Charge felon with attempted murder, carjacking

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By Tim Hadac A 27-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and attempted first-degree murder after he was arrested in the 8000 block of South Cottage Grove on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Monta Anderson, of the 3400 block of West 73rd Place, allegedly shot a 28-year-old man and forcibly took his keys and vehicle back…

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West Lawn man awaits trial on sex charges

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Allegedly abused teen girl lifeguard By Tim Hadac A 32-year-old West Lawn man is due in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Nov. 17 to answer charges of felony criminal sexual assault. Mauricio A. Ramirez, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, allegedly used his position as a Chicago Park District supervisor at Humboldt Park…

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Holiday toy search may run into dead end, BBB says


By Better Business Bureau staff Every year, there are always a few must-have toys on most kids’ holiday wish lists. The toy sells out fast and becomes expensive and hard to find. On top of that, the microchip shortage has parents worried about getting their deliveries on time. This year’s hot picks, according to Amazon…

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Cryptocurrency gives power to the people

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By Thomas L. Knapp In a series of tweets earlier this month, “serial technology entrepreneur” Dave Troy outlined his view of cryptocurrency as “an ideologically-driven attack on the legitimacy of fiat currency, the @federalreserve, and the incumbent financial system,” and “the sequel to the January 6th” Capitol riot. Let’s dispense with the latter charge first:…

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Pandemic curveball after curveball

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By Rich Miller Governor JB Pritzker told reporters not long ago that he was worried about the plateauing COVID-19 hospitalization rate and said he wouldn’t yet lift his statewide mask mandate. But the governor told me something around the same time during an interview that he hasn’t yet said publicly: He’s most concerned about what…

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Sharing our bounty with those less fortunate

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By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Our days are shorter and cooler, so when the weather is chilly its time to make chili! I already enjoyed one crockpot full of the deliciousness. The kitchen will smell wonderful, and you can warm up with…

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Sister Elizabeth Ann, a homegrown wall-of-famer


By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Recently, Villa Joseph Marie High School in Pennsylvania held their annual Wall of Fame ceremony. So, what does this have to do with Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor? Well, one of our own was honored this year. In…

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Clocks fall back, Santa moves ahead


By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] By now we’ve all has set our clocks back an hour and hopefully changed the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. The furnace has been turned on, and we are set for winter. It won’t be long now and Santa will be…

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Busy month at Envision Community Services


By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. When first celebrated, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day. This day marked the end of World War I and was formally recognized on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. I thank America’s…

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3rd District carved up

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Chuy, Casten move into Clearing, Garfield Ridge; Newman vows fight By Tim Hadac and Capitol News Illinois The shifting sands of political fortunes are having an impact on Clearing and Garfield Ridge, as mapmakers in Springfield have broken up what currently is the Third Congressional District. The new map was approved late last month by…

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