Spreading the Word Worship Center

I  know school is almost out but some kids go to summer.  I don’t know if this will be available for them also, but I saw a sign on the window of Spreading the Word Worship Center at 2728 E 79th Street that they have a free after school program Monday through Friday from 3:30 to... Read more »

Reading Programs and Homework Help

Do you know anyone from 4 years old through adults who need to improve their reading skills? Chicago State University will begin reading programs July 18 through August 15. The tuition fees and material  costs vary with the program.  They have a family discount if  more than one family member will be enrolling, call (800)-979-9151 between... Read more »

South Chicago Events

I know it has been a long time since I wrote any entries in this blog.  I missed our 7th Ward Alderman’s Resource Fair and Labor of Love’s Stop the Violence rally and cook out, which was Saturday. I went to the South Chicago library today and got some information of coming events.  On May... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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