Thursday, September 18, 2014

From the CAPCC Office

  Chatham Avalon Park Community
residents standing with Commander Glenn Evans!!
Join us in support of his efforts to eradicate crime
to maintain a decent quality of life in our community.
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time 7:00 p.m.
Place: Chicago Police Department Headquarters
(Community Room)
3500 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

From the office of CAPCC

Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
Board of Directors
stand against violence against women!
Say no and stand up to protect our mothers, spouses, significant others, domestic partners, aunts, daughters, grand daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins. 1 in 4 women have been abused, break the silence and stop the violence!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rare, Deadly Virus Hits Thousands of Children in Ten States;

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Making Progress; Moving Forward!
Rare, Deadly Virus Hits Thousands of Children
Young Black Men Are "Spit'in Angry"
Young Black Men SOAR with David C. Banks
Answer Inc Honors Senator Kimberly Lightford
Become an Electrician
South Carolina High School Girl Beaten for "Acting White"
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Rare, potentially deadly 'Enterovirus' hits thousands of kids across 10 states
A child hospitalized with the deadly cold virus. (Photo: KMGH/CNN)
ATLANTA, Ga. (ABC NEWS) - A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect it is a rare respiratory virus called "human enterovirus 68."
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S.
At least 10 states -- Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia -- have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
"Viruses don't tend to respect borders," ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said. "It is only 10 states now, but it's going to be across the country. So if your state doesn't have it now, watch for it, it's coming."
Doctors say they are not even sure yet how this particular virus spreads, though the back-to-school season is a normal time for illnesses to spread among children.
At Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver, officials say that between Aug. 18 and Sept. 4, doctors saw more than 900 pediatric patients with symptoms of the respiratory virus in the emergency room.
"The kids are coming in with respiratory symptoms, their asthma is exacerbated," Nyquist said. "Kids with no wheezing are having wheezing."
"Any kind of viral infection can kick off wheezing and asthmas," she said.
To stay healthy, the CDC recommends basic sanitary practices to avoid spreading the virus, including washing hands, avoiding those who are sick, and covering the nose and mouth during sneezes or coughs.
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Young Black Men in
Black Star Mentor Program
View and Discuss "Spit'in Anger"
Producer Kenneth Braswell discusses Spit'in Anger with national talk show host Tavis Smiley.
Young Black men from Black Star Mentor Program discuss Spit'in Anger after viewing documentary.
A young man writes to his father.
Click Here to View Trailer of Spit'in Anger - Venom of A Fatherless Son
Click Here to PurchaseSpit'in Anger DVD
Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed and Develop Character by David C. Banks

David Banks is a respected educator, who has advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues, presents a plan for teaching the country's most educationally endangered group-boys.

David Banks knows a few things about at-risk boys. In 2004, he petitioned New York City's mayor to allow an all-boys public school to open in one of the most troubled districts in the country, the South Bronx. He had a point to prove: When rituals that boys are innately drawn to are combined with college prep-level instruction and community mentorship, even the most challenging students can succeed. The result? The Eagle Academy for Young Men-the first all-boys public high school in New York City in more than thirty years-has flourished and has been successfully replicated in other boroughs and other states.
David C. Banks,founder Eagle Academy Foundation.

In Soar, Banks shares the experiences of individual kids from the Eagle Academy as well as his own personal story to help others get similar results. He shares the specific approach he and his team use to drive students, from tapping into their natural competitiveness and peer-sensitivity, to providing rituals that mimic their instinctual need for hierarchy and fraternal camaraderie, to finding teachers who know firsthand the obstacles these students face.

Result-oriented and clear-eyed about the challenges and the promises of educating boys at risk, Soar is a book that no one who wants to see our young men flourish-from parents and educators to teachers and employers-can afford to miss.
Click Here to Purchase SOAR!
Honoring Illinois State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford and
Black Star Project Executive Director Phillip Jackson
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Holiday Inn Countryside
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, Illinois
2014 Silas Purnell College Expo
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Tuley Park, 90th and King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ADMISSION: FREE
Come and meet representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide and colleges and universities throughout Illinois. For more information, call the Chesterfield Community Council at (773) 651-3958 or visit: www. chesterfieldcommunitycouncil. org.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 134 wants you to become an electrician
Earn one of the best jobs in America, become an electrician! Learn how to become an electrician
Thursday, September 18, 2014
at The Black Star Project
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
3509 South King Drive, Suite 2B
Chicago, Illinois
The rate for union electricians is currently $44.00 an hour for work and about $72.00 an hour for work and benefits. Applicants must have a high school diploma and be able to pass a drug test. Please call 773.285.9600 to RSVP for the opportunity to learn about this apprenticeship. You must RSVP for yourself.
Click Here to Learn How IBEW Helped Save Simeon High School Electrical Training Program
High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting 'Too Much Like A White Person'
By Eric Owens
September 8, 2014
A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving "too much like a white person."
Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper.
The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on a bus carrying students who attend Northwestern High School.
The police report also indicates that the student who got beat up suffered numerous injuries including a serious cut above her right eye.
An ambulance transported the girl to a local hospital for treatment.
One witness, Shelly Hemphill, is the mother of one of the victim's friends. The victim went to Hemphill's house after she was allegedly assaulted. Hemphill was responsible for calling the ambulance.
Hemphill told police that the attacker tripped the victim and the punched her again and again while she was on the ground, according to The Island Packet, a Hilton Head newspaper.
She said the other student, who has darker skin, had made fun of her and challenged her to a fight on prior occasions, but she had refused.
The victim said she had again refused to fight her alleged bully on Thursday but then got beat up, anyway.
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Positive Hip Hop by Jasiri X
Click Here to Hear and See A Song for Trayvon (No Justice; No Peace!)
Click Here to Hear and See - Checkpoint
Click Here to Hear and See - Listen to What the Drums Say: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Click Here to Hear and See - Strange Fruit (Class of 2013)
The Black Star Project Encourages You
and Our Youth to Listen to and Support Positive, Conscious Hip Hop Artist!

University of California Riverside Grad Speaks Out On Fatherhood & Teen Parenting
What: Million Father March + Baby Item/Diaper Drive Riverside County
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Where: Riverside Adult School. 6735 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92506
Who: Terrance Stewart
Why: Fatherhood Back-to-School Rally & Teenage Parents
Riverside, CA.- Terrance Stewart was born to teenage parents; his father was 17 years old when he was arrested for robbery. As a result, they spent little time together. His mother was a teenage parent that did her best to raise him; she encouraged Terrance to go to school. However, without a positive male role model, he often became involved in activity that deemed him an "at-risk" youth.

In school, Stewart could not go on field trips or dances. In junior high school he could not go to the basketball games; kicked out of public school by ninth grade, he grew up on the streets. A young men succumbed to ideas of grandeur and masculinity, jail became his rites of passage and Terrance soon found himself within the confines of prison.

On September 13 this now University of California Riverside alum, currently working on his Master's Degree, who remained on the Dean's List 7 out of 8 quarters as an undergrad, will be the keynote speaker during the 2014 Million Father March. The event will be held from 9am - 1pm at Riverside Adult School. 6735 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92506.

During his address he will share how he overcame great personal challenges as a child to troubled teen parents. Stewart will also discuss significant experiences he hopes teen, young and "would-be" fathers will take to heart.

Currently, Stewart works with the homeless and under housed youth residing in the Downtown Riverside area.

He also works with All of Us or None (AOUON) and the Children of Prisoner program, where they fundraiser for backpacks, school supplies, food, and trips to small amusement parks for children with incarcerated or formerly incarcerated parents.

The Million Father March will also feature a Dadcussion on teen and young fathers, with an emphasis on mental health. Panelist include: Joe Nieto, Riverside USD; Dad's University. Karina Sicarios, Riverside County Dept of Mental Health; Mental Health. Dr. Richard Kotormori, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. And, Rosa Elena Sahaun, Immigration Attorney.

Free CE Credit Workshop on Trusts/Estate Planning and ElderLaw/ SPACEAVAILABLE both Options ***REGISTER NOW!***

Free 10/12 CE Hour Session Offered Two Ways:
Three Consecutive Wednesday Afternoons or
All Day Friday and a Saturday Morning
Northern Illinois University | 1120 E. Diehl Road | Naperville
Supercharge Your Business and Earn 12 Credits!

Dear Financial Professional:

By attending this seminar, you will learn about Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Succession & Asset Protection tools and strategies that can help you attract new business and continue to meet your clients’ needs. With 10,000 people each day turning 65, now is the time to begin discussing and using Elder Law planning and we will show you how. We will discuss products and strategies available to help you win — and keep — more clients. In addition, this seminar allows CPAs, accountants, financial planners and insurance professionals to earn continuing education credits, while networking with fellow professionals. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each attendee upon completion of the entire boot camp.
This course is designed to provide financial professionals with a working understanding of estate planning strategies and tools, even if you have little or no knowledge of the basics. You will be able to pinpoint the crucial estate planning issues facing your clients, as well as identify the techniques they need to minimize tax liability and reduce risk. You won’t be an expert estate planner at the end of the course, but you will learn how to recognize the key issues affecting your clients so that you can get them the help they need.
You will also be able to network with other professionals and learn how to work with your fellow advisors to better service your clients—and generate new revenue.

Mark Metzger,
Law Office of Mark C. Metzger
Tom Kochan, Sequoia Premier Partners
Jeff Kochan, Sequoia Premier Partners

Mark Metzger
Mark is a Naperville-based attorney with an emphasis in estate planning, elder law and asset protection.

Tom Kochan
Tom is the founder of Sequoia Premier Partners, a national insurance brokerage company that supports financial professionals.

Jeff Kochan
Jeff is a Director at Sequoia Partners, where he works daily with financial professionals to help meet their clients’ needs.

This Fall, we are offering the course in two formats.
Option 1 will be to attend three consecutive Wednesday afternoons (September 10, 17, and 24, 2014)
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Option 2 will be a full day on Friday October 10 (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and
Saturday morning, October 11, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) The same content will be presented with either Option. It’s your choice of the Wednesdays or the Friday/Saturday combination.
For CPAs and Insurance Licensees, CE credit hours are earned 50 minutes at a time and the entire course qualifies for 12 CE hours. For CFP® holders, credits are earned in 60 minute units, so the entire course is worth 10 hours. (For those counting, no one will give CE units for breaks or lunch, and we’ve built those in). We are permitted to award partial credit for partial attendance by CPA and Insurance licensees, provided you tell us in advance that you will only attend part of the course. The CFP ® Board has only certified the course for credit in its entirety.

We’ll begin by focusing on estate planning issues affecting all clients, including:
• The importance of the professional team
• The importance of personalized, client-focused planning
• The benefits of estate planning beyond tax reduction
• Wills
• Alternatives to wills
• Living trusts
• Choosing a trustee
• Choosing a guardian
• Healthcare directives

Then, we will look at issues that impact specific types of clients.
Multigenerational Families
• Gifting to grandchildren
• Revocable/Irrevocable Trusts
• Testamentary Trusts
• Powers of Appointment
• How to stretch and grow IRA Retirement Assets (and keep them under management) for multiple generations

Wealthy Clients (an introduction to advanced estate planning)
• Freezing and fractionalizing
• Grantor trusts
• Roth IRA Conversion
• Techniques to keep life insurance proceeds out of the estate

Non-traditional Families
• How to keep members of blended families from suing each other
• How to deal with second and third marriages

Deceased Clients (i.e. Probate and Trust Administration)
• What needs to be done first and what can wait
• Choosing a suitable trustee and what are his or her duties
• Changing the situs of a trust

Elderly Clients (i.e. Elder Law)
• How to preserve your clients’ assets under the new Medicaid law
• Identifying if a client lacks capacity or is being influenced unduly

Charitable Clients
• Tax strategies for charitable giving
• Non-cash alternatives for maximizing gifts
• Charitable remainder trusts
• Charitable lead trusts
• Private foundations

Clients With Special Needs Family Members
• What is a Supplemental Needs Trust
• Learn the rules for SSI and Medicaid eligibility

Clients Who Own Real Property
• Transfer of title while retaining rights
• Life Estates — Pros and Cons
• Irrevocable Trusts

Clients In Need Of Asset Protection
• What types of clients need asset protection
• Do they need a trust or some other entity
• Differences between states

Business Clients
• Learn the importance of exit planning and
succession planning
• Income and estate tax strategies to use before selling a business

Retired Clients (i.e. Retirement Planning)
• Distributions rules and tax consequences
• Choosing the right beneficiaries
• The Do’s and Don’ts of making a trust a beneficiary
• The Stand-alone Retirement Trust

Option 1

Wednesday Afternoons
September 10, 17, 24, 2014

12:00pm-1:00pm - Check-in
1:00pm-5:00pm - Sessions

Option 2

Friday October 10, 2014
and Saturday October 11, 2014

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Check-in
& Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - noon
Morning Session (Friday & Saturday)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own

1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Afternoon Session (Friday)


Northern Illinois University
Conference Center
1120 E. Diehl Rd • Naperville, IL 60563

Credit Information
This conference is designed to be eligible for continuing education credits for a variety of professionals including CPAs/accountants, financial planners and insurance professionals. Upon attending the full course, you will receive a certificate of completion. We will report your attendance as required.
This course has been approved for continuing professional education, and attendees will receive CE credit upon completion of the course.
CFPs ®
This course has been approved by the Board of Standards for the granting of continuing education credit upon completion of the course.
Life Insurance Agents
This course has been approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance for the granting of continuing education credits upon completion of the course. redits upon completion of the course.
Limited Seating Register Now to Ensure Enrollment

Phone: 630-355-5555 or 630-836-1111
Call today to register.

Email your name, address, telephone number, license or certificate type and number

Monday, September 8, 2014

CAPCC September Meeting

Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

September Meeting

Monday, September 8, 2014

Urban Partnership Bank

78th and State





 Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

                 STANDS WITH



           We Appreciate the Quality

       Service & Public Safety Initiatives 

           delivered and enforced in

           the Chatham Community.

       Public Safety is the number one

 priority in our community service area.


Please join us in support of Commander

Glenn Evans on September 18, 2014 at

9am at 26th & California (Court Hearing)

and on September 18, 2014 at 7:15pm at

The Police Review Board Hearing at 30

North Lasalle Street, Suite 1220, Chicago,

Illinois 60602. 1(312) 742-4194.

Keith O Tate, President                         Maryellen Drake, Executive Vice       2014 Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Board of Directors










                                REMINDER !!


       DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014


                     7801 SOUTH STATE STREET

                      CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60619

       TIME:  6:30 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM

For more information please contact the CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-1215.

Keith O Tate                       Maryellen Drake                      

" Addressing Quality Of Life Issues Is What We Do"



City Service Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday September 17th 2014 - 6:30pm

Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network

"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood"

Dearest Neighbors and Stakeholders;
Mark Your calendar for the City Service Town Hall meeting being held at;

Grand Crossing Park field House
77th & Dobson
Wednesday September 17th, 2014

Although this city service Town Hall meeting is being given by the 8th Ward Alderman's office, it does not mean it's closed to nearby residents who live in other wards like the 5th, 6th & 20th wards. If you wish to receive literature, information, knowledge on the city service process then, by all means, come and support this event.

Do not submit to the mentality that just because' it's not my alderman' then there is no reason to participate. We are out to holistically strengthen our neighborhoods and wards with any help and knowledge possible.

Some wards don't even give their constituents a chance to gather together to learn. We are correcting this by encouraging grassroots neighborhood learning.

This is a town hall of value to all good neighbors living in proximity to Grand Crossing Park. It's a chance to learn what may apply to an individual or household regardless of where they live.

Please join us.


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Father Pfleger will say prayers over two St. Sabina 2015 Aldermanic Candidates

Father Pfleger will say prayers over two St. Sabina 2015 Aldermanic Candidates at the 10:00a.m. Mass, Sunday September 7 at 7801 S Throop St,

Michael LaFargue: The 9th Ward candidate front runner was chosen as the "Peoples Choice" on August 23, 2014. As president of the West Chesterfield Community Association and member of the Developing Communities project... Michael is a proven Community Activist and Leader in Roseland. For information go to:.

Glenda Franklin: Founder of W.A.T.C.H. (What About the Children Here), is a Fair House Advocate, church and community leader. For Information go to:

U.S. Congressman Dick Durbin is expected to be in attendance at this service as well.

We invite you to attend St Sabina's Sunday's service
10:00a.m. Mass, Sunday Sept 7 at 7801 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60620 (773) 483-5000.

We invite you to attend Sunday's service

South Holland (IL) Hiring Police Officers





$25 non-refundable application fee;

U.S. Citizen;

21 years of age and no more than 35 years of age at time of application, unless exempt by statute;

High School diploma or GED;

Must have at least 30 credit hours of College from an accredited university (Copy of official college transcripts due at application deadline.);

20/70 binocular vision correctable to 20/20 and not be color blind;

Submit proof that they have passed the Illinois POWER test within the past year as of October 4, 2014 (POWER test cards considered valid if issued 9/5/13 – 10/4/14). POWER tests are accepted from the following agencies:

Joliet Junior College – Joliet, IL - (815) 280-2674 or email;

NIPSTA – Glenview, IL –;

Triton College – River Grove, IL - or (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3326;

 Must be able to comply with contractually agreed upon residency requirement: All employees must reside within a three-mile radius of South Holland’s Village Hall by the end of one (1) year of employment. Any employee who has so resided within such three-mile radius for four (4) years or more will thereafter be allowed to reside in any city/town that has any portion of its borders located within a ten-mile radius of the South Holland’s Village Hall. Any employee who has so resided with the three-mile and/or ten-mile radius for eight (8) years or more will be allowed to reside in any city/town that has any portion of its borders located within a twenty-mile radius of South Holland’s Village Hall except that for the City of Chicago the actual ten-mile and twenty-mile radius line will be used;

 Be of high moral standards and personal integrity and habits based upon contemporary Village standards, as determined by the Police Department;

 Be free of any felony convictions, or misdemeanor criminal convictions as specified in CH.24, Section 10-1-7 of the Illinois Revised Statues;

 Be able to pass written examinations, power test, oral interviews (2), background investigation, psychological & polygraph examinations and a medical examination;

 Complete and submit online application and all required documents by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.


Online applications and downloadable release forms are available online only at

Online applications and ALL required documents are due to Public Safety Recruitment at 1127 S. Mannheim Road, Suite 203, Westchester, IL,
no later than 2:00 P.M. on September 5, 2014.


Attend Mandatory Orientation on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Thornwood High School, 17101 S Park Ave, South Holland, IL 60473. Orientation begins at 7:00 p.m. Arrive by 6:15 p.m. with your valid Driver’s License or State ID to sign in.

Candidates who do not attend the mandatory orientation will be eliminated from the testing process.


Attend Written Exam on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Thornwood High School, 17101 S Park Ave, South Holland, IL 60473. Arrive by 8:15 a.m. with your valid Driver’s License/State ID AND photocopy of your valid POWER test card to sign in.

Doors close at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Candidates arriving late will not be permitted into testing. No exceptions.

If you have questions, please call 800.343.HIRE or email

If you do not attend or do not complete any portion of the testing process, you will not be eligible for employment