Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red line oversight committee meeting on 4/8

Are you interested in the proposed CTA red line extension to 130th St.? DCP (Developing Communities Project) encourages residents and community leaders to get involved in their CTA Red Line Campaign to focus on Local, State and Federal 2011-12 Budget Plans and Policies.

DCP will be holding a meeting on Friday 4/8 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 1259 W. 115th St. (corner site).

If you plan to attend, please contact John Paul Jones, DCP’s Community Organizer,
at 773-928-2500 ext. 15 or via email. Check out the DCP website.

teen dating violence workshop on 4/12

Please share this with teens in your life. Info is from a flyer I received.

Are you in a healthy relationship? Learn more about what a “healthy relationship” looks like. Find out about resources in your community to help you or someone you know. Earn service learning hours for participating in this workshop. Bring a friend.

Tuesday 4/12 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the 22nd District Station, 1900 W. Monterey (Community Room)

Sponsored by the 22nd District Peer Jury/Explorers/Youth Subcommittee

Space is limited, reserve your seat by calling Judy Ollry, CAPS Community Organizer, at 312-745-0620.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

new Rock Island schedule effective 4/3

As of Sunday 4/3, the Rock Island Metra schedule will be revised to include the new 35th Street Station. The new schedule will be available at the downtown stations starting Monday 3/28, so you can pick up your new schedule then.

I'm looking forward to using the new station for easier visits to friends in Bridgeport and to 31st St. beach, as well as easier transfers to the red line for trips to the north side.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Major Taylor dinner on 3/25

On Friday 3/25, there will be a special event in Pullman that might interest you. The Greenstone Church will be hosting a presentation and dinner. DeWayne Ferris of the Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago will do a presentation of the life of Marshall "Major" Taylor, the first African American world champion cyclist.

It's happening at the Greenstone Methodist Church, 11211 S. St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago on Friday 3/25 at 6 p.m.

We will have a soul food dinner theme: Catfish, fried chicken, spaghetti, salads, candied yams, greens, blackeyed peas & beans, peach cobbler.

This is a fundraiser for the Pullman Youth Group and Friends of the Major Taylor Trail. Tickets are $12, $5 for kids under 14. Contact Blanca at 773-785-0599 to reserve your tickets.

non sequitur Friday

Sunday, March 13, 2011

sign of the times

I've often found humor to be a fairly effective barometer of our society's mood. This joke has been making the rounds via e-mail, and I've seen it several times in the last few weeks.

A union worker, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table.
In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it.
The CEO reaches across the table, takes 11 cookies, looks at the Tea
Partier and says: "Look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

spring treat

This morning I passed by Rainbow Cone and noticed that they've reopened for the season. Yeah!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

community alert

On Friday 3/4 at around 3:25 in the afternoon, a 10 year old girl was playing on a sidewalk in the vicinity of 11400 S. St. Louis. Two men in a van approached and tried to lure her into the van. She ran away.

The first man was described as a black male, 40-45 years old. The second man was described as a white-Hispanic male, 40-45 years old. They were in a rusty white work panel van. If you see anyone in a vehicle matching this description, call 911.

If you have any information, call Area 2 detectives at 312-747-8271 and reference RD #HT188511, or call the 22nd district station at 312-745-0570.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mardi Gras in Beverly

We've got a few special events for Mardi Gras week, and not all of this is Mardi Gras-related.

Now thru Tuesday 3/8, you can order paczki at Beverly Bakery and Cafe, 10528 S. Western. Place orders at 773-238-5580.

There's an Irish Sing-along with Katie Sullivan, 4 p.m. Sun. 3/6, $5 adults, kids free. The Music Station, 1808 W 103rd St., 773.840.3005 or

On Tues. 3/8, you can enjoy a special Mardi Gras meal at Cafe 103, 1909 W. 103rd St. Make your reservation at 773-238-5115.

The Beverly All Stars, will be playing Thurs. 3/10, 7 p.m., at The Music Station, 1808 W 103rd St. $5 cover, all ages. 773-840-3005.