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Police workshop for landlords, tenants was useful

I had a very busy Saturday last week. I started my day by attending a “landlord/tenant rights: workshop at the Chicago Lawn (8th) District police station. I recommend to anyone who has any investment/rental properties, make the time to attend one of these sessions. It is filled with valuable information. The goal for these free workshops is to assist managers and property owners’ personal level of safety, learn how to work with police, and improve the level of safety surrounding their properties.

Some of the topics discussed are: screening prospective tenants, tips to reduce crime at your property, understanding the building code, best practices for property management, personal safety, and leases. For a list of upcoming classes, or to register or obtain additional information, contact William Townsell (312) 745-5900, ext. 85131 or via e-mail at [email protected] You can also do a Google search for “CPD landlord tenant rights classes” and click on the very first link for a schedule of upcoming classes.

Next, my family and I attended the Chicago Fire versus FC Dallas soccer game. The Chicago Fire performed exceptionally well and won 4-0!

We then finished off our Saturday by celebrating my grandmother’s birthday at my parents’ house. We enjoyed a delicious discada and had some guava cake for dessert. If you’re wondering what a discada is or have never had anyÑman, have you been missing out!

The discada is a mixture of grilled meats cooked on a disc harrow (hence the name) over an open flame. The traditional discada includes beef, bacon, ham, sausage, and chorizo, which are introduced one at a time until fully cooked. Once the meat is fully cooked, it is topped with onions. It is usually served on tortillas, as in tacos, but you can also serve separately on a plate. Top with your favorite taco toppings and salsa and enjoy! I recommend this dish to any taco lovers and especially if you have a tough time deciding what kind to get. These have a mixture of your favorite meats.

Speaking about food, Groucho’s Bar and Grill, 8355 S. Pulaski, is under new management. They will be having a comedy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. You can make dinner reservations beginning at 5 p.m. by calling or texting (312) 256-5712.

First Christian Church of Chicago, 79th and Lawndale, will be having their seventh annual Swap & Share Community Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 21. Bring any items you no longer need or use and leave with any treasures you find. This event is free. Make sure to take some bags!

Also tomorrow, Golden Gate Funeral Home, 79th and Seeley, will be having their first-ever Family and Friends Appreciation Day from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will be having a memorial balloon release at 2 p.m. Wear gold or yellow to celebrate your loved ones who have passed to a better life. There will be music, food and fun. Special guests include the Chicago Fire Department, the CPD CAPS Office, Well-Care Mobile Unit, New York Life Insurance and the Kelly Law Firm, among others.

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Branch Library, 4101 W. 79th St., and make papier-m‰chŽ pi–atas! This event is for ages 6 and up. Space is limited and you must pre-register. You can visit the branch or call (312) 747-0193 to register.

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