‘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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Clear Ridge team storms through World Series to capture crown

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Hale to the champs. The Clear Ridge baseball team banged the ball a lot in Bangor, Maine last week and won the 2016 Senior Little League World Series. Clear Ridge, which features 16-year-olds from Clearing and Garfield Ridge who attend area high schoolsÑsome of the boys play for their school teams, some not–capped it off…

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Why Clear Ridge is our team

There’s a lot to like about the Clear Ridge Little League’s 2016 Senior League world champions. But before we get to that, we urge everyone to remember these names: Jake Gerloski Tom Doyle Julian Lopez Gage Olszak Zach Verta Mel Morario Tim Molloy Bob Palenik Paolo Zavala Mike Rios Jake Duerr Noah Miller Dave Navarro…

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Clear Ridge bangs the ball in Bangor; wins World Series

 Photo by Jeff Vorva Clear Ridge player Dave Navarro gets a hug during a welcome-home event at Hale Park on Sunday.  Sweet 16 The 16 players on the World Series champion Clear Ridge squad and their high schools: St. Laurence Tom Doyle Jake Gerloski Noah Miller Tim Molloy Mel Moriaro Gage Olszak Zach Verta St.…

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Cops swarm Garfield Ridge, nab theft suspects

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Four South Side men who allegedly stole merchandise from a Garfield Ridge cell phone store fled in the wrong direction, neighbors said earlier this week. The retail thefts occurred at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the T-Mobile store at 5601 S. Harlem. Employees told police that four men entered the store, grabbed merchandise from…

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Surge in crime-fighting interest after Garfield Ridge stabbing

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Three weeks after police quickly arrested four people in connection with a robbery and stabbing on a Garfield Ridge sidewalk, the community’s neighborhood watch organization is seeing a surge of renewed interest in fighting crime. “For the most part, things have been quiet in Garfield Ridge for a long time–this remains one of Chicago’s best…

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