Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Making Your Dollars Work For You"

Chatham Avalon Park Community Council will hold a Banking Expo on Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. at St. Mark United Methodist Church 8441 S. St. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, Il. 60619. With the Economy continuing to be the hot topic in the news. Come out and hear about the products and services to "Make Your Dollars Work For You". Ask the question everyone wants to know, are our banks investing and loaning money in our community?
Participants are: Seaway National Bank, Urban Partnership, Chase, TCF, Illinois Service Federal and PNC Banks. Refreshments provided. For additional information, please call 1-866-272-1215.

Chicago Fire Department to Give and Check Fire Detectors

On Saturday, October 30, 2010 The Chicago Fire Department will be despensing and checking Fire Detectors in the Chatham Community. Fire personnel will be in the area of King Dr. to State Street from 83rd to 87th Street from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please inform all of your neighbors within the area and take advantage of this benefit.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Seminar Series

The HCBA's popular Seminar Series "Keeping Warm with Energy Efficiency" will be held at three different sites during October. On Thursday, October 14th 6:30- 7:45 p.m. Beverly Branch Library 1962 W.95th street, Thursday, October 21 6:30-7:45 p.m. West Belmont Branch Library 3104 N. Narragansett Ave. Monday, October 27 6:30-7:45 p.m. Avalon Branch Library 8148 S. Stony Island Ave. If possible please plan to attend one of these informative seminars.
To make reservations call (312)822-0505. All are free of charge.

City of Chicago Water Department Attends CAPCC Meeting

Tom Laporte, from the City of Chicago Water Management Department, attended the Chatham Avalon Park meeting and answered questions and concerns regarding the flooding that occured within our community. Tom indicated he would like to partner with any block clubs to futher address specific issuses and provide effective solutions by bringing out teams to identify cause of flooding and possible solutions. If a block can provide over 50% participation he would be happy to come with his team to that block to assist. Tom Laport can be reached at 1-312-742-1029

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chatham Monthly Meeting Reminder and change

Because of the holiday on Monday, Northern Trust Bank will be closed. The Regular Chatham meeting will be held at Chatham Feilds Lutheran Church 8050 S.St. Lawrence Ave. 6:30 p.m. Mr. Tom Laport, City of Chicago Department of Water will be in attendance. If you have concerns re: the recent flooding, please plan to attend.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blog Question

With the coming of the new Whitney Young library, the Walmart Superstore and Aldi Superstore in the Chatham Market, what other types of development would you like to see going up in Chatham? Will this create enough new jobs in Chatham? Leave your comments on the comment line.

Blog Question

Which blog best serves the interests of Chatham, the Sixth Ward blog or the CAPCC blog, and why? Leave your comments on the comment line.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Midway Document Destruction

On Saturday the 6th ward had an overwhelming success with the Shred-A-Thon. The truck was full to the brim, and they will return on Thursday, October 7, 2010 for anyone that was unable to get their shredding done. The truck will be parked at the J & J Restaurant on 75th & King Drive from 9am to 12noon.

Monday, October 4, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Rahm Emanuel to Make Mayor's Run at Izola's in Chatham Today

Rahm Emanuel to make his official announcement for his run for Mayor of Chicago at Izola's Restaurant this morning. He begins his citywide 'Tell It Like It Is' listening tour in Chatham with a stop near 79th and Rhodes Avenue.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

20-Year-Old Man Shot in Chatham

Around 10 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the left thigh during an attempted robbery in the 8400 block of South Rhodes Avenue, police said. The 20-year-old man was shot and badly wounded yesterday evening in the Chatham community. The victim suffered multiple wounds to his chest and one to his leg, Chicago police said. The man went to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

No one was in custody in the shooting.

2nd brother shot dead this month within blocks of home

Street violence struck a Chatham family for a second time this month when an 18-year-old man was fatally shot, just weeks after his younger brother was gunned down in the same area, police said.

Jajuan Brooks had gone out for pizza when he was shot in the chest and leg around 6:35 p.m. at East 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, police and family said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died.

Brooks was shot not far from where his brother was gunned down earlier this month, said Gresham District Capt. Ruth Wedster.

Jeremy Brooks, 17, was shot several times by one of two people who confronted him about 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 2, police said. He stumbled behind a church near 78th and Cottage Grove and collapsed.

"They're not the kids who hung out on the street," their uncle, Michael Tribett, said in a telephone interview Thursday night. "They spent all their time together. They waited on their mother because she's a senior citizen."

The brothers' mother, Sheree Tribett, could be heard crying, grieving over the family's latest tragedy. Michael Tribett said another of her son's had just arrived home from work and was being told of the slaying.

Tribett said a turf war has taken hold of the neighborhood, but his nephew stayed in the house all the time unless he was running errands for his mother. The brothers were the third and fourth of eight siblings.

When the 17-year-old was killed, police said the shooting may have been gang-related and that he might have been the younger relative of a top gang member. Police said then they feared a retaliation shooting could take place.

Whitney Young Branch Library Environmental Remediation and Construction

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Whitney Young Branch Library, 7901 South Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60619 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This meeting will address cleanup of parcels adjacent to the existing library to enable future construction of a new "state of the art" library. It is the intent of the Public Building Commission of Chicago to apply for a U.S. EPA Brownfields grant on each of three parcels of land as an aid in cleaning up the affected parcels. A copy to the grant proposal is available for public review and comment at the Public Building Commission of Chicago, 50 W. Washington Street, Room 200, Chicago, Illinois 60602. A description of the planned cleanup, and tentative will be presented at the meeting. Interested parties are encouraged to attend.