Friday, November 27, 2020

Jahmal Cole helps restaurant donate 2,000 meals


[VIDEO] Cole's My Block, My Hood, My City partnered with Oooh Wee It Is restaurant in the Chatham neighborhood on Thanksgiving to donate food to needy families. As Cole stated in the above report from WBBM-TV it matters to him if someone in Pilson or Jefferson Park is hungry. It should matter to all of us if someone in the city is hungry.

I hope everyone had a very festive holiday in these uncertain times.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Artistmac visits the now reopened Chatham Walmart


[VIDEO] The Walmart located on 83rd & Stewart located actually in the West Chatham neighborhood reopened on Friday. It was closed since late May as it reportedly suffered a fire and was heavily looted in the last weekend of May in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. 

As artistmac notes:  

One welcome addition to the store: in addition to the existing vision department, a health clinic with its own entrance.

Glad to see this Walmart reopen because of the looting that happened in a number of neighborhoods around the city - and especially critical on the south side - businesses hit with the looting caused them to be in danger of closing permanently. As noted in this video it also means a loss of jobs for those who want to be productive in their communities.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Chatham Walmart has reopened


[VIDEO] After getting hit by the unrest in the last week of May as a result of what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis the Walmart on 83rd & Stewart has reopened. I'm very glad as Ald. Howard Brookins fought to get this store built and open. I'm especially glad that the unrest didn't cause Walmart to shut this location down permanently! 

Also noted in this CBS 2 report before the unrest the store had originally 485 jobs upon reopening Walmart added 750 new jobs. There are new health care offices at this location also.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

#AllinIllinois Healthy Holidays to You, Too


[VIDEO] As head head into the holidays we are still during a pandemic. Here is a PSA from the State of Illinois wish you all a healthy holidays.

From the media kit:

This year the holidays are about adapting to keep each other safe, and while we may not be breaking tradition, we are certainly bending it. From socially distant holiday carolers to virtual parties, we’re proving we can still have joy and stay safe, too.

We’re all safer and stronger when we go all in, Illinois.

Got wind of this via Capitol Fax which did a rate the ad type of post on Friday. I think most didn't like this ad, and personally I would've liked won akin to what was shared during the summer about wearing face masks.

Also I must add the guidance provided by the city as far as a stay-at-home advisory and family activities during the holidays within the confines of this pandemic.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Congrats to the Cook County State's Attorney


[VIDEO] Kim Foxx successfully fended off a seemingly strong challenge to her office from Republican Pat O'Brien on Tuesday night. Here's the story from CBS Chicago about her declaring victory for a second term as Cook County State's Attorney.

I just have to add 2nd City Cop isn't happy.

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