043033 UC Ingalls Mental Health Awareness Month Ad Reoirter
Kathy Headley

Kathy Headley

Kids love sweet, syrupy snow cones

By Kathy Headley

Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor

6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778

Last Friday morning, as folks were gathering around the MLK Memorial on the northwest side of Marquette Park, many parents and their children were lining up on the southwest end to attend the back-to-school bash at Tarkington School.

One of 13 held throughout the city, the outdoor bashes are an opportunity for students to meet up with their classmates, pick up their school supplies, play games and enjoy some summer treats like popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. From what I noticed, at least from the kid at Tarkington, snow cones are lot more fun when the yummy syrup is dripping down your hand.

Summer Kickbacks at Marquette Park will be held every Friday in August from 4 to 6 p.m. inside the park at 69th and California. SWOP team members will be out there grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. Stop by for a bite to eat and/or to play some games. This is a really nice event for kids and adults alike.

kathyheadley2021

Kathy Headley

Remember how the 38th Annual Senior Amateur Golf Championship at Marquette Park in July was rained out and needed to be rescheduled? Well, it is now time to play. The new dates are Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22, If you were registered for the July event, then you are all set. If not and you would like to take part, online registration is open by going to cpdgolf.com. Each day is 18 holes of stroke play.

Next weekend proves to be a rather busy one in the neighborhood. The Chicago Lawn Branch Library, 6120 S. Kedzie, will be holding their first resource fair on Saturday, Aug. 21, from noon to 3 p.m. The fair will take place outside of the library and will be a good opportunity to receive information from our local organizations.

Then on the same day at 3 p.m., the Goodman Theatre presentation of Zulema comes to Marquette Park. The free performance follows young Zulema as she zig-zags from her home in Chiapas to Chicago. The musical journey is fit for the entire family.

If you are a senior and you like to read, the Senior Book Club will meet virtually on Saturday, Aug. 28. This is a special collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and the Senior Services Division of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services.

If this sounds good to you, it is probably a good idea to pick up the book now so you have time to read it. The title is The Help and the author is Kathryn Stockett. The Chicago Lawn Branch currently has copies available. This virtual event will be held via Zoom or phone. To register, you can email [email protected] or call (312) 747-0639.

Have you driven south on Kedzie lately? I was quite surprised when I passed by 87th Street last week and saw the progress on the demolition of Luther South High School. It is always so sad to see the skeleton of a school or church. Automatically thoughts go to all of the people that learned or worshipped in the buildings. When I drove past, my eyes immediately focused on the glass-less windows left on the front of the remainder of the building. Several members of the Chicago Lawn Historical Society went to school there, perhaps many of you as well. RIP Luther South.

Last week Nancy H. left us with a mind thumper question about a store on 63rd Street from the late 1980s. Jack Varela, a deacon at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church at the time, and his wife, Vicky, had an upscale woman’s clothing store for many years at 3433 W. 63rd St.

Janice P. recognized the shop as Palace Fashions. She tells us she liked shopping there because they did alterations—a service that was becoming more uncommon by then. Janice also reminisced that she always enjoyed talking to Vicky whenever she stopped in.

In 1985, my daughter had just started kindergarten at St. Rita School and she liked going to the Chicago Lawn Branch Library for story time, so we were spending a lot of time wearing a path back and forth down 63rd and up Kedzie. So, when Mike L. asked if I remembered this place from 1985, I knew right where he meant. Where was the Marquette Medical Building?

Local News

Peggy Zabicki

The young are often our brightest light

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 As summer approaches, we face the discouraging reality of what our neighborhood and our city have become. Carjackings, shootings, dangerous drag racers, assaults and robberies happen every single day. Will things get worse as the weather gets warmer? It is hard to stay positive. Much…

Kathy Headley

Senior linksters headed for Marquette Park

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Registration is now open for the 39th Senior Amateur Golf Championship at Marquette Park. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. Fingers crossed that it does not pour rain on those dates like last…

--Greater Southwest News-Herald photos by Mary Stanek

Plants, books blooming at Peck School

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein. Thanks to the parents and teachers of Peck School, the location of the library is at the Peck Panther…

SRP-IMAGE-Logo

Girls Soccer: De La Salle tops Bremen for program’s first regional title

By Steve Millar Correspondent De La Salle coach Carlos Nunez has seen his teams come up a bit short in the postseason repeatedly over the years. The Meteors had never won a regional championship in girls soccer. Until this year, that is. “I’ve been in every single one that we’ve lost in,” Nunez said. “We’ve…

Mallory Pugh, middle, moves the ball during the preseason. She played her first NWSL game Sunday and had two goals and an assist. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro soccer report: Pugh tallies twice return in Red Stars’ win over Orlando

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Mallory Pugh gave a sample of what could be a big 2022 season when she scored four goals in the exhibition Challenge Cup series. But the Red Stars scoring threat missed the first two games of the NWSL season with an injury, and the team split decisions against Louisville and…

Screen Shot 2022-05-23 at 8.23.03 AM

New ward map OKed

Reflects Madigan’s power By Tim Hadac The City Council this week approved a new ward map that, among other things, will see all of Clearing and most of Garfield Ridge shifted to the 13th Ward. Midway International Airport also would shift from the 23rd Ward to the 13th. Monday’s 43-7 vote means the issue will…

Sandburg's Jeremy Johnson, the hero of a semifinal win over Homewood-Flossmoor, legs out a hit in a 6-3 loss to Lockport on Saturday at Ozinga Field. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Area Sports Roundup: Sandburg takes 2nd at Bajenski tourney

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer The Sandburg baseball team has had more downs than ups this season. But the Eagles finished the regular season on a strong note with a run to second place at the Steven M. Bajenski Memorial Tournament, which wrapped up May 21 at Ozinga Field in Crestwood. To get to the…

Sandburg's 3200 meter relay team of (left to right) Sean Marquardt Declan Tunney, Trent Anderson and Brock Rice ran the third-best time in the nation Thursday at Lockport and finished in second place. Photo courtesy of Sandburg High School.

Track Postseason Report: Sandburg boys 3200 relay records nation’s third-best time in 2022

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer How good was the competition in the boys track Class 3A Lockport Sectional in the 3200 meter relay? Sandburg’s relay team of Brock Rice, Declan Tunney, Trent Anderson and Sean Marquardt ran a time of 7:42.42, which tied for the third-best time in the nation in 2022. And that was…

Mary Stanek

Summer weather means ice cream

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 And just like that, it’s summer in Chicago! At least for the week of May 9. That means ice cream for our family. We started with black walnut during that hot week. The old-fashioned flavors are the…

Peggy Zabicki

Seeking answer to loose dog dilemma

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Happy May 20, dear readers. Today is National Rescue Dog Day. We are to recognize all the benefits of rescuing a dog and allowing it to adopt you into their lovable life. There are certainly a lot of dogs in our neighborhood that need rescuing. Every…

Neighbors

Nael Digital Ad2
AladdinsBanquets WebAd
Former lawmaker sentenced in bribery scheme

Former lawmaker sentenced in bribery scheme

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Former state Rep. Luis Arroyo was sentenced this week to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving a state senator and one of Arroyo’s private lobbying clients who sought favorable legislation for the sweepstakes gambling industry. Arroyo, 67, is a…

Republican governor candidates on the issues

Republican governor candidates on the issues

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Abortion, January 6, Donald Trump, Critical Race Theory and whether Joe Biden is rightfully the president of the United States were the basis of questions asked to a field of six Republican candidates for Illinois governor Tuesday. A pair of debates took place on two stages…

CAPITOL RECAP: Republican candidates debate

CAPITOL RECAP: Republican candidates debate

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – The six Republican candidates for Illinois governor faced off Tuesday night in Chicago, albeit on two separate debate stages, hours after a shooting at a Texas elementary school that dominated a large portion of the debates. A scheduling conflict between two TV networks – WGN and NBC 5 –…

ANALYSIS: Illinois’ official U.S. census numbers have not changed

ANALYSIS: Illinois’ official U.S. census numbers have not changed

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Tuesday that he is asking President Joe Biden and the federal government to increase Illinois’ share of federal funding to reflect the results of a recent Census Bureau study showing the state was very likely undercounted in the 2020 census. The news…

GOP debate: Candidates address rising crime, Texas school shooting

GOP debate: Candidates address rising crime, Texas school shooting

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The six Republican candidates for Illinois governor faced off Tuesday night in Chicago, albeit on two separate debate stages, hours after a shooting at a Texas elementary school that dominated a large portion of the debates. A scheduling conflict between two TV networks – WGN and…

GOP Floor Leader Batinick ready to ‘pass the baton’

GOP Floor Leader Batinick ready to ‘pass the baton’

By GRACE KINNICUTT Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republican Floor Leader Mark Batinick, a self-described “policy guy,” came to Springfield with the goal of pushing good policy. A father of five who resides in Plainfield with his wife, Batinick said after eight years in the General Assembly, it was either time to…

Longtime lawmaker reflects on time in General Assembly, calls it ‘honor of lifetime’

Longtime lawmaker reflects on time in General Assembly, calls it ‘honor of lifetime’

By GRACE KINNICUTT Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – House Majority Leader Greg Harris, the number two Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives, never imagined landing the role of state representative – or that he would leave office feeling that he has been successful at it. The first openly LGTBQ leader in Illinois History,…

11th contempt citation filed against DCFS director

11th contempt citation filed against DCFS director

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected]is.com SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday afternoon, a Cook County judge found Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith in contempt of court for the 11th time for violating court orders to move children to proper placements. The 11-year-old girl at the center of the case has…

Criminal case against senior staff at state-run hospital dismissed

Criminal case against senior staff at state-run hospital dismissed

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The official misconduct case against a Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center senior staff member was dismissed on Thursday. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Tripp dropped the charges, related to a cover-up of abuse at the state-run facility, against Choate’s quality assurance manager Gary Goins. The…

ANALYSIS: Fuel retailers sue over ‘compelled speech’ at the gas pump

ANALYSIS: Fuel retailers sue over ‘compelled speech’ at the gas pump

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] “As of July 1, 2022, the State of Illinois has suspended the inflation adjustment to the motor fuel tax through December 31, 2022. The price on this pump should reflect the suspension of the tax increase.” Those two sentences may be coming to a gas pump near you…

CRR NH Erie Insurance House Ad
CRR NH Uhlmann Improvement House Ad