September 2009

Variety of local fine arts events scheduled

The 11th annual World Musical Festival, Natya Dance Theatre, and more in fine arts news and events from around Chicago.

Model vet clinic Furnetic opens

On first glance, Furnetic doesn’t look—or sound—like the typical University of Illinois operation, featuring the happy barks of dogs in the hall to the larger-than-life photos of animals on the walls. That is part of the plan, however. Run by the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, a program of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, the city’s newest veterinary clinic is not just about training students to practice; it is about showing them how a veterinary practice can be perfected in a state-of-the-art clinic focused on pets and the people who love them.

IPO sues City of Chicago over parking meter deal

The South Loop-based Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) and board member Aviva Patt filed suit in Cook County Court Aug. 19 in an attempt to overturn the City’s privatization of parking meters. The suit asks the court to declare the contract between the City and Chicago Parking Meters LLC illegal and void.

Sometimes, Chicago truly is the city that works

Too often in this space, we comment on the foibles and sometimes downright foolishness of the City in dealing with this community. Too seldom do we get to comment on good news. This month is a marvelous exception, as there are three articles in the Gazette that show this truly can be the city that works.

Stay healthy and fit with the help of area professionals

If you’ve got your health, you’ve got just about everything. A variety of area health and fitness professionals can help you feel your best.

Real estate sales make comeback in area

The stimulus and other federal programs have pumped new life into an ailing real state market, and in Chicagoland the best real estate can be found right in this community. These professionals are ready to help you buy or sell residential, commerical, or industrial property.

Banks can help with business, home, and personal needs

Now more than ever, it is important to hold onto, earn, or raise money. Banks and savings and loans, providers in this area can help you do just that.

Got a special need? These consultants can help

Got a special business or home need? These specialty consultants can help.

Protect home, auto, life, and business with local agents

Whether it is a home, auto, business, other property, or your life and heath, make sure you protect it. Insurance providers in this area can help you do so.

Gazette investigation prompts graffiti cleanup; park tagged again

Since it opened at 2701 S. Ashland Ave., Canal Origins Park has endured repeated defacement by vandals, particularly on the park’s concrete, bronze, and steel historical explanation panels.

Dealing with the death of a child

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., will host its ninth annual Lost Child Pilgrimage, providing healing and hope for those who have lost a child, on Saturday, Oct. 31, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

September C.A.P.S. Meetings

The Gazette encourages you to participate in your local C.A.P.S. Programs during 2009. Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (C.A.P.S.) meetings in the 1st, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 21st districts, areas covered by the Gazette, include: