compete for a grand prize. The competition was very tough and they were mentored by CEO’s from Spotify, Monster, Entrepreneur Magazine, film... Read more »

Is it Time to Privatize the Chicago Public Library System

Is it Time to Privatize the Chicago Public Library System
Yes I said it. I know that privatization is a bad word but the recent library cuts puts the subject on the table. We are fortunate in this community to have three public libraries within a five mile radius. The libraries being Whitney Young, Greater Grand Crossing/Gary Comer, and Avalon. The Greater Grand Crossing and... Read more »

Alderman Sawyer Supports Maintaining Library Funding in the 2012 Budget

Alderman Sawyer Supports Maintaining Library Funding in the 2012 Budget
ALDERMAN SAWYER SUPPORTS MAINTAINING LIBRARY FUNDING IN THE 2012 BUDGET Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer of the 6th Ward supports maintaining library staffing and hours of operation at its current levels. “This is not the time to be laying off workers,” Alderman Sawyer said, “the city council must do what it can in order to maintain... Read more »
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Did Chatham Blow the Opportunity to Get a New Library?

Did Chatham Blow the Opportunity to Get a New Library?
Our new mayor Rahm Emmanuel has decided that the Chicago Public Library is expendable , he is proposing closing some libraries and reducing the hours they are open. In 2008 , the City of Chicago Council approved the overhaul of the Whitney Young Library, at 79th King Drive, that served the Chatham, Park Manor, Avalon Park, Chesterfield... Read more »

79th Street- A Great Street That is Not Looking Great

79th Street- A Great Street That is Not Looking Great
Yes, 79th Street is a great street. It’s one of the longest continuous running streets in Cook County. The 79th street CTA route has the highest ridership in the city because it has the greatest number of north/south connections than any other route. The intersection of 79th State Street has over 100,000 people pass through... Read more »

Upcoming Events in Chatham and Surrounding Area

Here are several events that will take place in Chatham and the surrounding community: Izola’s Restaurant Fundraiser Friday September 9 5 to 9 pm 8731 S Calumet Information:Friendsofizola@comcast.net 6th Annual Auburn Gresham 79th Street Renaissance Festival September 10, 2011, 10 am–6 pm 7901 South Racine, Intersection of 79th Street and Racine Ave Family Peace Jam... Read more »
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