November 2016

Helicopter noise tests patience of neighbors along Taylor Street area

Tempers are sky-high among people who live both east and west of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) because of loud helicopters that neighbors said disobey Vertiport Chicago instructions to fly along railroad tracks rather than over residential areas.

Election Endorsements 2016

It would be difficult to find a time in the history of our country when the rest of the world watched with greater anxiety for the outcome of a Presidential election than this year’s bitterly fought contest…

ATN: November 2016

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a new state-of-the-science advocacy system that gives volunteers an easy way to have a voice…

Panelists concerned about possible ‘jobless economy’ at Urban Forum

So you thought your boss was only kidding when he warned that you could be replaced with a computer…

‘Chicago Is Not Broke’ book available

CivicLab and the TIF Illumination Project have published a book of essays by economic and urban experts entitled Chicago Is Not Broke: Funding the City We Deserve.

City Year, AT&T help Phillips Academy High

City Year Chicago, an AmeriCorps organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed, and AT&T announced an expanded year of their work together, including a $100,000 contribution to City Year’s team serving at Phillips Academy High School in Bronzeville. The contribution will help City Year Chicago support students’ academic, social, and economic success at Phillips and increase the number of students on track to graduate prepared for college and career.

Investigation continues on Heart of Chicago fires

The Heart of Chicago community still is feeling the effects of the September 16 fires set in the neighborhood as detectives continue their investigation.

SRO tenants on South Archer get a reprieve from eviction

When tenants at the single residence/single room occupancy (SRO) facility at 3022 S. Archer Ave. faced eviction notices from management company JCF Real Estate over the summer, many did not know what to do, to whom they could turn, or what their legal recourse might be.

Joe Aurelio receives OSM annual Good Neighbor Award

Joe M. Aurelio, owner of Aurelio’s Pizzeria at 1212 S. Michigan Ave. and other locations, has won Old St. Mary’s School’s 2016 Good Neighbor Award.

Help for families displaced by Pilsen fires

After seven fires ravaged several homes in the Pilsen neighborhood in September, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis and community organizations have worked together to help the displaced families.

Choirmaster, teacher Sam Parker passes away at age 71

Samuel Ray “Sam” Parker, music and choir director at Holy Family Church and music teacher at Children of Peace School, died Sept. 21 at age 71.

Oldest area resident, Clara Laino, passes away at 104

Clara Laino (nee Nocerino) died July 22 at age 104.