Friday, April 9, 2021

WTTW: Jahmal Cole - Firsthand Coronavirus

 

[VIDEO] Other than digging out snow in Englewood I haven't showed much of the good work of Chatham's Jahmal Cole of My Block My Hood My City. He's actually running for Congress against Bobby Rush and well we have time to know more about Mr. Cole.

In this video, Cole is showing his operation as he helps seniors during this pandemic. Other than helping to dig out snow for those who need it - and beyond that public market in Englewood he does this for snowed in senior citizens - he's insuring seniors have care packages. Especially those who don't want to go shopping especially for things that were in short supply once we had two weeks to flatten the curve - toilet tissue, face masks, hand sanitizer, Lysol, etc.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Pullman tourism poster


 I've been following the work from The Chicago Neighborhood for years. The talent he brings in designing brands for Chicago's neighborhoods and for the many parts of the city that tourists should come visit is impressive.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

What if there was still a Lake/Dan Ryan line

 

[VIDEO] Before 1993 trains from 95th Street were instead routed towards the west side through the Loop elevated. After passing through the Loop trains continued west along the Lake Street elevated tracks where the line terminated at Harlem/Lake in Oak Park, Illinois. Basically image the Dan Ryan route from 95th to Cermak/Chinatown (or 22nd Street) being the CTA Green Line which still has Harlem/Lake as its western most terminal now.

What if CTA had never created the CTA Red Line and Green Line as we know it today - after 1993 - and trains from 95th still goes west to Harlem/Lake. And what if the automated announcements we're familiar with on CTA trains reflected this. Well from Chicagoland Transit youtube channel they have created such announcements.

Something I hope you transit aficionados who read this blog will appreciate.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Vaccination event on Friday open to #Ward09 residents only

Unlike the last time there was a blast from Ald. Beale's office about vaccination there are no further details beyond who to contact. The last time we knew where they're vaccinatining people. However like the last vaccination event it was only for 9th Ward residents.


 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Free produce distribution for Greater Roseland #Ward09

The flyer here you may have seen in a recent e-mail blast from Ald. Anthony Beale's office. This event will happen on Friday at the Dollar Tree Parking Lot located on 209 E. 103rd Street. Across from the Burger King and Churches. Open to anyone who is in need of support. Refer to flyer below


 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

95th/State on February 1, 2021

 

[VIDEO] I shot this video after the snowfall of January 30 & 31, 2021. You see a mini-loader on this day removing snow on the sidewalks around the former gas station and polish sausage stand. Basically shoveling the snow and dumping it onto the vacant lot behind the fence.

You also see what I showed in a video from 2016, the lot along State Street near the 95th Red Line terminal is now vacant any of the longtime structures that were there are now a memory. Now the next question is what's next on that corner.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Update to the former ISF branch on 87th & King Drive #Ward09

 

You might have seen this on Concerned Citizens of Chatham where a sign was posted on the building to the former Illinois Service Federal now GN Bank branch regarding a zoning change from business to residential. That means they must come to Ald. Anthony Beale for any proposals for this property.

Friday, March 12, 2021

March 16, 2021 9th Ward Residents Only

COVID-19 vaccinations for 9th Ward Residents only at the Pullman Community Center. Just follow the instructions on the flyer below. This is from Ald. Beale's email blast to his constituents.


 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Food pantry coming to 119 E. 95th Street #Ward09

119-121 E. 95th St

This building has been vacant perhaps for over a year it was formerly home to an insurance company, and for many years before that it used to be a Trailways bus depot until that company got bought out by Greyhound. Of course that was at least back in the 1990s. Now it has another hat:

Endeleo Institute, a community group in the majority-Black Washington Heights and Roseland neighborhoods on the city’s Far South Side, received a grant that will allow it to open a food pantry at 119-121 E. 95th St., in a 3,500-square-foot building that once housed an insurance business.

“It’s going to be nothing like a traditional food pantry,” said Executive Director Melvin Thompson. “We really want to dignify the space, to destigmatize this.”

It will be a choice pantry, where people can select what they want. The plan is to offer cooking demonstrations, nutrition education and a financial opportunity center to help people with budgeting.

The building sits on a 12,000-square-foot lot and the hope is to eventually bring a mobile pharmacy to fill a gap left by the closure of several neighborhood pharmacies over the years, Thompson said.

“We really want to take advantage of people coming through the door and fortifying them beyond food but with things that will help them along the way,” Thompson said. He expects to serve 500 to 1,000 people weekly.

West Chesterfield and Roseland Heights Community Associations will partner with Endelo who is affiliated with Trinity Church further west on 95th Street per an e-mail that was forwarded to me.

The main thing is those who aren't able to put food on the table will have somewhere else to go to fill their pantries in their homes. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

CBS Chicago: 22-Year-Old Woman Shot While Sitting In Car In Rosemoor

 

[VIDEO] Sorry to have missed this it was from overnight Thursday into Friday a 22-year-old woman was found shot in her head near 102nd & King Drive reported on WBBM-TV. She survived but due to her injuries was't able to give a good description of the shooters.