Monday, August 11, 2014



          Chatham, Today, Tomorrow & Forever

                           News Brief 2014

                       “Chatham Strong”


         Provided by the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

         2014 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 will

        be held on Monday, August 11, 2013 at Urban

        Partnership Bank, 7801 South State Street,

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





         CAPCC invites various speakers to join the

         conversation on a monthly basis to address

         Quality of Life Issues and Services.  To get

         on the schedule as a speaker please call the

         CAPCC office at 1-866-272-1215 ask for

         Keith Tate or Maryellen Drake.



       Dine on the Nine (79th Street) Josephine’s

       Cooking, 436-438 East 79th Street, Luversia’s

       Family Restaurant, 522 East 79th Street, Yassar

       African Caribbean Restaurant, 716 East 79th

       Street. Fleck’s Coffee, 343 East 79th Street.




        Chatham Urban Garden( A Partnership between

        Chatham Avalon Park Community Council & The

        Center for Regenerative Truth) & Chatham Fields

         Lutheran Church continues on our site 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



Our Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

Health & Wellness Chairperson Robert Beck does it again. (Kudos)

The 12 week Get Healthy Program at Mather

More Than A Café was very successful. Let’s

get healthy & stay healthy. For information

on the next class please contact the CAPCC

Office at 1-866-272-1215 an ask for Robert

Beck, CAPCC Health & Wellness Chairperson.




CAPCC (Medicare & You) & AARP Update

will be on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 &

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

from 2pm until 4pm at the CAPCC Office

7927 ½ South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60619. To R.S.V.P., please call the CAPCC

Office at 1-866-272-1215.



Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

Free Financial Literacy Series started up

again in August 2014 with our participating

Financial Professionals and Financial Institutions. Join us and gain some invaluable

knowledge on products, services, agencies

being offered. For more information please

call the CAPCC office at 1-866-272-1215 or

check the Chatham Blog at www.chatham





          Chatham Business Association, Small

          Business Development Inc.   Monthly

          Meeting, 2nd Tuesday of every month at

          South Central Community Services, 8316

          South Ellis Avenue, 8:30am. Ms. Melinda

          Kelly, Executive Director. 1(773) 994-5006.



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

·      CAPCC. Keith Tate, Vice President

 An upcoming September 2014 Sub-Area

 Meeting at Carter Temple Church is planned

 residents will be notified by flyer, text, e-mail

 and phone.


South Central Community Services is hosting

a Back to School Family Festival  event on Saturday, August  9, 2014 at 1021 East 83rd Street, Chicago,  Illinois 60619 from 2:00 pm

 Until 7:00 pm. Health  Van Physicals, Games, Music by DJ Tree, Food, Line Dancing, Bounce N House, Petting Zoo, Thrift Salesm Massage Services, Face Painting, Vendors. (BOOK BAG RAFFLE GIVE AWAY).



Greater Institutional Church, 7800 South                                                            

Indiana Avenue hosted God Is Back on the   Block Event on Saturday, August 16, 2013.

10 am until 5pm. Please plan to attend, bring

a neighbor and get your fun on.


·      JAZZ LOVERS, Jazz on Tuesdays at the

50 Yard Line, on 69 East 75th Street at 6pm

until 10 pm.  It’s a Grown Folks Party; leave

the drama and the kids at home.


·      Chatham Avalon Park  Community Council,  Park Manor Neighbors, Chesterfield Community  Council, Chatham Business Association, West Chesterfield Community Council , Rosemoor 

Community Association, Grand Crossing   Neighborhood Network,  Community Pride, Calumet Heights Community Council, Greater Chatham Alliance, Mary nook Neighbors Association are establishing a climate of Peace

From 67th Street to 95th Street, State to Stony

Island.  For information contact your local

Community organization or the 6th District

Police Department at 1(312) 745-3641.




           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 30, 2014. 11am until 1pm, New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church

754 East 77th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.


·      Lighthouse Apostolic Church of Christ, 7759

South Eberhart is hosting there:

Neighborhood Festival held on Saturday,

August 30, 2014 10 is until 5pm on 79th

& Rhodes. Rev. Adams, Senior Pastor at

1-773-488-5696. Tuesday bible study (12 noon

until 1pm). Wednesday evening bible study

7:45pm until 9pm.


·      Check out Ellana Boutique located at 7511

South Cottage Grove. Women’s Suits, Dresses,

Pants, shoes, bags, jewelry & accessories.

1(773) 846-8221   Mrs. Ella Dukes, Proprietor.


·      Check out B & N Jewelry & Accessories,

450 East 78th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619

11am until 6pm. Jewelry, necklaces, earrings,

bracelets, sharfs, hats, watches, shawls, men’s hats and more. Mrs. Neima Feme, Proprietor.



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

        Sub-Area Vice President- Candace Calhoun



·      Whitney Young Library, 7901 South King Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60619. Open Monday thru Saturday. Mr. Mitchell Smith/ Head Librarian

Branch Manager. Mr. Ross Berger, Asst. Branch Manager. Stop in for books, computer

Use, seminars and workshops. For more information, please call 1-312-747-0039.


Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 South St.

Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619.

Augustine Klee Nascar Minister of foreign Affairs from Liberia (regarding Ebola) will be in attendance on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at a (Town Hall Meeting) from 11am until 2pm.

 1,000 people have lost their lives since March.

Media & Community Stakeholders will be present. The focus will be on National Government Efforts and coordination with International partners and

The CDC to curb the Ebola Epidemic.


Sunday Worship Services 8:15 AM AND

10:45 AM.



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

          Vice President Brian Garner.  


      Flecks Coffee, 343 East 79th Street, Chgo, Il 60619



·      Chatham Beauty Salon , 233 East 79th Street,

Chicago, Illinois 60619.



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

          Sub-Area Vice President:  Sandra Wortham,



·      Cole Park Advisory Council Meeting:

Every    2ND Wednesday   at:

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


·      Chatham Avalon Church of Christ (Food Pantry) 8601 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.   Saturdays 8am until 10am.

   Worship Services are on Sundays at 10 am.


·       Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council is  Midnight Circus Event at Grand Crossing Park

Field House at 76th & Ingleside on Saturday, August 31, 2014.  Keep up the good work Ms. Ce Ce Edwards & the  Grand Crossing Advisory Council members advocating for positive youth based activities.


For more information please contact the Grand

Crossing Park Field House at 1-312-747-6158



·      Upcoming Chatham Avalon Community Council Conservation Meeting:

Essex Rayner, Conservation Chairperson

St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church rectory: Monday,       August 25, 2014, 6pm until 8:00 pm, 450 East 78th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.


  Upcoming 6th District CAPS Meetings for:

  Our Chatham Service Area: Meets every other

  Month at the following locations:


   Beat # 623 Wednesday, September 17, 2014

   Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State St.

   6:30pm.                                  Chgo, Il  60619


   Beat # 624  Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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

   6:30pm                                             Chgo, Il 60619



   Beat # 631  Wednesday, September 4, 2014

    Chatham Fields Lutheran Church,

    8050 South St. Lawrence Avenue

    6:30 pm         Chicago, Illinois 60619


    Beat # 632  Wednesday, September 11, 2014

    Tuley Park Field House

    90th & King Drive, Chicago, Il 60619

    6:30 pm 


     For more information please contact the:

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



 To volunteer with the Chatham Avalon Park

         Community Council’s Crime Prevention, Educa-

         tion, Conservation, Economic Development,

         Committee, Legal & Constitution Committee or

          Health & Wellness Committee.

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




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

       John Wheeler 1-866-272-1215.


·      Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins, new business

coming to 87th & Vernon Update. Old oil change

place has been knocked down.


·      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.

            CAPCC will continue to update you regarding

            the site.



NEXT SUB-AREA 6 meeting is tentatively

scheduled for October 2014 at St. Mark

            United Methodist Church.  Residents will

            be notified by flyer.








CAPCC General Monthly Meeting:

            Every 2nd Monday of the month at

Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State

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

    unless there is a bank holiday or an internal

event scheduled.


For more information on how you can join us,

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

   7927 ½ South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60619.


“Addressing Quality of Life Issues, Is What We Do”

                             Established in 1955


                          News Brief provided by the CAPCC Editorial Staff.



Keith O Tate                                Maryellen Drake

President                                     Executive Vice President


             2014 CAPCC Board of Directors

















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