Mayor plans to plant 75,000 trees

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Some SW Side neighborhoods may get greener By Tim Hadac A plan by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to expand and refocus the city’s tree-planting operations, funded by $46 million in city tax dollars, appears to be playing well in some Southwest Side neighborhoods. “We used to have tall, healthy trees up and down the street,” said…

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Pint-sized paletero

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Cameron Rivera, 16 months of age, stole everyone’s heart at Midway Baseball Association’s “trunk or treat” Halloween event. The son of Clifford Rivera and Rachel Navarro, little Cameron was dressed as a paletero, complete with a cart carrying treats of all kinds. –Supplied photo

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Three plans vie for $1.5 million

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Chicago Lawn, McKinley Park, Archer Park make their case By Tim Hadac Three Southwest Side public-land improvement proposals have been revealed as part of what Lightfoot Administration officials are calling the semi-finals of the Chicago Community Works Challenge Claremont Academy playground, 2300 W. 64th St. McKinley Park garden and skate park, 3700 S. Damen. Archer…

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Obituary: Daniel Carroll, award-winning wrestling coach

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From staff reports Daniel E. Carroll was a teacher and wrestling coach at St. Rita High School. In 2003, he was named Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Coach of the Year. A resident of Oak Lawn, he died Nov. 3. He was 61 years old. Born in Chicago, he attended Downers Grove North and…

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Chuy wants to end RR crossing delays

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Wants billions for underpasses, overpasses By Tim Hadac As his newly remapped congressional district takes in new turf where railroad crossing delays are a major concern, U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-4th) is showing renewed interest in the issue. García, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10th), a…

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Kaegi hosts online workshop on assessments

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From staff reports People who own Southwest Side property are invited to learn about property assessments at an online meeting hosted by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s office at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. To participate, join via Zoom at bit.ly/proptaxworkshop1117. The event is for everyone owns property in Lake Township, which includes the entire…

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Charge felon with attempted murder, carjacking

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By Tim Hadac A 27-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and attempted first-degree murder after he was arrested in the 8000 block of South Cottage Grove on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Monta Anderson, of the 3400 block of West 73rd Place, allegedly shot a 28-year-old man and forcibly took his keys and vehicle back…

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West Lawn man awaits trial on sex charges

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Allegedly abused teen girl lifeguard By Tim Hadac A 32-year-old West Lawn man is due in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Nov. 17 to answer charges of felony criminal sexual assault. Mauricio A. Ramirez, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, allegedly used his position as a Chicago Park District supervisor at Humboldt Park…

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