Mother McAuley hosts a Not-So-Haunted House

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By Kelly White Keeping the spookiness to a minimum, Mother McAuley students hosted a Not-So-Haunted House for local area youngsters. The free event was held on October 27 at the high school, 3737 W. 99th St., Chicago, and was open to children of all ages with a parent and/or caregiver. “McAuley opens their hearts and doors and welcomes…

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Fun in the Cook County forests is nearby

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From staff reports Officials at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County have announced a calendar of family-fun events, many of which are just minutes away from the Southwest Side. Seed Collecting Workday Saturday, Nov. 6 • 10 a.m. Trailside Museum of Natural History – 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest. Join staff of Trailside Museum to collect…

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AERO, governor break ground on new campus on old Queen of Peace site


By Jeff Vorva The groundbreaking for the Aero special education cooperative’s Therapeutic Center building on the site of the former Queen of Peace campus in Burbank was an event that celebrated the State of Illinois’ willingness to kick in $25 million for the project. Because Gov. J.B. Pritzker made an appearance, a group of noisy…

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Skeleton back in the closet


By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 My Halloween candy is all gone. My old, cardboard skeleton has been removed from my front door and put back in its home in the hall closet with coats, boots and suitcases. I have a skeleton in my closet once again. Many neighborhood…

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Monarca’s ‘spooky’ event was sweet


By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Last Friday evening, Kayla and I attended the Spooky Vendor Market at Monarca Event Room, on the corner of 63rd and Spaulding. Decorated to the hilt for Halloween, the kids got to trick or treat at all of…

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Patience is prudent with traffic delays


By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] Traffic is an absolute nightmare. There is road construction on Kedzie and detours along 55th Street. There is no left turn from 55th on to Kedzie, when you are traveling west. That doesn’t stop some special people that rules do not apply to, from…

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So long, sunlight, ‘til 2022


By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Welcome, November, and the end to a great portion of daylight. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 and won’t be back until March 13. Twenty-third Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares is having her second…

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Sandburg boys eye state title as area sends army to state XC meet


By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Sandburg’s boys team and Marist’s Jake Phillips earned sectional championships on sloppy-but-manageable courses on Saturday. A weeklong rain turned many Chicago-area courses to mush, but the Eagles and Phillips soldiered through and are heading with some momentum to this Saturday’s state cross country meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Sandburg, which…

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