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Air For Schools, Bypass City Council

Tuesday, it was reported that Mayor Emanuel has ordered air conditioning for all of the Chicago Public Schools. The upshot is that this news reportedly came as a complete surprise to the aldermen in the city council. The funding for this action is suppose to be coming out of the CPS capital budget. Candidate for Alderman of the 21st Ward, Doris Lewis Brooks stated," It doesn't surprise me at all. There is a growing lack of respect for the aldermen,...

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Tuesday, it was reported that Mayor Emanuel has ordered air conditioning for all of the Chicago Public Schools. The upshot is that this news reportedly came as a complete surprise to the aldermen in the city council. The funding for this action is suppose to be coming out of the CPS capital budget. Candidate for Alderman of the 21st Ward, Doris Lewis Brooks stated," It doesn't surprise me at all. There is a growing lack of respect for the aldermen, the Teachers Union and other entities. When you have a rubber stamp council, you don't have to inform them, just announce it and bypass the council. He knows that Brookins and a lot of the rest would not have a problem voting for it".
She went on to say that," How better to get the schools ready for the 'Turn-Arounds' and charters by having the air conditioners already installed especially when back in 2011, it was not yet a priority".

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Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force Public Hearing

Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force Public Hearing

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Ward Clean-Up

Candidate for Alderman of the 21st Ward Doris Lewis Brooks reminds us to don't forget about the alleys during clean up. "On a lot of our blocks there are abandon buildings that have accumulated a lot of trash such as paper, dead leaves, plastic bags and other garbage in the alley behind them.. We need to take the approach that if any part of the alley is garbage strewn, it makes the whole alley look bad. Also, garbage build up...

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Candidate for Alderman of the 21st Ward Doris Lewis Brooks reminds us to don't forget about the alleys during clean up. "On a lot of our blocks there are abandon buildings that have accumulated a lot of trash such as paper, dead leaves, plastic bags and other garbage in the alley behind them.. We need to take the approach that if any part of the alley is garbage strewn, it makes the whole alley look bad. Also, garbage build up in any part of the alleys can provide a haven for rodents. There are people that have seen rodents so big, they though they were baby cats. When cleaning alleys, don't forget about the shrubs and trees that have grown along the edge of the alley. Cutting them down will also help prevent rodent infestation as well as helping to eliminate hiding places for sexual predators.

  • Tina Hammond Childcare provider in the Englewood community

    So true,we need to have pride in our communities again!!!!!!!!!!11

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FREE Business Workshops Wednesdays and Fridays at City Hall

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Clean and Green

Saturday, April 26, 2014 81st and Green will clean our alleys. Come out and lets get clean!!

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THE URBAN HEALTH INITIATIVE SUMMIT

The Urban Health Initiative Summit is designed to engage the communit and University of Chicago in dialogue on the mutual issues, concerns and priorities identified in the University of Chicago Medicine's Community Health Needs Assessment, specifically diabetes, childhood obesity, breast/colon cancer, asthma and access to health cared that impact the wellness of Chicago's South Side.

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Putting it all “On the Table”

The concept is pretty simple – 10,000 Chicagoans eating, talking and discussing great ideas about how to make the region a better place to live.

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Seniors In the Community: A Personal Story

My name is Purscilla Roberts. I am 67 years old and reside in the Auburn Gresham community. I have lived and raised my family in the Auburn Gresham community for over 42 years. I have been an independent, responsible person and always have shown love towards others in need. I have worked in the medical field for over 40 years.

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Gresham School Meeting

I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other...

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I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other speakers there, mainly community residents, some of the children, and teachers. None of the speakers agreed to the turn around plan. Ms. Brooks took the mike and stated that "this is a slap in the face to all of the dedicated , hard working teachers that are trying to do a good job". She went on to say that " if resources were available to the school that they (CPS) wants to give the turn around people, Gresham would do better too!". Her comment was met with thunderous applause It was also stated that several other schools had lower scores for much longer than Gresham so why now? I took the mike and asked if any of the residents ever been on the bike path down at Navy Pier? Not one person said yes. I stated that the $60 MILLION dollars that the alderman and mayor signed off of to provide a bike and pedestrian fly way over Navy Pier is where your school funding is, lets go get it! Wonder what the residence got in return? One of the white teachers stated that they will make this a turn around school, fire all of the staff then bring back new teachers who will be mostly white.

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