Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in response to a recent, rapid rise in cases and hospitalizations over the past two weeks. Beginning Friday, Oct. 23, at 6 a.m., a business curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for all non-essential businesses…
As the holiday season approaches, local business associations are uniting to offer shoppers an easy-to-use digital gift card that can be used at dozens of local shops.
Whenever he encountered people who were down on their luck, Philip Doran did his best to make their lives better—not just with money, but with his kind, mentoring character.
No one was injured after a two-vehicle accident in which one vehicle crashed into a house near the 111th Street exit on Interstate 57, according to the Illinois State Police (ISP).
Jan Favia got quite the surprise when she tried to release this large male butterfly. As she approached the door to release him, the butterfly had his own ideas and landed on Favia’s face. She remained calm during the “experience of a lifetime.” Luckily, her son, Aaron Fitzpatrick, was nearb…
This monarch butterfly made an appearance in the neighborhood during the Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk on Sept. 13. If you have a photo to share, send it to email@example.com. (photo by Kimberley Rudd)
The Beverly Arts Center (BAC) will host a virtual reading of excerpts from Front Porch Society with discussion following the reading of each scene on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m
The Lemont Artists Guild and the Homer Township Public Library will host Postcard Paint-Along, an interactive webinar with Lynn Baur, on Wed. Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.
All That Good Stuff, a local stand-up comedy series, will host an outdoor show at Cork and Kerry in Beverly on Thursday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Performers include Pat McGann, Pat Tomasulo and Joey Villagomez. The host is Mary Kate Beck, with help from Maggie DePalo …
Early voting in the ward begins today, Oct. 14. The early-voting location in the 19th Ward is at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St. Voting hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Election Day, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
During the last two winters, Open Outcry Brewing Co. has constructed small “domes” on its rooftop to give customers a unique way to dine and drink in a comfortable setting while surrounded by cold, snowy weather.
Express Med Spa, 3537 W. 111th St., hosted its grand opening on Oct. 8, with staff welcoming guests for tours and onsite demonstrations. The spa’s services include aqua facials, enzyme facials, cryotherapy, IV hydration, vitamin B12 injections, microneedling, dermaplanning, laser teeth white…
A northern goshawk is seen on Oct. 4 after flying into a porch screen at Dale Fast’s home in North Beverly. According to allaboutbirds.org, the northern goshawk is a fiercer relative of the Cooper’s hawk. An accipiter, the goshawk has superb aerial agility. The name comes from the Old Englis…
Morgan Park Academy (MPA) students Delia (left) and Cormac Bergin, of Beverly, recently held a food drive to benefit the Maple/Morgan Park Community Food Pantry. The siblings gathered donations from their MPA friends and classmates to help their neighbors at the food pantry.
Perhaps taking on roles in the ancient fable “The Fox and the Cat,” these two encountered each other on Oct. 4 near 110th Street and Hoyne Avenue. The unusual sight caught the attention of local resident Mary Beth McCarthy as she was driving by, and she captured the moment. If you have an in…
Millions of people across the globe donate to charities or volunteer as a means of bolstering their communities and helping the less fortunate. Such help is valuable no matter when it’s offered, but giving back in 2020 has proven to be an especially necessary endeavor.
The seventh annual Nelly Open, named after late Beverly teen Kevin Kennelly, will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at Gleneagles Country Club, beginning at 10 a.m.
The public health crisis gave Dale Fast the opportunity to take more walks through the neighborhood and finish a photography project that captures the wide variety of front doors at homes and businesses.
The two candidates in the Third Congressional District of Illinois race participated in a virtual forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on Oct. 1, and once again, they detailed their differences as they campaign to win on Election Day, Nov. 3.
Area residents who have been financially affected by job loss or income reduction due to the pandemic have been seeking assistance from local resources including the Free Store at the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr.
Celebrating the opening of the new CIBC Banking Center, 3040 W. 111th St., on Oct. 5 are 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea (from left) and CIBC executives Brant Ahrens, Lola McCaster, Al Adams and Helen Socha. The building was constructed on the site of the bank’s longtime location. Socha said earl…
A monarch butterfly stops for a snack—and a picture—in John Neumann’s yard in Beverly in mid-September. Neumann said the beautiful insects are migrating, and milkweed and butterfly bushes help fuel the monarchs for their long annual flight to Mexico. If you have a photo to share, send it to …
A beautiful rainbow appeared over 103rd Street near Beverly Park after a brief rain shower on Sept. 28. Meg Dunneback snapped this photo, and she said the spectacle for her was a sign of hope. If you have a photo to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart recently announced that, in light of the impending evictions crisis and growing need for mental-health, substance-abuse and other social-service assistance, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has launched the Community Resource Center (CRC).
OSF HealthCare has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report as one of the top health systems in the U.S. for providing top-quality care to heart patients in 2020.
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School recently announced that faculty member Lauren Dowden and senior Colleen Rooney are the recipients of the 2020 Catherine McAuley Award.
Fr. Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 recently contributed to the libraries of St. Xavier University and nine Catholic high schools on Chicago’s South Side.