‘It’s not enough’

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Impound cars of drag racers, civic leaders say By Tim Hadac Thomas S. Baliga and Jason Huff are typically among the first Southwest Side civic leaders to praise the dedication of Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police. But they also are among the first to say the Lightfoot Administration’s response to the drag racing problem along…

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Boitsov Ballet will expand

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Acclaimed ballet teacher to launch production company By Mary Hadac Eight years after she brought her classical ballet school to the Southwest Side, Madame Elizabeth Boitsov is looking to expand. An internationally acclaimed ballerina and ballet teacher, Boitsov recently hosted an invitation-only luncheon at her school’s storefront near Archer and Mason. Several Southwest Side leaders,…

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Putting the ‘gold’ in black and gold

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St. Laurence students earn college cash in investment competition By Kelly White Emilio Barrientos decided to attend St. Laurence High School for its renowned baseball program and academics. “The STEM program helps develop and guide students toward reaching their full potential,” Barrientos, 16, of Stickney, said. STEM, made up of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,…

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Speeders on Cicero put on notice

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‘They’re trying to save lives’ By Tim Hadac For decades, many motorists have seemingly treated the stretch of Cicero Avenue between 47th Street on the north and Archer on the south as a kind of extension of the nearby Stevenson Expressway. It has not been unusual to see vehicles hitting 50 mph, especially those heading…

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