Officials with the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) hosted a walk-through at the Eugene S. Pike House in North Beverly on June 15, as they continue to work with community members in attempting to salvage a historical 19th-century home that has fallen into severe disrepair.

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Trees have been disappearing from Beverly/Morgan Park parkways at an alarming rate in recent months, cut down by the city’s Department of Forestry.

A ribbon cutting for the new People Spot at 103rd and Wood streets was held on June 1, with local and city officials joining community business leaders to celebrate the occasion.

Young athletes who use Beverly Park will soon experience a thrill that anyone who ever picks up a baseball, softball or football thinks about: playing under the lights.

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The new city-ward map supported by 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea received enough support from the City Council to be voted through on May 16, and the 19th Ward will expand slightly east and return closer to its boundaries of a decade ago.

In the wake of the leaked draft opinion indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, thousands of people protested nationwide on May 14 for the right to have an abortion.

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As owner of Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co., Neil Byers has helped numerous local charities by crafting special beers and donating a portion of the sales to them.

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As she worked at elementary schools around the country, Sr. Suzanne Schuman earned many nicknames—Sr. Hospitality, Nunny and Sr. Suzy, a friendly moniker from her fellow teachers.

Garden Center Services (GCS), which provides programming for people with special needs, is reshuffling the services that are offered at each of its locations.

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On a sunny March 13, it was easy to forget about what was missed due to the pandemic, and the 2022 South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade was well worth the wait. The joy of gathering along Western Avenue on Parade Day was in the air once again, and the celebration also honored the parade…

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Students jumped out of their seats and cheered. Parents hugged and shed tears of joy, and confetti filled the air.

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Mt. Greenwood Elementary School Principal Catherine Reidy and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials have been instructed to appear in court on Friday, Feb. 25, to explain why they should not be held in contempt of court for their decision to not comply with a temporary restraining order (TR…

Two local parishes will merge with neighboring parishes as the Archdiocese of Chicago continues its “Renew My Church” campaign and consolidates churches.

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NFL player Pat O’Connor stepped up last year to donate one of his cleats in support of Christmas Without Cancer (CWC), an Evergreen Park charity dear to the Mt. Greenwood native’s heart.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st) is set to retire after his current term ends next year, setting the stage for a new U.S. representative from his district for the first time in almost 30 years.

Bars, restaurants, fitness studios and several other types of businesses in Cook County are now required to request that customers 5 years of age or older show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Nate Simon has always been a young man determined to promote kindness and acceptance for people like him who have special needs.

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Local crime activity—in particular, armed carjackings—was the topic of two virtual public meetings held on Dec. 7 and 8.

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Local business associations are always getting creative at this time of year in encouraging people to shop locally.

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A community alert was issued by the Chicago Police Department after a teenage girl was battered and her cellphone stolen in a strong-arm robbery at Munroe Park in Beverly.

A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND) was established in 2011 to provide counseling and support to families affected by domestic violence in the 19th Ward and surrounding communities.

First-year U.S. Rep. Marie Newman saw the boundaries of the Third District of Illinois that she represents drastically change under a new Congressional map approved by Illinois state lawmakers for 2022, and she is now planning to run for re-election in a different district while still repres…

A Chicago Park District property in Morgan Park—referred to by some as the prairie behind St. Walter Elementary School—is among three semifinalists on the Far South Side applying to receive $1.5 million from the city as part of the Chicago Works Community Challenge Grant.

Local residents recently have expressed concerns about the safety of students due to a lack of crossing guards at major intersections in the 19th Ward.

Three people were arrested in connection with a residential burglary in North Beverly that was reported in a recent community alert issued by the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

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The sky was a clear blue—and throughout Beverly/Morgan Park, vibrant colors decorated storefronts, studios and other public spaces as part of the eighth annual Beverly Art Walk on Sept. 18.

A New Orleans-style costume party is coming to North Beverly, with proceeds benefitting a new scholarship to be awarded to a senior at Morgan Park High School (MPHS) who plans to study the arts or social sciences in college.

An Orland Park woman who was a longtime special-education teacher in Evergreen Park died after being shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway, and according to authorities, two people were taken into custody but released without charges.

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Mourners at a local prayer vigil lauded Ella French as a fallen hero, called for an end to violence and made it clear that they support police officers.

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Chicagoans are mourning the death of a Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty; another officer shot during the incident remains in critical condition.

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