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Bucketz Game Zone, 2037 W. 95th St., hosted its grand opening on July 26, and owner Lauren Grinage welcomed a large crowd to her new party venue for kids. A Morgan Park High School alumna and South Side resident, Grinage said she wanted to offer such a venue in the city limits after worrying…

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The Mother McAuley Mothers Club will host MAC Market, a farmers market of local produce, food specialties, flowers, honey and craft-inspired items on Saturdays Aug. 8, 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school, 3737 W. 99th St.

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Beautiful gardens in North Beverly were once again honored by the Beverly Improvement Association (BIA). Officials said the neighborhood is magnificent, and this year’s gardens are filled with colorful flowers and plants in full bloom due to Mother Nature and the hard work and loving care of…

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After sports fans across the state anxiously waited for weeks, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on July 29 its plan to significantly rearrange the 2020-21 athletic season.

Like so many football fans, St. Xavier University (SXU) Coach Mike Feminis has followed the news closely in recent weeks.

With the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announcing its plans for the 2020-21 athletic calendar, countless teams in the fall, winter and spring seasons saw their schedules change in a flash.

On July 29, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced sweeping changes to the athletic calendar for the 2020-21 seasons. The biggest change has three seasons turned into four, and football, girls volleyball and boys soccer will be moved to the spring.

The seventh annual Kevin F. Kennelly (KFK) Memorial Scholarship Fund “Nelly Open” golf outing is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, at The Meadows Golf Club in Blue Island. More information about registration for the outing can be found online at kfkennellyscholarship.org/golfouting. Due to th…

July 21—A theft of over $500 was reported in a parking facility on the 2300 block of West 95th Street at 12:20 p.m.

Motel Breakfast will release a follow-up EP to its debut album beginning on Aug. 7. The local band will release one song on all major streaming platforms every two weeks until all six songs are released. According to band member Jimmy Drenovsky, after releasing its debut full-length recordin…

Quinn Tubbs, a fifth-grader at Sutherland Elementary School, is among the students from the 2020 Vanderpoel Art Association (VAA) art classes who are displaying their original works at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St. The students took part in the basic drawing, cartooning and se…

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Jamie Hernandez organized a march in Mt. Greenwood to support police officers four years ago, and when she did the same this year, the turnout was almost four times larger.

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State rep. Fran Hurley, State sen. Bill Cunningham and 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea will host Yoga in the Park from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday in August. The free classes will be held in the tennis courts at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.

A year after a public meeting about expanding its services, Divvy bike sharing is officially coming to Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood.

Local criticism of the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been rampant recently, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st) hosted a virtual public meeting on July 21 where he and attendees voiced complaints.

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The deadline to complete the 2020 U.S. Census has been extended into the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and local officials are encouraging residents to fill out the form.

The newly chartered Rotary Club of Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood completed its first community project on July 2 by volunteering at the Edna White Community Garden, 1850 W. Monterey Ave. Members said they chose the garden because it is a local space that promotes peace, tranquility …

Home and business owners can avoid a trip downtown by taking care of their property taxes online at cookcountytreasurer.com.

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State Rep. Fran Hurley (second from right), 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea (kneeling, second from left) and local volunteers gather at a recent community shred day that was sponsored by Hurley. She is partnering with state Sen. Bill Cunningham to host another free community shred day on Friday, …

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A tree was split by lightning near 101st and Seeley during a storm on July 19. There were no injuries, besides the tree. (Photo by Steve Driscoll)

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Five months after they visited the American South on a life-changing tour through the history of the Civil Rights Movement, Morgan Park Academy (MPA) students are set to be featured in a documentary film produced about the experience by The Nation magazine.

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July 10—An attempted financial identity theft was reported at a residence on the 10000 block of South Oakley Avenue at 2:25 p.m.

Cmdr. Laurie Emmer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. Department of Illinois, announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the re-tightening of several restrictions at various types of businesses in Chicago that will cut back the services they can offer beginning on Friday, July 24.

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Editor's note: On July 20 after press time, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the tightening of restrictions on some businesses due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Update is available here.

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Clients who have long enjoyed the residential program at Blue Cap, a non-profit organization in Blue Island that serves people with special needs, will soon have a new home tailor-made for their physical abilities.

Over the past 12 years, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia Auxiliary has raised more than $115,000 to support domestic violence programs and services at the Crisis Center by hosting a variety of successful events.

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A neighborhood fox takes a break from its travels in early July in the area near 105th Place and Seeley Avenue, prompting A.E. Tschantz to snap this picture. If you have a photo to share, send it to general@beverlyreview.net.