OSF HealthCare announced that Kathleen Kinsella has been named president of OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park.

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The past months have been trying for the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a local family business has announced it will donate a combined $50,000 to local neighborhood organizations to help out in these trying times.

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Christmas Without Cancer committee members have been in a holding pattern since the momentum of their Queen of Hearts raffle stalled with the closing of St. James Place in Oak Lawn, one of countless establishments ordered closed due to COVID-19.

As Illinois and Chicago have entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois response to the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists have expressed concerns that patients will continue to put off routine dental care and minor problems such as cavities.

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June 21—A simple domestic battery was reported at a residence on the 10100 block of South Western Avenue at 9:15 a.m.

Cousins Empowered Optimists invites the community to pick up free protective face masks for the family on Saturday July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Safari Oasis, 1403 W. 111th St.

Cathy Sorich paints a new pantry box installed at the Edna White Memorial Garden, part of an effort to help people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The pantry box, which resembles a Little Free Library, was installed by Turpin Cares, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, 19th Ward Mutual Aid an…

To coincide with Phase Four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, the Forest Preserves of Cook County will reopen its iconic Swallow Cliff Stairs and six nature centers.

June 17—A theft from a building was reported at a business on the 3000 block of West 111th Street at 2:25 a.m.

To honor the impact local seniors have made on the community, state Rep. Fran Hurley (D-35th) is encouraging residents to nominate a senior they know for the Illinois Department on Aging 2020 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards.

Following the heavy storms that hit the area on May 23, Evergreen Park resident Ed Van Cleave spotted a turkey vulture drying itself off in the trees behind the Van Cleave household. Van Cleave spotted six turkey vultures in the trees. (photo courtesy of Ed Van Cleave)

Brian Piccolo is known throughout the U.S. as a beloved member of the Chicago Bears who fought cancer until the very end and improved race relations through his friendship with star teammate Gale Sayers.

Saying he wants the decision to be in the hands of voters, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea introduced an ordinance in the City Council on June 17 that would mandate a binding referendum on election ballots regarding defunding the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

Claiming flavored tobacco products are becoming too popular with children, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea introduced an ordinance in the City Council on June 17 that would prohibit the sale of those products in Chicago.

State Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18th) is encouraging Illinois families to take advantage of a new support package from ComEd and the Illinois Commerce Commission to help them pay their electric bills.

In recognition of the sacrifices being made by essential healthcare workers on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19, the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) is partnering with several top Chicago law firms to offer free, virtual estate-planning services for doctors, nurses and others who…

June 11—An aggravated assault with a handgun was reported in a residential yard on the 2200 block of West 107th Place at 9:45 a.m.

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the nation’s economy, now is the time for people to take stock of their current financial situation and establish healthy habits that will put them on a stronger financial footing once the pandemic ends and the economy recovers—or for when the next emergency hits.

A man was arrested for attacking a woman and her dog in Mt. Greenwood, and the victim alleged it occurred because her pet was wearing a collar that shows support for police.

Gyro Grill, 3660 W. 111th St., opened on May 3, with business partners Michael Vasilas and Maureen Karuntzos operating the restaurant located across the street from Mt. Greenwood Park. The menu features homemade Greek cuisine, including gyros, “gyrolls,” which are similar to egg rolls, sagan…

Beverly Park Supervisor Sue Kukulski (from left) joined Modie Lavin, Chris Miller and Ashton Kroner, who are outreach coordinators for the Road Home Program at Rush Medical Center, in planting red, white and blue flowers near the Beverly Park fieldhouse on June 3 in honor of PTSD Awareness M…

Beverly Review Editor-in-Chief Bob Olszewski (center) presented a $1,500 check to OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center officials on June 10 in support of the OSF Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. Proceeds came from advertisers in the newspaper’s annual “The Power of Pink” special s…

May 31—Harassment by electronic means was reported at a residence on the 10400 block of South Drake Avenue at 12:46 p.m.

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently announced that his office has launched an online driver’s license and ID card preregistration application program to reduce the processing time of transactions at driver services facilities.

The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) will host an online workshop to help job hunters learn to be focused, resilient and successful during their search on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Megan Connolly, a business psychologist and consultant, will present the workshop that will help peop…

Separate protests by “I Have a Black Son” and “Blck Rising” shut down traffic in Beverly/Morgan Park on June 7, with hundreds of people attending each to demand racial equality and police reform. Both events were peaceful. The “I Have a Black Son” march, which began at around noon, proceeded…

Supporters of Black Lives Matter hold a protest near the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), 3857 W. 111th St., on June 4. Participants marched east toward Kedzie Avenue before returning west. They chanted the names of black people who have died during police-involved alte…

On a warm, sunny Monday afternoon, Terrance Ford Jr., a senior at Leo High School, joined a few of his friends and headed out into Chicago’s Oakland neighborhood.