One of the many issues that draws the ire of Chicago Police Department (CPD) personnel is seeing someone they arrested for a violent crime walk out without serving what they consider to be an appropriate sentence.

Last week, I stopped by a friend’s house, ate some pizza and talked about old times, and he showed me the latest acquisitions to his gun collection.

Politics has never been a place for the thin-skinned, but today candidates are more likely to face personal attacks than at any time in recent history.

For many people in Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood, their parish and their elementary school are a big part of their identity.

The “Get Behind the Vest” pancake breakfast hosted by 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea has become a yearly tradition that warms up people during seemingly endless winters.

It doesn’t seem like a decade has passed since my then 4-year-old daughter, Grace, announced that her luck had run out—and something needed to be done.

The federal Navigable Waters Protection Rule announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January is nothing but a dirty water rule in disguise.

Is it time for sainthood or a public reckoning?

Chicago area residents have been fortunate to experience moderate temperatures and snowfall this winter, but that doesn’t mean Old Man Winter won’t show up at any time, which means residents and business owners should be ready to make sure their sidewalks are cleared of snow.

What has become too common in Illinois, like so much of the country, is that community hospitals continue to close or significantly reduce their services.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was Monday, Jan. 20. All around social media, people posted inspiring quotes from the heroic leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

Thanks to articles published in The Beverly Review, many people know that the Givins Castle, an icon in the Beverly community and Chicago’s only castle, is in danger due to structural damage.

The Chicago Bears announced on Jan. 14 they will no longer host training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., as they did the last 18 summers.

I stood on the playing field outside Churchill Junior High in Galesburg, Ill., just staring at my feet and waiting; it was the most painful time of the day—P.E. class—when kids chose who was going to play on their teams.

People can say one thing for sure about local business owners. They’re working—really hard—to get customers in the door through fun promotions.

People continue to disagree on when it is appropriate to talk politics—and to whom people should listen regarding politics—but it should be a consensus that everyone needs to support the fight against the wildfires that are ravaging Australia.

Beginning New Year’s Day, it became a lot more expensive for Illinoisans to trade in a car, and this has auto dealers, particularly in state border areas, bracing for lost business.

Members and friends of Southsiders for Peace, a local, well-respected, anti-war and social justice group, recently wrote to The Beverly Review (Letters to the Editor, Dec. 11) with questions regarding the Heartland Alliance youth detention site located in our neighborhood.

The year 2019 is in the books. As the months go by, I always try to keep tabs on the year’s superlatives in preparing for this column. As always, there were emotional highs and lows this year. Here are some of my most memorable moments from 2019—and the end of 2018.

I’ve been a journalist for more than 30 years and have found myself writing about St. Nicholas, the jolly old elf, several times.

Morgan Park United Methodist Church sincerely appreciates the overwhelming support from the community for our Advent outreach program, Hats (and scarves) for the Homeless II.

The moment that everyone knew was coming, whether they thought it was justified or not, arrived on Dec. 18. President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives.

As the staff of Heartland Human Care Services, we wish to call out the gross disinformation that was shared in a letter (Letters to the Editor, Dec. 11) by individuals who obviously know nothing about our 130-year-old human-rights organization or the shelters we have operated for 20 years fo…

“Don’t do it; it will go on your permanent record.”

The Hallmark Channel is known for its uplifting, warm holiday movies, but lately, it’s looking more like a Grinch.

There is a place in society for “cancel culture”—the name given to the idea of exposing the past inappropriate actions of public figures and then demanding they be fired or resign.

As the executive director of the 95th Street Business Association and on behalf of the members of the 95th Street Business Association and the vendors from the 95th Street Farmers Market, we offer congratulations to Arlene Gottardo on her retirement from the Chicago Public Library system.

We want to inform your readers that Heartland Alliance is operating a detention center in the Beverly neighborhood for immigrant children who have either been separated from their parents or arrived in the United States on their own.

How do we connect the dots among three West Side sisters, Wall Street, our community and Christmas Without Cancer?

The race for U.S. representative of the Third Congressional District of Illinois drew nationwide attention last year, and that figures to be the situation again in 2020.

I’ve sat across from many victims of violent crime and had them share what they have suffered. The more intimate the violation, the less likely they are to want to be identified.

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