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Is the New Whitney Young Library Project Dead?

Is the New Whitney Young Library Project Dead?
Now that the mayor has decided to reopen libraries on Mondays and force out Commissioner Mary Dempsey. Where does this leave the Whitney Young Library Project? The project has been delayed because of EPA issues. A grant from the EPA was suppose to be forthcomung but will it make a difference? Is there a will... Read more »

Is There Anything Wrong With Politicians Meeting With Alleged Gang Leaders

A recent Chicago magazine article http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2012/Gangs-and-Politicians-An-Unholy-Alliance/ speaks of an alleged meeting between several City of Chicago Alderman, Aldermandic candidates and other politicians with alleged gang leaders. Here is an excerpt of the article At some of the meetings, the politicians arrived with campaign materials and occasionally with aides. The sessions were organized much like corporate-style job fairs.... Read more »

Taste Chatham- The Pan African Cuisine Destination

Taste Chatham- The Pan African Cuisine Destination
Our community has become a destination point for Pan African Cuisine, dishes inspired from ingredients indigenous to the continent of Africa. So during the holiday season go out and taste Chatham. Here are some restaurants to try Yassa African Restaurant – African Fusion 716 E 79th St (773) 488-5599 Dishes from Senegal and other African... Read more »
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WVON Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

WVON Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
Saturday, December 17 10am to 6pm Convocation Center Chicago State University 9501 S King Drive Chicago, Illinois. It’s That Time of the Year Again! WVON and Chicago State University are proud to present the 20th Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration. This year’s celebration promises to be the best yet with thought-provoking speakers, exciting cultural performances, informative workshops,... Read more »

Candlelight Vigil for Ben Wilson

In 1984, Ben Wilson was the #1 high school Basketball player in the country and he and his fellow Simeon team members were considered the #1 basketball team in the country. To my community he represented more than basketball, he represented the hopes and dreams that every parent had for their children. They all wanted... Read more »

Shop Chatham For Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving Day weekend go purchase good from the following stores/restaurants. Brown Sugar Bakery– Cakes, Pies, baked goods Dat Donut– Some of the best donuts Chatham Food Market– Get all your grocery items Wings Around the World– 25 flavors from 9 countries. Great for those days you don’t want to cook and holiday parties... Read more »
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Is it Time For Zero Tolerance

Is it Time For Zero Tolerance
Yesterday’s incident http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-at-least-3-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20111105,0,4322644.story brought me back to Shayla Raymond a 15 year old who was struck by a car fleeing an individual at the 87th King Drive intersection. http://thesixthward.blogspot.com/2010/03/15-year-old-girl-dies-in-chatham-hit.html. Also, Zero Tolerance a topic I have discussed in the past. Over the last several years http://concernedcitizensofchatham.blogspot.com/2010/02/man-found-fatally-stabbed-in-chatham-do.html http://concernedcitizensofchatham.blogspot.com/2011/06/wtf-pimpin-continues.html. I have called for allowing the Chicago Police... Read more »

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 »

ALDERMEN HAIRSTON AND SAWYER PROPOSE RE-EXAMINATION OF CITY CONTRACTING OFFERS

ALDERMEN HAIRSTON AND SAWYER PROPOSE RE-EXAMINATION OF CITY CONTRACTING OFFERS
Today Aldermen Leslie Hairston of the 5th Ward and Roderick T. Sawyer of the 6th Ward call on the city to re-examine parts of its third quarter Requests for Proposals. (RFPs) In these difficult economic times for the city there is a lack of oversight and examination that generally occurs in the contracting opportunities that... Read more »
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What Chatham Residents Want

What Chatham Residents Want
Over the past several weeks Chatham residents told EZ Pawn No. They told Richard Milburn Alternative High School No. These actions have caused some to feel that saying NO is counterproductive to the growth of the community. When Lakeview, Beverly, or Rodgers Park say NO its Ok. Others say Chatham residents do not know what... Read more »