Newsbrief

Teacher Fowler helps very young students excel

In the three years she has taught children ages three through six at Children of Peace School on Taylor Street, Robin Fowler, the school’s early childhood coordinator, has had a notable impact on her young and aspiring students.


UIC invites public to Open House

This year’s University of Illinois at Chicago Open House on Saturday, Oct. 3, promises to be one of UIC’s largest public events of the year, with more than 100 free activities, including lectures, demonstrations, and tours in every part of the East Campus.


Festa Italiana coming to Taylor Street

Festa Italiana will be held on Taylor Street at Ashland Avenue Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 16, 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.


Peoria building to become condos after community opposition

Peoria building to become condos after community opposition LG Construction + Development, which had wanted to build an apartment building at 111 S. Peoria St., now plans to build condominiums there, according to Neighbors of West Loop (NoWL).


Tension between apartment, condo supporters at community meeting

Community members spoke out about an apartment building planned for 920 to 924 W. Lake St. at a meeting held July 7 at Merit School of Music. Condominium owners expressed dismay about having another apartment building in the area. Alderman Walter Burnett (27th) said developers in his ward who build apartments must set aside ten […]


Holy Trinity building closed

The Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church building at 1850 S. Throop St. closed on Sunday, Aug. 2. The Holy Trinity parish closed about ten years ago when it merged with St. Procopius, located about a block away.


Traffic study underway for Fulton-Randolph

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) are conducting a study to assess traffic and curbside uses in the Fulton-Randolph area. Local groups are assisting the City in compiling research.


UIC Police warn of kidnap scam

The University of Illinois at Chicago Police are alerting the community to a scam that is targeting Chicago area residents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued information regarding a “virtual kidnapping” scheme in which individuals call claiming to have kidnapped a family member. While no actual kidnapping has taken place, the callers often use […]


Differing views on Maggie Daley Park restaurant

A new restaurant slated for development in Maggie Daley Park is drawing opposing reactions from two groups that support Chicago parks.


Hero Ed Kulbida named 12th Police District commander

No can say Edward Kulbida has not paid his dues. The 30-year Chicago Police Department veteran and recent recipient of the Top Cop Award became the new commander of the Near West [12th] Police District on April 27. The National Association of Police Organizations presented the Top Cop Award to Kulbida after he was wounded in the line of duty last October.