Archive for September 2011

Woodlawn Residents Fight Back Against Marginalization and Bad Property Management

Despite the headlines highlighting the millions of dollars of help that Woodlawn will be receiving, some concerned neighbors are demanding accountability in the process. To underscore this point a letter was recently sent to the management of the Preservation of Affordable Housing, the lead developer in the Parc Grove redevelopment, regarding one of their other... Read more »

Woodlawn Is Finally Getting Help, But Is It Too Little Too Late?

Two separate initiatives are slated to address the blight of foreclosures and address the issue of affordable housing in “sub-sections” of Woodlawn. Locally, Mayor Emanuel has announced that the city will pilot the Micro Market Recovery program that will ” bring new ownership to 2,500 foreclosed homes over the next few years using up to... Read more »

What Do You Do When Your Neighbor Won't Stop Throwing Parties?

The latest party last Saturday at the Metropolitan made one thing abundantly clear. The folks that run and own the place just don’t care about being good neighbors. They don’t care about having events without the proper licenses.  They don’t care about the lack of parking.  They don’t care about noisy party goers literally trashing... Read more »

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Comes To Woodlawn

If you like classical music but you don’t have room in the budget for symphony tickets, your prayers have been answered. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will open it’s 2011-2012 season with a free concert at Woodlawn’s Apostolic Church of God next Thursday, September 22. Per the press release: “The centerpiece of the CSO’s performance is... Read more »