Dancing barefoot into 2023

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By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 At this point we are all playing with our new Christmas toys, eating the last of the Christmas cookies and making New Year’s Eve plans. I plan on dancing at a fancy club called my living room and wearing my best…

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Bittersweet days on 63rd Street

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La Petite Pastry Shop closing after 55 years By Tim Hadac For many in Clearing, Garfield Ridge and beyond, it was the worst news they had heard in a long time. After a 55-year run on the Southwest Side, La Petite Pastry Shop is closing at year’s end. Reaction was swift on the shop’s Facebook…

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‘He does an awesome job’

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Tracy named Police Officer of the Year By Tim Hadac Officer Raymond Tracy was working overtime, on his day off, when he learned he is the Midway Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Police Officer of the Year. That was no surprise to MCC board member Al Cacciottolo, who nominated him for the award. “Even when he’s…

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Let’s keep those sidewalks salted

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By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Merry Christmas 2022 to all! I can’t believe I am actually saying that already. I just hope January and February go by quickly. Please remember to take care of your sidewalks and walkways during inclement weather. A…

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Head to the library over Christmas break

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By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 The West Lawn Branch Library, 4020 W. 63rd St., is a good place to bring your kids during Christmas break. Pick out some books to read together. The library will be having some activities for parents and little ones next week. On…

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We must always build bridges

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By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 No matter our religion, our beliefs or how we have spent the holidays over the years, it has always been a special time to connect with family and friends. Last week the International Human Relations Council hosted their…

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College Notebook: NIU’s Francesca Bertucci named MAC Defensive POY

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By Mike Walsh Correspondent The 2022 season is likely one that will not be soon forgotten by Northern Illinois women’s volleyball player Francesca Bertucci. Not only did the sophomore libero/defensive specialist win four Mid-American Conference’s West Division Defensive Player of the Week, she also was lauded as the MAC’s Defensive Player of the Year. Bertucci,…

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