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. Don't forget to join us on Saturday, November 11 in Chicago to celebrate the 24th anniversary of CSJ. Free Admission. Grace Temple Holiness Church. 938 West 69th Street in Chicago. 10 AM to 3 PM.
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February Chicago Street Journal April 2017 3 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, “Everyone 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: www.ColonyFive.com. 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 officer $195,000: Chief education officer — City colleges $256,250: Chancellor $183,859: Chief financial officer $178,607: Executive vice chancellor — fire $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 area. 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. Chicago Street Journal Advertising Sales Rep This is an outstanding opportunity, selling advertising (print, online): • Initiate sales and marketing calls to prospective or current clients and documents sales efforts • Our ideal candidate must be a self-motivated overachiever with a strong desire to succeed. • Prior sales experience, developing both new accounts and servicing existing accounts is preferred. • Highly disciplined, independent, entrepreneurial, confident, well organized self-starter • Compensation, Base Salary Negotiable. Call 773 595 5229 Publisher and Editor: Ron Carter Associate Publisher: Sonja Cassandra Perdue Chicago Street Journal 8036 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619. E-mail: ChicagoStJournal@gmail.com 773.595.5229 For delivery direct to your inbox. http://www.issuu.com/ChicagoStreetJournal Columbia University South Street Journal archive: http://southside.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/ 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 development. CSJ is free, except special request drop offs and street sales where a $1 donation is requested. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. CSJ assumes no responsibility to return unsolicited editorial or graphic material. All rights in letters and unsolicited editorial or graphic material will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes. Material may be printed without written permission, upon credit given to CSJ. 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