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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR 8TH WARD RESIDENTS

Posted by Admin On August - 20 - 2015

Buses Are Also Available for Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting August 21st

The Chicago City Council Has APPROVED an application for a special use permit for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary to be located at 1111 E. 87th Street (in the business area where the Social Security Administration was once housed).
The proposed dispensary is a joint venture of California-based Harborside Health Center and Illinois Grown Medicine.

Many in the community are angry about the dispensary coming to the 8th Ward area, and the Eighth Ward Accountability Coalition (EWAC) has held two major meetings pertaining to the dispensary (hundreds of angry residents turned out for the meeting). If not for EWAC, most community residents would not have been privy to this transforming information since the community had been left in the dark. Alderman Michelle A. Harris did not hold a public meeting to inform the communityuntil August 11th, two weeks before the Zoning Board hearing.

According to news reports, Steven DeAngelo, a felon convicted of drug distribution and founder of Harborside, is barred from participating in the business operation but his brother, Andrew DeAngelo, is the Harborside partner who will be involved in Illinois. The State of Massachusetts refused to even grant a license to Harborside because of their legal issues.  The U.S. Department of Justice has taken action to shut down the Harborside operations in California.

Our only hope now to stop this medical marijuana dispensary from coming to the neighborhood is to go down in numbers to the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on August 21,2015, at 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 200 at 2 p.m.Jerry Brown, an official of EWAC, and EWAC members solicited the board for a hearing when they found out about it coming and the community had not been informed by Alderman Harris through a public hearing. EWAC is working on securing a bus, maybe two to carry interested residents to the meeting. For more information, call Brown at 630 542-7320 or e-mail EWAC member Linda Hudson atlhudson426@sbcglobal.net.


PLEASE MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO BE AT THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING. WE DON’T NEED THIS DISPENSARY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Bus Transportation is Available to the Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing August 21, 2015 at 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 200 at 2 p.m.

According to Linda Hudson, an EWAC official: We will be traveling by bus to the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Friday, August 21st and have reserved a seat for you.  The details are as follows:

DEPARTURE TIME:     11:00 AM

DEPARTURE PLACE:  St. Felicitas Church, 84th & Blackstone

BUS FEE:                      $5.00 per person

Please confirm your reservation by email to lhudson426@sbcglobal.net no later than Wednesday, August 19th.

To ensure that we depart on time, please plan on arriving at St. Felicitas Catholic Church by 10:30 A.M. so we can collect fees and board everyone without rushing.Buses Available for Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting.

On Another Note:

CopyLine Magazine Interviews EWAC Officials About Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary Headed for the Eighth Ward
Juanita Bratcher, Editor & Publisher of CopyLine Magazine and Host of One On One TV, interviews Jerry Brown and Linda Hudson of the 8th Ward Accountability Coalition (EWAC). Brown and Hudson discuss a proposed medical cannabis dispensary headed to the 8th Ward, located at 1111 E. 87th Street. The 8th Ward Community is up-in-arms about the dispensary. The bottom line: They don’t want it.
Renown Cameraman and Tech Production Expert Clarence McMillan and Pamela McMillan, Executive Producer of One On One TV and CEO of Petal et al, produced the video. Clarence is also an executive with One On One TV.
A meeting about the proposed dispensary is scheduled before the Zoning Board of Appeals on August 21, 2015, at 121 North LaSalle Street, Room 200 at 2 p.m.
LINK TO INTERVIEW:

Jerry Brown and Linda Hudson of the 8th Ward Accountability Coalition (EWAC) discuss a medical cannabis dispensary headed to the 8th Ward.
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