2 Year Old Killed by Dog

Christine Cassello December 13 Does anyone besides me find the story of the death of 2 year old Jah’Niyah White strange? She died of a dog attack while at her grandfather’s home, but the death was ruled a homicide. The definition of a homicide is a killing of a person by another person. Does that... Read more »

Comic Creations!

If you know of  12 year olds or teenagers who are  into comic books and art, they will have a chance to create their own Zine at the South Chicago Branch Library, 9055 S. Houston  Ave. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  The program starts at 2:30 pm.  Call (312) 747-8065 for additional information or to register... Read more »

News from the South Side

Well, the South side of the city made the newspaper today with an article which will increase our already bad reputation.  The Red Eye headline is “Life & Death on E. 79th” and the subtitle reads “one block, five lives lost.  Four years on one of Chicago’s deadliest streets. ”  If that was as far as... Read more »
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Tour Cancellation and New 7th Ward Alderman

I wrote about a tour of the Southeast Lake Calumet region of the city on my last blog entry and I had registered for it.  When I called to get more details of where we were to meet, I was informed that the tour had been cancelled because there had not been enough interest in it. ... Read more »

Summer on the South East Side of Chicago

Well, the beginning of summer is about here even if it hasn’t felt like it.  Every weekend from now through September will be filled with Fests and Fun and often mean one will have to make a choice between more than one possibility.  Unfortunately, most of them are on the North side or in suburbs... Read more »

April and May South East Side Events

Our neighborhoods have not had much access to fresh, healthy foods.   Fresh Moves will help meet that need.  An old CTA bus has been turned into a mobile produce market bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods around the city.  The costs will be reasonable and payment may be made by cash, credit card or... Read more »
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Some October Events for South Shore and the East Side

On October 4, at Rainbow Beach Park, the 7th Ward will hold a program honoring Senior Citizens. Health screenings and activities are planned. This is Senior Citizen Month. On October 9 from 4 to 5:30 PM, the South Chicago Branch library at 9055 S. Houston Ave. will have a mural making program by Steve Musgrave.... Read more »

Do You Need a Job?

Olive-Harvey College at 1001 S. Woodlawn is holding a Transportation Expo on Thursday, July 19 from 1 to 7 PM.  It is free and open to the public.  There you will be able to talk to people in the transportation industry,  Illinois Department of Transportation; Chicago Taxi Cab Operators Association; UPS; Walgreens; Schneider Logistics and... Read more »

Development of South Side

Phase 1 of Chicago Lakeside Development’s TIF Proect Area is underway.  Property east of South Shore Drive at 79th Street, which belonged to U. S. Steel, is being turned into a new housing development. This is land that had lain vacant since they closed. The infrastructure is being put in now, on Phase 1 land, from 79th Street to... Read more »
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Activities for South Side Kids

Now that school is out for the summer, parents need to know how to keep their kids active in safe environments.  Bessemer Park, at 8930 S. Muskegon, has many.  A Day Camp for children 6 through 12 will begin June 23 and run until August 3, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  It... Read more »