Crain's recently shared a Google Maps graphic of all the Chicago area Dominick's stores and what their current status is. It was in the news recently that Whole Foods Market will take over some of Dominick's former locations. This is of interest because at the moment the one that closed in South Shore located at 2101 E. 71st St. - blogged here in December - remains vacant waiting for a new store to set up shop. Anyone in South Shore have an idea who they would like to see take over that spot?
Proposed Chicago ward remap would add Hispanic seats - Chicago Sun-Times I would very much like to see the Latino caucus' ward map. Perhaps it might look good to the CBO's of Roseland Heights, Chesterfield and especially West Chesterfield. The City Council’s Hispanic Caucus has drafted a new Chicago ward map that includes four more super-majority Hispanic wards — for a total of 14 — and two more Hispanic “influence” wards to reward Latinos for their 25,218-person population gain in the 2010 U.S. Census. Ald. Danny Solis (25th), chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, and Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) said Hispanic gains would come at the expense of three South Side wards now represented by white aldermen: the 10th, 13th and 23rd. The fourth new super-majority Hispanic ward — with a Latino population of at least 65 percent — would be located on the Southwest Side. It could pull together Hispanics now living in five black wards: the 3rd, 15th, 16th, 18th and 20th. Latino “influence
http://www.cpsboe.org/ It took me a while to come to this conclusion but I've finally decided that there should be an elected school board in Chicago. Not saying that this is the best solution for our schools in Chicago, but it's an idea that should be considered. The only caveat that I've considered is that there must be a hybrid board where the people can elect members and the mayor can appoint members. This has always been my thought however the Chicago Sun-Times solidified this much further in an editorial . This Tribune editorial makes further points about the various points of school boards whether hybrid, elected or totally appointed. To be sure, I have little problem with the Mayor of Chicago having some form of direct influence on the Chicago Public Schools. This is one reason I support a hybrid board. I also believe that the most important interest group - the parents need representation to influence the decisions of the Chicago Public Schools. I propos
You may not always agree with him (see my comments often in response to him), but today is the birthday of the Sixth Ward blog's Worlee. While I definitely disagree on a number of opinions and style, Wolree has definitely given this blog, and other media (such as Concerned Citizens of Chatham ), a lot of useful information about our neighborhood. Following stricter journalistic guidelines is the Chicago Citizen newspaper , celebrating 49 years today, according to Facebook . We appreciate them being an independent voice that includes the positive news of our area. Happy Birthday to all!