Missing the old days of imagination

. By Ray Hanania . Technology has been a blessing and a curse for our society, especially in the making of movies. Too often technology takes the place of great movie scripts and stories. While the CGI (computer generated images) sometimes can be astonishing, there is nothing like having a great story to provoke your…

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Sharing warmth this Christmas season

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. By Alexis Bocanegra Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (773) 949-1509 • grcl.alex23@gmail.com . ’Tis the season for giving and serving our community. With Thanksgiving behind us, one important thing to take away from the turkey dinner is gratefulness. There are many blessings that one can count around the dinner table and others…

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‘Work to be done’ in Brighton Park

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.  Some concerned about toxic soil disruption  . By Tim Hadac As Mayor Brandon Johnson scrapped plans to build a tent encampment for migrants at 38th and California last week, many Brighton Park residents celebrated, but only briefly. “This protest against City Hall was successful, and I’m joyful about that, but there is work to…

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Lights bring beauty to the community


. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in West Lawn. My neighbors are going all out on their decorations. Sometimes I wish that when the season is over, everyone would take down their Christmas decorations and just leave the…

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The 2024 ballot starts to take shape

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. Candidates file petitions  . By Tim Hadac Without a doubt, the campaign for president will draw the lion’s share of attention in 2024. But in that struggle’s shadow, candidates for other public offices have finished filing their nominating petitions. They now await the sometimes inevitable election-board challenges from their political opponents. On the Southwest…

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Clock is ticking on Christmas shopping


. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796 . Just a little over one more week to get that Christmas shopping done! Several of our local Catholic churches celebrated Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The Blessed Virgin appeared four…

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Police Reports

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. Crime reports courtesy of swchicagopost.com. Police report information is provided by law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken, and people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. . Shot and killed on Pulaski A 42-year-old man…

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Planting hope at Solorio Academy

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.       Mayor Brandon Johnson last week joined 14th Ward Ald. Jeylú Gutiérrez to wield ceremonial shovels to mark the planting of trees in front of Solorio Academy in the Gage Park neighborhood. The trees were planted to honor the life and legacy of Rigo Padilla Pérez, Solorio’s postsecondary coach, who died last…

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Church carnival closing

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. Two Holy Martyrs’ Family Fest is finished  . By Tim Hadac Clearing’s last church carnival has folded its tents, apparently for good. The news came via a two-page announcement in the weekly parish bulletin of Two Holy Martyrs Parish. “This is a difficult decision that was not made abruptly nor rashly, wrote the Rev.…

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Voters need to stop hiding in the weeds


. By Ray Hanania . Let’s be honest. The choices we have for president next year are very flawed. You can find something you don’t like about every candidate. Some voters will close their eyes to flaws in order to vote against someone over some issue they don’t like, while others will vote for someone…

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