December 2016

ATN: December 2016

The AARP Foundation Experience Corps provides training for volunteers…

City says rumors not true, Maxwell Market not closing

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Maxwell Street Market will not close forever next year, a City spokesman assured the Gazette.

Democrats sweep local elections; Near West Side mental health wins

The Nov. 8 elections saw Democrats sweep in this area. Voters also easily approved a new Near West Side mental health clinic, including a property tax hike to pay for it.

Operators, Ervin want to end Vertiport noise

Operators of Vertiport Chicago in the Illinois Medical District and Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) vow to end the noise that numerous Near West Side residents say comes from helicopters flying over their homes.

Opposition emerges to proposed Chinatown SSA, property tax hike

The proposed Special Service Area (SSA 73) for Chinatown is now in question after Chinatown property owners testified…

This holiday season, more than ever before, is a time to believe in Santa Claus and one another

“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” These words were first found in an editorial in the New York Sun newspaper in 1897 in response to eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s letter questioning the existence of Santa Claus…

Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season

For many, the holiday season brings back memories of family fun and traditions…

Local merchants’ food and festive treats brighten to the holiday season

Food is part of the fun of the holiday season, promoting fellowship and celebration…

Great opportunities for holiday shopping can be found in this area

Whatever your seasonal shopping needs, local merchants can offer a selection of goods and services that will make the holidays easier…

Spirit of Giving helps us make a difference during holidays and beyond

Since 1984, the Gazette has featured its “Spirit of Giving” section so that readers can make a difference in their respective communities during the holiday season. The listings below include both seasonal and year-round opportunities to offer vital help and compassion to those in need.

Community churches show you the true meaning of Christmas

Chicago has a rich history of community churches and during the holiday season they celebrate our many cultural and religious traditions.