Thursday, September 12, 2013




          Chatham, Today, Tomorrow & Forever

                           News Brief  2013

                     “Chatham has Swagger”


         Provided by the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

         2013 Board of Directors. To keep you informed on what’s

         Going on your block, Around your house in the Chatham



         Our Chatham Community Service Area is from 75th Street

          to 87th Street from Cottage Grove to State Street.     


        Chatham Avalon General Monthly Meeting

        held on Monday, August 12, 2013 at Urban

        Partnership Bank, 7801 South State Street,

        Chicago, Illinois 60619.  6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

        Ms. Eloise Ousley, Vice President/ Branch



        Guest Speakers included, Ms. Darlene Foster,

        Center for Regenerative Truth (CRT).  Ms.  Robyn

        Wheeler Grange, District Director, Congressman

        Bobby Rush’s Office, Ms. Kitty Edwards, Grand

        Crossing Post Office Supervisor, 77th & Cottage






         CAPCC  invites various speakers to join the

         conversation on a monthly basis to address

          Quality of Life Issues and Services.



        Chatham Urban Garden( A Partnership between

        Chatham Avalon Park Community Council & The

        Center for Regenerative Truth)  is finally here:

        On 82nd & King Drive. It’s urban, it’s ours, it’s

         green, it’s healthy. We are growing healthy vege-

         tables, while creating economic opportunities.

         will continue to update you. (An Agricultural

         training and Education Center for Youth and



·      “Join the 1st Annual “Walk/Run/Bike for LIFE”

      Sponsored by Center of Regenerative Truth

      and Chatham Avalon Park Community

      Council (CAPCC) on Sunday, September 15,

      2013, 10am at   55th & Lake Shore Drive.   

      For more information please call 1-773-840-






   Chatham Business Association, Small

Business Development, Inc. is the Chatham

Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Melinda

Kelly, Executive Director can be reached at

1-773-994-5006. Asst. Karletta Kelly can

 Also assist you 1- 773-994-5006. Monthly

 Meeting, 2nd Tuesday of every month at

 South Central Community Services, 8316

 South Elllis Avenue, 8:30am.




           Sub- Area I (75th to 79th State to King Drive)

·      CAPCC & BERA  present:  “ Get Your Money

Straight & Your Business in Order”. Tuesday,

20, 2013, 6:00 pm until 7:45 pm. Urban Partnership Bank.

TOPIC: Trusts, Wills & Estates, Business Entity




·      August 3, 2013 Garden Walk hosted by the

76th Indiana, Michigan & Wabash Block club.


·      Greater Instutional   Methodist Church, 7800

South Indiana Avenue hosted God Is Back on the Block Event on Saturday, August 3, 2013.



·      Sub- Area I Block Presidents and President

Keith Tate met with the owners Mr.  & Mrs.

Jones of the 50 Yard Line  addressed various

quality of life concerns.


·      Letters sent by Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, Greater Chatham Alliance, Park Manor Neighbors, Chesterfield Community

   Council, Chatham Business Association, West

   Chesterfield Community Council & Rosemoor

   Community Association regarding the &79th &

   Indiana (Methadone Clinic) to address loitering

   and other quality of life issues.


  We will continue to update you on this particular  




        Sub-Area II (75th to 79th King Drive to Cottage)

        Sub-Area Vice President- Maryellen Drake



·      Upcoming Sub-Area II Meeting/ Block Club

Formation Boot Camp. Join us on Saturday

August 31, 2013. 11am until 1pm, Whitney

Young Library, 7901 South King Drive, Chicago

Illinois, 60619.


·      79th Street Business Corridor Association

Stakeholders Meeting:  Wednesday, August

28, 2013, 4:00pm at Josephine’s cooking,

438 East 79th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.


·      Lighthouse Apostolic Church of Christ,

Neighborhood Festival held on Saturday,

August 17, 2013 11am until 5pm on 79th

& Rhodes. Rev. Adams, Senior Pastor.


·      St. Dorothy’s Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court #158 in partnership with CAPCC hosted A Health Fair on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10am until 2:00pm. Numerous Health Providers participated in this community

Health event.  Participants included: Jewels /Osco Pharmacy Staff from 87th & Dan Ryan & 95th & Stony Island, Lead Poisoning, Lupus, Illinois African American Diabetics Association, Zumba, Take Care Table, Walgreens Corpora-

Tion, Early Intervention/ Arts & Crafts, Sickle

Cell, Obama Care/ County Care, Dental Screenings, Mather More Than A Café, Kitchen

Food Court, Attorney Elliott Powell, Richard Beck, Health & Wellness Guru & CAPCC Health

& Wellness Chairperson.



        Sub-Area III (79th to 83rd, Cottage Grove to King)

        Sub-Area Vice President- Candace Calhoun



·      Upcoming Sub-Area III Meeting:

 Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:00 pm until  8:00pm, Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 South St. Lawrence Avenue. Rev. Kenety Gee, Senior Pastor.


·      Chatham Avalon Park Community Council,

Whitney Young Library & 3rd & 6th

District Police Department host a Anti-Bullying

Anti-Violence Workshop on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Whitney Young Library, located at 7901 South King Drive,

Chicago, Illinois 60619 from 4:30 pm until

7:30 pm.




          Sub-Area IV (79th to 83rd, State Street to King)

          Sub-Area Vice President- area represented by

          CAPCC Board of Directors.


·      Upcoming Sub-Area IV & V Meeting on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Mather More Than a Café. Residents will be notified by flyer.


·      New Business: Flecks Coffee, 79th & Calumet.

Grand Opening on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Proprietor: Mrs. Turner.


          Sub-Area V   (83rd to 87th, State Street to King)

          Sub-Area Vice President:  Sandra Wortham,



·      Upcoming CAPCC FOR PEACE SAKE , Prayer Vigil/ Back To School Give A Way: Saturday,

August 24, 2013, 10 am until 2pm, Nat King

Cole Park, 361 East 85th Street, Chgo, Il 60619.



·      Upcoming Sub-Area V & IV Meeting, Saturday,

September 7, 2013 Nat King Cole Park

361 East 85th Street, 12 noon until 1:30 pm.

Residents will be notified by flyer.



          PEACE IN THE PARK, Sponsored by The

          Thomas Wortham IV Foundation and the

           6Th District Police Department.

                          A Holistic Youth Event  

Friday, August 23, 2013, 5pm to 9:00 am     Saturday, August 24, 2013. Nat King Cole Park, 361 East 85th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.


·      Kudos to the Grand Crossing Park Advisory

council for a successful Midnight Circus event

 held on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2013.  Keep up the good work Ms. Ce Ce Edwards & the  Grand Crossing Advisory Council members advocating for positive youth based activities.



·      Upcoming Chatham Avalon Community Council Conservation Meeting:

Essex Rayner, Conservation Chairperson

St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church rectory: Monday,       August 26, 2013, 6pm until 8:00 pm, 450 East 78th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.



  Upcoming 6th District CAPS Meetings for:


    Beat # 623 Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State St.

    6:30pm.                                  Chgo, Il  60619


    Beat # 624  Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, 450 East 78th St.

    6:30pm                                             Chgo, Il 60619


    Beat # 631  Wednesday, September 5, 2013

    Chatham Fields Lutheran Church,

    8050 South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chgo, Il

    6:30 pm                                                    60619


    Beat # 632  Wednesday, September 12, 2013

    Tuley Park Field House

    90th & King Drive, Chicago, Il 60619

    6:30 pm 


    6th District  Police Department at 1-312-745-3641.



 To volunteer on the Chatham Avalon Park

         Community Council Crime Prevention Committee

         Economic Development Committee, Education

         Committee, Legal & Constitution Committee or

          Health & Wellness Committee.

         Please contact the CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-

1215.       Keith O Tate, President , Maryellen Drake,

Executive Vice President.



       Sub-Area VI & VII (83rd to 87th, Cottage to King)


             Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

             And sub area 6 residents welcome our

             New Sub-Area 6 Vice President

             Mr. John Wheeler 1-866-272-1215.


·      Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins, new business

coming to 87th & Vernon moving from 87th &

Maryland Avenue.

·      Cleanup of the site is occurring, site has been

 a clean bill of health by the EPA, location is

 fenced in presently, tacit approval given on

 ingress and egress.

 Knocked down old oil  change place. CAPCC will continue to update  you regarding this site. 


NEXT SUB-AREA 6  meeting will occur in October 2013 at St. Mark United Methodist

Church.  Residents will be notified by flier.



Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

is seeking volunteers for the Brown Memorial

Park Beautification Project. Please contact

The CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-1215.




Next CAPCC General Monthly Meeting:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State

Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619, 6:30 pm.


For more information on how you can join us,

Please call the CAPCC office at 1-866-272-1215.



Addressing Quality of Life Issues, Is What We Do”

1955                         Everyday  To Present


                               News Brief provided by the CAPCC Editorial Staff.






















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