Time once again to mask up


By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] Summer will be coming to an end shortly. Soon it will be September. For now, the mask mandate is back. Most people cooperate and play by the rules. But, I realize some of you are special and think the rules don’t apply to you.…

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Tact officers shared useful information

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By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 We welcome September and signs of the fall season this Wednesday. It may start out hot, but the temperature should be cooling through the month. Soon it will be time for caramel apples and pumpkin lattes. The…

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New sub sandwich shop was a pleasure


By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 My hubby, Ro, and I went to an outdoor concert recently. We decided to bring food and beverages with us. We stopped at the new Mr. Submarine, 8502 S. Pulaski, for sub sandwiches. This is a few blocks out of my West Lawn…

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Marist kicks off season with Red/White Night

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By Kelly White With autumn just around the corner, fall athletes are emerging to shine. To help students, parents and coaches prepare for the season, Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., Chicago, hosted a Red/White Night last Friday in honor of its school colors. At the event, fall sports teams were able to mingle…

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Comings & Goings: Bakers Square closes last south suburban location

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Bakers Square, which once had several locations in the Chicago marketplace, has closed its last south suburban location, in Orland Park. Last year, before the pandemic hit, the chain closed without warning all but one of its south suburban locations from Lansing to Orland Park. Locations closed include 3545 Ridge Road in Lansing, 4839 W.…

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Neighbors line Harlem to salute Ella French

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Sadness for slain CPD officer By Steve Metsch and Tim Hadac Chicagoans and suburbanites stood united last week in tribute Chicago Police Officer Ella French as a procession headed south along Harlem Avenue. French’s family was driven south on Harlem from the Stevenson Expressway to 79th Street, then east to her visitation Aug. 18 at…

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Pappas: taxes biting businesses, blacks, Latinos harder


From staff reports Businesses in Cook County, as well as black and Latino suburban property owners are bearing the brunt of 2020’s property tax increases, according to an analysis of nearly 1.8 million bills by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ office. The county will collect more than $16.1 billion in property taxes this year. That’s…

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Celebrating a century

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As Ida Ross celebrated her 100th birthday last month at a party hosted by Churchview Supportive Living, friends and family flew in from near and far: Alabama, Michigan and Florida, to name a few places. Deep in her Christian faith, Ida Ross said she thanks the Lord for every day and prays for wisdom in…

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