March 2013

New school may come to the South Loop, but neighbors demand park

The possibility of a new British School of Chicago in the South Loop became a hot topic at a recent Greater South Loop Association meeting attended by approximately 75 local residents.

Bridgeport Alliance questions CPS school utilization formula

The Bridgeport Alliance did not plan it that way, but its members started their Feb. 6 protest against three possible local public school closings at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 643 W. 31st St., and ended up at Fuller Park about 15 blocks away.

Ald. Burns calls for more police after shooting

It was the murder that made headlines across the nation. King College Prep sophomore Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down on Jan. 29 at Vivian Gordon Harsh Park on south Oakenwald Avenue in the Kenwood neighborhood while seeking shelter from the rain with a group of friends.

Ald. Balcer pushes for action after Bridgeport shootings

Police still are not commenting about the Jan. 26 shootings at Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven, 554 W. Pershing Road, which left two men dead and another seriously wounded.

Arson suspected in huge Bridgeport factory fire

Chicago Police Department officials suspect arson caused the fire that burned for hours on January 22 in the vacant factory at 3757 S. Ashland Ave. in the Bridgeport community. Police officers are investigating the blaze.

Dignitaries visit St. Therese School for Lunar New Year

St. Therese School welcomed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Daniel Solis (25th), and Chinese Consul General Weiping Zhao Feb.11 as the school celebrated the Lunar New Year.

Mercy Home hosts Shamrocks for Kids events

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls’ 18th annual Shamrocks for Kids post-parade party.

Fencers to cross swords at UIC from May 3-5

More than 300 fencers from 30 countries will do battle at the Absolute Fencing Chicago Sabre World Cup from Friday through Sunday, May 3 through 5, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames Athletic Center, 839 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Local resident Dolores Quiroz turns 100

Tri-Taylor resident Dolores Quiroz recently turned 100. Quiroz was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Barstow, CA, to Tomas and Maria Arambula. She is the oldest of seven siblings. When she was 12, her family relocated to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, where she completed her studies and earned a teaching certificate.

UVA officials re-elected

University Village Association (UVA) officials won election to new one-year terms at the Jan. 29 meeting without opposition. John Walsh, a housing designer and builder, will serve as president for another year. He first won election in 2009, replacing John Chandler of Saint Ignatius College Prep, who remains on the board.

Solis looking at lead contamination

Following a briefing by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ald. Daniel Solis (25th Ward) has formed a community outreach partnership to address environmental and health concerns of lead contamination.

Purple Purses; Trivia Night; Tax Help

More than 300 fencers from 30 countries will do battle in the Absolute Fencing Chicago Sabre World Cup Saturday through Sunday, May 3 through 5, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames Athletic Center…