Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood are full of business corridors featuring shop owners who try to work together and hatch new ideas to draw in customers.

At first glance, the announcement about new safeguards in place regarding the work schedules for officers in the Chicago Police Department (CPD) seemed silly.

Blue Island is full of history, and by caring for two of its century-old buildings that are overflowing with history, city officials are making it a more attractive community.

It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down. Chicago Public Schools started the 2022-23 school year on Aug. 22, and many private and Catholic schools have also begun classes.

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Residents in the 19th Ward have responded in typically admirable fashion to recent tragic events, and now, one that occurred outside the ward deserves their attention.

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The Evergreen Plaza has seen its fair share of turnover since debuting in 2016 and replacing the former Plaza that stood for over half a century.

While gun violence continues as a top concern for Chicagoans, some good news has arrived concerning the expressways that course through their city.

The contact number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was changed to 988 on July 16, a change that is expected to bring in millions more calls, chats and texts from people in need.

While charitable events are held in the 19th Ward all year long, this summer offers numerous ways for residents to give back.

Some great—and expected—news arrived on June 22 when the Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will provide benefits to the families of Chicago police officers and firefighters who die by suicide.

One of the great summertime traditions in Beverly is back in its usual time slot this year: members of Pat’s Pedaling Pack cycling 100 kilometers from St. Barnabas Elementary School to Michigan City, Ind.

As June begins, families are looking forward to the end of the school year and a long list of outdoor summer activities.

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In recent years, the month of May has become a good time to paint the town blue—and silver and gold.

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As the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) prepares to host its annual Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour, it’s also time for residents to celebrate another emerging tradition: the BAPA Porch Concert series.

Twitter, one of the most popular social media networks in the world, has agreed to sell its business to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla who is the richest person in the world and valued at about $270 billion.

This year’s Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour, organized by the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA), offers not only a chance to visit beautiful homes in the community but also learn more about local history.

The OSF Beverly Breast Cancer Walk was set to be held in person last October, but COVID-19 concerns led to its cancellation.

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The South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade always offers a chance for politicians—or those hoping to become politicians—to interact with their constituents.

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The main facility for the Guildhaus, a halfway house in Blue Island, is nestled at 2413 Canal St., just around the corner from historic Old Western Avenue.

Every organization named as the grand marshal or an honoree of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade is deserving of that distinction.

Those concerned about this nation’s young people, and their capability to become leaders, should consider attending “The Professional ABCs,” a free presentation led by Advice Beyond the Classroom (ABC), which is based out of St. Rita High School and has held events at the Beverly Arts Center.

The local community is understandably excited about the return of popular social events, such as the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade, set for Sunday, March 13.

The newspaper industry has seemed bleak for several years as the internet and other outlets have given news consumers various alternatives to print media.

In an article headlined, “Top Cop a Flop,” the Chicago Sun-Times provided depressing evidence of the current situation at the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

It’s probable that no words can adequately describe the exhaustion of the families of students who attend Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

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Effective last Monday, Jan. 3, patrons ages 5 and older must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to dine indoors, work out at gyms or enter entertainment venues in Chicago where food or drink is being served.

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One thing that local residents can agree on as they prepare for the new year is that they deserve to be safe in 2022.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF) continued its successful Get Behind the Vest campaign by distributing 434 new ballistic vests to Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers on Dec. 1 at the city’s public-safety headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

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People throughout the Midwest, including Illinois, are heartbroken and homeless after approximately two dozen tornadoes ripped through several states on Dec. 10.

Abundant opportunities are available for people to shop local this holiday season, whether it’s with the return of longtime traditions or with new events.

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Armed carjackings have become a problem in the 19th Ward and across Chicago, and citizens are concerned about what to do to avoid being victimized and, if targeted, how to react safely.

A hand signal indicating that someone needs help is in the spotlight after authorities initially said a missing Kentucky teenager used the signal to be rescued from a 61-year-old man.

The Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run and Family Walk will be an in-person event again this year, a welcome activity for anyone looking for a little exercise after Thanksgiving.

One of the many great things about our community is that people work together to make good things happen.

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