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Still trying to adjust to ‘spring ahead’

On this day in 1918, Congress established time zones and approved daylight savings time. I hope everyone has adjusted to the time change last weekend. I have not. It always takes me a while to adjust. I complained about it in a previous column. I will try to make this the last time I complain about it, but I’m not making any promises.

On a better note, on March 19, 1918 the most popular song in America was The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which was written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861.

 

An interesting note: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last words in his last speech were from the Battle Hymn of the Republic: “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

 

The CAPS meeting for Police Beats 813 and 833 will take place online on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Call Barb Ziegler at (312) 747-8724 for information on how to register or email her at [email protected]

 

Have you driven by the old Toys R Us at 8148 S. Cicero in Burbank? It’s been closed a while now. A Big Lots store will take its place. I don’t know when it will be officially opened. I sent an email to the main office but haven’t heard back yet. I’m glad this space will no longer be empty.

 

I wish a business would open at the site of the old Kmart at 71st and Pulaski. Has anyone heard anything about this long-empty space?

 

I’m glad to see El Indio restaurant, 3930 W. 63rd St., back open and ready for business. I really like their food. El Indio has traditional Mexican beef and chicken entrees, side dishes, breakfast options and daily soup specials. They also have a good selection of vegetarian options for Lent. El Indio is open every day except Sunday for food to go and indoor dining. Call them at (773) 884-1800.

 

One of my neighborhood favorites, Top View Restaurant, 4715 W. 63rd St., is also back open for indoor dining. I’m so glad about that. Last week I reported that they had a St. Patrick’s Day dinner special. The dates and times I listed were wrong. Many people called to let me know about it. Thank you one and all. I appreciate your nice messages.

 

I got the Top View Restaurant information from their Facebook page. The information was outdated. Turns out that their Facebook page could use an update. The next time you want to visit this wonderful neighborhood gem, call them at (773) 581-1770 for their new hours and schedule.

 

Speaking of restaurants. Panda Express, 6501 S. Cicero, has certainly been busy with their drive thru orders. I mentioned them about a year and a half ago because of all the calls I got from neighbors trying to drive down Cicero Avenue during rush hour. The restaurant’s drive thru is continually backed up into Cicero every day. I saw a “near miss” the other day as I got stuck there and saw drivers try to merge left into the next lane in order to get around this traffic hazard. I contacted Panda Express about it over a year ago and got a kind of standard email stating, “We are sorry to hear about your recent experience at the Panda Express in Chicago, Illinois.”

 

Nothing has been done about this problem yet. I try to avoid that area, not only during rush hour but evening hours, as well. I hope Panda Express will take action and reconfigure their drive thru area.

 

In the meantime, does anyone have a favorite Asian restaurant in West Lawn they’d like to recommend? Text or call me with your recommendations.

 

There is a job opportunity at the 7-Eleven at 59th and Pulaski. They are now hiring cashiers. Go there in person to apply.

 

Thank you for all your calls and texts. I appreciate every one of them.

 

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