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October 6th Ward Community Meetings

Here is a partial listing of upcoming 6th Ward Community Meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday October 5, 2013 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan   Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday October 7, 2013 6:30 pm St. Columbanus(Church) 317 E. 71st     Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday October 14, 2013 6:30... Read more »

I-GO Expands to Chatham

I-GO Expands to Chatham
Earlier this month representatives from I-GO car sharing started making rounds to community meetings in the 6th ward to announce that they were expanding their service to the 6th Ward. The first location will be at 8001 S King Drive.  The location is owned by Jiffy Cab Co and is also the home of the... Read more »

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood
I guess my age is catching up with me. I can remember the dreary bus ride along 63rd street to Lindblom Technical High School. The only non blighted spot on 63rd street was the 63rd Halsted Street mall. The mall had stores that included Sears, Jewel Foods and a movie theater. From my freshman year... Read more »
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Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students
August 19, 2013 Garrett Popcorn Shops unveiled the newest mural to adorn their 87th street store. The mural was created by students from Simeon Career Academy and Kenwood Academy participating in After School Matters under the direction of artist Rahmaan Statik. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and executives from Garrett’s Popcorn were on hand for the unveiling.     Additional pictures at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151801850419551.1073741836.79909419550&type=1&l=eb101d58a8 Garrett Popcorn... Read more »

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Gun Registration Bill into Law

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Gun Registration Bill into Law
On Sunday August 18, 2013 Governor Pat Quinn visted Chicago Park District Nat King Cole Park to sign HB 1189 that amends the FOID Card Act. Firearm owners are now required to report lost or stolen firearms to their local law enforcement agency. The bill was sponsored by State Representatives Kwame Raoul and Mike Zalewski. Local politicians State Senators Donne... Read more »

Chatham: It's Time For a Unpleasant But Necessary Conversation

Chatham: It's Time For a Unpleasant But Necessary Conversation
Several weeks ago we celebrated the grand opening of Fleck Coffee Company on 79th street. The business has been well received and the owners energy has invigorated others to upgrade their businesses and some to seriously consider opening a business on 79th. On our other commercial strips 87th and 75th we are seeing new business... Read more »
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What To Do In Chatham This Weekend

What To Do In Chatham This Weekend
Don’t want to travel downtown, there are plenty of events going on in the community that are FREE or nearly free.   Saturday July 27, 2013 Taste of WVON Lorraine Dixon Park 8701 S Dauphin 10am-Dusk                       Saturday July 27, 2013 10am-2pm KidsFest Seaway Bank... Read more »

Chatham's Newest Coffeehouse: Fleck's Coffee

Chatham's Newest Coffeehouse: Fleck's Coffee
Several years ago a long time business,Becky’s Florist and its successor Creative Florist, in Chatham closed its doors for good at 343 E 79th. Many felt it would be difficult to find a quality business to take the place of the florist. While the pessimist saw doom and gloom mother and daughter team Mrs. Olga... Read more »

The Emerald Ash Borer Hits Chatham Trees

The Emerald Ash Borer Hits Chatham Trees
During the last thunderstorm, a number of the larger and older trees in the community fell. There were more trees than we normally have fall from storms and there is a reason why. The dreaded emerald ash borer has invaded our community. Back in May 2013, Mr. Jim Prendergast of the Kineo Group came out... Read more »
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Chatham's Response To The 4th of July Violence

Chatham's Response To The 4th of July Violence
This past Wednesday over 50 residents came out to the Cole Park, Park Advisory Council meeting and packed the fieldhouse at Cole Park to talk about the senseless violence that occurred on the 4th of July. On the 4th of July at approximately 7 pm, a 7 year old enjoying a picnic in the park... Read more »