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CVS aware of burglary situation

December 18, 2020

Good news. I got an email from the CVS headquarters in response to a letter I sent back in the middle of November regarding the two break ins at the CVS Pharmacy located at 6315 S. Pulaski. I first mentioned this in my Nov. 13 column.

Here is their reply: “Incident ID: S-2389908. Thank you for taking the time to contact CVS about this location. I confirmed that store management is actively working to get this resolved. I appreciate your patience while we remedy this situation. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Jillian, Customer Relations Representative.”

When I first called the manager at CVS he said they hired a security guard to stand inside the store near the pharmacy during business hours. He said that he couldn’t share any other plans they have for the future. He did imply that the police didn’t respond quick enough. As I said in my Nov. 20 column, I don’t think it’s right to blame the police. It is also not the fault of CVS that it has been burglarized twice. However, they do need to step up and do something to protect their store. We’ll continue to wait and see.

On to better and brighter things: If you or anyone you know are interested in a career in manufacturing, Daley College’s Manufacturing Technology program at 7500 S. Pulaski is up and running. In addition, the school has a partnership with the South Chicago Packing Company. A student can go straight from school graduation to a job with this company. Email David Girzadas, Dean of Advanced Manufacturing at [email protected] for more information.

The Solo Cup Company just around the corner from Daley College at 7575 S. Kostner has some career openings in Packing and Shipping and for electrician, press operator and inspector.

Solo is a division of the Dart Container Corporation, which runs the Styrofoam recycling program I’ve mentioned a few times. Go to their website at dartcontainer.com and click on careers. You will find information about job openings at the Solo Cup Company.

West Lawn Branch Library (4020 W. 63rd street) has a program to help with applying for jobs. Librarian Jose Gallegos can help with resumes and mock interviews. Email him at: [email protected] for more information and to set up an online appointment with him.

If you visit our library in person you can see the lovely Christmas tree in the children’s section. This tree was set up and decorated by some West Lawn neighbors and children on Dec. 10. You can bring an ornament to hang on the tree and help yourself to a free Christmas stocking from the collection at the base of the tree.

The new hours at the library are Monday and Wednesday noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lee School at 6448 S. Tripp is looking to hire a few responsible, dependable and energetic individuals to offer non-instructional support to their school community. The pay is $13 to $15 per hour. They welcome any interested applicant including college students and former Lee graduates. For more information email Lisa Epstein, Lee principal at: [email protected] In the subject line put Misc Employment.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church is collecting food and cleaning products to donate to local community organizations. Their donation bins are located by the rectory entrance at 6435 S. Kilbourn. Needed items include canned foods, rice, toys, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, laundry soap, baby food and diapers. Call 773-767-1246 if you have any questions.

Thank you to Flavio Mora, Renato Delgadillo and Cesar Diaz for setting up and contributing to West Lawn’s Love Fridge. This is a bright red refrigerator with the words – Free Food on it. The Love Fridge, located at 6601 S. Pulaski is housed in a protective outdoor structure. It is stocked with food. You can also contribute food as well. They accept cheeses, fresh produce, eggs, yogurts, fruit juices, lunch meat and bread. They cannot accept opened packages of food or raw meat and fish. Thank you to all who have contributed to the Love Fridge. People helping people – a good idea this time of year.

The Calvary Church Seniors at 6149 S. Kenneth would like to wish a very happy birthday to Jenny Cole who will celebrate her 92nd birthday on Dec. 23. May the Lord bless your birthday and coming year with good health and much happiness.

If you have any news or birthdays or anniversaries you’d like to share, text or call me and leave a message or email me at [email protected]

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