TRUMP - April 14, 2017 Edition of Chicago Street Journal


Although this edition was first published in April 2017, it is still timely and we wanted to give our audience an opportunity to view some of our past editions of Chicago Street Journal.

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February Chicago Street Journal April 2017


Colony Five

On March 30 Colony 5 launched its Civic Tech

Initiative with a breakfast at Chicago’s Microsoft

Technology Center located in the AON facility

on Randolph with more than 150 people in

attendance. The speakers included Corliss King

one of the Co-founders of Colony 5, Danielle

DuMerer, Chief Technology Officer, City of

Chicago and Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology

& Civic Innovation at Microsoft.

The theme for Colony 5’s 2017 campaign is

“Giving Distressed Communities a Seat at the

High Tech Table.”

According to Steven C.

Philpott, CEO XtraMedium

and Colony 5 Cofounder,


benefits when we reach

into distressed communities, develop the talent

found there and bring them to the table able to

compete in the marketplace on their own terms.”

During the event, under the direction of Cofounder

Philip Fairweather, attendees were

asked “How can high-tech initiatives best connect

and work with distressed communities?”

Their responses were filmed in preparation for

an upcoming documentary to be produced by

Colony 5.

Colony 5 has created a Civic Tech Entrepreneurship

strategy capable of building and supporting

a robust pipeline of tech-enabled businesses led

by residents of Chicago’s distressed communities.

The event was sponsored by Reyes Technologies,

Comcast NBC Universal and Microsoft.

They’ve recently launched their website at: Subscribe for information

on their upcoming CivicTech Challenge and

the Colony 5 Incubator Initiative.

Top Salaries 2016: City of Chicago

Here's a look at top individual salaries for

the city of Chicago from 2016. You can dig

deeper into various agencies on the BGA's

Payroll Database, a free portal that includes

salary information on public-sector employees

throughout Illinois.

$300,000: Aviation commissioner

$216,210: Mayor

$260,000: Police superintendent

$197,724: First deputy superintendent

$185,364: Police chiefs

$170,112: Deputy chief

$202,728: Fire commissioner

$197,736: Deputy fire commissioner

$250,000: CPS Chief executive officer

$225,000: CPS Senior vice president

of finance

$195,000: CPS Chief administrative


$195,000: Chief education officer —

City colleges

$256,250: Chancellor

$183,859: Chief financial officer

$178,607: Executive vice chancellor —


$202,728: Fire commissioner

$197,736: FIRST Deputy fire commissioner

$187,680: Deputy FIRE commissionerS

$185,352: Assistant deputy fire commissioners

Comments at City Council Meetings

Circuit Court Judge Diane J. Larsen ruled in December

that you, yes, YOU Chicago, will have

the “Right to Speak” at full City Council meetings.

The lawsuit was filed last July by Andy Thayer

and Rick Garcia citing the city’s violation of the

Open Meetings Act.

The Mayor and Aldermen, who were elected to

serve the citizens of this city, will now be required

to listen to the public’s input on decisions

that affect their well-being and futures.

Stay tuned. We predict that things are about to

get very interesting at those City Council meetings.

Will you be there?

Remember being a high school senior and how it was then the most

exciting time of your life? Well, it’s the same for high school seniors today

across the city of Chicago. And Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) is excited to

announce that it will dedicate and entire issue to the city’s most important

citizens. Our youth!

In that last CSJ publication for July 2017, we will feature the original,

unpublished art and essays of high school students from the Chicagoland


Theme: “How I see myself and my city in 10 years.” After all, they are the

future leaders of this city. So why not let them have some input on the

future of the city.

The rules for submission:

Call for entries May 1, 2017 to June 15, 2017.

Submissions must be made by a public or private school teacher.

(This includes those who are home-schooled. No student submissions

will be accepted.)

Students of any age are welcomed to submit their work.

Essays are limited to 800 words and must be submitted in Microsoft

Word form, ready for publication. (Student’s image should be

included.) Art pieces may be of any media or style. (Cameraready

submissions only.)

Only one submission will be accepted.

Follow CSJ on Twitter @ChicagoStreetJo and watch for details.

We’re looking forward to the participation of our most gifted writers and

artists. Please spread the word.

For the 2019 Mayor election word is the

west side will be driving a Ford down

Madison Street to City Hall or the south

side will be Dunkin toward the loop,

and even having summer in the winter

election with City Treasurer Kurt

Summers. However, there is a petition

being circulated that states William

Calloway For Mayor! The 26 year-old film student at

the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, who had been organizing, heard

about the Laquan McDonald video, and was determined

to uncover the account executed by CPD. Calloway lives

in the South Shore neighborhood. If not

for the efforts of Calloway and journalist

Brandon Smith, video of Chicago Police

Officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 fatal

shots at Laquan might still be in the hands

of investigators and attorneys, and not

the public.

F or those who remember Beauty Turner of the

Ghetto Tours, will Jeff Baker soon be picking up the

torch of the legendary “Hey Love” and “I am a writer

and a fighter” Turner spirit with Black Beauty Tours?

Word is that he is targeting the tourism industry.

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Publisher and Editor: Ron Carter

Associate Publisher: Sonja Cassandra Perdue

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Columbia University South Street Journal archive:

Archived by Columbia University’s Urban Research

Workshop (URW), back issues from 1993 to 2006 of

Chicago Street Journal’s predecessor, the South Street

Journal, were donated to provide material for URW

students to collaboratively research themes such as

gentrification, racism, political affairs, and youth


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