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Oak Lawn 229 May Modify Some Programs

The Dec. 1 meeting of the Oak Lawn Community High School Board of Education focused on looking to the future of various programs and school curriculum modifications.On an annual basis, according to School Superintendent Michael Riordan, the school Curriculum Committee reviews all of the course offerings for the coming school year. The Curriculum Committee is……

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“Boot Campaign” Surprises Wounded Soldier With New Home

Boot Campaign unites with its partner charity, Military Warriors Support Foundation, to surprise a wounded soldier and his family with a new home.The home giveaway will be featured in the “Christmas Wish” special on NBC Chicago’s Weekends with Whitney, airing on Chicago’s NBC 5. 2 on December 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th. {{more}}The……

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Time To Clean Up MWRD’s Political Filter

For far too long, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Great Chicago has been a reservoir for retired, do-nothing government officials who were rewarded with spots on the board in return for their party loyalties.Or, it has been a place where ambitious candidates with political clout have tried to launch their power dynasties.The fact is……

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More Post Office Reductions

But No Changes Are Occurring on Southwest Side for NowWith possible unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring, residents could see slower delivery for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day. {{more}}Faced with a massive nationwide infrastructure that is no longer financially sustainable, the U.S.……

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Tax Cut Package Triggers The House vs. Senate Dynamic

It’s a fairly common Statehouse phenomenon that bills will zoom out of the Senate or the House and then flame out in the other chamber. People in the other chamber just don’t always care as much as the people who first sponsor the bills. Often, they also don’t want to be pushed around by the……

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Leaders Recall Maggie Daley

Mourn Death of Former First Lady, Who Died on ThanksgivingMuch of Chicago came out to share their fondest memories and give farewells to first lady Maggie Daley.Daley, 68, died on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by her family after a long struggle with cancer. {{more}}ÒOur most sincere thoughts and prayers today are with the Daley……

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34th Annual Toys For Tots Parade Is Sunday

The 34th annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots Parade will be kicking off on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Dan Ryan Woods on 83rd and Western Avenue.Line-up will begin at 6 a.m., with the official parade kick-off taking place at 9:30 a.m.Participants will then take the 20 mile route heading north on Western Avenue. {{more}}The annual……