Just as important, 245 years later

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 On this day in 1776, General George Washington requested that the Declaration of Independence be read aloud to his troops in New York. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed…

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It’s truly a time to hold dear

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 “There’s a time in each year, that we always hold dear, good old summer time.” This tune, published in 1902 by George Evans and Ren Shields could not speak more of the truth. Let’s enjoy every minute…

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Aldermen call special meeting about crime

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By Tim Hadac Local alderman staged a rare revolt last week against Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who continues to insist that her administration is on top of crime in Chicago. Led by 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez, nearly half of the City Council’s 50 members called for a special meeting on July 2 to hear from…

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Hoping the fireworks are finished

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By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] I hope every one had a happy and safe 4th of July. We are already two weeks into another month. Once the 4th of July comes, summer really goes by fast. I hope the fireworks are over for good! Toni McGrath sent me a…

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Biden, Chuy shake on repeal of Trump-era rule

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U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-4th) accepts a handshake from President Joe Biden, moments after the president signed into law the repeal of the True Lender Rule. The rule, announced in the final weeks of the Trump Administration, was launched as a way to expand credit for people of limited means. García and others claimed…

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Rush bill would make insulin affordable

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Applies to Medicare, Medicaid recipients From staff reports Legislation designed to eliminate the cost-sharing requirement — including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance — for insulin under Medicare and Medicaid, has been introduced by U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-1st). The Insulin Access for All Act of 2021 (H.R. 4158) is cosponsored by more than three dozen…

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McKinley Park biz incubator gets fed grant

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Newman says funds will enable expansion From staff reports U.S. Rep. Marie Newman (D-3rd) announced last week that she has secured $80,000 in federal funding for a McKinley Park business incubator. The 36Squared Business Incubator, 3636 S. Iron, will reportedly use the funds to continue and expand services to budding small businesses. “As a former…

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Police reports

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Victim mum on shooting details A 27-year-old man was shot in the right leg as he stood outside in the 5100 block of South Whipple at 8:19 p.m. Sunday, June 27. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police investigating the crime said the victim was uncooperative.…

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Fed funds flow for Archer/Knox underpass

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But project may take years By Tim Hadac Some $19.1 million in federal funds have been designated for a road project designed to ease traffic congestion on Archer Avenue. The announcement was made last week by U.S. Rep. Marie Newman (D-3rd), in concert with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. The funds will reportedly…

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White Sox capture crown

Members of the White Sox hoist their championship banner and trophies moments after they captured the crown of the Clear-Ridge Little League’s 2021 softball season for girls ages 10-12. The girls amassed a 12-2 record and won their championship game 13-0. Celebrating their title are players Abigail Carmona, Hailee Borek, Mackenzie Norbut, Kaylie Gallas, Madelyn…

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