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Kids Coat Giveaway at Roseland Community Hospital – November 22, 2014

Roseland Community Hospital is giving away coats, sizes 3T to large, to children ages 2 to 17 years old on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The hospital is located at 45 W. 111th St.

Contact Robyn McMath at (773) 995-3000 x 3461 for more information.



Low Cost Publicity Packages for 2015 Aldermanic Candidates

Are you running for Alderman in 2015 and have a big vision and a small budget?

Below are low-cost packages that will expand your reach beyond your immediate community and start conversations. Contact me at (877) 570-5228 to discuss the package that best fits your needs.

2015 Candidate Publicity Package


Financial Workshop at YWCA – November 22, 2014

The community is invited to the Holiday Finances: Living Beyond Black Friday financial workshop that will be held from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the YWCA on 6600 S. Cottage Grove.

To RSVP, call (773) 496-5624.

Financial Workshop - YWCA

Like Black History? Join My Book Club

Book-ClubI am starting a Black History Book Club in January 2015.

  • We will read one book every quarter
  • We will meet via conference call every other week (or other agreed upon time) to discuss the book
  • Members can select the books we’ll read
  • Members can facilitate the discussions
  • We will determine a group name after we get started

The first book of 2015 is The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson. If you’ve already read it, be ready for conversation.

If you have not read it, be ready to be educated (pun intended).

Want to Join the Book Club?

If you are interested in joining the book club and would like to be included on the mailing list, leave a message in the comment section below.

Contact me with questions and suggestions.

Restaurant Reviews: Mi Lindo Durango Taqueria & Five Star Burger

Mi Lindo Durango Restaurant

This restaurant has been on Vincennes for a while and I finally took the time to check it out. I was greeted when I first walked in and the gentleman answered all of my questions, which was cool.

I had a very simple order: a chicken tostada and a side of rice.

The food was quite tasty. The flavor of the chicken had a tasty twist that I couldn’t quite pinpoint, but it was good. The rice was just regular rice. There was nothing that really stood out.

The only thing that could have been different was a second shell for the tostada. Overall, it was good experience with both the food and services.

Check out Mi Lindo Durango Taqueria on 9940 S. Vincennes, (773) 239-4412.


Five Star Burger Restaurant

My mother was really wanted to a gyro and the place we normally go to was closed. I remembered this restaurant from a few years ago when Kronos was giving out free gyros.

The name and ownership has changed since that free gyro event, but apparently the delicious gyros have not. It’s almost two weeks later and my mother is still talking about it.

The front of the Five Star Burger menu boasts of “All Natural Meat U Fresh Cut Fries.” And the fries were absolutely amazing. They smell and taste good.

The gyro and fries are sold separately; they usually come as a meal. My mother commented about the items being sold separately. Do you know they gave her a free order of fries? Now, that’s service!

Also, they have daily specials posted on the wall of the establishment. Go in and check them out when you get chance. They are located at 2353 W. 111th Street. Their number is (773) 779-5945.

Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of the food from either Mi Lindo or Five Star,  but please know that was it delicious and both restaurants are highly recommended. They are both open 7 Days a week and offer dine in and carry out options.

How About You?

Have you dined at either of these restaurants? What did you think of the food and service?

Share your experience in the comment box below.