My newfangled watch has been giving me orders, and I don’t take orders well.

Today, mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, your community food pantry is now faced with increased emergency-food demand by our community’s vulnerable-household families, which total more than 1,500.

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus—fears of getting it, fears of not knowing what will happen in the next hour, day or week—some people emerge as trustworthy sources.

I didn’t think my worst March Madness experience could ever be topped.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan issued a public proclamation that called on all Americans to provide individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities with “the encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and achieve their full potential.”

The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) celebrated the opening of its therapeutic riding arena on Feb. 25.

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and as executive director of Blue Cap, I would like to share some thoughts from the perspective of the staff at Blue Cap about disabilities and how we rethink limitations posed by disabilities.

A fellow sat down next to me recently on a flight from San Antonio, Texas, to Chicago, and he let out a sigh.

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.

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