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Rich Miller

Irvin gaslighting GOP voters

By Rich Miller Almost every weekday since the beginning of February, the Richard Irvin campaign has sent at least one press release to reporters about a host of issues, from crime to taxes to corruption to former House Speaker Michael Madigan to, well, you name it. Last week, however, the Irvin campaign was conspicuously silent…

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Caudillo

Bust UPS driver on theft rap

By Tim Hadac A 26-year-old Back of the Yards man who works as a UPS driver was charged with felony theft last week after he was arrested at his workplace near 14th and Jefferson. Pedro Caudillo, of the 4700 block of South Honore, allegedly stole some $187,000 worth of high-end merchandise—specifically, Louis Vuitton purses and……

Chicago Police Department

Burglar hits Gage Park businesses

From staff reports A cluster of burglaries in the Gage Park neighborhood has prompted police to issue a warning to local businesses. Crime scenes include: 5100 block of South Kedzie on April 28. 2400 block of West 51st Street on April 20. 2600 block of West 51st Street on April 7. In each case a……

Governor JB Pritzker stands with other pro-choice Democrats at a press conference to denounce the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and turning the issue of abortion access back to the states. --Screenshot of a live-streamed event

Abortion protected in Illinois

Lawmakers react to draft Supreme Court opinion By Grace Kinnicutt Capitol News Illinois and Tim Hadac Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois Democrats have warned of an “end to the constitutional right to privacy” if a leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade becomes finalized as precedent. “It means……

Vinnie Quinn, a genuine Clearing original and a true White Sox fan. --Supplied photo

The mayor needs your help

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] No, not that mayor. I’m talking about Vinnie Quinn, described by some as the Mayor of 63rd Street. If ever you’ve eaten at Café 63 (and if not, for heaven’s sake, why not?), you have tasted Vinnie’s culinary creations. Vinnie has worked……

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Giddyup! Pony ride business trots along

Garfield Ridge teens’ venture a success By Tim Hadac While the pandemic has contributed to the demise of a number of businesses in Clearing and Garfield Ridge—like Dallas Restaurant, Lindy’s/Gertie’s and Angel Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream—one has proven pandemic-proof. Two years after they launched their head-turning, smile-generating pony ride business, Garfield Ridge residents Matthew……

Kathy Headley

Adoration chapel open at St. Clare

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 When the pandemic hit us hard, forcing the temporary closure of so many places–including Catholic churches–it did give parishes the opportunity to create new programs and find new ways to serve the faithful. In our area, St. Rita……

Peggy Zabicki

Seeking good buys, finding friendship

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 April showers bring May garage sales. I’m glad our neighborhood has lots of them coming up. These sales give people a chance to connect with their neighbors, sell their stuff and hunt for treasures. Here’s a reminder about the 26th Annual Community……

Mary Stanek

Vols make AHCA Easter egg hunt a hit

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller I chose this quote after reading the Archer Heights Civic Association’s May newsletter. After many trials……

OLCHS to name varsity baseball field in honor of Skip Sullivan. (Supplied photo)

OLCHS to honor ‘Sully’ with baseball field dedication May 17

By Brian Frangella Any Oak Lawn Community High School student who participated in athletics anywhere from 1973-2014, odds are Skip Sullivan coached or taught them in one way or another. He spent an entire lifetime going to school, excelling in sports, and coaching as a Spartan. He was truly one of a kind. So, when……

Art Boer, of Dotson-Farms from Beecher, Ill., was happy to be a part of the Evergreen Park Farmer’s Market on May 5 at Yukich Field, 89th Street and Kedzie Avenue. (Photos by Kelly White)

Evergreen Park kicks off farmer’s market

The Evergreen Park Farmers Market kicked off on Thursday, May 5, at Yukich Field, 89th Street and Kedzie Avenue. The market is back again for the 18th season, happening every Thursday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. until Oct. 24.     To view this page you will need to log in or sign up…

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Caudillo

Bust UPS driver on theft rap

By Tim Hadac A 26-year-old Back of the Yards man who works as a UPS driver was charged with felony theft last week after he was arrested at his workplace near 14th and Jefferson. Pedro Caudillo, of the 4700 block of South Honore, allegedly stole some $187,000 worth of high-end merchandise—specifically, Louis Vuitton purses and……

Chicago Police Department

Burglar hits Gage Park businesses

From staff reports A cluster of burglaries in the Gage Park neighborhood has prompted police to issue a warning to local businesses. Crime scenes include: 5100 block of South Kedzie on April 28. 2400 block of West 51st Street on April 20. 2600 block of West 51st Street on April 7. In each case a……

Governor JB Pritzker stands with other pro-choice Democrats at a press conference to denounce the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and turning the issue of abortion access back to the states. --Screenshot of a live-streamed event

Abortion protected in Illinois

Lawmakers react to draft Supreme Court opinion By Grace Kinnicutt Capitol News Illinois and Tim Hadac Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois Democrats have warned of an “end to the constitutional right to privacy” if a leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade becomes finalized as precedent. “It means……

Vinnie Quinn, a genuine Clearing original and a true White Sox fan. --Supplied photo

The mayor needs your help

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] No, not that mayor. I’m talking about Vinnie Quinn, described by some as the Mayor of 63rd Street. If ever you’ve eaten at Café 63 (and if not, for heaven’s sake, why not?), you have tasted Vinnie’s culinary creations. Vinnie has worked……

pony3

Giddyup! Pony ride business trots along

Garfield Ridge teens’ venture a success By Tim Hadac While the pandemic has contributed to the demise of a number of businesses in Clearing and Garfield Ridge—like Dallas Restaurant, Lindy’s/Gertie’s and Angel Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream—one has proven pandemic-proof. Two years after they launched their head-turning, smile-generating pony ride business, Garfield Ridge residents Matthew……

Kathy Headley

Adoration chapel open at St. Clare

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 When the pandemic hit us hard, forcing the temporary closure of so many places–including Catholic churches–it did give parishes the opportunity to create new programs and find new ways to serve the faithful. In our area, St. Rita……

Peggy Zabicki

Seeking good buys, finding friendship

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 April showers bring May garage sales. I’m glad our neighborhood has lots of them coming up. These sales give people a chance to connect with their neighbors, sell their stuff and hunt for treasures. Here’s a reminder about the 26th Annual Community……

Mary Stanek

Vols make AHCA Easter egg hunt a hit

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller I chose this quote after reading the Archer Heights Civic Association’s May newsletter. After many trials……

OLCHS to name varsity baseball field in honor of Skip Sullivan. (Supplied photo)

OLCHS to honor ‘Sully’ with baseball field dedication May 17

By Brian Frangella Any Oak Lawn Community High School student who participated in athletics anywhere from 1973-2014, odds are Skip Sullivan coached or taught them in one way or another. He spent an entire lifetime going to school, excelling in sports, and coaching as a Spartan. He was truly one of a kind. So, when……

Art Boer, of Dotson-Farms from Beecher, Ill., was happy to be a part of the Evergreen Park Farmer’s Market on May 5 at Yukich Field, 89th Street and Kedzie Avenue. (Photos by Kelly White)

Evergreen Park kicks off farmer’s market

The Evergreen Park Farmers Market kicked off on Thursday, May 5, at Yukich Field, 89th Street and Kedzie Avenue. The market is back again for the 18th season, happening every Thursday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. until Oct. 24.     To view this page you will need to log in or sign up…

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