Daniel Godsel new 9th District police commander

Daniel Godsel, a 24-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was sworn in on June 15 as commander of the 9th (Deering) Police District, which encompasses Bridgeport, Armour Square, Canaryville, Brighton Park, McKinley Park, Back of the Yards, and Chinatown.

LSC and principal at odds at Pilsen Academy

After not meeting for months, the Pilsen Academy Local School Council (LSC) finally met on Sept. 21 — with a full quorum. The school is located at 1420 W. 17th St.

Scrapyard will not expand, may move: Thompson

Expansion plans by Green Metal Distributors, a scrapyard at 4325 S. Halsted St., are not going to be enacted, Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11th Ward) said.

Doug Buffone autobiography published

Released five months after the legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone’s passing, Monster of the Midway: My 50 Years with the Chicago Bears, is Buffone’s autobiography of his life and career. He wrote the novel with sports broadcaster Chet Coppock.

Medical District has new director, president, secretary

Suzet McKinney took office as the new executive director of the Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) Sept. 21, unanimously selected by the commission to fill a vacancy left by Warren Ribley’s resignation.

Riot Fest held in Douglas Park without incidents

Riot Fest, a rock and punk music festival, went on as planned the weekend of Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11 through 13, after settling a lawsuit with Saint Anthony Hospital. Saint Anthony had sued to prevent the festival from happening in Douglas Park at 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. near the hospital, stating that festival traffic and noise would compromise patient safety.

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).