December 2012

The spirit of giving is one of the reasons to enjoy the season

Sharing a moment of your holiday season to assist others will help bring in the New Year with a sense of personal thanks to the community in which you live and work.

Community churches offer worship services, other activities

During the month of December there are various events that will take place at your local places of worship.

Chicago offers holiday delights to make the season bright

Whether you want to experience the holidays by enjoying colorful light displays in the great outdoors or listening to holiday classics in the warmth of a theater, you have plenty of options, with Chicago area attractions providing so much to see, hear, and do this winter season.

CDOT finally considering traffic signal at Taylor and Wood Streets

The intersection of Taylor and Wood Streets is a busy one, with three of its four corners housing University of Illinois Hospital and Health Systems medical facilities, including the main hospital building and the outpatient care center (OCC).

Unique gifts from local merchants help make the season bright

This community offers a great variety of holiday shopping and service opportunities.

Religious leaders continue to fight City water tax

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2013 budget may have sailed easily through the Chicago City Council last month, but religious leaders across Chicago are not done fighting one aspect of this year’s budget that they said hinders some religious institutions’ operations and even may be detrimental to the very existence of others.

Garbage grid system expands; hybrid City/private recycling

In an effort the City government promises will save $15 to $20 million per year on garbage collection, City officials expanded implementation of a new garbage grid system on Nov. 12.

Phase I of Kinzie Street Corridor reconstruction is completed

Alderman Walter Burnett (27th) and the Randolph/Fulton Market Association (RFMA) joined Fulton Market residents and business owners recently for the official ribboncutting ceremony celebrating the completion of Phase I of the Kinzie Street reconstruction project.

Celebrate the holidays with area dining, festive treats

Food is an integral part of the holiday season, and this community’s restaurants, bars, and food stores offer a great selection of seasonal treats.

Bronzeville’s Lake Meadows Shopping Center provides value, selection

Shop at DTLR Urban Fashions this holiday season and pick up great fashions at unbeatable prices for your family and friends, or for yourself. By Marie Balice Ward and William S. Bike Lake Meadows Shopping Center at 35th Street and Martin Luther King Drive is a highly accessible destination for shoppers. It features local, regional, […]

Smith wins in 10th District; Amendment #49 loses

Besides the presidential race, the two hottest races locally were in the 10th Illinois Legislative District and the vote on Constitutional Amendment #49, which could have eliminated the State of Illinois’s Constitutional protection for public employees’ pension benefits.

St. Ignatius Class of ‘67 gift provides sky deck, garden

The Saint Ignatius College Prep Class of 1967 is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its graduation with a sizable gift to the campus: a new sky deck and outdoor garden attached to the existing Fornelli Alumni Lounge at 1019 S. May St.