Newsbrief

Bridgeport residents seek local dog park

Bridgeport resident Angie Robertson, concerned with the lack of dog-friendly areas near her neighborhood, has formed the McKinley Park Dog Park Committee to advocate for a dog-friendly area in McKinley Park at 2210 W. Pershing Rd.


Local firefighter honored with street sign

An honorary street sign was unveiled on the morning of December 13 honoring the late Jason Mayoski at the corner of Wolcott Street and Cullerton Avenue. Mayoski was a City of Chicago firefighter who passed away suddenly on Aug. 24, 2012, at the age of 37.


Elected school board referendum on Feb. ballot

The Elected Representative School Board referendum will appear on the ballot in 38 wards in the Tuesday, Feb. 24, municipal general election, the result of a successful campaign by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), Grassroots Education Movement, United Working Families, Grassroots Illinois Action, the Service Employees International Union, and volunteers throughout Chicago.


Dyett High to reconfigure, remain open

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced recently that it will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking plans for a new open enrollment neighborhood high school to be located at the current site of Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.


Bronzeville Alliance hosts local Corner Store Summit

Nine corner store operators and about 100 Bronzeville residents attended the recent Corner Store Summit hosted by the Bronzeville Alliance. Participants also included community activists, educators, and youth and parent leaders.


Mercy Hospital celebrates 40th Christmas outreach

More than 1,000 Christmas boxes containing food and gifts were distributed by employees and friends of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center to older adults in the surrounding communities on Dec. 13.


Two Bridgeport playlots to reopen soon

A renovation program that has kept two popular Bridgeport playlots closed since mid-October is approaching completion, a Chicago Park District (CPD) official said.


Mercy parent organization now Trinity Health

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center’s parent organization has announced its new name, Trinity Health, and revealed a new branding identity and strategy for the system.


Alternate energy company comes to Medical District

GreatPoint Energy (GPE), which produces natural gas from coal, petroleum coke, and biomass, has moved its headquarters from the east coast to the Illinois Medical District (IMD).


IMDC’s Ribley honored by Lambda Delta

Warren Ribley, executive director of the Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC), has been inducted into the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI), an honorary society for the advancement of land economics.