Tag: 6th district

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 »

Pirro VS McCarthy: Who Got It Right

Pirro VS McCarthy: Who Got It Right
Several days ago a video was forwarded to me. The video was Fox News TV personality retired judge Jeanine Pirro taking City of Chicago Chief of Police Garry McCarthy to task. The judge called McCarthy a “Hypocrite” as she focused on a speech McCarthy made at St. Sabina several years ago. Here is the Youtube... Read more »

The New York Times Talks About Chatham

The New York Times Talks About Chatham
Approximately nine months ago I received an email from Ben Carey, a Chicagoan who is a reporter for the New York Times. He stated he was doing a story and wanted to ask me questions about Chatham based on  one of my ChicagoNow blog post. We met and talked, but after several months I didn’t t think... Read more »
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Will the Independence Bank Building Survive

Will the Independence Bank Building  Survive
This past week, the clock tower at 7801 S State Street went through a renovation. The Northern Trust name came down and the Urban Partership Bank name went up. The question is what will happen to the Independence Bank building? Back in 1964 the late Mr. Alvin Boutte and Mr. George Johnson and several African... Read more »

Chatham: What to Do In October

Chatham: What to Do In October
There are plenty of events going on in the community that are informational and still plenty of FREE or nearly free events. Thursday October 4,2012 6pm-7:30pm If You Don’t Vote Don’t Complain by Jahmal Cole Whitney Young Library 79th King Drive Thursday Oct 4,2012 7pm Black World Cinema-Chicoand Rita ICE Theaters Chatham 210 W 87th... Read more »

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 »
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What To Do In Chatham This Month

What To Do In Chatham This Month
There are plenty of events going on in the community that are FREE or nearly free. Festivals Saturday September 8, 2012 3pm Pre Birthday Celebration for Izola White 522 E. 79th Saturday September 8, 2012 10am 79th Street Renaissance Fair 79th Racine www.gagdc.com Saturday September 15,2012 10am Silas Purnell College Expo Tuley Park 90th King... Read more »

September 6th Ward Meetings

September 6th Ward Meetings
Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday September 8, 2012 Clean & Green 8:30am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday September 10,2012 St. Columbanus( Glass House) 317 E. 71st Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday September 10, 2012 6:30 to 8:30... Read more »

Peace In the Park After Dark 2012

Peace in the Park After Dark started two year as a statement to the community that Cole Park was safe after the shooting of Officer Thomas Wortham IV. So a group of 100 young people along with  6th District Police Commander Eric Carter, Wisconsin National Guardsman and a host of volunteers spent the night in... Read more »
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How To Stop The Terror Town Violence from Spreading: Zero Tolererance

Just hours after the end of Peace in the Park After Dark, and an afternoon where several groups were doing their back to school rallies and parties, the “Terror Town” violence found its way to my community. These beefs between posse’s with multiple gang affiliations are out of control and have found their way out... Read more »