The holidays are here, and while family and friends will gather on Thanksgiving for a hearty meal and to reflect on all we have to be grateful for, other “holidays” are happening after Thanksgiving.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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