Authorities said the death of a Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer from Mt. Greenwood on March 5 was determined to be a suicide.
Joining other elected officials, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea has called for the resignation of United States Postal Service (USPS) Chicago Postmaster Wanda Prater after longstanding complaints of poor service.
A 24-year-old woman died in an early-morning fire at an apartment in Mt. Greenwood, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Chicago Fire Department (CFD).
The lakefront, city playgrounds and indoor aquatics programs managed by the Chicago Park District will re-open soon as the city recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.
The South Side Irish Parade Committee announced on March 2 that the Shamrock Our Blocks home decorating contest entry deadline has been extended until midnight on March 9.
Chicago Police Department (CPD) detectives Matthew Rickher, Donnell Crenshaw, Dennis Clifford, Patrick McGinnis, Marc Delfavero and Matthew Vaci were recently named Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF) Officers of the Month for February.
The Metra $10 All-Day Pass has been such a popular and affordable fare option for travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic that Metra is extending the availability of this special fare through March 31.
Gov. JB Pritzker visited Alsip Village Hall on Feb. 25 to announce that the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) awarded $11 million in Rebuild Illinois capital funds to support 11 new capital development projects across the state.
State Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18th) recently introduced a measure to make home services more available and affordable in order to help older adults and people with disabilities continue to live in their own homes.
19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will host a virtual seminar “Home Energy Savings with CUB” on Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. The webinar will focus on new consumer protections during the pandemic, free programs to save money, ways to decode gas and electric bills…
The Rotary Club of Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood will host "Nutrition and Wellness" with Marelda Rodrigues on Tuesday, March 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The virtual program will be held on Zoom.
The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) Academic Challenge team began its postseason push with high scores across all categories in regional competition on Feb. 1.
State Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18th) wants to make sure local entrepreneurs are aware of recent changes to the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that are designed to make the program more accessible to small businesses.
Feb. 21—Jose Correa, 31, was arrested on the 10500 block of South Western Avenue at 7:58 p.m. and charged with possession of 30-100 grams of cannabis, driving while using a cellphone and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Bond information was not available.
As the snow melts, local residents are already preparing for St. Patrick’s Day with “Shamrock Our Blocks,” the outdoor home-decorating contest designed to celebrate the South Side Irish and support local businesses. Due to the pandemic, the South Side Irish Parade is canceled—but this year, …
Diggity Dogs, 11055 S. Pulaski Rd., has partnered with staff at Mt. Greenwood Park to raise funds for the Mt. Greenwood Special Recreation Association (MGSRA) by selling “Polar Shakes” that are available now through March 31.
Fluffed up on a recent below-zero morning near 99th Street and Oakley Avenue, this beautiful Northern Flicker enjoys some time hanging out around a bird feeder. If you took a great neighborhood photo that you want to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. (photo by Ken Gilbertsen)
A juvenile was arrested after officers saw him with a handgun in a vehicle just outside East Beverly, according to the 22nd District of the Chicago Police Department.
The lakefront, city playgrounds and indoor aquatics that are managed by the Chicago Park District will re-open soon as the city recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.
Heavy snowfall fell again in the Chicago area from Feb. 14-16, closing schools and businesses. As of 12:40 p.m. on Feb. 16, the National Weather Service reported 13 inches of snowfall in Beverly, making it among the hardest-hit areas in the city. The West Ridge neighborhood, on the Far North…
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) recently announced the launch of a multi-year effort to create a new system for measuring school quality that is informed by the ideas, insights and perspectives of diverse stakeholders.
The Beverly Improvement Association (BIA), in connection with 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, invites community residents to enjoy cross-country skiing in the Dan Ryan Woods on Sunday afternoons in February when there is sufficient snow on the grou…
The Southwest Suburban Widow/Widowers Social Club will meet on Friday, March 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Harold Viking Lodge, 6730 W. 175th St., in Tinley Park. The club is a group of people caring, sharing and reaching out to one another in friendship, and meetings are held on the fir…
In recent weeks of heavy snowfall in Chicago, many homeowners have been frustrated by potential damage from large amounts of ice on their gutters and roof, as well as water seeping into their homes.
Howard and Jean Swanson delight in winning a gift basket with wine, chocolates and a dinner prepared by Chef Diego Burgos in The Oak Room, the popular pub at Smith Village, during this year’s Spread the Love fundraiser. The event at Smith Village raised more than $900 for Emilie’s Fund, whic…
New developments have occurred statewide in the fight against COVID-19, but as has been the case throughout the pandemic, Chicago will operate under a different set of rules.
The Get Behind the Vest Pancake Breakfast, an annual event hosted by 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea in support of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF), will still take place this year—but in a different way.
Krystal McIntosh was on her way to work at the United Parcel Service (UPS) hub in suburban Hodgkins, and Lashon Patterson was on his way home after a night of work at the same place.
Ava (from left), Robert, Luke and Jacob Schumacher enjoy a moment in front of the ice castle they have been building near 111th and Maplewood during the past several weeks. The Schumachers have been making good use of the frequent snowfall that the neighborhood has experienced since the end …
Waffle Pancake House, 3458 W. 111th St., in Mt. Greenwood, celebrates its opening with members of the Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 12. On hand for the event were Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darlene Myers (from left); CIBC…
St. Cajetan Elementary School seventh- and eighth-grade student council members and residents at Smith Village recently teamed up to spread love with the fifth annual Valentines for Vets program.