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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I just read the article in The Beverly Review (May 1) about the selection of Bill Figel as the winner of the Leo High School Dr. Thomas Driscoll Award for 2019 and his multiple efforts in assisting wherever and whenever needed at his alma mater.

The St John Fisher Holy Name Society concluded its eleventh annual parish-wide food drive on April 6. On March 30, volunteers dropped off a generously donated shopping bag to each home in the parish area. On April 6, more than 50 volunteers picked-up the bags and boxed food making this an in…

Right now, 7 out of 10 Americans support the legal right to an abortion, but sadly, Illinois still lags behind other states in protecting reproductive rights.

After reading about the parents in Riverside, Calif., who pleaded guilty to the torture and abuse of their 13 children (Chicago Tribune, Feb. 23), I got to wondering.

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