You are on page 1of 2

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Red Line Extension Coalition


RLEC 95th Street POD
9400 S. Perry Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60620
NEWS LETTER
773.251.0760 Continuing the work of Developing Communities Project, Inc. October 2018
Mlafargue1@gmail.com

Endeleo Institute Red Line Extension Coalition (RLEC) Purpose:


1947 95th St,
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 966-1508 The RLEC is a State Illinois not for profit, organized under the name Red Line Extension Coalition
mrthompson@trinitychicago.org and Development Corporation. We organized to continue the work of the Developing
Communities Organized to Win
14622 Givines Court
Communities Project founded by a young Barack Obama.
Harvey, IL 60426Chicago, IL. Zip
708.288.4258 In a community where there are transportation, food, job, education
Excopmb73@gmail.com
deserts, pharmacy and other inequities the purpose of the Red Line
Golden Gate Homeowners Assoc.
13134 S Vernon Ave, Extension is to:
Chicago, IL 60827
227.468.7941
Deelucas2002@yahoo.com (a) Advocate for the proposed CTA Red Line Extension Project.
Greater Roseland Chamber of
Commerce
1000 East 111th Street (b) Advocate for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) around each
Chicago, IL. 60628
773.785.4000 proposed station and development in the Greater Roseland Area.
Grccworking01@yahoo.com

Lake Calumet Vision Committee (c) Advocate for organizing and educating community stake holders.
13300 S Baltimore Ave,
Chicago, IL 60633
773.370.3305
Tomshepherd2001@yahoo.com

New Progressive Baptist Church


Lou Turner of University of Illinois Speaks to the Community:
9425 S Perry Ave, the African American Leadership and Policy Institute (AALPI) with the
Chicago, IL 60620
773.5681091 Red Line Extension Coalition (RLEC) and Endeleo Institute invited
St. James AME Church hosted a "The Redline Extension Project" Forum at 6:30pm September
9256 S. Lafayette Ave.
Chicago, IL. Zip 60620 26th at the newly renovated Woodson Library.
773.297.4733
Jleonthorn46@gmail.com
Lou Turner is a lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning and is
United Neighbors of Colonial Village
727 W Vermont Ave considered the foremost expert on the Red Line Extension Project. He
Chicago, IL 60628-7054
773.456.0038 was involved from developing studies for the Developing Communities Project, to
Lula127@yahoo.com
advocating of for a referendum vote, to being and ongoing analyst of the progress of
Reunite Chatham
P.O. Box 1495
CTA’s environmental Impact Study at the Federal Transportation Administration.
Chicago, IL. Zip 60619
312.618.4832
chathamreunite@gmail.com
The community in attendance voted in favor of the following:
• A City of Chicago Community Benefits Agreements Ordinance be advocated for.
Roseland Heights Community Assoc.
Post Office Box 436889 • A Community Representative involved with the CTA Red Line Extension Project.
Chicago, IL 60643
773.264.9474 • Advocate for The Development of Transit Area TIFs for State and City.
clevantuckerjr@gmail.com • Lobby for State and Federal Funding.
Rosemoor Community Association • Organize a Work Force Development Committee.
10205 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60628 • Organize Panels of Development for the following proposed stations:
(773) 264-0783
rosemoorchicago@yahoo.com
(95th St., 103rd St., 111th St., 115th St., 130th St.)
West Chesterfield Community
Association
The event was moderated by Sequane Lawrence president of the AALPI and a member
P.O. Box 19323
Chicago, IL. Zip 60619
of the West Chesterfield 95th Street Panel of Development; Michael LaFargue Red Line
773.821.8928 Extension Coalition Pres.; and, Melvin Thompson Executive Director of the Endeleo
Wcca1956@gmail.com
Institute also spoke at the event. Community members and leaders from Chatham,
1

South Area Civic League


Page

9501 S. King Drive Roseland, Washington Hts., Pullman, West Pullman, Riverdale… were in attendance.
Room 182
Chicago, IL 60628
jrbcomm@yahoo.com
Dr. William T. Briggs Jr. Chairman Pastor Elliott Parker Jr. Rev. Alice Harper-Jones Andrea Reed
Michael LaFargue, President Deborah Truss Marcia Shannon Jones Wanda Wright
Pastor Reuben Coleman Alonzo Anderson
Dr. Elzie Young Community Center, Inc. (RLEC) • 9400 South Perry. Chicago, IL 60620
Red Line Extension Coalition
NEWS LETTER
Continuing the work of Developing Communities Project, Inc. October 2018

CONGRATULATIONS 95th Street GOOD BUSINESS NEIGHBORHOODS!

and Transit Oriented Development

The Red Line Extension Coalition 95th Street Panel of Development with West Chesterfield, Roseland Heights, Lilydale, Vernon Park,
Washington Heights, 95th Street Business Owner, Marcia Shannon-Jones and other community members Developed a TOD Area
GOOD BUSINESS NEIGHBOR “Code of Conduct/Ethics” AGREEMENT. The following businesses have signed on to the agreement
and will provide input as the agreement is refined.
Our 95th Street Good Business Neighbors Awards were presented to Camille Garrett State Farm, Phil Smith of Perfect Touch Beauty
Salon, Ayton Taylor of AL Taylor and Associates., Mark Griffin of Griffin Auto Care, Andre Bennett of Royal Crest Realty. PIP Realty a
new Vernon Park Business also signed and agreed to be GOOD BUSINESS NEIGHBOR.

A Visual of the 95th Street TOD Area

YOU ARE INVITED! We look for your involvement!


THE FOURTH AND FINAL WASHINGTON HEIGHTS  Businesses and Branding: Marcia Shannon-Jones
VISIONING SESSION BY ENDELEO INSTITUTE. Email: mshannonjones@earthlink.net.
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Block Clubs: Ms. Nicole Brooks
Email: brookstutoringhouse@gmail.com.
Thursday October 18th, 2018
2

Woodson Library Auditorium  Press & Community Associations:


Page

Michael LaFargue Email: mlafarguerlec@gmail.com


9525 S Halsted, Chicago

Dr. William T. Briggs Jr. Chairman Pastor Elliott Parker Jr. Rev. Alice Harper-Jones Andrea Reed
Michael LaFargue, President Deborah Truss Marcia Shannon Jones Wanda Wright
Pastor Reuben Coleman Alonzo Anderson
Dr. Elzie Young Community Center, Inc. (RLEC) • 9400 South Perry. Chicago, IL 60620

Related Interests