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A man from the Beverly area was charged in two violent carjackings in Chicago’s River North neighborhood and West Loop, according to the Chicago Police Department.

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Three crimes were reported recently in East Beverly and Washington Heights in which females were the victims of a vehicle hijacking or were robbed at gunpoint, according to a community alert issued by the Chicago Police Department.

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The Fr. Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 will hold its third annual free-throw championships for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St., from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Beverly Improvement Association (BIA), in connection with 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, invites community residents to enjoy cross-country skiing in the Dan Ryan Woods on Sunday afternoons when there is sufficient snow on the ground, about fo…

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The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) recently presented state Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th) with its 2019 President’s Award for her perseverance in promoting the veterinary profession in the Illinois House of Representatives.

The Concerts at the Castle series will host two phenomenal female musical artists in two February concerts at the historic Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.

Council Oak Montessori School and Blue Island Music will host award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Sarah Marie Young for a performance on Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m., at the school, 2521 Grove St., in Blue Island.

Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., in Oak Forest, will host its annual Bridal Expo in the newly renovated Emerald Room on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 12 to 3 p.m.

Jan. 6—A residential garage burglary was reported on the 9000 block of South Hoyne Avenue at 6:26 p.m.

Immanuel United Church of Christ, 9815 S. Campbell Ave., in Evergreen Park, will celebrate the installation of the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Kline as pastor with a service on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m.

Morgan Park High School civics teacher Ericka Hamilton was recently nominated by one of her students to be the WGN Teacher of the Month. Hamilton will be featured on the WGN News broadcast on Jan. 29 and 30. Hamilton will be presented with a check for $1,000.

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Annemarie Stone (center), a representative of the PADS shelter, met with St. John Fisher Elementary School students, including Kennedy Kaplan (from left), Mara Zablocki and Charlie Moles, to accept a donation from the school. St. John Fisher hosted an Out of Uniform Day before Christmas brea…

The Blue Cap Family and Friends Association will host its annual Candlelight Bowl on Saturday, March 7, at 9:30 p.m., at Orland Bowl, 8601 W. 159th St., in Orland Park. Tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple, $180 per lane (six bowlers) and include buffet and four games of scotch doubles…

A paper-bead jewelry workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 to noon, at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park. Barb Thompson will instruct students in learning the steps to create paper beads from a variety of papers. Participants will create j…

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The Crisis Center for South Suburbia (CCSS), which is dedicated to supporting victims of domestic violence, recently announced award recipients who will be honored at its annual gala.

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Morgan Park High School (MPHS) students who are participating in sports and extracurricular activities will soon ride to their events in style.

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The Board of Directors of the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) announced Jan. 16 that Susan Flood has resigned as BAPA's Executive Director to pursue other opportunities and Mary Jo Viero has been promoted to that position.

As local residents mourn Frank Burns, 67, a Beverly native who died Jan. 8, about a month after he suffered a heart attack, they remember a man who had a ball in helping people with special needs.

Henry Bartley, longtime Beverly/Mt. Greenwood resident, celebrated his 90th birthday at a surprise party with 65 friends and family on Jan. 4 at Franconello Italian Restaurant, in Beverly. The evening was filled with food and music celebrating a man whose motto is “Have smile, will travel.” …

In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Baptist Family Dental is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring its 9th annual Give Kids a Smile Day on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Bill Bracken (from left), Rich Diver and Mike McGrath, board members of the Gaelic Fire Brigade, present a check for $1,200 to Megan Birkey, development manager of strategic partnerships and events at Ronald McDonald House Charities, on Dec. 20 in Oak Lawn. The funds were raised through the …

Nick Howlett, 3, recently climbed atop every bike he could at Park Schwinn Cyclery in Evergreen Park, while Leslie Campos pondered a generous selection of floor models, as if to choose a bike that will someday transport her around a college campus in style.

The next Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Beverly Unitarian Church, 10344 S. Longwood Dr., at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to become more confident when talking about climate change. In addition, attendees will watch a video of Dr. Katherin…

The Evergreen Park Recreation Department will host FantaSciFest on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Evergreen Park Senior Center, 9547 S. Homan Ave.

Mt. Greenwood Elementary School held its annual spelling bee on Jan. 10. Students in grades fourth to eighth competed to correctly spell words until first-, second- and third-place winners were determined.

The closing reception for “Threads of Imagination,” the exhibit at the Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Frunchroom, the live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park, returns this month with five new stories and performers. 

During the first week of December, state Rep. Robert Rita’s staff presented “Elementary School Students in the Drug World” for the third- through eighth-grade students at Wendell Smith Elementary School in Chicago.

Dec. 30—Forgery was reported at a residence on the 11700 block of South Longwood Drive at 12:01 a.m.

Chicago-area residents with an Illinois driver’s license that has been suspended or revoked and are in need of legal assistance are encouraged to attend the Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo.

The Pryme Tymers, an active fellowship that meets at Trinity Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Rd., in Oak Lawn, will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m.