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. By Ray Hanania . I remember my dad buying a new car in the 1960s for about $1,400. It wasn’t a Mercedes, but just a normal car with the basic bells and whistles like air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, a good radio and a great interior. Dad’s income at the time was about…

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‘Soup lady’ is in a stew


. By Rich Miller . Way back in 1990, I was making $17,000 a year working for an online Statehouse news and information company. I was too broke for a vacation, so I helped pay for a modest trip by covering a strike at the Delta Pride catfish processing company in Indianola, Miss. for a…

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Kudos to Jewell Wilson and Narcisa Pena


. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . Last week, I wrote a front-page story about a meeting held at Marquette Park. It addressed a new project planned at the park, which would be erected between the fieldhouse and the lagoon incorporating the site…

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Plenty to mark on your February calendar


. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . The next couple of weeks have many important dates. Feb. 10 is Chinese New Year. Feb. 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. George Washington’s birthday is Feb. 22. May each of these days become an opportunity for learning…

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A Peck parade, 10 times a week


. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796 . I love a parade. I just want to stand and cheer as they come. The rat-a-tat-tat, the blare of their horns…I sing this song every Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. The…

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Tabares, CFD promote fire safety

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Days after a fatal fire in Garfield Ridge, 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares met with Chicago Fire Department personnel, who went door to door to give away smoke detectors and talk about fire safety. The blaze occurred at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 in the single-family home at 5425 S. Mulligan. It took the…

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Quinn sets meeting on New Warsaw future

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. Public invited to hear plans, offer opinions .  By Tim Hadac Clearing residents interested in the future of the shuttered New Warsaw Restaurant & Banquets property, 6250 W. 63rd St., are invited to attend the CAPS Beat 812 meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 W. 63rd…

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Parents, pols need to look in the mirror


. By Ray Hanania . A bipartisan panel of Democrat and Republicans members of the U.S. Senate held a public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in which they accused the owners of social media platforms for not doing enough to prevent cyberbullying of children. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee found common ground to identify cyberbullying…

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Resolve to make the neighborhood safer

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. By Alexis Bocanegra Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (773) 949-1509 • . Happy New Year! I, for one, felt the holiday season crept up on us. It went by too fast for my liking. Now that the holiday festivities are past us, it is time for our New Year’s resolutions. The…

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Can the GOP be moderate on abortion?


. By Rich Miller . Republican Dennis Reboletti is trying something different in a state legislative race: Stake out a “moderate” position on abortion in a party which completely rejects that stance and in a race against a solidly pro-choice Democrat. Reboletti, the Addison Township Supervisor, has no GOP primary opposition, so he’s essentially free…

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