Plenty of birthday wishes this month


. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796 . Happy Birthday, President Abraham Lincoln and President George Washington. Birthday wishes go out to several of my friends this middle of the month, February. Nancy Kunze is celebrating on Feb. 16. My dear friend and…

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Lift your red Solo cup for Toby


. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . The recent death of country singer Toby Keith made me appreciate how he used his gift of music to make people happy. This is something we can remember him by. I thought of his fun song about the red Solo drinking cup. Keith sang “Oh red…

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Silence is not at all golden


. By Rich Miller . “Everybody gets pinched, but you did it right; you told ’em nothin’ and they got nothin’” Jimmy Conway told a youthful Henry Hill in the classic gangster movie Goodfellas after the mob-connected teenager was arrested for selling stolen cigarettes, clammed up to the police and was then released by a…

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Time is now for Biden to quit

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. By Ray Hanania . If the ugly, disrespectful politics of Orland Park has shown us anything, it is that individual selfish politics is driving America’s future. And this is going to be an ugly year for politics in America. It all comes down to who is at the top of the political heap. Right…

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Continental Can demolition ‘imminent’

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. Eyesore at 38/Ashland going away . By Dermot Connolly The long-vacant Continental Can Co. building at 3815 S. Ashland will soon be demolished to make room for a 100,000 sq. ft. cold-storage facility. Representatives of Karis Cold, the developer of the $30 million project, explained their plans at a Feb. 8 community meeting at…

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ShotSpotter foes off target, SW Siders say

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. Don’t want police to lose ‘valuable tool’ .  By Tim Hadac Mayor Brandon Johnson’s plan to eliminate the city’s ShotSpotter audio detection system are off target, several Southwest Siders are saying. The most high profile among them are the three elected members of the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police Council: Mark Hamberlin, Al Cacciottolo…

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Get ready to go green

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. St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Garfield Ridge .  By Tim Hadac For the third year in a row, a person hailed as a hero for bravery and sacrifice will be saluted at the Chicago Working Families’ Archer Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade, set for Saturday, March 16. Chicago Police Officer Andrés Vásquez Lasso,…

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Mural ‘captures the spirit’ of Daley College

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. By Veronica Resa City Colleges of Chicago The mural stands 8 by 10 feet, and when you take the time to look at it— some say it has the power to transport you to another world. “I enjoy painting and had a mural business many years before I joined Richard J. Daley College,” said…

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A Lith baking class you don’t want to miss


. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . Last week I asked if you would like to learn how to make bacon buns from an old family recipe. The first time I ever had bacon buns was several years back at a Sisters of…

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