I have all too often witnessed the blatant disregard of motorists in our neighborhood for stop signs and yielding the right of way.
This week is Lifeline Awareness Week, and, as chairman of the non-profit board that helps to administer Lifeline in Illinois, I want to share some information about the program.
The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a recent alert about several cases of “severe respiratory illness among individuals who have a recent history of vaping.”
Morgan Park High School (MPHS) opened in 1916, and like any school building that’s over a century old, it needs to be updated to provide the best learning atmosphere for students.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) unveiled an online “Gun Offender Dashboard” on Aug. 5, listing adults arrested with at least one felony weapons-related charge and any associated bond information.
I was deeply troubled to see the first daughter and senior advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump, exploit the violence that took place in Chicago recently so as to distract from the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Their skin is brown; mine’s white. They embrace socialism; I love capitalism. Their parents were born elsewhere; mine were born in Illinois. They live in big cities; I was reared on a farm.
I went to the office of 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea on Western Avenue the other day, and I asked the two young men in the front office whether the city was making any progress fixing potholes.
In my opinion, the only times that Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan has spoken honestly were the times she posted her numerous Islamophobic and racist Facebook posts prior to this controversy.
Racist fliers were discovered in the 19th Ward recently, re-igniting the conversation about what residents can do to ensure Beverly/Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood are welcoming to everyone.
As The Beverly Review reported, fliers promoting white supremacy have appeared once again in the 19th Ward. This is becoming a regular occurrence, and we as a community must improve our response.
I work from home now, so I have more freedom than I did previously. With that new freedom, I have the opportunity to ride my bike in the morning through the neighborhood.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been busy trying to eliminate aldermanic privilege in Chicago, where aldermen have the final say on important matters in their wards, including city permits.
For the past week, we have listened to angry politicians and read many critical articles in the newspapers blasting President Trump for his wish to have a military salute and parade in Washington, D.C.
Summertime in the 19th Ward is synonymous with 16-inch softball, and two tournaments that draw hundreds of supporters to raise money for local charities are rapidly approaching.
Last year, the trucking industry tried to convince Illinois that gas-tax revenue should be used exclusively for roads. That effort failed—thankfully, in my opinion.
Two firefighters were killed in Beverly on Feb. 12, 1998, fighting a fire, and 403 first responders gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, trying to save the lives of others—a total of 405 Americans who exemplify courage and sacrifice in their service to others.
A whirlwind end to a historic legislative session has resulted in two important pieces of good news for Illinois trucking companies: a new capital bill to fix our infrastructure and the end of a misguided truck fee that only added to the work we must do to address our roads and bridges.