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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city officials are implementing a new citywide strategy called “Protect Chicago” that features new regulatory measures to combat COVID-19, including a stay-at-home advisory.

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on March 12 that it has canceled the rest of the boys basketball state playoffs over concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A local man was charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at the Walker Branch of the Chicago Library System in Morgan Park, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.

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The Chicago Park District invites active seniors to participate in Senior Games 2019, Aug. 26 to Sept. 27, at various city parks.

The eighth annual Keepin’ on for KFK 16-inch Softball Tournament drew hundreds of people to Kennedy Park on July 20, raising funds for the Kevin F. Kennelly Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was created in honor of a teen from Beverly who died in 2011 and supports local high school studen…

Many people know that Tom “Papa Hops” Hopkins loved his family, the community and local sports, but when someone recently asked his daughter, Anne, if her late father had any hidden talents, she stopped and smiled.

Assistant General Manager John Zawaski Jr. (from left), business partner Al Little and General Manager John Zawaski celebrate the opening of The Barrel Club Restaurant and Bar, 4910 W. 111th St., in Oak Lawn, on July 8. The Barrel Club’s grand opening is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10. Zaw…

Four residential burglaries were reported in Beverly in June and July, and a description of two suspects was given for one incident, according to a community alert issued by the Chicago Police Department on July 3.

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Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart issued a warning about a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a member of the Cook County sheriff’s office and demands personal information and, in some cases, money that are supposedly related to an arrest warrant.

James Davison’s goals haven’t changed. But in his second year of professional baseball in the independent Frontier League, he’s changed his outlook.

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The Givins Castle, the iconic landmark at 103rd Street and Longwood Drive, is more than 130 years old, and it has structural problems that members of Beverly Unitarian Church (BUC), owner of the historic building, are working to repair with funding from donations.

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Christ the King (CK) Elementary School will host the CK2050 groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, July 8, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., on the corner of 93rd Street and Hoyne Avenue, to celebrate the renovation work that will soon be underway at CK.

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) along with Night Out in the Parks will present an original sketch show, featuring adaptations of stories written during BOM’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools, on Tuesday, July 9, from 5 to 6 p.m., at McKiernan Park, 10714 S. Sawyer Ave. BOM’…

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Storytown Improv will perform at Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western Ave., on Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. as part of the city of Chicago’s Year of Chicago Theater. Storytown Improv leads families through an improvised, interactive musical adventure for the whole family. From superher…

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William Hook, principal of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, and Cory Overstreet, principal of Kate S. Kellogg Elementary School, have been selected to participate in the Chicago Principals Fellowship.

Two firefighters were killed in Beverly on Feb. 12, 1998, fighting a fire, and 403 first responders gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, trying to save the lives of others—a total of 405 Americans who exemplify courage and sacrifice in their service to others.

Queen of Martyrs Catholic Elementary School, in Evergreen Park, was the winner of the William Quinn & Sons Landscape Makeover Contest held for local Catholic schools.

Local residents and business owners will have an opportunity to meet Richard W. Wiser, the new commander of the 22nd District of the Chicago Police Department, at an event that is free and open to the public.

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The Kevin F. Kennelly Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of a teen from Beverly, will host its eighth annual White Sox game outing on Friday, June 14. Tickets are $40, $20 for children 14 and younger. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field against the New York Yanke…

The Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will host a Flag Day celebration to remember the late Carl Spencer on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Will Walsh (from left), Evan Cooney, Owen Morgan, Colin Cooney and Charlie McCarihan took a ride down Longwood Drive in a rowboat on Memorial Day, May 27, after heavy rain hit the community.

One of two seniors on the De La Salle (DLS) softball team, Cassie Sutor does a little bit of everything for the Meteors.

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC) hosted a screening of “Big Night,” the cult classic featuring Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, on April 10 as part of a special event sponsored by the Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club to benefit the Maple/Morgan Park Community Food Pantry. Organiz…

Three local men recently received accolades for their commitment to the growth and development of wheelchair basketball: Larry Labiak and Dan Ferreira, of West Beverly, and Bob Szyman, of Beverly Woods.

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The 9700 block of South Seeley Avenue thanked Beverly Breast Cancer Walk committee members for their two decades of service during the 20th annual walk on Mother’s Day. The committee is stepping down after this year’s event. (Review photo)

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC) will again host its annual outdoor summer concert series, Music Mondays, every Monday from June 3 to Aug. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the arts center courtyard, 2407 W. 111th St.

Billed as “Thursday Night Fights,” the fundraiser for Christmas Without Cancer on Thursday, May 23, at 115 Bourbon Street will be so much more.