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.

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

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.

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.

Illinois residents likely aren’t happy with an array of new legislation that went into effect on July 1, but they should agree on one law that began on that day.

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.

Fourth of July will arrive again with a divided United States of America and citizens clashing over race and politics, among other social issues.

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.

June weather has felt more like fall weather, but art events this week will have residents warming up with celebrations of summer fun.

It’s long past due for a common-sense change at all Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums: install safety netting across all lower-deck seating.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker wasted no time in creating new legislation since taking office in January, and the week of May 26 could go down as the biggest week of his tenure.

There is no doubting that this is a historic time in the mayor’s office in the city of Chicago.

In another victory for the public’s right to know, the U.S. Justice Department is expected to release the Mueller Report—at least a redacted version of the report—to Congress on April 18.

The distinction of being the grand marshal or community honoree of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade goes beyond a single event.

Elected officials are working with the University of Chicago Medicine to conduct a study on potential environmental causes of cancer throughout the city, including the 19th Ward.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed legislation that will increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025, almost doubling the current $8.25 hourly wage.

Illinois residents boast that, thanks to its entertaining high school basketball postseason tournaments, it is home to the original March Madness.

As Chicago thaws out from another polar vortex, residents can begin to think about taking the plunge into what will surely be the frigid waters of Lake Michigan.

Citizens continue to talk about the consent decree for the Chicago Police Department (CPD) that moved forward on Jan. 31, after U.S. District Judge Robert Dow Jr. signed the order for its approval.

The Crystal Heart Ball, the premier fundraising event for Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) in Evergreen Park, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. This year’s ball will benefit interventional radiology services at LCMH. The theme for the black-t…

Not many people can say they’ve attended a concert in a castle, but that opportunity awaits local music fans during the next several months.

Here’s a good first step to keep the annual New Year’s resolution to stay in shape and, at the same time, support a local organization that helps families affected by domestic violence:

Illinois residents are always skeptical of their elected officials. And with two of the last four governors sentenced to prison, they’ve had good reason to not trust much.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which presides over high school athletics, recently approved several proposals that went to a vote this month, including one that would shake up football scheduling and the postseason format.

The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) received a challenge grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust in early November, and the deadline has been extended to Dec. 31.

The Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry, located in Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., has an outstanding tradition in Beverly/Morgan Park.

Target officials announced in late October that two South Side locations, including one in Morgan Park in the Marshfield Plaza at 11840 S. Marshfield Ave., will close in February. Officials said the decision is “based on the performance of the stores and is not about a neighborhood or geography.”

The midterm elections will be conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and everyone’s vote counts.

Never one to miss an opportunity to rile up his supporters, President Donald Trump recently commended a U.S. representative from Montana who is running for re-election for assaulting a reporter last year.

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