• March 25, 2010
    Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the Food Industry…

     I don’t know if the lousy weather we had on Saturday helped or hindered our showing of Food, Inc., but quite a few people braved the windy, Chicago weather to join us.  I had to brave that same weather earlier […]

  • March 8, 2010
    SETF March 20th Event

    On Saturday, March 20th SETF will host a screening of Robert Kenner’s eye-opening documentary FOOD INC. followed by a brief discussion.  Robert’s documentary exposes America’s industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers’ rights.  Please plan to join us. […]

  • January 23, 2010
    Leadership changes at the Task Force

    The Board of Directors held their annual elections at the January meeting. Robert LeSuer was elected to the position of president, Bryant Williams was elected vice-president, Linda Cook was elected treasurer and Tom Shepherd was elected Secretary. The board […]

  • January 18, 2010
    SETF hosts Asphalt Operations Services, possible buyer of Wisconsin Steel site.

    On Thursday, January 7th, SETF members and community residents braved the wintry weather to listen to a presentation by Al Meitl, manager of Asphalt Operating Services (AOS). AOS has plans to purchase 135 acres of the Wisconsin Steel site, […]

  • January 7, 2010
    Upcycling at SETF

    Members and neighbors joined in the creative fun on December 3rd at the SETF office.  Using glue and scissors, they fashioned Christmas decorations from old cards, plastic glasses, discarded Cd’s, milk cartons and other recycled items.  The creative juices were flowing!  It […]

  • January 7, 2010
    Holiday Cheer With Finkl Steel

    On December 18th, Richard and Linda Cook and I were guests at Finkl Steel’s annual Christmas party. The party was held on the uppermost floor of what use to be an old plastics factory. The expansive room was bordered […]

  • December 10, 2009
    Changes afoot

    At our November meeting, the Board of Directors was informed that Mike would be stepping down as executive director. While it is true that this drastic change in leadership happens at an unfortunate time, the board wants to let […]

  • September 28, 2009
    Wolf Lake Outdoor Bash

    Come celebrate fall and howl at the moon on the shores of Wolf Lake October 24th with SETF. We are pleased to announce our exciting new fall fundraiser entitled ‘Harvest Moon’, which will take place from 3pm-10pm on Saturday […]

  • August 27, 2009
    Local industry goes green

    This summer Holcim concrete has taken an active interest in the community garden found at 97th and Marquette. Holcim has long been a part of SETF’s ‘Good Neighbor Dialogue’ where we engage local industry on the southeast side in […]

  • August 4, 2009
    Putting a new shade of green in your green thumb

    What do birds and tomatoes have in common? One unique garden in South Chicago located on 97th Street and Marquette Avenue. Recently, two groups on the Southeast Side of Chicago have teamed up to address two issues: the dearth […]