September 2010

Mercy Hospital hosts Walk for Life

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center will host its fifth annual Walk for Life on Saturday, Oct. 2, in support of breast cancer survivors.


Variety of fine arts events scheduled for this area

A variety of artistic recreational activities and exhibits will be offered in this community during September. A roundup of them follows.


Job fair set

Alderman Robert Fioretti invites all to participate in a 2nd Ward Fall Job Fair at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren St., Friday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring resumes.


September C.A.P.S. Meetings

The Gazette encourages you to participate in your local C.A.P.S. Programs during 2010. Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (C.A.P.S.) meetings in the 1st, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 21st districts, areas covered by the Gazette, include:


National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame playing hardball with its future

With its bronze Joe DiMaggio statue poised in a mighty batting stance across the street, and thousands of sports memorabilia treasures displayed in its sweeping exhibit spaces, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) at 1431 W. Taylor St. is a community asset. In the current troubled economy, however, it is facing foreclosure—so community activists are working hard to save it.


Wacker, Congress project to benefit the South Loop

Last April, workers began a three-year, three-stage project to revive and improve Wacker Drive. When reconstruction concludes in 2012, Chicagoans will see substantial improvements not only to Wacker but to Congress Parkway.


WCA calls for local employment at proposed West Loop Target

The West Central Association (WCA) at a recent community meeting approved building a Target store in the West Loop, provided the company employs local residents and gives extra attention to security.


Fundraising to reinstate ‘bishops’ to Bishop Street

Four statues of bishops were placed as sentinels at the entrance to Bishop Street in the 1970s when the block underwent a total facelift and began a renaissance on the Near West Side. The bishops are down now, but not out.


Basketball league honors victims of violence

The Near West Side Community Development Corporation (Near West Side CDC) named three winners of its third annual West Haven Safe Summer Basketball League Championship Tournament, held recently at Malcom X College.


Chicagoland Car-Free Day; Charity Run; Roundups

A car-free day in Chicago, benefits, fundraisers, roundups and more in this month’s ATN…