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Michael Kelly, the Morgan Park resident who had been CEO and superintendent of the Chicago Park District for a decade, resigned on Oct. 9, hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot said he should be fired in the wake of sexual-abuse allegations against park district lifeguards.

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The power generated by Mother Nature for wings in flight provides interesting contrast to the power generated by people at work in this photo of a hawk taken by local resident Sally Keller near Munroe Park on Oct. 2. Many neighborhood residents have submitted their photos of local wildlife. …

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The 19th Ward Youth and Community Foundation will host a blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Br. Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., in the north gym. In order to ensure appropriate social distancing, appointments are required. Blood drive donors should bring a…

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McDonald’s, located in Beverly at 1657 W. 95th St., will host two fundraisers for first responders this week in celebration of the reopening of its dining room. On Thursday, Oct. 14, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., 30 percent of sales will be donated to the Chicago Police Department for t…

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Mary Ellen Clifford and her daughters, Maggie, Molly and Mary Kate, of Mt. Greenwood, ran the Chicago Marathon together on Oct. 10. The Clifford quartet stayed together the entire race with Maggie and Mary Kate Clifford finishing in 5:32.55 and Mary Ellen and Molly Clifford a millisecond beh…

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Just hanging around enjoying the day near 101st Street and Bell Avenue, a hawk seemingly agrees to pose for a photo by local resident Ken Gray. If you have an interesting photo to share, send it to general@beverlyreview.net. (photo by Ken Gray)

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that OSF HealthCare is the recipient of $943,644 in grant money in round two of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

A Cooper’s hawk perches on a garage roof looking for a meal near 108th Street and Washtenaw Avenue. A Cooper’s hawk eats medium-sized birds, small mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles. (photos by Robert Hollander)

Sept. 30—A retail theft was reported at a business on the 2300 block of West 111th Street at 10:34 a.m.

Cook County Sheriff’s Police Detective Ginny Georgantas has been named the 2021 Officer of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police for her tireless devotion to solving the 17-year-old case concerning the murders of twin infant boys and leading her to learn the complex f…

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Almost 11,500 property owners who overpaid their first installment taxes will automatically get back $25.4 million in refunds this month, according to Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.

Construction has been completed on an addition to Smith Village senior-living community in Morgan Park, and officials said the new facilities will better serve residents who are receiving skilled-nursing care or short-term rehabilitation.

Another shooting was reported on Interstate 57 near the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood, and during October, the Illinois State Police (ISP) is doubling its preventive patrol presence on Chicago expressways.

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Take a stroll through the 99th Street and 103rd Street shopping districts in Beverly/Morgan Park to see what is trending and who is spending at the Sip & Shop Girls Night Out.

OSF HealthCare (OSF) recently announced that it is mailing notice letters to some patients of OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center, whose information may have been involved in a data security incident.

The 48th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour, co-sponsored by Historic Pullman Foundation and Pullman Civic Organization, will be held Oct. 9 and 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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Becky Pilsudski, an Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity parishioner and senior warden, her dog, Mona, and a photo of her cat receive a blessing from Mother Gina Volpe and Deacon Daryce Hoff Nolan at last year’s pet blessing Mass at Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, 9300 S. Pleasant Av…

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Margaret’s Village will host its fall gala, “Real Life Heroes,” virtually on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Two honorees will receive the Sr. Margaret Traxler Award: Dr. Linda Rae Murray, MD, physician, professor and lifelong outspoken advocate for the medically underserved, and Jahmal …

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Sept. 21—An automobile theft was reported on the 3200 block of West 105th Street at 11:20 p.m.

When Chicago Police Department Officer Ella French was killed in the line of duty, Mitchell Zeiler and his friends wanted to do something to help police officers.

Elected officials are touting progress on train activity throughout the Southwest Side, including on rail lines that historically have caused local traffic blockages that create safety issues.

Two people were found wounded in a vehicle on the 10500 block of South Pulaski Road, in Oak Lawn, after a shooting that occurred in Alsip, according to the Alsip Police Department (APD).

Mt. Greenwood Elementary School, 10841 S. Homan Ave., will host a high school fair on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. All seventh- and eighth-grade students and parents are welcome to attend. Public and private schools from across the Chicago area will be represented.…

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Marrakesh Express, a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young experience, will perform on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.

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The Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host the Dazzling Debuts YA Author Panel, on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., for teens ages 12 to 19. Latinx authors Olivia Abtahi (“Perfectly Parvin”), Jonny Garza Villa (“Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun”) and Crystal Maldonado (“…

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Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, and state Rep. Fran Hurley will host a virtual property tax appeal assistance night on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m.