June 2010

Chicago area fine art events for June

A variety of art activities and exhibits can be enjoyed in this community during June.


Neighborhood development awardees named

The Chicago branch of the nonprofit Local Initiatives Support Corp. recently presented its 16th annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, recognizing community leaders, architects, businesses, government leaders, foundations, and community development organizations.


Merit trombonist Meng honored

Doug Meng, 15, a trombone student at Merit School of Music, has won a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, entitling him to appear on a nationally syndicated radio program and to receive up to $10,000 to cover costs for classical music studies.


Police, State’s Attorney smash Chinatown prostitution ring

The operator of an Asian call-girl ring working in and around the Chinatown community over the last several years has been arrested and charged with prostitution-related offenses and bribery for paying an undercover police officer he believed to be corrupt.


Chicago Housing Authority opens wait list

For the first time since 1999, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is opening the family housing wait list for public housing.


Chicago is the place for fun events this summer

It’s that time of the year again. The weather is getting warmer and the drinks are getting colder. As Chicagoans toss their winter coats into their closets and pull out their sandals and shorts, the Chicagoland area provides plenty of events to attend. Summer 2010 in Chicago brings live music, great food, and many fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy.


New managing director LaPapa takes over at WCA

The West Central Association (WCA) is undergoing some changes, as Tina LaPapa has assumed leadership as the organization’s managing director, succeeding former Executive Director Robert Wiggs, who retired last fall.


Gazette coverage brings volunteers to St. Matthew

Facing the daunting task of making costly repairs to an aging building ordered by the City of Chicago’s Building Department, the congregation of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, located at 2108 W. 21st St. in Pilsen, feared the church would have to close. Now, with the help of friends, the church is working toward addressing all the repairs the City has ordered.


Bridgeport residents’ nutrition suffers from lack of major grocery store

When Jewel-Osco closed its Bridgeport store at 3033 S. Halsted St. in fall 2007, residents had few grocery options nearby. Today, their food shopping options remain limited, making life difficult for residents, particularly those dependent on public transit.


New building for Jones by fall of 2013

Although Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials have scrapped plans to demolish the Jones College Prep building at 606 S. State St., the school will move to a new facility immediately south of its current site by fall 2013. The new building will accommodate 1,200 students.