6 hours ago

18 hours ago

Trinity UCC Farmer's Market

The Trinity UCC Farmers Market is Back!
Saturdays through October 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., rain or shine! South parking lot of Trinity United Church of Christ (95th and Eggleston) Trinity UCC’s Farmers Market promotes easy access to fresh produce, health and fitness activities and supports the growth of local black-owned farms, vendors, and businesses.”We accept cash, debit/credit, LINK, and Farmers Market coupons. Bring your shopping bags!If you or your ministry would like to volunteer or for more information, contact Deacon Rose Scott, green@trinitychicago.org or call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2385.

24 hours ago

You have 0 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

You have 0 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jul 19

Updated 4 days ago

Why are the 21st Ward Interested Parties for Alderman Scared to Address the 87th Street Situation

It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the...

Read full message…

It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the west and another one that runs from the Ryan to Cottage Grove on the East.. So I guess the 21st ward doesn't start until Halsted and runs West for election purposes because these same individuals were silent on the Concepts Charter- Clay Evans debacle.

Do any of you have some courage to refute me?

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    Refute you ?? You keep articulating the same small misguided thinking, we get it, you hate bucket boys and "looking ghetto" !! And again I say,

    Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
    When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
    When I become Alderman...

    Read full comment…

    Refute you ?? You keep articulating the same small misguided thinking, we get it, you hate bucket boys and "looking ghetto" !! And again I say,

    Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
    When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
    When I become Alderman I am going to clean this empty lot!
    When I become Alderman I am going to reopen the electrician class at Simeon!
    Really? How? These candidates speak as though their mere presence in City Hall with their bright ideas will make city council sit, bark and roll over! None of these candidates have offered a plan to make their bright ideas REALITY, but it's not their fault.

    These candidates are only doing what they have seen work for Alderman, after Alderman, after Alderman for decades. Offer bright ideas, get in front of cameras and profess your outrage, create a headline and YOU, CC of C will vote for them.
    The only way to make things happen in City Hall is to organize the votes in your community into a voting bloc! This is the only thing City Hall fears, respects and reacts to, other than dollars. The truly powerful aldermen know this. The truly powerful aldermen know that if they organize and direct the votes in their wards, department heads will listen, mayors will listen, state representatives will listen, and not only do they listen, but they move when that voting bloc says move.

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    Alderman Burke picks up a phone and potholes get filled, he picks up a phone and debris gets removed from vacant lots. How did Alderman Burke get that type of power and influence in a Rahm Emmanuel administration? Alderman Burke organized and directed 87% of the votes in his ward...

    Read full comment…

    Alderman Burke picks up a phone and potholes get filled, he picks up a phone and debris gets removed from vacant lots. How did Alderman Burke get that type of power and influence in a Rahm Emmanuel administration? Alderman Burke organized and directed 87% of the votes in his ward AWAY from Rahm Emanuel. NOW, after exercising the POWER of that voting bloc, everybody listens!!

    Instead of doing the hard work of organizing a power base by organizing a voting bloc that will demand fear, respect and action, these candidates talk about their bright ideas and expect to enter city hall and ask better, or ask more forcefully, or ask the right person.

    *The state of our community is too critical for us to continue doing what we have always done*

    We must stop voting for bright ideas with no plan.
    We must stop voting for the person on television
    We must stop voting for our soror or fraternity brother
    We must stop voting to get election time gifts (contracts, streets fixed, seasonal jobs)

    We have an opportunity to take control of our city council, take control of our Board of Education and take control of our community, but only if we elect candidates citywide, that understand how to organize a community network, inform and mobilize the community into a power base, and how to use that Power base to make things happen.

    POWER not Permission
    Jeff Baker for Alderman
    www.BakerForAlderman.com

  • Clap Clap Clap, bravo for the speech. Ok, you are going to go into city hall and tell Rahm "he's going to give you the TIF Money", he's going to create jobs in your community, blah blah blah. Got to get elected first sport.

Jul 25

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jul 21

FREE Drumline Lessons

Fierce Women of Faith and the Musical Arts Institute present
“Summer Nonviolence Music 2014,”
FREE drumline lessons,
July 14 – August 16,
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.;
Saturday,
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
the Musical Arts Institute,
9244 S. Lafayette,
Music education by professional teachers and musicians, Parents and participants receive nonviolence leadership training, To register, Call Michael Manson or Stephen Styles, 773-253-8606

Jul 18

Jul 17

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jul 16

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jul 16

Jul 12

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jul 10

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jul 09

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jul 06

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jul 04

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jul 02

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jul 02

Jul 01

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jun 29

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jun 27

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jun 26

You have 3 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jun 23

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jun 22

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jun 20

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jun 17

Updated Jun 20

Why not in the 21st Ward

Why can't we have the Obama School in the 21st Ward. There are plenty of open spaces available for the school. Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st Ward says," If CPS can close almost 50 schools, but work diligently to secure a location for the $60 million proposed selective enrollment high school named after President Obama, then the school should be located in the 21st ward. To bring a school of this caliber to the ward would instill a sense of pride and honor to the citizens of Chicago in general and to the African-American community in particular"'

  • Knowing the city, theyll build it from scratch. They'll say the other buildings are old &outdated. See a lot of potential spots in my ward(21) that could be put to use. Hirsch is a pretty cool school to be renamed but again, I doubt they'll do that. @Casey, I thought the newsletter was informative. Brookins shouldn't open his mouth considering he hasn't put one out since last election. Guess we were supposed to be impressed because it was in color!

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    Knowing the city, they will build it from scratch for white neighborshoods/students (North Side Prep, Walter Payton, Jones).
    In black communities they rehab old worn out buildings (Lindblom, Mendel/Brooks).
    To build new in black communities, it is for vocatonal schools (Simeon). Tells you what their plans are for us - to always work for them.

Jun 18

Jun 17

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jun 17

Jun 14

Jun 13

  • Barnard Elementary Comp Math & Science Center reviewed by a parent

    A change has come this past year! I think Barnard is a great school in much transition (in a positive direction). They have a very hands-on principle and assistant principle who work with students and parents to help children reach their potential goals. As with any schools in transition, I believe that once they have managed some of their challenges and receive more parental support, the school will be very competitive with other academically excelling schools in the Beverly Area. I am very concerned about the low parental involvement because this directly impacts the success of students. However, the administration is working to have great workshops for parents, great before and after school programs for the students and if we want the school to be the best it can be, parents, please get involved and support your kids by finding out how you can help in the school. They have parental groups during the day and even evenining hours with rich information that can help the kids excel. The principle and assistant principle are very committed to being available for these programs as well and work around the clock. We need to give them the same support they give to OUR kids.

    Barnard Elementary Comp Math & Science Center (10354 S Charles St) Published on GreatSchools June 12, 2014

Jun 12

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jun 11

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jun 10

Updated Jun 11

Concepts Charter Indiana Offices Raided by FBI

There is work going on at 8522 S Lafayette (Old Soft Sheen Plant) in anticipation of Concepts Charter School. Horizion Science and Math Academy opening. This Charter school was supported by Alderman Howard Brookins and the Rev Charles Jenkins of Fellowship MBC which owns the property. Per reports out of Indiana one of the schools in run by this organization is under investigation by the FBI
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/fbi-investigates-local-charter-school

  • CMWP Ward21 Citizen, Librarian, & PBS TV Host

    What got me was the pic with Ragm. And one can only imagine what will be Jenkin's sermon this Sunday. And Democratic Machineman Brokins...no need to waste words but he'll do what he does best: possum.

    Aren't you sick and tired of being sick and tired of folks taking the intent of charters to make massive amounts of money?

Jun 10

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jun 09

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Jun 06

Updated Jun 09

Staples Leaving West Chatham

Staples Leaving West Chatham
Received an email today from Staples corporate that effective 7/19/14 that Staples at 87th Dan Ryan will be closing for good. The 75th Stony Island store is already closed. What would you like to see in this space? What businesses does Alderman Howard B Brookins Jr plan to pursue?

  • I would like to see a Micro Center type store that carries and services electronics and sells some office supplies.

  • That would be nice, but again, they would not be able to compete with the wal-mart price monster.

Jun 09

Jun 07

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

About

EveryBlock collects 28 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 1548-1569 W. 102nd Pl.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Pete Gribble ZL  Electric  Servives L C Reed Laura Kessinger Eamon Murphy Sarah Madden Haffner Carla Cain-Bush Kevin G. Casey Jayar Roberson Tony Cochran

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address