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Two armed robberies were reported at a convenience store in Beverly in which a masked offender displayed a gun, according to a community alert issued by the Chicago Police Department.

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19th Ward officials are partnering with two domestic violence awareness organizations to host a collection drive of clothing, jewelry and handbags that will be donated to those in need.

For three years, the Rev. Shaunte Brewer has led science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) enrichment activities at Clissold Elementary School.

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St. Ignatius College Prep recently received an anonymous donation of $15 million that will go toward scholarships for eighth-grade students from families “of modest financial abilities.”

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Toni Neely and Autymn Williams have family members who served in the military, and now the Morgan Park Academy (MPA) students’ essays about those relatives’ dedication to their country will help both with tuition payments at MPA.

The team from Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy (HRET), a 501(c)3 organization, recently enjoyed an exciting 2019 Special Olympics fall competition.

Pumpkins are a reminder of fall, and youngsters in Mt. Greenwood didn’t have to travel far to see a pumpkin patch. In summer, a “volunteer” (unplanted) pumpkin vine took over the front yard of a home near 106th Street and Springfield Avenue. Youngsters were able to watch the pumpkins develop…

The 20th annual Kevin Dowling “Christmas is for Kids” toy drive will be Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 7 p.m., at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., in Merrionette Park.

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The Chicago Police Department 22nd District will host CAPS meetings for beats 2211 and 2212 on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., at the 22nd District station, 1900 W. Monterey Ave. For more information about CAPS meetings, call the 22nd District CAPS office, (312) 745-0620, or visit the website a…

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In a matching fund challenge, the Stack Family Foundation invites local residents and businesses to financially support the area families chosen by Christmas Without Cancer (CWC) this holiday season.

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Throughout October, state Rep. Fran Hurley partnered with St. Cajetan’s Brownie Troop 25681 to collect supplies for the Ronald McDonald House to benefit the families of children with cancer and other illnesses who are receiving care at Advocate Children’s Hospital.

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Members of the Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club recently teamed up with an eager group of young women from Mercy Home to conduct a service project to make 20 fleece blankets. The cozy blankets were then delivered to a group of women who packaged each handmade blanket with a book and a plush t…

Continuing her efforts to advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, state Rep. Fran Hurley (D-35th) recently introduced legislation that allows students who are eligible for special-education services to remain in school through the end of the school year, even after their 22…

Nov. 4—A theft of over $500 was reported at a residence on the 9300 block of South Pleasant Avenue at 8 a.m.

The Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St., will host a Turkey Table Decoration class on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This hand-sewing program is for all ages. Participants are asked to bring a stretchy winter glove. The library will provide all other supplies. Reservations a…

The Concerts at the Castle series will feature the versatile jazz tunes of the Charles Heath Quartet on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., at the historic Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.

The Second City will bring its holiday show, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater” to the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m. Laugh along with The Second City as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts out of all the things lovingly loathe…

A wreath-making class will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, in Palos Park. Professional floral designer George Mitchell will help students create a fresh balsam fir wreath complete with pinecones and a red velvet bow…

The Adjoin Fund will host the Lucy Smith Quartet on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St. The holiday concert fundraiser will benefit the Adjoin Fund, which supports literacy programs for middle-school African-American boys in public schools. Sugg…

St. Barnabas Elementary School eighth-graders show off the results of the candy drive they sponsored during the week after Halloween for Operation Gratitude, which incorporates candy into its care packages for active-duty military personnel serving overseas. St. Barnabas collected enough Hal…

Abe Matthew, a Democratic candidate for U.S. representative of the Third Congressional District of Illinois, has dropped out of the race and has endorsed Marie Newman, who is again running as a Democratic candidate in the primary race against incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski.

The Humana Community Center in the Evergreen Plaza hosted a Vietnam veterans commemoration ceremony on Nov. 8 in which 42 veterans received an honorary pin recognizing their service. Members of the Chicago State University Color Guard presented the veterans with their mementos. Luke Evans, o…

AndySunflower Cafe opened inside Ain’t She Sweet Cafe, 9920 S. Western Ave., on Oct. 7. Owner Andy Robinson (right) and Barista’s Assistant Dana Cross provide coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, regular drip and cold brews. Robinson, of the Bronzeville neighborhood, was a…

South Side Irish Imports, 3446 W. 111th St., in Mt. Greenwood, will welcome a guest from Ireland when it hosts a Belleek signing event on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Attracta Lyndon, Belleek ambassador for North America.

Keir Foot and Ankle Specialists, 11628 S. Western Ave., hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 6, with Dr. Sabrina Landers and Dr. Whitney Castle (front) celebrating with family and friends. Services include treatment for sports-related injuries; ankle pain; tendonitis/heel pain; ingrown t…

Christmas Without Cancer founder Gerri Neylon (from left) takes a break with Rene Copeland and Michelle Wood at the recent Harvesting Hope fundraiser to benefit Christmas Without Cancer. Held at Jacob’s Well, more than 300 supporters helped to raise $15,000 for local families fighting cancer…

Smith Village resident Leslie Rokaitis, who creates Christmas ornaments with silver spoons, will be among a dozen vendors offering great gifts for holiday shoppers during Smith Village’s holiday fair on Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 2320 W. 113th Pl. Shoppers can also purchase …

Oct. 28—A theft of $500 or less from a residential yard was reported on the 10000 block of South Hoyne Avenue at 11:22 a.m.

Online and in-person sales of permits for Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) picnics and special events for 2020, as well as campground reservations, will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will present “From This Small Beginning Chicago’s Great Railroad Empire Was Born” on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.

Morgan Park High School (MPHS) Principal Dr. Femi Skanes displays a report indicating the school’s improvement in the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) of the Chicago Public Schools. MPHS improved to a Level 2+ SQRP for the 2019-2020 school year.

Pete Souza, former White House photographer for Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, will be the surprise guest at the live taping of the podcast “The Road to Now” at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m.

Unity in Diversity, Southsiders for Peace, and the Southwest Chicago Diversity Collaborative will host a potluck dinner and square dance on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church, 9848 S. Winchester Ave. Bring a dish to share. Beverages and children’s activities wil…

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials released their school quality rating policy (SQRP) results for the 2019-20 school year, and four local neighborhood elementary schools received the top rating of Level 1+.