The crime wave we are living through has made it abundantly clear that our elected officials have failed miserably at their main job: to ensure the safety of the people.

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The news media has covered the remapping process in Illinois and the fact that, as part of that process, two Democratic U.S. representatives were placed in the same district.

As a retired lieutenant from the Chicago Police Department (CPD), I feel the disciplinary report from the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) and the egregious timing that led to outrage after its announcement of a three-day suspension for the murdered Chicago Police Department (…

I would have loved Gerry Gainer’s letter to the editor (Oct. 20) about police and fire personnel getting the COVID-19 shot and doing the right thing to include their contracts with city and the collective bargaining agreement.

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Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, recently reported stats showing that 6,012 Chicagoans have died from COVID-19. Of those, 5,947 were unvaccinated (99 percent).

As a fully vaccinated person in healthcare, I take exception to 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea recommending to Mayor Lori Lightfoot that she rescind her mandate to require a COVID-19 vaccine for city workers, especially those in the Chicago Police Department.

As grand knight of the Fr. Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444, I and the council’s officers, members, families and volunteers thank the caring and generous people of Chicago’s far Southwest Side and neighboring suburbs for their extensive and benevolent support on Sept. 17 and 18 of the …

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How sad, in just over 50 years, we have gone from our nation’s most famous civil rights icon dreaming that his children “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” to the African-American mayor of the third largest city in America determining access …

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Yes, a local dog park is desired, but please do not put a dog park at the south end of Ridge Park and proceed to destroy one of the last natural parkways in the city.

As our world works to return to “normal,” I am reminded—every day—that the Crisis Center for South Suburbia would never have survived the past 14 months without the incredible generosity and support of the community.

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On behalf of Marty & Reese’s Warriors Polar Plunge team benefitting Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities and our children and future Special Olympics athletes Marty McGowan and Reese Panatera, we would like to acknowledge our extraordinary neighbors of Beverly, Morgan Pa…

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