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Sharing our bounty with those less fortunate

By Mary Stanek

Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon

3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394

Our days are shorter and cooler, so when the weather is chilly its time to make chili! I already enjoyed one crockpot full of the deliciousness. The kitchen will smell wonderful, and you can warm up with something a little spicy and oh so good.

We can also help our fellow neighbors by donating cans of tomatoes and tomato sauce to the St. Turibius Parish Food Pantry, so they as well can make hearty dishes. Canned tomatoes can be placed in the church vestibule or at the rectory.

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Digital Solar Powered Speed Display Signs have been installed on Archer Avenue near Kostner. This corner was the sight of two tragic accidents. Hopefully the signs will slow down traffic. The signs also will record traffic data and may lead to justifying a red light or speed camera. Thank you to 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares for funding the project. Also, thanks to the Archer Heights Civic Association for their stance on eliminating speeding.

If you are interested in seeing an improved relationship with the Chicago Police Department and the community, please join a Zoom meeting on Nov. 24. Residents and businesses can express their concerns and identify what are the leading threats from criminal activity. A meeting was held previously comprised of people across the Eighth District. This meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information on how to join, please call (312) 747-8724 or email [email protected]

It’s a small world. Last Tuesday, Robert had a CT scan at Loyola in Burr Ridge. Waiting in the recovery room, the medical wristband reminded him of his yellow jacket sting and trip to Holy Cross and how you can ride the CTA for free if you show the driver the hospital band.

So, when the nurse came back, he told her that story. But also in the recovery room was another older fellow who said he overheard his story. The fellow used to live on 62nd Place and Lawndale and claims he went to Hubbard Grammar school. Hmm? Then after eight years, Hubbard changed to the high school. So, he had 12 years of easy travels to school. The fellow asked Robert about all the other landmarks in the area. I tried to research a Hubbard grade school in the area, but couldn’t find much. Does anyone else remember?

Like most, the Staneks have been experiencing some stress these last few weeks. Thank you to Kathy from St. Turibius for helping ease the stress. I will share some words she sent me. Let’s be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

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