Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cook County District 1 Summer Jobs

Summer Beautification litter pickers/technical trainees jobs will be available from April 20, 2009 to October 15, 2009 Applications are being accepted now. Applicants must be 18years or older.
Applications must sent or faxed to Administrative Services/Personnel 847-705-4489 or sent to 201W.Center Ct. Schaumburg IL. 60196 Salary is $12.00 per hour. For more info please contact
the CAPCC office at 1-866-272-1215 Applications will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m.Friday April 3, 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sub-Area I Meeting

There will be a Sub-area meeting in the area bounded by 75th on the North to 79th on the South
from King Drive to State street on Tuesday March 31, 2009. If you live within those boundries
please plan to attend. The meeting will be held at the Northern Trust Company 7801 South State Street Chicago Il. 60619 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Numerious items which have an impact
on you and our total community will be addressed. Please, plan to attend.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thank You!

A thank you goes out to Martin Lewis, Martin was recently robbed at the McDonald's restaurant on 79th and King Dr. of his laptop and has decided to move on. We thank Martin for all of his hard work with the blog and wish him the best. We will continue to list and disseminate information via our blog, while we continue to upgrade our website. Again, thank you Martin.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sub-Area III Meeting

Chatham Avalon Park Communit Council
A Sub-Area III Meeting
It is imperative that you attend this meeting, your participation
is critical and necessary for the survival and growth of our
community. We are seeking your attendance and input.
Numerous items which have a terrific impact on you and our
total community will be addressed.

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Place: Chatham Fields Lutheran Church
8050 South St. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60619
Time: 6:30 p.m. until 8:00pm


I. Opening Keith Tate
II. Introduction of Sub-Area Vice President Maryellen Drake
III. Sub-Area III Update Candice Calhoun
IV. Crime Prevention Update 6th District Police Dept.
V. Dolce Social Club Proposal Jonathan Herring
VI. Money Matters Yolanda Fabre-Shiloh
VII. Upcoming Events Candice Calhoun
VIII.. Adjournment

Keith Tate, Maryellen Drake,
President CAPCC Executive Vice CAPCC

Candace Calhoun
Vice President Sub-Area III

For more information, please contact the CAPCC office at 1-866-272-1215
or visit our blog at
or our website at

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Crime Prevention

We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, have met yesterday with the Crime Prevention coordinator and Commander of the 6Th District of the Chicago Police Department in an effort to deter crime in the Chatham community and the various crime waves and address concerns raised by residents. You may also visit our website at

Thank You!

We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council (CAPCC) would like to thank the following for their attention to detail in the financial report given at our March, 2009 Monthly Meeting:
Yolanda Fabre-Shiloh, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed (9730 South Western Avenue, Suite 440, Evergreen Park, Illinois 60805 708-229-1500x130 fax 708-229-1435, and Gloria Gayle, Vice President, Branch Manager, National City, now a part of PNC, 87Th & Cottage Grove, Locator 50-CB-209, Chicago,Illinois 60619 Tel 773-483-9349 Fax 773-483-9351 Also, John Blackburn, CPA, and Treasurer of CAPCC gave a good presentation of the value of Roth IRAs in a senior citizen retirement portfolio.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our March 2009 Monthly Meeting

We, the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, held our March, 2009 Monthly Meeting at the Auditorium of the Whitney Young Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 7901 S. King Dr. several speakers made note of the rising crime rate that is threatening the remnant business presence on 79Th Street from State Street to Cottage Grove Avenue and the lack of police patrol by car on a regular basis to protect against the thuggery encountered by business owners from the street gangs. Educational opportunity or the lack thereof for the youth on the street is cited for the fundamental cause of the current crime waves enveloping the Chatham and surrounding neighborhoods of Greater Grand Crossing, Chesterfield, and Park Manor. A presentation was made of the distribution for local appropriation of the Federal Economic Stimulus Package as signed into law by President Barack Obama last month that may make its way to Chatham. The value of Roth IRA and other retirement plans (which by federal law are protected from bankruptcy) were discussed with the eye on the formation of a financial plan for the future and the return on investment of social security and pension funds of the elderly in the community. The alderman of the 6Th ward, Fredremma M. Lyle, discussed the push for a "Bucktown Wicker Park" design for the new library project over one like "Avalon." Shelf space for African-American vendors at Jewel's and Dominick's were discussed in light of the pull off of inventory in several stores in the city with the wave of store closings Chicagoland-wide. Participation was asked of all Sub-Area residents for their respective crime and economic development meetings in their neighborhood of Chatham. Housing and foreclosure issues may be helped by the funding initiatives of the White House in the new stimulus package for homeowners who are able to refinance their delinquent mortgages provided they have sufficient income to service the new terms for 31% repayment per month. Once again, Chatham Food Market, 327 East 79Th Street, will beginning March 15, 2009, reduce its open hours to a new schedule, 7 AM to 12 AM midnight, with extended hours on the 1st and 17Th of the month for Link Card recipients of 7 AM to 2 AM. Please take note that this store will no longer be open 24 hours, beginning March 15, 2009. For more information, please call the CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-1215 or visit the CAPCC Blog at You may also visit our website at