Wednesday, February 11, 2015



             Chatham Celebrates 60 Years of

              a Rich African American Legacy

                         February 2015 News Brief

         Provided by the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

         2015 Board of Directors. To keep you informed on what’s

         going on your block, around your house in the Chatham



                     “SAY IT LOUD, I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD”


                              CELEBRATION OF

                   60 YEARS OF A RICH LEGACY

             with Jazz by Essex Rayner & 360 Degrees

               Honoring: Dr. Webb Evans

                                   Ms. Emoeleanor Jones

                                   Justice William Cousins

                                   Mr. Joseph Moore

                                   State Rep. Elgie Sims 34th


                      Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015

                      Place: The Woodshop Art Gallery

                                    441 East 87th Street

                                    Chicago, Illinois 60619

                      Time: 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm

        Tickets can be purchased from any CAPCC board member

           Donation: $20.00 dollars      1-866-272-1215






             How is the African American Community

             Advancing the dream for Equality & Justice



             Are outside developers buying up the

             Chatham community ?


             Are you tired of individuals that do not

             live in our community making decisions

             and planning how Chatham will look

             in 10 years, 20 years? Get involved!!


             Do you know how much your property is

             worth in 2015?


             Are you having difficulty paying your

             Utility bills?



             If you are concerned please come out

             to get the facts and find how you can

             preserve & protect our  community.




                        PLEASE JOIN US!!

             CAPCC February  General Monthly


             Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

             Place: Urban Partnership Bank

                          7801 South State Street

                          Chicago, Illinois 60619

              Time: 6:00 pm until 7:45pm

              Be part of the solution, please plan to


                     Kudos to Mr. Jaylen Nelson           

             Recipient of the Youth Community Service

             Award. ( 8th grade student at St. Dorothy’s

             Catholic School & Chatham resident.


             Chatham is the African American Middle

             Class Dividend. Things have changed over

             the past decade in our community service

             area from (75th Street  to 87th, Cottage Grove

             to State Street.  Our Elders built it, will (WE)

             maintain & redevelop it or will Chatham 60

             plus legacy wither away because of apathy ?


            1. Median age of resident has decreased

            2. Median income has decreased over $10,000

            3.  Unemployment rate increased

            5.  Chatham has great well built housing stock

            6.  Chatham is being slowly GENTRIFIED

            7.  Quality education needs to be our #1 priority

            8.   Public safety needs to be our #2 priority

            9.   More residents in our area than ever

                  ever before are receiving assistance from                

                   the federal government.      

10. We must attract viable business, new green & technical jobs to Chatham.



          Chatham Avalon Park Community Council’s

          December 8, 2014 and January 12, 2015

          General Monthly meeting was held at

           Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South

          State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.

          6:00 pm until 7:45 pm.

          Ms. Joyce Tucker-Ware, Branch Manager.


         Guest Speakers included:  Ms. Joyce Tucker-

         Ware, Ms. Gloria Wright, Urban Partnership

         Bank, Mr. Jimmy Stewart, CHA (Change,

         Outreach Officer, Zachariah from

         Center for Regenerative Truth (Urban Garden)

         Alderman Roderick Sawyer, Ms. Staci Diggs,

         Heartland Alliance & Ms. Leiana Gary, Cottage

         Grove Planters Association.


         Ms. Jasmine Thomas received CAPCC   Youth

         Community Service Award at the CAPCC    

          January General Monthly Meeting.

         A Chatham resident & student at Mother Mc

         Cauley high school & graduate of St. Dorothy’s

         Catholic School.        


                     Chatham Service Area Update

         Sub- Area I Update (75th to 79th State to King

         Vice President- Keith Tate

·      Upcoming meeting : Tentatively

  scheduled for Saturday, February 28,

          2015, Greater Institutional AME Church, 7800

          South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619.

         12 noon until 1:30 pm. Residents will be notified     

          by flier.


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

          Sub-Area Vice President- Maryellen Drake

        * Upcoming Sub-Area II Meeting/ Saturday,

February 7, 2015, Lighthouse Apostolic Church

7759 South Eberhart Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

60619. 12 noon until 1:30 pm.




·      Lighthouse Apostolic Church of Christ, hosts

a Black History Month Celebration on:

 Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

 Place: Lighthouse Apostolic Church of Christ

               7759 South Eberhart Avenue

                Chicago, Illinois 60619    1:00 pm

Rev. Elder Adams, Senior Pastor


Join the Save St. Dorothy Catholic School Effort, 7740 South Eberhart, Chicago, Illinois 60619. Stand with St. Dorothy School Concern

ed Alumni & Community to Prevent Closure of

A Historically African-American Institution.


·      Don’t let the Bishop & others disrespect & discount the church congregation & community residents and jeopardize the safety education & future of our youth and ask church membership to pay for it. E-mail :     


            Chatham MMRP  Advisory Council Housing

            Housing Fair:

            Sponsored by CIC & Frank Montro Homes

            Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

            Place: New Covenant Baptist Church

                         754 East 77 th Street

                         Chicago, Illinois 60619

            Time: 9am until 3pm


            Sub-Area III Update:

            (79th to 83rd, Cottage Grove to King Drive)

 Sub-Area Vice President- Candace Calhoun   



·      Chatham Fields Lutheran Church hosts a

Black History Month Celebration on Sunday,

February 22, 2015 at Chatham Fields Lutheran

Church, 8050 South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619.  Worship Service 10:30am, program immediately following.


           Sub-Area IV Update

          (79th to 83rd, State Street to King)

           Sub-Area Vice President- Brian Garner


·      There will be a March Sub-Area 4 meeting.

Residents will be notified by flyer.


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

          Vice President Sandra Wortham has moved on

           to pursue other interests. We thank her for

           her community service & outreach and wish

           her well in all her future endeavors.



·      There will be a March 2015 Sub-Area 5 meeting.

Residents will be notified by flyer.



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

          Vice President -John Wheeler

        *Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins site update:

          Construction of the new Dunkin Donuts on

          87th & Vernon is moving forward.



·      Save the date: Sub-Area 6 Meeting!!

    Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Place: St. Mark Methodist Church

                         8441 South St. Lawrence Ave

                 Chicago, Illinois 60619

            Time: 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm



           Chatham Village Cooperative has available

units for more information please contact

The Chatham Village Office is located at

737 East 83rd Place, Chicago, Illinois 60619

1(773) 723-1374.




Chatham Affordable Health Care 2015 Outreach continues:

Whitney Young Library

Wednesdays & Saturdays (11am until 3pm)

           7901 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60619

           Enrollers will be onsite to get you covered.

           For more information please call the CAPCC

           office at 1-866-272-1215.




          Thursday, February 5, 2014 (1pm until 4pm)

          Thursday,   February 12, 2015 (1pm until 4pm)  

          Senator Donne Trotter, State Rep. Elgie Sims 

  & Commissioner Stanley Moore, 8658 South

   Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois 60619.

   For more information please call the CAPCC

   office at 1-866-272-1215.

   Saturday, January 24, 2015    (8am until 10am)

   Saturday, January 31, 2015    (8am until 10am)

   Saturday, February 7, 2015    (8am until 10 am)

   Saturday, February 14, 2015  (8am until 10am)






     Chatham Avalon Church of Christ

     8601 South State Street, Chicago, Ill 60619.

     Rev. Dr. Daniel Harrison, Senior Pastor .

     For more information please call CAPCC office

     at 1-866-272-1215 or Chatham Avalon Church

     of Christ at 1-773-723-8579.



·      Kudos to Chatham Avalon Church of Christ for

hosting a weekly Food Pantry on Saturdays from 8am until 10 am at 8601 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619. Chatham Avalon  provides food for over 300 families every week.


 Learn about the 6 dimensions of Wellness:

 Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, Physical,

 Social & Physical and How to Age Well.

            Stop by and try something new:

                      Mather More Than A Café

 33 east 83rd Street, Chicago, Il 60619

 1(773) 488-2801

  Monday thru Friday: 8:30am until 4:30pm

  Saturdays 8:00 am until 2:00pm

  Ms. Beedie Jones, Manager

  Ms. Melinda Martin, Asst. Manager


  Get Out and Vote or Don’t Complain!!

  Early Voting begins on Monday, February

  9, 2015 at the Whitney Young Library

                             7901 South King Drive

                              Chicago, Illinois 60619

  1(312) 747-0039 for more information.


  Election Day is Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

   *   A Vote Not Used, Is a Vote Wasted!!


  If we don’t support our viable local business

  entities there will be little job creation or

  economic development.


   The following long- term businesses in

    Chatham have closed.

    Kurt’s Barbecue  closed since Dec. 2014

   Army & Lou’s, 422 East 75th            2011

   Izola’s Restaurant, 522 East 79th    2013

   The Party Shop, 410 East 75th         2011

   Frances Lounge, 307 East 75th       2012

   Becky’s Florist, 343 East 79th         2012

   The Chatham Pancake House           2011

   Yassar African & Carribean, 716 East 79th

   moving to Bronzeville.



 Get Your Business in Order with  

 Elliott L. Powell Atty at Law

 8505 South King Drive

 Chicago, Illinois 60619

  1(773) 391-9005

 Trusts, Wills, Estates,  Powers of Attorney.


Our CAPCC Health & Wellness Chairperson

Robert Beck, a 40 year Chemist will help you

Get Healthy!!  Join one of his 12 week
“Get Healthy Challenges, You’ll be glad you

took charge of your health and made it a

priority. Call the CAPCC office and ask for

Robert Beck at 1-866-272-1215.



Genesis Housing Development Corporation

7735 South Vernon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619

(Free Weatherization Program) call to see if

 you qualify for free services. Mike(773) 994-

6670 ext. 204/ Annette (773) 994-6670.





           Genesis Housing Development Corporation

           Offers the following Housing Seminars:

·      Stay In Your Home Project

Foreclosure Prevention Options

Thursday, February 12, 2015

6:00 pm until 8:00pm

7735 South Vernon Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60619




         * Home is Where the Heart Is

Pre- Qualification and Housing Event

           Saturday, February 14, 2015

           10:00 am until 2:00 pm

           JP   Morgan Chase

           6650 South Stony Island

           Chicago, Illinois 60637


·      Home Buyers Education Training

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

600 East 35th Street

Chicago, Illinois 60619




Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

                 Board of Directors


    Black Women Community Advocates

(Recommended for the Kwanza Unity)

             Community Award

In the Chatham Independent Bulletin

              January 15, 2015 Edition


Ms. Carolyn Wortham, The Thomas J Wortham IV Foundation

Ms. Beedie Jones, Manager Mather More Than A Café

Ms. Ethel Collier, Theta Omega Chapter, AKA

Lt. Christine King, Chicago Police Department

Ms. Candace Collins, 3rd District Caps, PMCC Sec, GPAC

Ms. Loretta Johnson, 3rd District CAPS Officer

Ms. Gladys Hardnick-Boyer, American Assoc. for Women

Ms. Velinda Simpson, Blue Cross Blue Shield Comm. Relations

Ms. Neima Feme, B&N Jewelry & Accessories

Ms. Michelle Chambers, Push Education Chairperson

Ms. Brenda Sheriff, NAACP Organizer

Ms. Phyllis Rodgers, President Peer Plus

Ms. Martha Briggs, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

Ms. Darlene Tribue, President Park Manor Neighbors

Ms. Beverly Taylor-Williams, 6th District CAPS Office

Ms. Pat Hill, Former CPD Officer & Union Organizer

Ms. CeCe Edwards, President, GPAC Advisory Council

Officer Monica Cochran, 6th District Police Department

Ms. Jacqueline Brewyer, Chicago Independent Bulletin

Ms. Maryellen Drake, Executive Vice, Chatham Avalon Park




  How to contact our

  Elected Officials & Community



  Ms. Melinda Kelly

  Executive Director

  Chatham Business Association,

  Small Business, Inc.

  806 East 78th Street

  Chicago, Illinois 60619

  1(773) 994-5006


             Alderman Roderick Sawyer,

  6th Ward Office

  8001 South King Drive

  Chicago, Illinois 60619

 1(773) 635-0006


 6th District Police Department

 District Commander  Fred Waller

 CAPS Sgt. Spradley

            7808 South Halsted Avenue

 Chicago, Illinois 60620

 1(312) 745-3641/ 1(312) 745-3610

  Service area: 75th to 95th, IC Tracks

  to Western Avenue

  Chatham: Beats 623, 624, 631 & 632.


 State Senator Donne Trotter

 1(773) 933-7715

 State Rep. Elgie Sims

 1(773) 783-8800

  Commissioner Stanley Moore

  1(773) 783-2412

  Office Suites

  8658 South Cottage Grove

  Chicago, Illinois 60619  


Nate King Cole Park

Mr. Gene Morgan, Park Supervisor

361 East 85th Street

Chicago, Illinois 60619

1(312) 747-6063

 Mr. Guy Gray, Advisory Council President


             Whitney Young Library

             Mr. Mitchell Smith, Branch Manager

             Mr. Ross Berger, Asst. Branch Manager

             Ms. Faye Morris, Children’s Librarian

             7901 South King Drive

             Chicago, Illinois 60619 

             1(312) 747-0039



              Grand Crossing Post Office

              7715 South Cottage Grove

              Chicago, Illinois 60619

              1(312) 483-1207



           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”

              Keith O Tate, President                       Maryellen Drake, Exec. Vice                                                                             


                                      CAPCC established 1955
















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