Summit American Legion Post moves to Garfield Ridge

By Bob Bong Summit American Legion Post 735 relocated earlier this year to a new home in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community. The post last year sold its longtime home at 6050 S. Harlem Ave. to the Summit Animal Hospital, which remodeled the building and moved in earlier this year. In January, the post purchased a…

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Summit American Legion Post moves to Garfield Ridge

By Bob Bong Summit American Legion Post 735 relocated earlier this year to a new home in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community. The post last year sold its longtime home at 6050 S. Harlem Ave. to the Summit Animal Hospital, which remodeled the building and moved in earlier this year. In January, the post purchased a…

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Dogs may have their day: Garfield Ridge Chamber plans pet parade

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A neighborhood that many would say is one of the most dog-crazy spots in all of Chicago may soon get its first-ever pet parade, thanks to its business community. Members of the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday afternoon that they plan to stage a pet parade in June, with an exact date and…

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And the winner is: Garfield Ridge

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First-ever Stars & Stripes 5K hailed as a success Smashing all expectations, the inaugural Garfield Ridge Stars & Stripes 5K Run is a win-win for the neighborhood, as well as the surrounding Southwest Side, organizers said after the race last Saturday morning. About 600 runners and walkers–ages 6 to 70–turned out at Wentworth Park. Participants…

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Classic cars will drive expanded Garfield Ridge showcase

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Classic cars and other vehicles will once again be used to showcase the west end of Garfield RidgeÑArcher Avenue, specificallyÑas a commercial strip ripe for business development. In an announcement made Monday night at the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch meeting, Elisa Mondia, a leader of GRREAT (Garfield Ridge Retail, Entertainment, Amusement Team), revealed that her…

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Neighbors, police use tech tools to hunt Garfield Ridge burglar

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Old-fashioned neighborliness combined with 21stcentury communications tools have resulted in the arrest of a career criminal wanted for the attempted burglary of a home in Garfield Ridge. Clearing resident Gregory Petrulias, 51, of the 6000 block of South Meade, is currently held on a $150,000 bond by the Cook County Department of Corrections.His next court…

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‘Long John’ remembered in Garfield Ridge

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A piece of history in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood was remembered and honored late last week, as the Clear-Ridge Historical Society led an unveiling and blessing of a plaque affixed to the northwest corner of Banquets at The Mayor’s Mansion, 5445 S. Harlem–situated on what once was a large farm owned by Chicago Mayor John…

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Police foundation chief praises Garfield Ridge

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A top police official heaped praise upon the Garfield Ridge neighborhood earlier this week, calling its work to prevent crime and promote safety extremely important. Leading that work is the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch, said retired CPD Supt. Phil Cline, himself a former Garfield Ridge resident. He made his observations at the GRNW’s August meeting,…

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