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With shoppers visiting brick-and-mortar stores less and less, the new Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSI) facility set to open next year in Morgan Park offers hope and economic stability.

Just call it a state-supported scam.

I am a retired police officer, and I read the Guest Viewpoint (Oct. 30) written by Brett Rowland, the Illinois editor for The Center Square.

For 36 years, the Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry has been distributing emergency food on Tuesdays and Fridays of each week, and it also provides annual traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals for the thousands of disadvantaged families in the Southwest Chicago communiti…

I want to preface this letter by saying that one of my favorite things to do is meet my best friend on a summer day at Open Outcry Brewing Co. and have a beer, pizza and salad. I also love watching a sunset with a glass of wine.

Illinoisans are fed up with high property taxes and want lawmakers to address the state’s financial problems, including its unaffordable pension systems. 

No matter a person’s opinion regarding the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 going on strike for a better contract, one thing is clear: Chicago cannot afford to have labor disputes in public schools arise every three or four…

It incenses me to see dog owners pull up to King Lockhart Park, 10609 S. Western Ave., and open the gate and unleash their dogs to run freely in the park and relieve themselves.

On behalf of the Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club, I would like to congratulate the Beverly Hills Juniors on their wonderful project, collecting books for the Vanderpoel Humanities Academy library.

I was in fourth grade and sitting with legs crossed on the floor, staring at the Magnavox and watching the news.

The GFWC Beverly Hills Junior Woman’s Club would like to extend a huge thank you to the community for its overwhelming support of our request for book donations to revitalize the school library at Vanderpoel Humanities Academy.

Sports gambling will soon be legal in Illinois, but as is the case with so many things in this state, the process is frustrating many people.

I have a weakness in life, and I can’t shake it.

At first glance, $60 seemed a bit steep to hang out in the St. Cajetan parking lot with old classmates for the all-class reunion on Sept. 28, but then I got to thinking.

A student at St. Laurence High School was sexually assaulted on her way to school on Sept. 9, and the incident instilled fear in parents and students alike.

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.

In 1998, Jesse White was elected to lead an Illinois Secretary of State’s office that was mired in scandal. 

It’s not hard to believe, but President Donald Trump is again showing his troubling stance on entry into the United States for immigrants in need.

Libraries are like supermarkets for the soul.

Imagine the disappointment of getting ready to put on civilian clothes and walk out a prison gate and then being told, “Oh, never mind.”

The Amazon rainforest, considered “the lungs of the world,” is on fire—and everyone around the globe should care.

Some teens will come to school suffering from a black eye or emotional pain from sexual harassment or domestic violence.

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.

Last week, I sat in the small Texas town of Santa Fe and listened to a mother tell me how a gunman killed her son as the teen hunkered in a classroom closet.

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