Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

The Mechs are making a difference

By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327

Every day we hear about the crime going on in the area, like shootings, carjackings, drag racing, theft, battery, house and garage break-ins and catalytic converter thefts. These crimes are so discouraging to hear about.

Well, here’s some good news. Long time West Lawn residents Ken and Jennifer Mech recently held a fundraiser event for the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police. They raised more than $3,000, which will be used for bulletproof vests. Their fundraiser included a chili cook-off, raffles and lots of food. They really put the “fun” in fundraising!

I am grateful for the Mech family and their efforts in “backing the blue.” Ken and Jennifer are making a difference in our neighborhood. Their fundraising is an ongoing project. If you would like to donate to this good cause, just send me a text or leave me a phone message. I will get you in touch with Ken. All donations are appreciated and will make a big difference in the lives of our police.

The next meeting for CAPS Beats 813 and 833 will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.

Thirteenth Ward Ald. Marty Quinn invites all seniors to his next Senior Club meeting. You don’t even have to live in his ward. The gathering will take place at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. Feel free to bring a friend. I’m sorry this notice doesn’t give you much time to plan ahead. I didn’t receive the information until after Sept. 20. I hope it’s not too late for you to join this fun and lively group.

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The Astrrongu South West Youth Council is offering free tutoring from Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. This service is open to youths ages 6 to 17. The tutoring classes will be held at 4051 W. 63rd St. Register ahead of time by emailing them at [email protected]

The West Lawn Branch Library, 4020 W. 63rd St., is presenting a story time for children ages newborn to 5 years old–and their caregivers—from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. There will be stories, rhymes, songs and movement.

The library is offering a Yoga For Adults class on Friday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The class is free of charge, and equipment is provided. All skill levels are welcome. Register for the class by calling the library at (312) 747-7381.

I recently enjoyed some fabulous food at longtime neighborhood favorite Tony’s Beef, 7007 S. Pulaski. I’ve been told that I mention Tony’s too often, so I’m not even going to tell you how delish everything on their menu is. I won’t even ask you when was the last time you had a really great sandwich.

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