Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls’ 18th annual Shamrocks for Kids post-parade party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an effort to stop what Greektown residents and business owners believe is a crime wave, Chicago Police officials have assigned a patrol car to the area overnight, and several off-duty police officers are moonlighting in places open through the night.
Andrea A. Raila and Associates Inc. property tax consultants is one of only eight Chicago-area businesses to win a 2013 Torch Award.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii has given three rare relics to Holy Family Church to honor the church’s 155th anniversary. The gift consists of a reliquary containing a fragment of the manger in which Jesus lay in Bethlehem after his birth, a fragment from the veil of his mother, Mary, and a fragment of a thread from the cloak of his father, Joseph.
Students of King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., staged a sit-in Dec. 13 to demand their new principal’s resignation because they believe her new rules and policies have gone too far.
Jesse G. Reyes, the first Latino elected to serve as an appellate judge in Illinois, recently was sworn into office on the Illinois Appellate Court. Reyes had spent more than a decade as a Cook County Circuit Court judge.