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Emanuel Guts Human Relations Commission

To help cut expenses, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting services. Too bad he doesn’t focus more on waste.Emanuel is cutting 20 percent or $619,000 from the budget of Commission on Human Relations, the agency that fights bigotry and discrimination in the city.That sounds like a lot but the Commission will have about $2.5 million…

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Maria High Stages Fall Play

Will Perform Two-Act Production of ‘Charlotte’s Web’ The two-act production of ÒCharlotte’s Web” will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 in the auditorium at Maria High School, 6727 S. California Ave., Chicago. A performance is also scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. ÒCharlotte’s Web” is an adaptation by…

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Local Restaurant Is Result of Hard Work

New Owners Are Open for Business with Beggars Pizza Along Archer Avenue Beggar’s Pizza, 5133 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago, opened its doors in April. In the past six months, owners Roberto Reyes and Vince Gallegos have worked nonstop to perfect their restaurant and their menu.{{more}} The story of Reyes and Gallegos and their partnership shows…

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Planting Tulips in Fight Against Breast Cancer

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many organizations and health facilities used this month to spread a powerful message: Early detection can save lives. Breast cancer affects thousands of women in this country and throughout the world, claiming the lives of mothers, sisters, grandmothers and aunts.{{more}} This year, Advocate Christ Medical Center, along with…

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To Demolish 4 Buildings Near Midway

The city of Chicago is looking at ways to make Midway Airport safer for flights landing in and out of the landlocked airport. It has been nearly six years since a Southwest Airlines airplane over-ran the runway, crashing through the walls onto traffic, killing a 6-year-old boy. The city has approved the purchase of four…

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SWOP Takes New Slant On Foreclosures

More than 500 people packed the auditorium of Eberhart Elementary School on Oct. 27 to attend the Southwest Organizing Project’s Fall Assembly. Neighborhood residents filled the main floor and the balcony, spilling out into the hallway. SWOP’s agenda focused on three topics: Housing, Education, and Immigration. And before the night was over, the crowd roared…

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Listen To Hotline Complaints

Midway Noise Commission Reviews Takeoffs and Dwelling Units The quarterly meeting of the Midway Noise Compatibility Commission was held Thursday evening, Oct. 27 in a new location Ñ at the Mayfield Banquet Hall, 6072 S. Archer Ave. Voted in by the board was MNCC Resolution 2011-A, which covers the 2012 meeting schedule.{{more}} Under the resolution,…