After the death of George Floyd, principals at two local elementary school decided to team up with a renowned educator to address issues of equity and social justice within their school communities.

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Local resident Tom McGreal, who lives at 103rd Street and Oakley Avenue, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Nov. 25. Due to COVID-19, his five children are currently planning some fun social-distance activities outside his home. McGreal’s son, Michael McGreal, a master ice carver and the ch…

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Dimitrios “Jimmy” Klapsis (right) of Lumes Pancake House, 11601 S. Western Ave., shows off one of the 40 turkeys that the restaurant donated to the Maple/Morgan Park Food Pantry on Nov. 20. Food Pantry Executive Director Karen Overstreet (center) and volunteer Eddie Madlock said they would b…

Morgan Park United Methodist Church invites the community to join in knitting or crocheting hats and scarves to be donated to homeless shelters as part of the church’s Advent Outreach Program.

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The 19th Ward and Northshore Clinical Labs will offer free COVID testing for 19th Ward residents on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Olivia's Garden, 10730 S. Western Ave.

As the holiday season approaches, state Rep. Fran Hurley is promoting Small Business Saturday, which will be held on Nov. 28, to encourage residents to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Heavy winds pounded Chicago for most of the day on Sunday, Nov. 15, taking down several large trees on the 9600 and 9700 blocks of South Winchester Avenue and at 97th Street and Longwood Drive. A hollow tree that fell near 96th and Winchester contained a humming beehive. Nearby, a wasp nest …

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Tammy Wendt has emerged victorious in the race for commissioner of the First District of the Cook County Board of Review.

Nov. 15—Daniel Finn, 26, was arrested on the 10600 block of South Artesian Avenue at 11:36 p.m. and charged with domestic battery. Bond information was not available.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will begin returning to in-person learning in January, with students in kindergarten through eighth grade returning in February, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city officials announced on Nov. 17.

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No winner has been projected, but Tammy Wendt has taken the lead over incumbent Dan Patlak in the race for the First District of the Cook County Board of Review.

Looking ahead to a fall semester that would be unlike any other at Evergreen Park Community High School (EPCHS), Athletic Director Jim Soldan wanted to do something different.

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A toolbox containing what appeared to be one pound of TNT was discovered in the street in front of a business on the 11000 block of South Western Avenue on Nov. 13 at around 10 a.m.

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Graver Park staff member Latyna (Tina) Curry will retire in mid-December after 43 years of service with the Chicago Park District as a park attendant.

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A Cooper’s hawk stopped by to check out the pumpkins and take a little rest in Lia G.’s yard near 108th Street and Talman Avenue. If you have a photo to share, send it to general@beverlyreview.net. (submitted photos by Lia G.).

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This proud hawk enjoys its recent visit to a pretty garden on Seeley Avenue near 102nd Street. If you have a cool photo to share, send it to the staff at general@beverlyreview.net. (submitted photo by Terry Hilliard)

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Seniors can learn how to use more features on their smartphones and tablets thanks to Smart Tech Seniors 3.0, a series of free, live online classes held Thursday mornings from 10:30 until 11:15 a.m. beginning Nov. 19. Participants may take one class or as many as they like, free of charge.

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PLOWS Council on Aging, south suburban Cook County’s premier leader and connection to aging information and resources, is participating in GivingTuesday, a generosity movement where millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in whi…

Nov. 11—Desean Sinclair, 35, was arrested on the 11100 block of South Hoyne Avenue at 9:36 a.m. and charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle. Bond information was not available.

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A toolbox containing what appeared to be one pound of TNT was discovered in the street in front of a business on the 11000 block of South Western Avenue on Nov. 13 at around 10 a.m.

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A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND), which provides counseling and resources to domestic violence victims, recently announced the winners of its two major awards.

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Several other races affecting the 19th Ward and surrounding communities were held on Election Day, and two Democratic incumbents won, and a Republican incumbent is leading.

The Chicago Police Department issued a community alert warning of two area dry-cleaning businesses being victims of armed robberies.

Michael Kelly, of Beverly, general superintendent/CEO of the Chicago Park District (CPD), recently began a two-year term as chair of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation’s leading advocate for parks and recreation.

South Side Irish Imports, 3446 W. 111th St., in Mt. Greenwood, will welcome a guest from Ireland when it hosts a Belleek signing event on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Attracta Lyndon, Belleek ambassador for North America.

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Vahan Janjigian, general manager of K.A. Pridjian & Co., 11600 S. Halsted St., displays some of the fine rugs that the company has in stock. Serving the community since 1924, K.A. Pridjian & Co. is now under the ownership of Oscar Isberian Rugs, which was established in 1920 and is c…

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Perhaps proving that local print publications will always have a future—or he’s just being like his grandfather, “Pop Pop,” 2-year-old Kobe Jackson, the son of Pierre and Adriane Jackson of Morgan Park, checks out a recent edition of The Beverly Review. Adriane said her son frequently shows …

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A squirrel enjoys fall decor that certainly is in good taste—and tastes good—near Crescent Park on Oct. 21. (submitted photo by Rebbie Kinsella.)

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Oct. 31—Alexander Walin, 35, was arrested on the 10000 block of South Hamilton Avenue at 11:10 p.m., and charged with domestic battery and causing a child to be endangered.

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OSF HealthCare System recently mailed letters to its patients advising them of a data security incident that occurred at one of its vendors, Blackbaud, Inc., which provides cloud-based and data solution services related to OSF’s fundraising activities.

Metra has extended the availability of its $10 all-day pass at least through Dec. 31, continuing to give customers a flexible and affordable fare option as they gradually transition back to riding trains again.

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Fr. Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444, under the leadership of Past Grand Knight John Curtin, has joined members of other councils to demonstrate support for police officers and to pray for peace by meeting at a local police station and saying the rosary at noon on Saturdays.

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas recently released an unprecedented study of property taxes that shows the county’s tax bills virtually doubling over 20 years, an increase that is nearly triple the rise in the cost-of-living index.

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An armed robbery was reported at a business on Western Avenue in Morgan Park, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.

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Hundreds of protestors gathered outside Mt. Greenwood Elementary School on the morning of Oct. 28, and their message was clear.

Reports of people being shot by paintball guns have been rampant throughout the city this year, and according to data published by the Chicago Sun-Times, three incidents occurred locally.

Thanks to a grant—courtesy of a non-profit led by a local resident—the Beverly Area Arts Alliance has lined up programming for the winter—and next year, when people hope COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror.

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The Nardo Family, of Beverly, got creative on Halloween in greeting trick-or-treaters this year. The family constructed a homemade candy chute to deliver their treats, with Josh Nardo joining his children, Piper and Owen, to be on duty with the clever amenity. “It was so fun making it and de…