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Peggy Zabicki

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We need real solutions to crime

By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327

Crime and safety concerns are the number one topic of all the calls and texts I receive. It seems that many politicians offer no solutions except the usual lists of ways to keep safe. I think everyone knows about locking their cars and not opening their doors to strangers. We need real solutions.

Thirteenth Ward Ald. Marty Quinn wrote a letter to Police Superintendent David Brown on Jan. 11. He requested that Superintendent Brown reconsider reversing his decision to reassign tactical officers. Quinn stated, “This is a time when we should be adding officers to our streets and not removing them.”

Quinn also asked Brown to consider splitting the Chicago Lawn (8th) Police District into smaller districts to better protect residents.

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I appreciate Marty Quinn’s efforts in offering common sense solutions. If you would like more information on Alderman Quinn’s ideas on enabling our police officers to effectively deal with crime or would like to comment on his efforts, call his office at (773) 581-8000.

We are all in this together. If you’d like to get involved, plan on attending the next CAPS Beat 813/833 meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 online. This is unfortunate for those who do not have internet access and need to meet in person. For those who do have access, email Barb Ziegler for a link at [email protected]

Midway Airport has full-time job openings in concessions. They will be holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. Go to the second-floor mezzanine at 57th and Cicero and bring your resume, state ID or driver’s license, birth certificate and Social Security card.

Continental Sales, 6333 S. Cicero, is currently hiring. You may go to their service desk and ask for a job application.

West Lawn Baptist Church, 6401 S. Komensky, is conducting in-person services again. Sunday services are held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school takes place at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

The Calvary Lutheran Church Senior Club would like to express get-well wishes to Katherine. May our Lord bless you with a quick recovery and good health for the coming year.

The other day I was making bookmarks out of the Christmas cards I received. They make a nice accompaniment to books given as gifts. As I was doing this, I received a text from a reader of this column. He shared this amusing thought: “I was going to cook alligator for dinner, but realized that I only had a croc pot.”

I then thought of a terrific recipe that Gage Park correspondent Karen Sala shared with me a while back, for sweet and sour chicken made in a crockpot. I think I’ll make that this week. Thanks, Karen. Thanks to all of you who left messages and texts last week.

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