A sweet treat to start the month


By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Are you looking for a special gift for that special someone? Look no further. I received a dozen chocolate covered strawberries from a friend last week. They were big and flavorful. The chocolate coating was rich and sweet. The strawberries were beautifully packaged. Best of all,…

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Let the fun begin

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St. Dan’s Summerfest returns after absence By Tim Hadac After an absence of several years, the St. Daniel the Prophet Parish’s Summerfest returns this week. The family-focused event is set for Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19 on parish grounds at 54th and Nashville. One of the area’s most popular parish carnivals, Summerfest disappeared…

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Kaegi unveils new tool to view property assessments

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From staff reports Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi recently released a data dashboard that displays where property assessments rose and fell in every Chicago neighborhood following the city’s 2021 reassessment. The dashboard may be found at cookcountyassessor.com/ChicagoDashboard. Chicago’s total Assessed Value (AV) grew 31% since its last reassessment, from $35.87b in 2018 to $47.02b in 2021. Residential…

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Offer history hike to senior citizens


By Tim Hadac Senior citizens are invited to take a “walk and talk” hike at the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, near 48th and Harlem, on Thursday, July 7. A mini-bus will depart at 9 a.m. from Hope Church Midway, 6059 S. Archer, and return by about 1 p.m. The one-mile hike will be held…

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Exhibit at Clearing Library honors war dead

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Former Gov. Pat Quinn talks with 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares at a recent public unveiling of Portrait of a Soldier, an exhibit that briefly visited the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 W. 63rd Place. The traveling exhibit features sketches of all Illinois soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines killed in the line of duty since Sept.…

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Pappas to host phone bank for black, Latino homeowners

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Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago will host another Black and Latino Houses Matter phone bank on June 15 to help homeowners find refunds, apply for property tax exemptions and avoid the Tax Sale. “Since I started Black and Latino Houses Matter we’ve returned nearly $200 million owed to these two minority…

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