7 hours ago

Mother, 2 children seriously injured in Burbank hit-and-run, police say

All three victims were crossing westbound on 86th Street at Cicero Avenue around 9:45 p.m. when they were hit, according to a Burbank Police Department press release.

    Mother, 2 children seriously injured in Burbank hit-and-run, police say
    A 29-year-old woman and her two children were seriously injured Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a Burbank street, police said
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47 hours ago

Slowik: Father’s letters chronicle parents' courtship during World War II

By early 1945, the letters stopped being addressed to our mother in care of Little Company of Mary Hospital and were addressed to her home in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue on the South Side.

    Slowik: Father's letters chronicle parents' courtship during World War II
    It's been nearly two years since our 92-year-old mother, Clare, moved out of the house where she lived for nearly 60 years and raised her 12 children. I wrote a column at the time about how she gave me a box of letters she received from our father, Jozef, who died in 2006 at 84.
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2 days ago

Beverly, Morgan Park celebrate culture with inaugural Ridge Park Art Fair & Festival

Where: Ridge Park Cultural Center, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago

    Beverly, Morgan Park celebrate culture with inaugural Ridge Park Art Fair & Festival
    A vision to contribute to the vitality of life in Chicago's Beverly Hills and Morgan Park communities and beyond led to a new event featuring more than 40 artists. The inaugural Ridge Park Art Fair & Festival on June 23 at Ridge Park Cultural Center in Chicago is sponsored by the Chicago Park District, the Ridge Park Advisory Council and the John H.
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3 days ago

TCF Bank robbed in Lemont, police say

No weapon was displayed during the robbery at 10 a.m. at the bank in Jewel-Osco, 1202 State Street, but the male handed a note to the teller, Sgt. Thad Mezyk said.

    TCF Bank robbed in Lemont, police say
    A TCF Bank inside a grocery store in Lemont was robbed Thursday morning, Lemont police said.
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3 days ago

Zeshan B and Transistors bringing blend of 'Brown Skinned Soul' to Beverly Arts Center

Where: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

    Zeshan B and Transistors bringing blend of 'Brown Skinned Soul' to Beverly Arts Center
    Momentum can be big in music and Zeshan B and the Transistors have been riding quite the wave recently. The group, which performed in May at Lincoln Center in New York and earlier in June at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee, gives a June 22 concert at Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.
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4 days ago

Community helps 'unLock' history of city in painting a mural

Sunday: Special for Old Canal Days: A Walking and Writing Tour of Downtown Lockport, based on references from the Dorothy Dow Fitzgerald poem “Flowers of Time.” Two one-mile tours begin at 11a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Gaylord Building at 200 W. 8th Street.

    Community helps 'unLock' history of city in painting a mural
    The images of Abe Lincoln and William Gooding are slowly coming to life in the children's department of the White Oak Library's Lockport Branch under the skilled hands of muralist John McDavitt. But McDavitt is not being assisted by peers.
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4 days ago

First Midwest Bank reveals locations of planned branch closures

...Midwest branches in Chicago made the closure list, one on the Near North Side at 1 E. Erie St. and another in the Buena Park neighborhood, at 836 W. Irving Park Road. In suburban...

...North Side at 1 E. Erie St. and another in the Buena Park neighborhood, at 836 W. Irving Park Road. In suburban Cook County, two locations are set for closure in Arlington Heights, and one...

    First Midwest Bank reveals locations of planned branch closures
    First Midwest Bank has revealed the locations of the 19 branches it plans to close over the next six months. The Itasca-based company said last month that it would close the locations across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana by the end of the year in response to customers' preference for banking online or on their phones.
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4 days ago

Ahoy, paddlers: Local lakes and rivers beckon

•REI Chicago Boathouse at Ping Tom Memorial Park, 200 W. 18th St., Chicago, www.rei.com/h/ping-tom-boathouse; 312-339-7669.

•River Paddling, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4; Beaubien Woods, on West Doty Avenue south, southeast of East 130th Street and South Ellis Avenue, Chicago; fpdcc.com/event/river-paddling/; 708-386-4042.

    Ahoy, paddlers: Local lakes and rivers beckon
    Whether you want to spend a couple hours angling for crappie or walleye, paddling through the water for exercise, or gliding peacefully as you look for the wildlife that call our local rivers and lakes home, there are a handful of places nearby where you can rent a boat to make your outing easier.
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5 days ago

Church news

Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist: 2640 Park Drive — The annual Community Ice Cream Social is from 10 a.m. to noon after the...

    Church news
    Holy Cross Lutheran Church: 4041 W. 120 th St. - Free Monthly Community Meals will be at 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Free Food Pantry at 10:30 p.m. on most Saturdays. Vacation Bible School will begin for children four years old to eighth grade.
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5 days ago

Sports calendar

...p.m. June 18 to 22 at the Shannon Center on St. Xavier’s campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. Fees: $135 (includes T-shirt). To register or for more information, contact Laura Kurzeja, (773...

Chicago: Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., is offering summer camps in a wide variety of sports, open to kids in grades one to eight. Camps run through July 26. For a complete schedule of camps, and to register, visit www.marist.net. Information: (773) 881-5310.

    Sports calendar
    Chicago: St. Xavier University women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg will hold a girls basketball camp, open to ages 7 to 15, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. June 18 to 22 at the Shannon Center on St. Xavier's campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. Fees: $135 (includes T-shirt).
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5 days ago

Burbank man dies in fall from walkway near Wrigley Building

Lukaszczyk was sitting on the railing of the bridge in the 400 block of North Rush Street—just west of the historic building’s south tower—when he fell backwards about 20 feet to the sidewalk below, at about 10:20 p.m. Monday, police said.

    Burbank man dies in fall from walkway near Wrigley Building
    A Burbank man died after he fell off an elevated pedestrian bridge just near the Wrigley Building in the Near North neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
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Jun 08

Will County judge is victim of carjacking in Chicago's Greektown, officials say

About 2 a.m. Friday, Carlson was walking back to his car in the parking lot of Walgreens in the 100 block of South Halsted Street when several people approached him, put a hard object against his back, and said to give up the keys or he’d be shot, police said.

    Will County judge is victim of carjacking in Chicago's Greektown, officials say
    A Will County judge was carjacked in Chicago's Greektown area early Friday by a group who threatened to shoot him if he didn't hand over his keys, according to the chief judge of Will County and Chicago police.
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Jun 08

The 'other Sister Jean' says goodbye to St. John Fisher School after 32 years

A sign in honor of Sister Jean McGrath hangs on the corner of 103rd and Fairfield outside St. John Fisher School.

    The 'other Sister Jean' says goodbye to St. John Fisher School after 32 years
    Early in her role as principal of St. John Fisher Elementary School, Sister Jean McGrath was tasked with deciding who should ride on a float in the South Side Irish Parade. "I thought, 'Who do I select from a school of 700?'" she recalled. Then it hit her.
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Jun 05

Appellate court rules against environmentalist groups suing to stop proposed Illiana toll road

CMAP also will host a public hearing on the regional transportation plan from 3 to 6 p.m. July 25 at 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.

    Appellate court rules against environmentalist groups suing to stop proposed Illiana toll road
    The Illinois Appellate Court upheld a lower court decision that ruled against environmental groups suing to stop the proposed Illiana toll road. The lawsuit was initially filed in Cook County Circuit Court in April 2014 by the Environmental Law and Policy Center on behalf of the Sierra Club and Openlands, against the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
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