September 2016

Oscar O. D’Angelo, controversial and influential leader, passes away at 84

Oscar Ovid D’Angelo, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of the Near West Side/Taylor Street area, died on Sunday, Aug. 7, at age 84.


Community debates twin 12-story apartment buildings on Ashland

Two towers a dozen stories tall will flank the two similar buildings in the Medical District Apartments on Ashland Avenue north of Taylor Street and south of Polk Street if developers’ new plans go through. The first step, however, is getting the neighbors to agree to the project.


Local leaders reflect on the life and times of Oscar D’Angelo

Oscar D’Angelo worked with and had an impact on many people throughout his lifetime. Following is what a few of them had to say…


Oscar D’Angelo, the Near West Side, and the Gazette—A story of a unique era

When word reached me that Oscar D’Angelo had passed away on Sunday, August 7, I reacted like many who knew the man who lived his entire life in “Little Italy” on Chicago’s Near West Side: It truly was the end of an era. An era that represented a life-long love affair for one’s neighborhood, culture, and city.


ATN: September 2016

The African Festival of the Arts will be held in Washington Park, 51st St. at Cottage Grove Ave.


Business, financial, and health services professionals in area ready to serve you

In autumn, people become more serious about business and responsibilities, including health and financial matters. Local professional can provide the top quality services you and your family need and deserve.


Back-to-school specials for educators at Second Chance Thrift

Teachers can experience their own back-to-school sale at Second Chance Thrift, located at 1674 W. Ogden Ave. Educators of all levels are invited to shop the thrift store and receive 15% off their total purchase from Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Saturday, Sept. 10.