A local business owner recently donated $2,000 worth of “The Bucks Stay Here” gift cards to four local businesses—as well as another $500 to a business not participating in the promotion. Businesses were instructed to treat their customers, a pleasant surprise that they happily welcomed.

With her election on April 6 as mayor of Evergreen Park, Kelly Burke has again demonstrated her devotion to public service.

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The video showing the shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo at the hands of a Chicago Police Department officer has been released, viewed and scrutinized by probably almost everyone in this city.

True to his word, President Joe Biden recently rolled out his plan to “build back better.”

As media coverage of the trial of Derek Chauvin began on March 29, many people were thinking about police officers.

After the wonderful job they did last week hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea and his staff are to be commended.

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The debate about speed cameras has popped up again after Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a plan to lower the threshold for speed-camera tickets to 6 mph.

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Despite commendable efforts by U.S. House managers during the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, some U.S. senators found sufficient cover in the issue of jurisdiction and voted on Feb. 13 against convicting him.

Starring in a commercial for Jeep during Super Bowl LV, Bruce Springsteen poignantly urged Americans to meet each other halfway, calling for a “Reunited States of America.”

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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, officials with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are working on an agreement that will get students back in the classroom.

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President Joe Biden’s inauguration was not only moving; it was the most consequential of our lifetime.

The First Amendment grants Americans freedom of speech, and it states the government can’t censor its citizens. However, it doesn’t prohibit censorship from other entities.

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A law named in honor a local first responder who died in the line of duty is back in the news after a traffic accident on a city expressway.

One year ago, few people, if any, envisioned 2020 ending with a pandemic shutting down businesses and people wearing facemasks in public places.

Christmas and other winter holidays are right around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to give back and make the lives of others a little easier.

The bad news Bears—fool us once, shame on you. Fool us for 30 years, shame on us.

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Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and although it began as an occasion to remember the armistice that international leaders signed in 1918 to end World War I, it has evolved for Americans into a day of deeper meaning.

The general election was held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, after press time for this week’s edition of The Beverly Review.

For several years, serious safety concerns have arisen during funeral processions at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 11500 S. Fairfield Ave.

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After the mass shooting at a beloved restaurant in Morgan Park on Aug. 30, it’s natural for local residents to experience emotions such as sadness, fear and anger.

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Making the best out of a bad situation is a way of life in the days of COVID-19, and the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is doing just that.

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As summer winds down, local residents will be looking for ways to occupy their time—of course, options are limited due to the public health crisis.

The school year is here—or almost here—for students, parents, teachers and principals, and it’s certain they are wondering about what the year holds.

Any decision that any leader makes these days regarding COVID-19 is sure to be scrutinized, but the Illinois High School Association, which oversees high school athletics, should be applauded for its approach to the 2020-21 school year.

Whether it’s nationally or locally, people are not happy with the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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We all need a break—not a permanent escape from the stressful news that arrives every minute of every day, just a break.

Despite concerns about the economy re-opening while COVID-19 remains a real threat, it’s encouraging to see positive things on the local business scene.

Wearing a facemask isn’t difficult, although many Americans seem to disagree. They also think their rights are being violated if they’re required to wear one.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced good news on June 15—and that benefits multiple sports.

Chicago entered Phase 3 of its response plan to COVID-19 on June 3, allowing previously closed businesses, such as hair salons and barbershops, to reopen and for bars and restaurants to offer outdoor dining.

Given the number of people kneeling, marching and wearing T-shirts with slogans, black lives seem to matter more now than they did a month ago.

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