Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Order Now! Top Box Foods

Save money and eat right with

Top Box Foods at St. Dorothy Catholic Church!

"Special of the Month"

Seafood Box-$21

Catfish Fillets, Shrimp and Flounder Fillets

Limited Supply!!!!

Must place this order before deadline in order to have in stock.

___ 1. FAMILY TOP BOX - $36
Delicious food to feed a family of four for a week. This box features more than 17 pounds of food.
1lb Ham
1lb Ground Beef
3lbs Chicken Breast
1lb Tilapia Filets
12oz Mild Breakfast Sausage
1lb Chicken & Apple Sausage
4lbs Breaded Chicken Filets
12oz Broccoli
12oz Mixed Veggies
12oz Green Beans
12oz Cheese Ravioli (frozen)
24oz Mac & Cheese Mix

___ 2. SMALL FAMILY BOX - $20

Enjoy superior dinners for a week, with nearly 8 pounds of meat and vegetables.

1lb Tilapia Filets

12oz Ground Turkey

3lbs Chicken Breast

12oz Corn

12oz Mixed Veggies

12oz Green Beans

Diabetic Friendly!

___ 3. CHICKEN TENDERS - $23

Ten pounds of the highest

quality, breaded and seasoned, uncooked chicken breast tender


___ 4. STEAK BOX - $34

A favorite! Eight 8oz juicy Kansas City USDA-Choice steaks of restaurant quality


Microwave and enjoy!

o 1 plate of Grilled Chicken Breast, Garlic Parmesan Potatoes & Vegetables

o 1 plate of Seasoned Chicken over Couscous, Red Grains and Vegetables

o 1 plate of tender Beef, Hearty Grains, Mushrooms & Green Beans

o 1 plate of Tomatillo Pork over Corn, Black Beans & Brown Rice


Microwave and enjoy!

o 2 plates of Grilled Chicken Breast, Garlic Parmesan Potatoes & Vegetables

o 2 plates of Seasoned Chicken over Couscous, Red Grains and Vegetables


Microwave and enjoy!

o 2 plates of tender Beef, Hearty Grains, Mushrooms & Green Beans

o 2 plates of Tomatillo Pork over Corn, Black Beans & Brown Rice

___ 8. GARDEN BOX - $19

A perfect mix of fresh fruits and vegetables for you and your family.

Gala Apples Tomatoes

Pears Lettuce

Oranges Celery

Grapes or Strawberries Potatoes

___ 9. FRUIT BOX - $19

Over ten pounds of nature’s finest fruits – picked fresh and sourced locally when possible! Includes items such as apples, pears, citrus fruits and melons.

___ 10. VEGETABLE BOX - $19

Fourteen pounds of fresh vegetables

4 Potatoes 1 Celery Bunch

2 Onions Green Beans

4 Green Peppers 4 Tomatoes

1 Broccoli Bunch Cucumber

Choose from 11 different box options including fresh produce, USDA-Choice meats, poultry & fish, pre-made low calorie meals, and frozen vegetables – everything you need to feed you and your family well balanced meals. We accept all forms of payment including SNAP/LINK funds, credit cards, cash, checks. Pay at pick-up.

If you want to place an order contact Staci Thomas at (773) 651-7000

ORDER DEADLINE: Monday, May 5 DELIVERY: Saturday, May 10


Brochure and Registration form attached.


The Illinois Judicial Council
The University of Chicago Law School
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic

A Juvenile Symposium

Living Like We’re Bulletproof II:
Youth Voices, Visions and Vehicles for Change

Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

University of Chicago Law School
1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois
773 702-9611

Georgia A. Brown
Administrative Assistant
University of Chicago Law School

Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
· Juvenile & Criminal Justice Project Clinic
· Police Accountability Project Clinic
· Post Incarceration Reentry Clinic
· Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Conference Invitation and Workshop Reminder

April 28, 2014

Dear Goodcity Partner,

We have two events to highlight for you today.
We'd like to send a reminder to anyone interested in our Nonprofit Essentials Workshop series that will continue tomorrow, Tuesday April 29th with a session on Marketing Communications. This session will be held from 6-8pm by Michelle Geddes, Owner of M Group Worldwide.


We'd also like to invite you to attend a national nonprofit conference hosted by Goodcity called Good Work Chicago. This event will be held June 10-12. Tickets will be available very soon, so be sure to sign up for more updates by visiting http://goodworkchicago.org.

Please forward this to someone you think may be interested in attending our workshop or conference. Thank you!
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Goodcity Chicago
5409 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60644


Monday, April 28, 2014

Vital grassroots community building - Earth Day Clean & Greensuccess...and the road ahead!

Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network
"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood"

Dear neighbors, community partners and stakeholders,
2014, as we said it would, is producing many opportunities for advancement in the cause to bring down violence and establish higher order and positive productivity in our neighborhoods. There have been socials, demonstrations,
summits, conferences, newspaper proposals, TV documentaries and social media creations, rising up, all in the name of urging us to produce progress towards community improvement. IT'S HAPPENING!

Another major positive was accomplished for the neighborhood and the spirit of "rebuilding Chicago" on yesterday's date. Close to a hundred students and adult volunteers labored in love and respect while "Cleaning & Greening" Grand Crossing Park. New Life Covenant Church can take the credit for being the driving force by delivering a great umber of youthful bodies to the project. Youth were instructed by adults in several wsmall working groups, and while there was an obvious need for more efficient operational methods, a solid, historic effort was executed with room for great things in the future.

The success of the event can be summed up as tremendous community capacity being achieved by a significant enhancement of a major green space in the 60619 area code (the others are Avalon Park, Tuley Park and Oakwoods cemetery), in which a multi-generational force came together and put in several hundred man-hours of volunteer work into it. This will produce substantial capacity against public violence and destructiveness to the environment. The neighborhood received a gigantic positive boost for itself. And it was just the tip of the iceberg of untapped capacity we have yet to develop in this area! In the future the minor green spaces like Brown, Burnside, Cole, Dixon, Hoard and Meyering parks all will need the attention of large contingent exercises like Clean & Green and other organized efforts.

We still have far to go in establishing viable and responsive leadership and communications throughout the many blocks and neighborhoods of 60619. We realize everyone cannot come every time to every event, however, it's the persistent drive of folks coming when they can over a great period of time which will make the difference. We hope that YOU will strongly consider each and every call to lend yourself to our mass grassroots support actions as they come up. A new tone is being set and ground is being gained. We must not loose it!

Other collaborative capacity building events for you to plan for;
  • Chatham Job & Community Resource fair", Thursday May 8th
  • Several positive loitering and CAPS beat meetings (TBA)
  • Likelihood of a few special cause prayer vigils (On call)
  • Juneteenth Picnic, June 21st
  • National Night Out August 5th
  • Fall Clean and Green (Early October)
  • Kwanzaa, late December

They're trying to silence your voice & your vote

Dear Supporter,
The final critical deadline is just days away. This Thursday, May 1st is the last day for Springfield politicians to put the Fair Tax on the ballot - so we, the voters of Illinois, can decide in November.
Right now – this very moment – is the time for legislators to hear one final and resounding message from every single one of us: Whatever their position, this is an issue that ‘We the People’ should decide.
The proposed Fair Tax - with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes - would provide a tax cut for 94% of Illinoisans, while protecting investments in vital services from draconian cuts. Hundreds of thousands of citizens from all corners of Illinois, Democrats and Republicans alike, have voiced support and taken action to move this critical issue forward.
On Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported that a vote on the Fair Tax is now scheduled for next week. Polling shows that 77% of Illinois voters support a Fair Tax. But for us to decide for ourselves in November, the politicians in Springfield need to pass the bill to put the Fair Tax on the ballot.
Out-of-state billionaires have already poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a smear campaign against a Fair Tax, hoping to keep it off the ballot and taking the decision out of Illinois voters’ hands. They want to protect a broken status quo that levels unfair, regressive taxes that force low and middle income families to pay two to three times the rate that the very wealthy pay in taxes.
But in the end, it’s not their choice—it’s ours!
In these closing days, we must emphasize to our elected representatives that, regardless of their personal feelings on the issue, this is our decision to make, and they should not deny us the chance to choose for ourselves on a Fair Tax.
I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done and continue to do on this historic campaign. We’re one final push from celebrating victory next week!
Marla Bramble
Coalition Outreach Director
A Better Illinois

95th Street Panel of Development - Transit Oriented Development Meeting

Dear Greater Roseland Area Leaders, Surrounding Area Community Leaders, Neighbors, Friends, Contractors, Businesses, and Developers
95th Street Panel of Development Meeting
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
9400 South Perry Street
(across the street North of the New Progressive MBC)
Dr. William T. Briggs, Jr. - Liaison
Michael LaFargue, Business Development Coordinator
Rev. Reuben Coleman, Jr. - Land Use Coordinator
Special Guest Speaker:
Bridget Gainer 10th District -- Cook County Commissioner
Cook County Land Bank

Web Results Prepared by Deborah L. Truss
Business Development Project Manager
(DCP/CTA Red Line Extension Project)
Web Results

Homebuyer Education Workshop

Homebuyer Education Training Program

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Savory Square

4448 S. State Street, Chicago 60609

8:30 am - 4:30 pm







Register On-line by May 15, 2014 at


For more information, call 773-994-6670 x 209

You Must Provide The Following Items To Receive Your Certificate:

Monthly Budget - Recent Credit Report - Copy of Photo ID

Verification of Residence & Proof of Income

Invites you to our...

Homebuyer Education Training Program

(HUD Certified/Certificate Training Program)

Critical Public Hearing on Truancy Next week

Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network

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

Again, the call couldn't be more clear - participate or die! Millions of dollars will be lost if we continue to have our best citizens watch "Scandal", claiming they're tired and making other excuses for why they're not out meeting with the right people to stem some of these crises before the boat sinks.

Let's try to take in another chance to build critical capacity to save our city. The time is now!

Please read Senator Collins' call below

Senator Jacqueline Collins
April 24, 2014
Dear Friends,
When children are chronically absent from school, their educational outcomes diminish and state funding for the school district dries up. That is happening here in Chicago, where more than 10 percent of students in Chicago Public Schools were truant four or more weeks during the 2010-2011 school year.
Last year, I sponsored legislation establishing a task force to study the truancy and absenteeism crisis in CPS. This task force has gathered input from Chicago communities on the effectiveness of current CPS truancy policies and what can be done to improve attendance in the city.
Next week, I will host one of these public hearings, where I hope you will join me and state Representative Linda Chapa LaVia to discuss how to fix the problem of chronic under-attendance in CPS. Here are the event details:

What: Truancy in CPS Task Force Public Hearing
When: Monday, April 28. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Where: Community Room, Urban Partnership Bank
7801 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60619
Improving attendance not only improves educational outcomes. Because state aid is based on attendance, reducing absenteeism will also bring in more money to our district. If we can improve attendance in CPS by just one percentage point, CPS will receive an extra $8 million in state funding.
Please join me to discuss this issue of pressing importance to our community.
Jacqueline Collins
Senator Jacqueline Collins
16th District – Illinois
District Office
1155 West 79th Street • Chicago, IL 60620
773-224-2830 (Phone) • 773-224-2855 (Fax)
Springfield Office
M114 Capitol Building • Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-1607 (Phone)


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