May 2010

Dealing with death of a spouse

Moving On With Grace: A Spiritual Journey for Men and Women Grieving the Death of a Spouse will be a morning of spiritual comfort, engaging community, and hope through prayer, presentation, and discussion Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.

UIC Soccer camp set

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Soccer Camp season will begin soon. Online registration is available for all summer sessions.

Center for New Horizons to host gala

The Center for New HorizonsTraces Gala will honor Harriet Meyer, president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, with the 2010 Julius Nyere Award Monday, June 14, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and program beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Ave. Tickets are $250. Call (773) 451-1026 or e-mail

Jackson Language Academy may expand, increase student capacity

The lack of public elementary schools in the Taylor Street community has limited options for parents unable to get their children into competitive magnet schools, many of which are at capacity.

Proposed Bronzeville school changes anger community

Dozens of parents, teachers, and students rallied in front of McCorkle Elementary School at 4421 S. State St. recently to protest its scheduled fall 2010 consolidation with Ludwig Beethoven Elementary.

Chicago institution: Connie’s offers more to customers than pizza

It seems like every day brings a story about a local business shutting down or letting people go. Here in Chicago, though, one family-owned restaurant is beating the trend: Connie’s Pizza.

Connie’s expands name recognition with frozen pizza line

Connie’s has made a name for itself in the frozen food market since 1997. The company’s frozen pizza line can be found at retail grocery stores in Illinois and four other states. Connie’s also makes frozen pizza for private labels such as Wolfgang Puck, Subway Restaurants, and Disney Parks; the firm currently supplies 9,000 Subway restaurants, more than 30 cruise ships, and more than 800 hospitals.

Life Storage brings storage and business needs to a new level

Whether you are downsizing, relocating, or growing your business, Life Storage Centers offer the 21st century way to manage your belongings, records, and merchandise.

Property tax ‘omitted assessments’ reign of error

Just when you think the Cook County government could not get any stranger, we find out that property owners are getting notices of so-called “omitted assessments” for back taxes, even when the incorrect assessment was not their fault…

Gazette article gains help for St. Matthew

Dear Editor:

On behalf of historic St. Matthew Lutheran Church located at 2108 W. 21st St. in Chicago, I wish to express our deepest gratitude to you and Ms. Miriam Cintron for the excellent article printed in the March issue of the Gazette under the title: “City cites St. Matthew for alleged ‘violations.’

Witnesses to accident sought

Dear Editor:

I was an avid walker. And every day I would walk the same route to/from work at UIC. On August 5, 2009, at 6:15 p.m., I was hit by a car on the southwest corner of Ashland and Polk. The make/model of the car that hit me is a Honda Accord, maroon in color.

Shamrocks for Kids success

Dear Editor:

God bless you and the Gazette for helping us get the word out about our annual Shamrocks for Kids campaign. Your generous coverage of this year’s outreach effort made it a great success—and will go a long way toward helping Mercy home remain a lasting solution for kids in crisis.