Johnny Rose is a singer with a dream

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Clearing man trying to hit the big time By Kelly White John Rosenthal is a man who wears more than one hat. By day, he is a senior account manager at Associated Advertisers Inc. By night, he is an usher at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. But beyond that, he’s Johnny Rose, a singer with…

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Andy’s Frozen Custard coming to Archer, Tabares says

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Plans to set up shop in vacant bank building By Tim Hadac An Andy’s Frozen Custard shop may be coming to Garfield Ridge within a year, 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares said this month. If all goes according to plan, the new Andy’s will be located in the vacant bank building at 6366 S. Archer…

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Veterans deserve our thanks


By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] Seeing the valor displayed by Ukrainian troops this year, fighting back against an invasion by a military superpower, defending their nation against overwhelming odds, reminds me to reflect with gratitude as we approach Veterans Day. I never served in the military, although…

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Wildcats winning at St. Laurence

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Seven of the 12 girls on St. Laurence High School’s volleyball team are from just one school: St. Daniel the Prophet. As the Vikings stormed through the IHSA playoffs, winning a regional and a sectional championship, the heart of the Black and Gold’s squad came from seven former Wildcats: seniors Fiona Burke, Alexis Navarro and…

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Murals bring beauty to community

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 More murals are being painted in the area. My West Lawn friend and neighbor, Marie, has been observing the progress on some colorful murals being painted at Su Familia Real Estate, 5417 S. Pulaski. Marie stopped to take some photos. She…

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A day of honor, a day of thanks


By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 As we observe Veterans Day, a heartfelt thanks to all of our veterans who fought to keep us safe. As I’m sure most of you know, this day was first set aside to commemorate the armistice signed between…

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Politics on the menu at these eateries


By Ray Hanania There are just some places where political-philes love to hang out and talk politics and life. The top place to go to enjoy a great meal and rub shoulders with politicians and political journalists is Manny’s Restaurant & Deli on Jefferson Street and Roosevelt Road in Chicago. Manny’s has the absolute best corned-beef sandwiches,…

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Community foundations crucial in Illinois

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By John T. Shaw Editor’s Note: This op-ed was distributed by Capitol News Illinois on behalf of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. Most Americans have a strong connection to our country, but our most tangible, visceral and enduring attachments are to the communities in…

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Demonizing in politics needs to stop

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By Rich Miller I’m writing this a few days before election day; but from where I sit, if the so-called Workers’ Rights Amendment fails to pass muster with voters, a campaign fueled by the Illinois Policy Institute could take a big share of the credit. The proposed constitutional amendment is backed to the hilt by…

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‘Food forest’ takes root in McKinley Park

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Vols plant fruit and nut trees at Community Garden By Kelly White McKinley Park’s Community Garden is growing, and those who nurture it showed a bit of foresight late last month. A total of 23 fruit and nut trees were planted at the Community Garden, located between the north and south-bound Damen, just north of…

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