23 hours ago

U.S. Steel: Here We Go Again

Plans to develop the U.S. Steel site is on hold. The European conglomerate, Barcelona Housing System, put a skid on the project by voicing some concerns about soil contamination. This sound disingenuous considering that the EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency ) oversaw a massive remediation of the site when the McCaffery Group was suppose to develop the land. EPA deemed the site ready to go. Whether or not Barcelona is trying to use this as a ploy to reduce the cost of the land or to back out the deal all together is anyone's guess. The closing is postpone into sometime in May of 2018. Stay tuned...dats, dats, dats all folks.

Apr 13

Updated Apr 14

Good morning EB neighbors

🤓 Happy friday all !! Enjoy your weekend be 😄 & very safe 😙

  • Keith H. South Shore resident

    I hope you have a great weekend too Claudette!

Apr 10

Against All Odds: The Fight for the Middle Class

When it comes to daily headlines, the black middle class is nearly invisible. The news tends to focus on dysfunction in poor black neighborhoods, confrontations with police, disappointing achievements in urban schools. There's a lot missing from that narrative. To find out more, we talk with journalist Bob Herbert, who wrote and produced the documentary “Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class.” He brings decades of reporting and analysis together to explain what African-American families have confronted in pursuing the American Dream.
https://mailchi.mp/210003fd9e29/against-the-odds-fight-for-the-middle-class

    Against All Odds - The Fight for the Middle Class
    When it comes to daily headlines, the black middle class is nearly invisible. The news tends to focus on dysfunction in poor black neighborhoods, confrontations with police, disappointing achievements in urban schools. There's a lot missing from that narrative.
    https://mailchi.mp

Apr 09

    Good Bye to The Planning Coalition
    From the beginning of my tenure at The Planning Coalition, there has been a strong and mutually sustaining relationship between the block clubs and the Coalition. The work of each of these groups was informed by each other's success and - yes, let's own it - the occasional failures.
    https://mailchi.mp

Apr 09

Cubs vs Pirates Thursday, April 12th.

This is an opportunity to network with other block club leaders. The first 20 people to register their block club on our website, can have a ticket to this weeks Cubs vs Pirates games this coming Thursday.

www.ssbca.net

Mar 30

Good morning EB neighbors

🤓 Happy Friday all it's 2:55am & I'm up, ( habit) don't have to look at my job til Monday. ( mmm Keith check next day I'm trying to see if that's u or u have a twin ) have a great weekend all stay 😃 & safe 😙

Mar 23

    U.S. Department of Justice in its Investigation of the CPD|Final March Madness Round Table
    In August 2017, the Illinois Attorney General's Office sued the City of Chicago to seek a court order (known as a consent decree) that will require lasting reform of the Chicago Police Department. The Attorney General's Office is now negotiating a plan to permanently change the policies and training within CPD.
    https://mailchi.mp

Jun 18

Updated Mar 17

Pick Up Laundry Service

Is there a pickup laundry service in the South Shore area?

Mar 05

The South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council would like your volunteer support.

The South Shore Cultural Center League of 100 signup sheet
The Historical South Shore Culture Center is accepting volunteers for our 2018- 2019 Season. If you like meeting new people, interacting with your neighbors and community partners sign-up to be a part of a dream team.

The SSCC supports cultural awareness and the arts; stewardship of natural areas and grounds and special events. We provide training, optional classes, and lots of activities. We would love to have you as our guest at our League of 100 onboarding social later this month (date to be announced) where you can meet, mingle and enjoy a tour of the facility and grounds.

https://www.volunteersignup.org/RCFB3?

    The South Shore Cultural Center League of 100
    Helps nonprofits create free volunteer sign up sheets and track volunteer hours. No ads, no spam.
    https://www.volunteersignup.org

Feb 27

URGENT ALERT: Local School Council Candidates needed for South Shore International College Prep

South Shore International College Prep needs your help! Local School Council (LSC) elections are coming up, and the members of the LSC will help select the school's next principal. If you are concerned about the direction and leadership of South Shore International College Prep and want to get involved, this is your chance!

APPLY TO RUN FOR THE LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
Any local community member (not just school parents) can apply to be a candidate for the LSC. Applications are...

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South Shore International College Prep needs your help! Local School Council (LSC) elections are coming up, and the members of the LSC will help select the school's next principal. If you are concerned about the direction and leadership of South Shore International College Prep and want to get involved, this is your chance!

APPLY TO RUN FOR THE LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
Any local community member (not just school parents) can apply to be a candidate for the LSC. Applications are due directly to the school (1955 E. 75th St.) by **MARCH 2**.

To apply, the following three forms are required:
-Candidate Nomination Form: http://cps.edu/…/LSC/2018LSCForm1_18CandidateNominationForm…
-Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form: http://cps.edu/…/2018Form2_18CandidateCriminalConvictionDis…
-Telephone Number Disclosure Form: http://cps.edu/…/2018Form3_18CandidateTelephoneNumberDisclo…

To learn more about these required forms, and other forms and requirements, visit this website: http://cps.edu/Pages/LSCElections.aspx . The deadline to submit forms is **MARCH 2**.

After filing paperwork, please contact The Planning Coalition at hello@theplanningcoalition.org. TPC will be helping spread the word about the LSC election (April 18) and about qualified candidates who share a vision of strong community leadership for the school.

Feb 26

Cat found at 72nd & South Shore Drive

Found this cat at 72nd and South Shore Drive late last week. Young, fairly small, male cat, brown/orange tabby. He is friendly but doesn't have a collar or microchip. If you lost this cat or might be interested in adopting him after he's been to the vet, please let me know!

Feb 26

South Shore - March Madness Round Tables

Gentrification. Investment. Displacement. Development. Revitalization.
Complex forces are at work changing neighborhoods across America.
What is the situation in South Shore?

Across our city, neighborhoods like South Shore are facing the forces of gentrification, economic development, and reinvestment. How is housing within our community being impacted by these forces? What are your thoughts? The Planning Coalition (TPC) in conjunction with Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is hosting a series of focus groups around this question to better understand housing...

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Gentrification. Investment. Displacement. Development. Revitalization.
Complex forces are at work changing neighborhoods across America.
What is the situation in South Shore?

Across our city, neighborhoods like South Shore are facing the forces of gentrification, economic development, and reinvestment. How is housing within our community being impacted by these forces? What are your thoughts? The Planning Coalition (TPC) in conjunction with Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is hosting a series of focus groups around this question to better understand housing change from your unique perspective. Why? This is the first step in a series of fact-finding discussions being hosted by TPC that will help in the development of an Economic Impact Study for the South Eastside.

Call to Action: We need to hear from you! Your opinions, perspectives, and experiences are important to us as we start the community planning process.

Who should attend the focus groups? Residents of the South Shore including renters, landlords, homeowners, developers/real estate professionals and business owners of all ages. Participate in one of the three focus groups dates listed below. Each focus group will be exactly the same and moderated by a community resident. We need our community to meet everyone’s needs

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-shore-march-madness-round-tables-tickets-43002844666?aff=efbevent

    South Shore - March Madness Round Tables
    Gentrification. Investment. Displacement. Development. Revitalization. Complex forces are at work changing neighborhoods across America. What is the situation in South Shore? Across our city, neighborhoods like South Shore are facing the forces of gentrification, economic development, and reinvestment. How is housing within our community being impacted by these forces?
    https://www.eventbrite.com

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