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After the mass shooting at a beloved restaurant in Morgan Park on Aug. 30, it’s natural for local residents to experience emotions such as sadness, fear and anger.

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Making the best out of a bad situation is a way of life in the days of COVID-19, and the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is doing just that.

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As summer winds down, local residents will be looking for ways to occupy their time—of course, options are limited due to the public health crisis.

The school year is here—or almost here—for students, parents, teachers and principals, and it’s certain they are wondering about what the year holds.

Any decision that any leader makes these days regarding COVID-19 is sure to be scrutinized, but the Illinois High School Association, which oversees high school athletics, should be applauded for its approach to the 2020-21 school year.

Whether it’s nationally or locally, people are not happy with the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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We all need a break—not a permanent escape from the stressful news that arrives every minute of every day, just a break.

Despite concerns about the economy re-opening while COVID-19 remains a real threat, it’s encouraging to see positive things on the local business scene.

Wearing a facemask isn’t difficult, although many Americans seem to disagree. They also think their rights are being violated if they’re required to wear one.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced good news on June 15—and that benefits multiple sports.

Chicago entered Phase 3 of its response plan to COVID-19 on June 3, allowing previously closed businesses, such as hair salons and barbershops, to reopen and for bars and restaurants to offer outdoor dining.

Given the number of people kneeling, marching and wearing T-shirts with slogans, black lives seem to matter more now than they did a month ago.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that Illinois can enter Phase 3 of its re-opening plan on Friday, May 29, allowing businesses such as hair salons to open and bars and restaurants to offer outdoor dining.

The neighborhood has been overwhelmingly supportive of charitable causes during the COVID-19 crisis, and the Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry continues to be a wonderful institution that remains worthy of donations.

Senior retirement and long-term care facilities have been especially impacted by COVID-19, and that includes in this neighborhood.

It should come as no surprise, but Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood have rallied together while traversing the uncharted waters of COVID-19.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, people have been urged to think of others and consider ways to support the local economy.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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The moment that everyone knew was coming, whether they thought it was justified or not, arrived on Dec. 18. President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Hallmark Channel is known for its uplifting, warm holiday movies, but lately, it’s looking more like a Grinch.

There is a place in society for “cancel culture”—the name given to the idea of exposing the past inappropriate actions of public figures and then demanding they be fired or resign.

The race for U.S. representative of the Third Congressional District of Illinois drew nationwide attention last year, and that figures to be the situation again in 2020.

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.

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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…

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