Archive for November 2013

Redmoon Theatre Seeking Community Groups For The Great Chicago Fire Festival

Looking to positively represent your neighborhood to the rest of the city? Redmoon Theater is giving community based organizations a opportunity to do just that. This is a unique experience to not only receive free arts programming but to partner with Redmoon Theater and the city’s department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The proposal... Read more »

Sick Of Living In A Food Desert?

There have been many discussions in the past about food deserts in Chicago. I’ve also chimed in a time or two about my own personal experiences.  As you may or may not know, access to healthful food is a bit of a challenge for a majority of Chicagoans on the south and west sides of... Read more »

Uninsured, Unemployed & Obamacare: The Application, Part 1

Once I finally recovered my ID & password and logged in, this was the page that greeted me.  I made sure that I was on the "Individuals & Families" tab before I chose my state of residence.
The deadline to have the website fixed is in a couple of days. I wonder if future visitors will still have to go through the barrage of questions in the application process?  I can tell you from experience that it was a lengthy and tedious process. So much so, I didn’t want to overwhelm... Read more »

I Don't Care If The French Won't Come To The South Side

I could give a flying fig that the French government advises its citizens against going south of 59th Street. Luckily, I’m not offended that a sovereign state is trying to “go in” on the south side.  Frankly it’s par for the course.  At least the French have the stones to actually say it instead of... Read more »

Woodlawn Vacant Lot Sold

Walking south on Stony Island last Thursday, I saw an unexpected change on a real estate sign:   The vacant lot at 6538 South Stony Island has finally sold. As long as I’ve lived in Woodlawn (12 years as of last Friday) that lot has been vacant, used as a staging area for construction and... Read more »

Uninsured, Unemployed & Obamacare: The One Helpful Section On

For all of the flak that the website has received, I have found one bright spot:  The “Having Trouble Logging In” link is actually helpful. When I last left you, I had forgotten my ID & password. I had waited a number of days for both to be recovered after following the directions on... Read more »

The Cute Kittens Get Adopted!

Remember these fur balls? The four extremely cute kittens from the stray that I had been feeding since the beginning of the year?  You remember, right? The brood along with their mother were scooped up by my neighbor in late August and taken to the Anti-Cruelty Society. Related Posts: Woodlawn Stories:  A Cat Is Trying... Read more »