Friday, August 26, 2016

Obama movie fundraiser THIS Sunday!

This Sunday, both Greater Chatham Alliance and West Chesterfield Community Association are selling tickets for "Southside with you" a movie inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. Southside with you recounts the eventful summer days of 1989 when a charming law associate named Barack Obama tries to WOO reluctant attorney Michelle Robinson during daylong date that take them from Art Institute of Chicago to a Spike Lee's Screening of Do the Right Thing to a first kiss outside of a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Parlor.

The movie is showing Chatham 14 Theaters - 210 West 87th Street, Chicago, IL 60620

The movie is rated PG-13, and $20 for adults and $15 for kids.

If you wish to purchase for WCCA, then go to http://southsidewithyou-wcca.eventbrite.com/
or for GCA, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southside-with-you-the-story-about-barack-and-michelle-obama-tickets-27233332631?aff


Movies in the Park "Home" at Abbott Park TONIGHT

One of the last "Movies in the Park" will be showing TONIGHT. Meet us at Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th Street (That's 95th & Michigan).

The movie begins around 8pm (i.e. Dusk). You are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and food

We hope to see you
there TONIGHT!

Send an e-mail to bloh@thesixthward.us before 7pm today if you'd like to connect with one of the writers of this blog!

This event is sponsored by the Chicago Park District.

Monday, August 22, 2016

6th Ward Shred-A-Thon on Sept. 10th

It must be reiterated that this blog has no association with 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer.

6th Ward SHRED-A-THON

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10 a.m.—2 p.m.

6th Ward Service Office Parking Lot
8001 South King Drive

If you have accumulated any unwanted documents
Old Bills, Bank Statements, Junk Mail Tax Returns Check Stubs and Outdated Medical Records

Alderman Sawyer has dedicated this day for getting rid of your paperwork in a way that is safe for the environment and protects your personal information.
Residential only (not for Businesses)
(By way of Midway Moving Shredding Services)
For Information Contact the 6th Ward Office at 773-635-0006.

Here's another flyer below.

Monday, August 15, 2016

9th Ward events this week

9th Ward Paper Shredding Event!
  • Friday, August 19, 2016
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Dollar Function Parking Lot
    319 East 103rd Street
9th Ward Back to School Picnic and Health Fair
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 
    12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Palmer Park
    201 E. 111th Street
For more information on these events call 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale at 773.785.1100

Click here to view e-mail

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Marathon Pundit: The abandoned homes of Chicago's violent West Pullman neighborhood (or Roseland part two)


More urban exploration with John Ruberry - the Marathon Pundit. I don't agree that Chicago is a dying city, my belief is that we're a long way from becoming Detroit. The question we have to ask now is what to do about those many neighborhoods in our city that has foreclosed homes, vacant lots or even boarded up abandoned buildings and homes. That seems to be a frequent feature we've seen at the Marathon Pundit blog of late. Is there a way Chicago can turn around the decline in our neighborhoods?

For additional reading he did another post about the South Works project near the South Shore/South Chicago neighborhoods. There have been some ambitious plans for that area over the years and then as of this year nothing. Developers have pulled out of any project and now the future of this site is up in the air. Which is a shame too because the Lake Shore Drive extension is certainly looking for more activity.

BTW, I must note the above photograph. This is the corner of 115th & Michigan which when the Red Line extension is built I hope will become a hub of activity. For now unfortunately the site remains vacant until the Chicago Transit Authority is ready to construct this extension. And until the right developer is ready to further develop this land whether or not this extension is built.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Capitol Fax: Today's number 20,000

It has been in the news during the summer that Quinn - our former Governor who lost his re-election bid in 2014 - wants to put a ballot measure either this year's or 2018 election. This ballot measure would term limit the mayor of Chicago and give Chicago an elected consumer advocate.


Not sure about term limits even if many politicians in this state let alone Chicago have served too long in elected office. However a consumer advocate could get my vote. Perhaps something similar to NYC's Public Advocate.


Either way Quinn hasn't been too successful in getting the necessary 53,000 signatures let alone Quinn's own projected 100,00 signatures. Since 2016 is off the table he has another two years to get the job done.


Also bear in mind there's a possibility that the former Governor would run for his old job in 2018. He hasn't entirely ruled it out.

Joe Zekas R.I.P.

 Joe Zekas ran the real estate news website YoChicago . If you have been following that site and their social media channels i.e. YouTube o...