Tuesday, June 7, 2011



Eyes On Austin, 5519 West North Avenue, is providing assistance to households wishing to apply for CEDA Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Staff is available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM-4:30 PM. No appointments are needed. To learn what you need to bring with you for the application, call 773/479-1569.


Sister Marion, Principal of St. Catherine-St. Lucy Catholic School in Oak Park, introduces the newly inducted student scholars in the National Junior Honor Society: Ebonie Carlwell, Chapter Secretary; Kaitlyn Williams, Treasurer; Shakari Brown; Kristopher Boyce; D’eana Fenn; Jaylon Mitchell; and Tio Hardiman; Mariah McBride is Chapter President and Jada Morrow is Vice President. They were inducted last year. (Photo by Brad)

2011-2015: A Bright New Future for the 37th Ward

An exciting new era began in Chicago and the 37th Ward on Monday, May 16, 2011, with the swearing-in of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the new Chicago City Council. As a proud member of this legislative body, I have had the distinct honor and pleasure of serving the 37th Ward for the past twelve years.
    Thanks to your continued support and participation, we can look forward to the next four years with great enthusiasm. Together, let’s remember the ‘Yes We Can’ spirit, which will allow our results-oriented agenda to move the 37th Ward into a bright, positive future – by improving education, reducing crime, and supporting our home owners and seniors.
    Finally, despite the challenges facing Chicago and the nation, we will our continually and aggressively develop flexible, strong and vibrant economic strategies, designed to promote job creation and further revitalize our business and commercials districts within the 37th Ward.
    As you know, my long-standing motto is ‘Unity in the Community’, and I and my staff will continue to work each and every day to make this a reality! Thank you again, 37th Ward for your faith in me, and your support for our progressive policies and programs. There is much work to do over the next four years. Got a question or concern? Call my ward office at 773-745-2894. Let’s get started - - together!

Emma Mitts is the Alderman of the 37th Ward. This is the first in a series of weekly columns which will address local issues, upcoming projects and initiatives as well as key events within the ward.

BMOA Sponsors Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois ’ (SCDAI) 37th Annual Walk-Jog-Bike-A-Thon

Saturday, June 11, 2011. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. 

Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) of Chicagoland will be sponsoring SCDAI’s 37th Annual Walk-Jog-Bike-A-Thon to raise funds and awareness of Sickle cell disease, which affects more than 72,000 Americans, primarily those of African heritage. The BMOA will have a booth on site with activities and giveaways for participants. Ronald McDonald will also be in attendance and leading the walk. This is a great event to commit to your fitness goals while raising money for a worthwhile cause. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to fund programs that make it possible for people with sickle cell to get treatment and counseling. Registration is $37.

39th Street Beach
39th Street & Oakwood Blvd. (Lakefront)
Chicago , IL 60653

 The Black McDonald’s Operators Association [BMOA] is a membership organization comprised of 15 Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana-area McDonald’s restaurant owners. While contributing to the success of McDonald’s as the world’s leading food service retailer, BMOA members are also committed to exhibiting leadership, supporting education and developing partnerships within the African-American communities that they serve.

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