Apr 12 2012

Apr 12 2012

Apr 10 2012

Apr 02 2012

Updated Apr 10 2012

Bright Star Church Taking a Stand Against the 45th and Cottage Grove Development

Pastor Chris Harris provides background on the 45th Street and Cottage Grove development that will be developed near Bright Star Church. The developer, Brinshore-Michaels, and CHA neglected to inform the church about how the project will impact the church. Here's the church's appeal to meet with developers and CHA to determine how to best serve the Bronzeville community as a whole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I2s-vMKGHs&feature=youtu.be

  • Me

    Thanks Wendell. This at least is civilized conversation, and makes a lot of sense.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Dear Me,

    God bless you for standing up for the self-interests of public housing residents. As a native son from Chicago, born at 662 East 38th Place in the legendary Ida B. Well Public housing development, I am extremely proud of my cultural heritage in Bronzeville!

    The ultimate goal of...

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    Dear Me,

    God bless you for standing up for the self-interests of public housing residents. As a native son from Chicago, born at 662 East 38th Place in the legendary Ida B. Well Public housing development, I am extremely proud of my cultural heritage in Bronzeville!

    The ultimate goal of civic engagement, is to close ranks around our authentic cultural heritage experience in Bronzeville, and thereby create multiple entrepreneurial business opportunities and enterprises on our commercial business districts that will ultimately help break the cycle of poverty in our communities.

    Virtually,

    Bronzeville Curmudgeon

    1-773-819-5170

    www.bviconline.info

Apr 10 2012

Apr 08 2012

Updated Apr 09 2012

Can you recommend a reputable, reliable maintenance company for a small condo building?

Hello all! My condo bldg is in need of a maintenance company to come once a week and clean our common areas, front and back lawns, and area by the dumpster. We had a company that was good but every time we looked around, they kept going up on their rate. Our residents didn't want the task themselves, so we are forced to oursource. Any recommendations? Please provide contact info and rate info, if you have it. Thanks in advance!

  • Just Us Lawn Care, Inc.
    710 E. 47th St., Suite 204E
    Chicago, Illinois 60653
    (773) 952-6842

    Our Condo Association uses JULC the company does a great job.

  • Remington General Manager - Grand Painting & Wall Covering

    Maintenance, Inc. - Chicago, IL. 60634 3327 N. Ozanam Chicago, IL 60634 | 24 Hour Emergency Service: 773-497-7777

  • KDC Bronzeville Plant

    Cook Janitorial Services
    773.616.8875

Apr 06 2012

Updated Apr 08 2012

  • GCF Resident in the Kenwood area since 2006

    I don't think putting CHA above the projects means I will still drive my family down to Roosevelt's Dominick / Jewel rather than risk getting shot at by going close to a CHA building.

    Which means it will be a vicious circle, the stores wont get the community support they...

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    I don't think putting CHA above the projects means I will still drive my family down to Roosevelt's Dominick / Jewel rather than risk getting shot at by going close to a CHA building.

    Which means it will be a vicious circle, the stores wont get the community support they need because the people who can spend $$$ and not use link cards will not risk patronizing high risk establishments hence like the Michael's on 47th and Lake Park it will close and become boarded up or overtaken by the CHA residents for illegal activity.

  • grandma 13-year Douglas resident

    I would come to shop at 47th, 43rd or 39th, If the businesses were on the corner. Pete's sounds nice and how about a business like Costco that sells office supplies (HP ink cartrdges, printers, etc), A much larger Walgreens with a sit down pharmacy waiting area would be nice as well.

Apr 07 2012

FILM CO. CASTING IN CHICAGO FOR "DEACON'S CHOICE" THE MOVIE MAY 26, 2012

HawkFilmz Enterprize in association with FAM Entertainment Theater company is seeking Talent and Crew for upcoming drama "Deacon's Choice."

We are currently seeking talent for "Deacon's Choice". Final Casting will be on SATURDAY, May 26, 2012 in Chicago. All candidates must email a headshot and a full body shot for consideration if available. Email resume (if applicable) to hawkfilmz@aol.com or kenya@fament.org. Many principles roles will be given a stipend. Filming will begin the 3rd week of July 2012 and conclude...

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HawkFilmz Enterprize in association with FAM Entertainment Theater company is seeking Talent and Crew for upcoming drama "Deacon's Choice."

We are currently seeking talent for "Deacon's Choice". Final Casting will be on SATURDAY, May 26, 2012 in Chicago. All candidates must email a headshot and a full body shot for consideration if available. Email resume (if applicable) to hawkfilmz@aol.com or kenya@fament.org. Many principles roles will be given a stipend. Filming will begin the 3rd week of July 2012 and conclude by Mid August. Days and Times will vary. We are seeking African American Females aged 25-35. African American teen girls & boys aged 14-21.
Bi-Racial Female aged 25-35. Caucasian Females aged 25-35 and 60-80. Caucasian males aged 25-35. Caucasian teen girls and boys aged 14-21. Caucasian children aged
2 -10

Crew Wanted

UPM
SOUND MIXER
BOOMER OPERATOR
GAFFER
ELECTRICIAN
CAMERA OPERATOR
Production Designer
Script Supervisor
(2) Production Assistants
Craft Services Assistant

For Consideration Please Contact

Kenya Robertson
FAM ENTERTAINMENT THEATER COMPANY
312-572-9373
KENYA@FAMENT.ORG
hawkfilmz@aol.com

“Deacon’s Choice” is a compelling story that embodies the trickle effect of selfishness, cover-ups, addiction and consequence with intensity just as stimulating as “Requiem for a Dream” & “Black Swan.”

As Deacon begins to illustrate her life into a Book, the heartbreaking details of a confession crystallize years of strife sending her in pursuit of closure.

Apr 04 2012

Updated Apr 07 2012

My Bronzeville Dream Proposition

In my dreams, this is what I propose for my neighborhood.

1) All teenagers would be required to spend one afternoon per week picking up trash from the neighborhood.

2) All adults would be required to know the name and number of at least 3 other adults on their block....to discuss neighborly concerns of course!

3) 25% of all police officers in the area are required to walk, bike or segway their beat and would be quizzed on the names...

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In my dreams, this is what I propose for my neighborhood.

1) All teenagers would be required to spend one afternoon per week picking up trash from the neighborhood.

2) All adults would be required to know the name and number of at least 3 other adults on their block....to discuss neighborly concerns of course!

3) 25% of all police officers in the area are required to walk, bike or segway their beat and would be quizzed on the names of neighbors in the area.

4) At least once per week a neighborhood store would have neighbor discount day.

5) Any vacant lot after 2 years could be turned over at no cost to community needs.

6) Fines for littering, jay walking, not picking up after your dog, loud music in your car or profanity used in public were really given more than parking tickets.

7) Garbage cans in the park were actually not placed at convenient locations for the waste pick up trucks but for the people IN the park.

8) Instead of looking for additional low income residents that would then be abandoned to a crumbling infastructure that CHA would recruit college students from surrounding universities to become residents.

9) That any blue light camera video be availalbe for viewing on a local cable station so that I can point out the criminal activity to my beat cop (who should know my name).

10) It would be required that CTA employees and security actually actively attempt to prevent the open air 'loose square', marijuana and other sales at 47th, 43rd and Indiana stops on the green line.

I have many more but these are some of my favorites.

  • My dream is rather simple. I want neighbors who want to help themselves and their community. If they don't possess these values I'd like for them to leave immediately and return any percentage of my tax dollars that they take from me and my family.

  • I support your dreams! Please report crimes on CTA property via e-mail, twitter or facebook with the times and locations of activities. Now there are cameras at stations its easier to crack down on offenders.

Apr 07 2012

Apr 05 2012

Updated Apr 06 2012

Where do you go for art in the South Side?

Hi everyone,
I was wondering about art in the South Side. What centers/exhibitions/places do you go to to either see art or participate in art? If you do go to these places, what do you do and what do you see? Which activities or centers do you find most convenient? Is it easy to get to these places? Do you think there are enough resources devoted to the arts in the South Side?
I would like to generally hear your thoughts about the arts in the South Side, and your experience with the arts.
Thank you so much!!

  • University of Chicago, Gallery Guichard, South Side Community Arts Center,Dusable Museum, Court Theater, ETA Arts Center, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago State University. All accessible by public transportation

Apr 06 2012

Apr 05 2012

Apr 04 2012

Updated Apr 04 2012

Let's help these young people out!

March 28, 2012

Community and Friends of Bret Harte Elementary School,

We are delighted to announce that our students have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois State Competition of Future Problem Solving! Future Problem Solving is an academic program rooted in critical and analytical thinking, research skills and real-life problem solving. Students explore topics of interests, creatively demonstrate understanding, and use written and verbal communication to express their original ideas in a team format.

This is the first year...

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March 28, 2012

Community and Friends of Bret Harte Elementary School,

We are delighted to announce that our students have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois State Competition of Future Problem Solving! Future Problem Solving is an academic program rooted in critical and analytical thinking, research skills and real-life problem solving. Students explore topics of interests, creatively demonstrate understanding, and use written and verbal communication to express their original ideas in a team format.

This is the first year that our students have participated in this event. Their outstanding performance at the city competition qualified both teams of four students to advance to the state competition that will be held in Normal, Illinois on the campus of Illinois State University, April 27th-28th, 2012.

We are seeking support to help offset the financial burden our students face as they prepare to compete and win in the state competition. Our students have worked extremely hard to get ready for this event. They have committed an entire school year to training and hosted several fundraising events to reach their financial goal, but they have fallen short and the deadline is fast approaching. Our students are in need of $2000.00 to cover the cost of transportation, lodging and registration.

We greatly appreciate any type of financial support that can be offered to the students of Bret Harte Elementary School as they travel to Illinois State University to compete and win in Future Problem Solving.

Thanks for your support,

Bernadette Glover
Assistant Principal

Please call the school to make your donation at 773-535-0870

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    sounds good!

  • QCDC in the QUAD Not for Profit

    Jennifer, Thank you so much! You have no idea how much chocolate candy I have purchased in the last couple months LOL! . I thought folks should no what our children are doing because they truly are our Future Problem Solvers!

Apr 04 2012

Updated Apr 04 2012

Market Data Report: Developing Vibrant Retail in Bronzeville

How is this report being used to bring businesses to Bronzeville?

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From Ald. Dowell's newsletter: The Bronzeville Alliance has partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council to help with the Bronzeville Retail Initiative. Recently, they reviewed years worth of past planning and market data and interviewed several residents and businesses in Bronzeville. They have released their report called "Developing Vibrant Retail in Bronzeville".
http://www.metroplanning.org/multimedia/publication/548

  • I hope the nearby Universities had no role in 35th being skipped. I'm sure they would love to expand their campuses. However I doubt very seriously that any alderman would share is this has occured! The City can always lay back on the fact that they used are TIF for some development, if close to none at all.

  • Sorry "if" not "is" and "our" not are!

Mar 30 2012

Updated Apr 03 2012

Hmmm?!

I don't know who to contact but today when I came home I noticed that we don't have any dumpsters behind our building and the tenants are placing the garbage on the ground in the alley. I know that it's the building managements responsibility to provide the service but what are the tenants to do in the meantime. Can I contact the city to report this problem?

  • Yatta Washington Park Warrior

    10am Tuesday morning dumpsters finally arrived.

  • Stay on top of this situation. If you see the garbage overflowing on a regular basis they may not be paying the scavenger service on a timely basis.

Mar 28 2012

Updated Apr 03 2012

Recap: Last Night's CHA Information/Planning Meeting for the Cottage Grove Corridor

I attended last night's CHA planning meeting about the new developments slated for the Cottage Grove corridor. Last night's meeting was 3/3 and the most well attended from what I understand.

I encourage others who were in attendance to chime with add'l details, as I know I may not capture them all here.

Discussion was centered on two developments (one at the SW corner of 47th Street and Cottage Grove and the other at 45th Street and Cottage) that are...

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I attended last night's CHA planning meeting about the new developments slated for the Cottage Grove corridor. Last night's meeting was 3/3 and the most well attended from what I understand.

I encourage others who were in attendance to chime with add'l details, as I know I may not capture them all here.

Discussion was centered on two developments (one at the SW corner of 47th Street and Cottage Grove and the other at 45th Street and Cottage) that are both essentially slated to be developed and occupied by 2014. The 45th street development is still in the early stages of planning. According to Ald. Burns, these developments will go through and have been on the docket for years.

Both developments will consist of CHA (27%), affordable and market rate housing. All rental units and no plans for home ownership. Units range from 1 to 4 bedrooms, with the 4 bedroom units allocated for CHA only. Rent ranges from $1100 (1 bd rm) to $1600 (3 bd room). All residents will be drug screened.

Approximately $8M of the funding for the 47th Street development was provided by CHA.

The 47th street development will include a grocery store and the developer is currently entertaining a particular store now. Other retail will be included on the bottom floor of the building. The 45th street development will provide 1600 sq ft of space for retail. The developers are approaching national retailers like ColdStone and Gymboree and Fleet Feet Sports on a local level.

The 45th street development will have a courtyard with a community center situated in its center. Bright Star Church is currently situated on the plot of land for the 45th development, but apparently the developer has conducted its planning without inclusion of the church.

Please provide any additional details if you attended one of the three buildings. Thanks.

  • I couldn't come to the meetings as stated before I own a home but currently and temporarily live else where because of job. Honestly I don't want any development unless its done by a private firm. I'd rather it stay a vacant lot than turn into more low income housing...

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    I couldn't come to the meetings as stated before I own a home but currently and temporarily live else where because of job. Honestly I don't want any development unless its done by a private firm. I'd rather it stay a vacant lot than turn into more low income housing to insure the permanent re-election of certain people and further marginalization and poverty. I hope they don't get the grant. The city of chicago just got that type of grant they are applying for last year(woodlawn development), and there are many more areas across the state they are competing with to get the grants. I think HUD may consider others areas as a result of it. HUD is facing budget cuts form the republicans and they have hundreds of millions dollars back logged needed for repairs and maintanence of all the buildingings they currently own. I just hope the well runs dry at HUD, so they don't have any money for these projects. I have been contacting HUD and making the case for other areas to receive funds for development like the south suburbs, englewood, etc. Other people can also do the same visit the website and make the case for other areas that are also applying.

    At this point it doesn't matter what people want they will shove this down everyones throat like it or not. The meetings are only procedural they don't really care what anyone has to say especially the dictator alderpeople

  • Agree, these meetings are just for them to say, we met with the community. They want us to believe these buildings will be for mixed income and a beautiful place to live.

    I don't buy it...

Apr 02 2012

Updated Apr 03 2012

  • Yeah, very true article. Amazingly, the Chicago sheeple appear to completely unaware of what this guy is doing and WHY. You can add the ambitious CHA "legacy" plan of hyper-concentrating poverty in area's know as the usual suspects:( It's enough to make you want to move far away from this place:/

Apr 01 2012

Updated Apr 01 2012

Clean Up Week

I know this week a lot of kids are out for CLEAN UP WEEK, so please let them.. THERE are several vacant lots in our communities that need some TLC... Take pride in your neighborhood and others will too... I'll be borrowing some rakes to tackle 2 lots on Tuesday... If you can lend a hand or rake please let me know...

  • April 21,2012 is clean and green day in the city. Check with your Streets and Sanitation supervisor to see what activities are planned in your ward. If high schoolers work with NFP's they can fulfill their commuity service hours.

Apr 01 2012

Wastebaskets moved from bus stops

On Michigan & 26th and State & 26th, the baskets have been moved from near the bus stops. (On State moved 1/2 block down) Streets & San is LAZY. They moved them to guarantee they won't have to be emptied....'cause no one is using them. The trash ends up on the shelter benches or the sidewalks or at the curbs. Put the baskets back where they belong...where people WILL use them, next to the bus stops.

Apr 01 2012

Mar 29 2012

Updated Mar 31 2012

Bronzeville to host Gospel Fest

Mandrake Park at 39th and Cottage Grove will host the headline events of the 2012 music festivals. Other sites are Millenium Park and Chicago Cultural Center.

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/events___special_events/events/mose/chicago_gospel_music4.html

So, what businesses are around there?

  • Grandma, I completely agree. I know everyone would love it and Bronzeville should make money when people visit. I don't see an application for food vendors but I have posted your question on their Facebook page.

  • Mississippi Rick's is another good choice to consider. It's on 35th and King Drive. Parking in front and back. Nice leather couches with big TV screen while waiting for your BBQ. They deliver also. Tell Rick I sent ya....

Mar 30 2012

Updated Mar 30 2012

Friday fun: How would you give back to your neighborhood if you won tonight's Mega Millions drawing?

If you've been reading the news lately, you've probably heard something about tonight's jackpot drawing that has got a lot of folks dreaming big.

So I thought it would be fun to ask how you would give back to your neighborhood if you were the lucky winner?

  • I would start a Teen Help Center, teaching courses on how to respect your body, birth control, teen violence, peer pressure, work place readiness, and parenting. I use to teach courses on Hygiene and work place readiness at Job Corps and half of the student’s population didn’t know the basics. They are clueless and it sad!!

  • Yatta Washington Park Warrior

    I would buy some of this land in Washington Park. Some areas would be redeveloped for agriculture and resource centers(job placement, youth development, family development, small business resource center, healthy living, etc.) If others invest their money directly into the community it would be a better place for all. I would also buy one of the many vacant buildings so that my family could live there comfortably.

Mar 30 2012

Mar 20 2012

Updated Mar 29 2012

Interesting Article.....check it out

So, I feel that in one way or another we have been having this discussion on EveryBlock and especially in regards to the Bronzeville Community. Check out this article and let me know your thoughts on it.

Essentially the article discusses one families thoughts preceding their attempt to buy Black for one year.

Enjoy!

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/03/19/our-black-year

  • 1) No one said anything about a boycott.
    2) If everyone that disagrees with you and can defend their position is a "bully" in your eyes, you might want to stay home with the tv off or you are going to encounter a huge number of "bullies" out in the world.
    3) Quite disappointed that had a post removed for responding to being called a name.
    James I will be contacting you offsite.

  • You bullied 2 others off the board, not me msp. Yes as you said your father told you you should avoid name calling as well. You were advocating race-based instead of neighborhood based shopping. At this point FOR Bronzeville, it is more important to patronize local business was the position of those two people because it's not like Bronzeville is rolling in folks dying to do business there. Support them or lose them and no more will follow.

Mar 28 2012

Free Help Starting A Block Club

Need help starting a block club? The Community and Law Enforcement Partnership is looking for community partners interested in starting a block club or community watch in their community.

Our specially trained community organizers will work with you step by step to help you organize your block club, get your neighbors involved and offer solutions to addressing your specific community problems. If you’re interested in taking a more activie role in improving the quality of life in your community, we would like to work with you. Please Contact Us for more information on how we can help

Mar 22 2012

Updated Mar 24 2012

Basketball Court Shotting

On the 57th hundred block of King Drive, around 5pm. A car pulled up in front of the basketball court and open fire. The court was full of teens and mostly kids playing, thank GOD no one was hurt…..but this is CRAZY!!! Now I don’t feel safe anymore being outside.

  • oh my! sadly, conditions dictate we must be ever so aware of our surroundings in our own communities. please, please, please connect with your neighbors. our only hope is to bind ourselves to those of like minds and occupy our own spaces. did police come? was it reported?

  • Thanks Debra, I just heard about this yesterday at a meeting. It makes us all nervous and sick.

    Be safe.

Mar 24 2012

Mar 12 2012

Updated Mar 23 2012

CHA Choice Neighborhood Public Meetings

CHA Choice Neighborhood Public Meetings

CHA is seeking Choice Neighborhoods Implementation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize the Cottage Grove Corridor within Grand Boulevard and neighboring communities. Choice Neighborhoods supports housing and economic development in communities with public and assisted housing to transform the larger neighborhood into a healthy, mixed-income community with quality affordable housing, high-performing schools, services, transportation, and access to jobs.

Through this program, CHA and its local, state, federal,...

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CHA Choice Neighborhood Public Meetings

CHA is seeking Choice Neighborhoods Implementation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize the Cottage Grove Corridor within Grand Boulevard and neighboring communities. Choice Neighborhoods supports housing and economic development in communities with public and assisted housing to transform the larger neighborhood into a healthy, mixed-income community with quality affordable housing, high-performing schools, services, transportation, and access to jobs.

Through this program, CHA and its local, state, federal, and private partners and supporters will work to improve housing stock; reduce crime; promote commercial investment; encourage healthy living; improve educational opportunities; and jumpstart transportation and economic opportunities for everyone in the neighborhood. We will work closely with the City of Chicago, parks, schools, agencies, employers, shops, churches, and other community stakeholders to transform the community into an area of opportunity for all residents and future generations.



The proposed Choice Neighborhood is located within the Grand Boulevard and neighboring community areas, made up of Ward 3 and Ward 4. Click here to view a proposed map of the Choice Neighborhood.



Whether you live, work, learn, play, worship, shop, or visit the community, the CHA encourages you to attend one of the upcoming public meetings to learn about present and future plans and how to contribute to the community-wide process. If your organization wishes to play a role in the bold neighborhood transformation plan, please contact CHA at 312-913-7452.



Each information session will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Center, 3858 S. Cottage Grove.

March 13, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)

March 20, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)

March 27, 2012, 6:00 P.M. (Planning/Information Session)

  • Hi
    I know I've been gone a while and I should have said this sooner:
    I own a house in douglas but I don't live there. My family is renting it. My husband and I are sales rep we travel and move frequently (too much). We plan to move back...

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    Hi
    I know I've been gone a while and I should have said this sooner:
    I own a house in douglas but I don't live there. My family is renting it. My husband and I are sales rep we travel and move frequently (too much). We plan to move back in our home when we become self employed. We are very concerned about the effects on our children when they become school age.
    .

    Its very important that people understand these two concepts.
    1. Its us vs them (Black politicans(bps), democrats(ds). The
    bps/ ds don't care about what we want. They want t o rule
    over us. They want control of the masses. This is why they
    always advocate so fiercely for the poor, because they know
    they are easily controlled they will not challege them or
    hold them accountable.

    THE BPS/DS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR COMMUNITY.

    2. I don't care how much subsidided housing they plan without
    the money from congress given to HUD it will never hapen. I'm
    planning to build a multimoin dollar big amusement park on vacant land that was the steel site in Sandy Jacksons ward as soon as I get some funding. But there is no way in Hell anyone will give me that amount of money, so it won't happen.
    Ok, does everyone understand this concept of funding conrolling what actually happens?

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    Don't believe them. they are bluffing. People are tax payers they can't do that. They can't do it without the support of Dowell. We already know whos side Dowell is on. This is a situation where we are dammedd if we do dammed if we don't. More subsidised housing...

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    Don't believe them. they are bluffing. People are tax payers they can't do that. They can't do it without the support of Dowell. We already know whos side Dowell is on. This is a situation where we are dammedd if we do dammed if we don't. More subsidised housing will not lead to more amenities just more poverty. If its true that they cut back on services I'ts better to have that than more subsidised housing.

    The meetings are just procedural. They are just there to tell you what is planned. They don't actually care about what u think(lol) you think they do?lol.
    The alderpeople/city have already made up their minds what they are going to do. If they get the funding they will build it with or without public support. As I stated before they have a dictorial style of leadership. They will force what ever they want down people's throat and everyone is just suppose to take it.

    You can't fight this battle at the local level. People like us are in the minority in this community and will always be outvoted. Thats why everyone must contact Congress members (yes even the republicans) and tell them not to fund the plans for transformation 2.0 plan when 1.0 has been such a failure. If you don't support cutting of the HUD budget at least specifically tell them not to fung HUDs request for funding for this insane project. I have been doing this so no I'm not just talking as someone said.

    Yes you can contact Republicans, show them this is a bipartisan issue.

Feb 28 2012

Updated Mar 23 2012

Black politicans/CHA undermining progress in Chatham and Bronzeville(Must be Stopped)!!!

There is currently more CHA being developed for state street.Why is it that the majority of this "affordable housing" is only slated for areas that already have an disporpotionate amount of this housing(middle class black areas)? They are using our communities as dumpining areas to preserve downtown and trendy areas of the north side. Its already hard enough to get development on the south side and the city and alderpeople are contributing to this.

Dowell just wants to dilute the...

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There is currently more CHA being developed for state street.Why is it that the majority of this "affordable housing" is only slated for areas that already have an disporpotionate amount of this housing(middle class black areas)? They are using our communities as dumpining areas to preserve downtown and trendy areas of the north side. Its already hard enough to get development on the south side and the city and alderpeople are contributing to this.

Dowell just wants to dilute the middlle class(like Brookings) so she can ensure her continual re-election as she knows the south loop won't support her. She knows the middle class would challenge her and hold her accountable and she can't have that. I hope the black middle class is paying attention to how the black politicans are actually working against them. This is true for Brookings also, what happened in the remap was just dispicable.

Everyone contact your federal senator/reps and the republicans and tell them u support cutting of the HUD budget. Cut the budget so that there is only enough for seniors, the disabled, and returning vets. Also tell everyone you know and in community meetings. You don't have to vote for the republicans, just let them know that they have your support for these cuts. The budget cuts will Force CHA to sell their public housing to the private market and there will be less section 8 in your area raising property values.

Black people should be the most vocal of everyone as our areas are used as areas to dump them(section 8 public housing). THEN PEOPLE ALWAYS WONDER WHY THE BLACK AREAS OF TOWN ARE ALWAYS THE SLUMS. The black politicans don't care about the black community they only care about their power. They continue to undermine progress and blame racism for the non progress , while they are the actual problem ie Dowell, Sawyer,and Brookings.

Lets vote based on candiates who will represent our interest whether they be gay, lesbian, republican, green party, white, asian etc.

  • Hi
    I know I've been gone a while and I should have said this sooner:
    I own a house in douglas but I don't live there. My family is renting it. My husband and I are sales rep we travel and move frequently (too much). We plan to move back in our home when we become self employed. We are very concerned about the effects on our children when they become school age.

  • James
    Writing HUD is a waste of time they don't care it won't make a diiference. Congress holds the purse strings and decides if HUD will get get the money. write the government not them.

Mar 23 2012

Mar 22 2012

Stand for Children congratulates Christian Mitchell on his 26th House District win in the Illinois primary

Attributable to Mary Anderson, Executive Director of Stand for Children

“Stand for Children congratulates Christian Mitchell on his 26th House District win in the Illinois primary. Stand was a strong supporter of Mitchell’s campaign since he has devoted his professional life as a community organizer to helping improve local schools and revitalize communities. He holds a deep commitment to improving public education by enhancing community engagement and bringing people together to find common solutions. We believe in Mitchell and are...

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Attributable to Mary Anderson, Executive Director of Stand for Children

“Stand for Children congratulates Christian Mitchell on his 26th House District win in the Illinois primary. Stand was a strong supporter of Mitchell’s campaign since he has devoted his professional life as a community organizer to helping improve local schools and revitalize communities. He holds a deep commitment to improving public education by enhancing community engagement and bringing people together to find common solutions. We believe in Mitchell and are happy to play a large role in encouraging this young official’s promising career. The citizens of Illinois and the voters of the 26th House District have shown they agree with Stand for Children that education is key to the success of our children and the state. We look forward to working with Mitchell and his colleagues to continue to move education policies and initiatives forward, ensuring that every Illinois child has access to a quality education.”
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Stand for Children is an innovative, grassroots education advocacy organization. Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. To make that happen, we educate and empower parents, advocate for effective policy, and elect education leaders.

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