Robber hits third TCF bank, this time in Garfield Ridge

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A man suspected of robbing two suburban TCF banks and trying to rob a third in the last three months struck again Monday morning, this time in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, the FBI said this week. The man walked into a TCF Bank branch at 6107 S. Archer Ave. about 10 a.m. and handed a…

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Garfield Ridge resident faces a long road to recovery

Friends and family of Garfield Ridge resident Zachary Paluch continue to hope and pray for the recovery of the 23-year-old aspiring artist who, on Sept. 16, 2013, was discovered lying unconscious along a stretch of railroad track on the campus of Knox College in Galesburg. To this day, no one is sure if Paluch was…

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Under the Dome Car Show returns to Bridgeview

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Walter and Margaret Chorny, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood, show off their 1999 Pontiac TransAm at the 11th annual Under the Dome Car Show in Bridgeview on Saturday at the Bridgeview Sports Dome. About 50 cars were on display at the annual event, which is now in its 11th year. (Photo by Steve Neuhaus)

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Under the Dome Car Show returns to Bridgeview

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Walter and Margaret Chorny, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood, show off their 1999 Pontiac TransAm at the annual Under the Dome Car Show held Saturday inside the Bridgeview Sports Dome. About 50 cars were on display at the annual event, which is now in its 11th year. (Photo by Steve Neuhaus)

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Garfield Ridge couple in murder-suicide: report

A married couple from Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood, both police officers, both died in what police report was a murder-suicide. Garfield Ridge residents awoke on Easter Sunday morning to a home cordoned off with crime tape as police investigate what happened on the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue. Javier Acevedo was a Cook County…

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Catalytic converter thefts on the rise in Garfield Ridge

A surge in stolen catalytic converters has some residents concerned in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood. Residents discussed those and other crimes during a Beat 811 Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, or CAPS, meeting held April 15 at Good Shepherd Church, 5550 S. Merrimac Ave., Chicago. Twenty-six people attended the session. CAPS facilitators Marilyn Koperniak and Marilyn…

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New Life Church opens doors in Garfield Ridge

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With Scottsdale residents Juan and Rosa Sanchez leading the services, New Life Community Church opened its 20th location in the Chicago area on Sunday at Kennedy High School, 5620 S. Narragansett Ave. The non-denominational Christian church had rented space at Kennedy once before, from 2002 to 2004, until it bought a building at 4101 W.…

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Garfield Ridge pothole patrol hard at work

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Snowplowing, potholes and street repairs were among the discussion topics addressed during a wide-ranging Garfield Ridge Civic League meeting held March 19. Al Cacciottolo, the 23rd Ward superintendent who was presented with a plaque honoring him for his work in the ward over the harsh winter, provided insight into the snowplowing system. He also discussed…

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A journey through history of Summit, Clearing, Garfield Ridge

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The Chicago Portage. Archer Limits. Sleepy Hollow. Bartlett Heights. All are former names for the Southwest Side community known as Garfield Ridge. Rob Bitunjac mentioned these little-known facts at a slide show presentation hosted recently by the Clear Ridge Historical Society at the Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd Place. Despite the frigid weather, more than…

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A journey through history of Clearing, Garfield Ridge

The Chicago Portage. Archer Limits. Sleepy Hollow. Bartlett Heights. All are former names for the Southwest Side community known as Garfield Ridge. At a slide show presentation hosted by the Clear Ridge Historical Society on Jan. 29, president Rob Bitunjac mentioned these little-known facts during an informative talk at the Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd…

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