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.

I was alarmed to read a proposal on 19th Ward aldermanic candidate David Dewar’s website that would shift responsibility for the unfunded pension liability of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to teachers instead of the CPS.

David Dewar, candidate for alderman of the 19th Ward, recently announced his plan to address the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) pension crisis on the backs of CPS teachers.

When news broke on Jan. 23 that one of my Chicago City Council colleagues was allegedly cooperating in a federal investigation, I made an off-the-cuff comment criticizing the practice.

The Morgan Park/Beverly Hills Business Association is enormously thankful for the efforts of five local businesses for the donation of hundreds of non-perishable food items to the Maple/Morgan Park Community Food Pantry.

As board president of Turpin Cares, I would like to send out a huge thank you, on behalf of Turpin Cares, to our neighbors and the Beverly Starbucks at 103rd Street and Longwood Drive for an amazing holiday drive.

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