Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House


By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped pioneer other soccer teams in the Midwest, said Chicago is big enough to support another pro team and has hatched the Chicago House Athletic Club,…

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St. Bruno makes reading fun for kids

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By Mary Stanek It’s time to fly our American flag once again. Flag Day is celebrated this Monday, June 14. The day commemorates the adoption of our flag on June 14, 1777 as stated, “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen…

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Boitsov Ballet will expand

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Acclaimed ballet teacher to launch production company By Mary Hadac Eight years after she brought her classical ballet school to the Southwest Side, Madame Elizabeth Boitsov is looking to expand. An internationally acclaimed ballerina and ballet teacher, Boitsov recently hosted an invitation-only luncheon at her school’s storefront near Archer and Mason. Several Southwest Side leaders,…

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Obituaries for May 9

NICK G. BACUROS Nick Bacuros, age 89, lifelong resident of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 29. He was a Navy veteran. Throughout his life, Mr. Bacuros worked in the transportation industry and was the owner of Centennial Limousine Co., where he provided transportation services to celebrities visiting and working in Chicago. Beloved husband…

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Obituaries for April 22

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FRANCIS ‘FRANKIE’ BLANDA Francis “Frankie” Blanda, 57, of Justice, passed away April 10. Devoted son of Lydia (nee Volmer) and the late Daniel A. Blanda Sr.; dearest brother of Julie (late William) Dahlke, Suzanne Kelly, Jennifer Kolodziejczyk and the late Daniel A. Blanda Jr.; fond uncle of Michelle, Michael, Stephen (Lindsay), Suzanne (Cory), Joshua, Jacob,…

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Obituaries for April 1

MAUREEN C. BARRETT Maureen Catherine Barrett (nee LaVelle), 82, of Seminole, Fla., formerly of Chicago, passed away March 15. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Barrett; loving mother of Nancy (Donald) Lynn and Kimberley (the late Joseph) Speck; dear grandmother of Jennifer (Francis) Raycroft, Laura Speck, Stephanie Lynn, and Kelley Speck; great grandmother of Adelaide…

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Vax injection was easy-peasy

February left us like a lamb. March arrived like a lamb. We have lots of things to celebrate this month, such as Daylight Savings Time, St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s Day and spring. We will get to those in a few weeks. While making the appointment for my husband’s vaccine proved to be a small…

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Madigan taps successor

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Edward Guerra Kodatt named new rep in 22nd District By Dermot Connolly Former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan may now have but a fraction of the power he once wielded, but last Sunday it was more than enough to choose his own successor. Carrying some 56 percent of the weighted Democratic vote in the…

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