About the Chesterfield Community

Chesterfield is a predominantly African-American neighborhood located on the South side of Chicago.  The area is comprised of older and younger residents who are participating in the growth and economic viability of this growing community.  Visitors are greeted with a well maintained area that exemplifies unity and strength.  There is a sense of stability and security to the neighborhood.

Leadership of the organization is headed by Elizabeth Prowell, President and Eli H. Washington, Chairman of the Board of Directors.  A dedicated and committed Board assists with the work of the Council.

Purpose & Mission

Chesterfield Community Council, established in 1952, is a nonprofit community-based organization whose sole purpose is to promote, unify and assist in all endeavors pertaining to the Chesterfield Community.

What We Do

Intervenes on numerous complaints such as: Abandoned Homes, Abandoned Autos, Street Repair, Fraudulent Businesses and much more.
Committed to developing and promoting the black economic base. We support programs dedicated to assisting Black Entrepreneurs, Contractors, Developers and Job Creation.
Encourage community involvement in crime prevention. We support the Anti-Gang and Drug Programs and Community Policing Beat Meetings.
Host monthly meetings every third Tuesday of the month at the Tuley Park Field House, 501 East 90th Place, Chicago, IL 60619 at 6:30 p.m. promptly. City, state and other elected officials often address the Council as well as leaders in the fields of health, business and education.
Work to beautify the community. Each year, neighbors and community residents along with the support of local businesses, plant flowers to each corner along King Drive from 87th Street to 93rd Street.

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November 30th, 8:32 am

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We have to have an insult level. We don't have to spend our money at Target. Only thing Target respects is the money.

November 16th, 9:26 am

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TARGET - #CuttheCard
In 1998, Chesterfield Community Council(CCC), the late Bill Garth, Citizen Newspaper and Chatham Business Association led the effort to bring Target to 86st & Cottage Grove. On October 29, the community and city was informed by the media that Target is planning to close the Chatham (86st & Cottage Grove) and Morgan Park (117th & Marshfield) stores in a statement that these two(2) stores are underperforming and the stores are scheduled to close on February 1st.
CCC was shocked and dismayed regarding this announcement. This departure would leave a void in our communities by reducing some vital services including grocery, retail and pharmacy needs. Target is an anchor store that drives business to our areas. More than 100 people could lose their jobs; property taxes could rise; major retailers will be hesitant to open in our communities and the remaining retailers could raise prices for lack of competition. According to CNBC, August 22, 2018, "Target reports the strongest same store sales growth in 13 years". To add more insult, Target is opening a store in Logan Square and Rogers Park in Chicago.
Target has blatantly disrepected the African-American community and we are encouraging the community to BOYCOTT TARGET and #CuttheCard. DO NOT SHOP TARGET, ESPECIALLY DURING THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON.
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Supporting the boycott

And they are taking advantage of TIF financing to build the new locations! Hate target!

Boycott Targets everywhere.

Won't shop there ever again anywhere

Not shopping there

I don't shop at target anyway

I won't shop at our targets In waukegan They didn't even give that store a chance.

Target owned by French. They dont care about your rights or problems. We dont have one close by & glad of it.


Started boycotting them when they said bathrooms were unisex allowing potential pedophiles in with children. Wake up folks. Where are the “politicians “. Hmm they got your vote you won’t here from them until election time again. Stop falling for their lies.

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November 10th, 10:35 am

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November 3rd, 7:43 pm

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Chesterfield Community Council, Bill Garth, Citizen Newspaper, Chatham Business Association and others worked hard to get Target to open in our community. ... See moreSee less

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