Seeking new toys for charity drive

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By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Happy Hanukkah, which begins at sunset on Dec. 18. Throughout this eight-day holiday, candles are lit, gifts are given and a dreidel is played. What is a dreidel? It is a spinning top. Ellie’s Holiday Toy Drive…

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A dozen days you’ll like at Senior Center

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By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 As you read this issue of the Greater Southwest News-Herald today, we are in the midst of the 12 Days of Christmas at the Southwest Regional Senior Center, 6117 S. Kedzie. It began Tuesday, Dec. 13 with the…

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Birthday girl’s slaying solved, police say

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Chicago Lawn man one of two charged By Tim Hadac A 20-year-old Chicago Lawn man is one of two men charged in connection with the slaying of a 12-year-old girl earlier this year. Abdul Ali, of the 2500 block of West 66th Street, as well as 22-year-old Malik Parish, of the 100 block of West…

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Carjacker beaten with own gun, prosecutors say

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Victim turns tables on alleged attacker By Tim Hadac A Garfield Ridge man was charged with attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking and attempted robbery after he was arrested at 56th and Kolin at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Richard Rubio, of the 5400 block of South Latrobe, allegedly used a handgun to try and carjack a…

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Charge Chicago Lawn man with attempted murder

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By Tim Hadac A 33-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with attempted murder after he was arrested at 1401 N. Ashland at 9:56 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Cory Dior Patterson, of the 3100 block of West 71st Street, was pointed out as the man who, about an hour earlier, allegedly pushed a 28-year-old man off a…

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Charge teen in carjacking spree

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By Tim Hadac A 15-year-old boy was charged with nine felony counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking, one count of attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking and four counts of armed robbery after he was arrested by members of the Chicago Police Department and a multi-agency Vehicular Hijacking Task Force on Nov. 30. The teen is the fourth…

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Crime fighter to lead Garfield Ridge Civic

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Huff is interim president By Tim Hadac A civic leader with a familiar name is the new interim president of the Garfield Ridge Civic League. Jason Huff, best known in recent years as president of the Scottsdale Neighborhood Watch, is filling a vacancy created by the sudden death of GRCL President Richard Techman. He did…

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Christmas characters in the spirit

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The Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade typically draws a crowd of characters every year, and 2022 was no exception, as this cluster of Christmas-themed costumes shows. Goofing around aside, the 45th edition of the event, billed as the world’s largest motorcycle parade, drew thousands of riders and attracted tens of thousands of donations of…

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Pappas criticizes ‘inequities’ in tax system

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From staff reports As property tax bills land in Cook County mailboxes over the coming days, businesses and homeowners will likely find higher bills with some gentrifying Latino neighborhoods in Chicago seeing increases of nearly 46%, according to an analysis of 1.8 million tax bills, conducting by the office of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.…

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Kaegi touts new tax tool

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From staff reports More than $180 billion in property taxes collected from every property in Cook County – from Ford Heights to Chicago to Winnetka – can now be analyzed with software code created by the Cook County Assessor’s Office. The Property Tax Simulator, or PTAXSIM, is a software code package implemented in the coding…

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