September 2014

Business, financial, and health professionals offer help for local residents

When summer fun is a memory and autumn comes, people tend to think more seriously about business, financial, and health matters. September is a good time to reassess your needs in these important areas, and a variety of top quality local professionals can help.

Illinois Medical District’s Gateway plan to bring jobs, hotel, and housing

Construction is planned to begin in spring 2015 on an estimated $300 million development on the west side of the Illinois Medical District (IMD).

Residents pressure developers on Union St. proposal

Alderman James Balcer (11th Ward) recently told residents living near the former Gethsemane Church and German schoolhouse at 1352 S. Union St. that he supports Property Markets Group (PMG) plans to build a seven-story, 130-unit highend rental highrise on that site because he considered it “too good an opportunity to pass up.”

National Night Out party brings police and community together

At least 500 Deering (9th) Chicago Police District residents helped fight crime by having fun and getting to know one another at an Aug. 5 National Night Out party outside the police station at 3120 S. Halsted St.

New School of Health Sciences going up at Malcolm X College

As part of a $524 million, five-year project to revamp all seven City Colleges of Chicago, the City has allocated $251 million to Malcolm X College at 1900 W. Van Buren St. to build a 500,000 square foot campus featuring a School of Health Sciences and a parking garage.

Coaches optimistic about Saint Ignatius, De La Salle, and Chicago Hope 2014 football

With fall comes football, and the head coaches at three local high schools are optimistic about the 2014 season.

Tim Anas named vicar at First Immanuel Church

The Rev. Harold Therwanger-Tatone (“Pastor T”) installed Tim Anas as First Immanuel Lutheran Church’s new vicar July 13. Anas will serve as a full time pastoral intern at First Immanuel for one year.

Longtime Festa vendor alleges discrimination

A Chicago Police officer who has a side job operating food booths at street fairs said his business was kept out of this year’s Festa Italiana because he is not Italian.

Farmers Markets; Roundups

Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave., has named Ari Frede, a teacher, school and arts administrator, and education consultant, its new head. Call (773) 924-2356, ext. 224, for more information.

Long-time teacher, volunteer Susan Schiavone passes away at 64

Susan Schiavone was barely taller than the children she taught, yet she had a huge heart and immense stature in the community where she lived from her birth to her death July 7 at age 64 after a brief illness.

Landmarking, arch controversial at RFMA’s community meeting

The Randolph/Fulton Market Association (RFMA) held a community meeting on July 29 at Alhambra Restaurant to discuss the City of Chicago’s proposed Chicago Landmark District within the Fulton-Randolph Market Historic District, as well as other issues related to the area.