With migrants arriving by the busload and winter weather coming in, community leaders and volunteers are looking for more Federal support to ensure safety for all those coming to this sanctuary city.
The Chicago Park District is pulling together the next plan to take Grant Park into a new era, designed to address the needs of current and future users of the sprawling 313 acres sometimes called “Chicago’s front yard.”
Is the City neglecting Armour Square Park when it comes to upkeep and upgrades? One community activist says yes, and the local alderwoman and Chicago Park District are working on remedying the situation.
An ambitious plan to bridge contemporary needs with a century-old history will reach a watershed moment in the middle of next year, when services at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii move temporarily to the assembly hall in the former school so the church can be renovated.
When Kerry Dolan took over as principal of Jones College Prep High School in October, her first order of business was meeting with faculty, parents, and students in order to get to know the community.
Despite the undeniable decades-long forces of generational shift, gentrification, and forced relocation due to infrastructure projects—most notably, high-rise residential buildings—Greektown continues to strive to thrive far beyond its annual late August Taste of Greektown celebration.
In 2009, after the International Olympic Committee’s bid books for the 2016 Olympic Games listed Chicago as a possible host city, not everyone was jumping for joy.
A multi-year partnership between Gateway Foundation and two local hospitals—St. Anthony Hospital at 2879 W. 19th Street and the University of Illinois Hospital (UI Health) at 1740 W. Taylor St.—now places addiction treatment specialists inside emergency departments and med-surg floors, leading more people to lifesaving treatment through the Warm Hand Off Program.
With the intention of studying a potential payment plan program for owner-occupants to repay delinquent property taxes, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law a bill crafted by State Senator Robert Peters (D-13th) to create the Property Tax Payment Plan Task Force.
Those of you who have been reading Gazette Chicago the past few years have grown accustomed to a holiday-themed editorial in which this editor and publisher receives a call in the wee small hours after Thanksgiving, from Lieutenant Frost of NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Learn the history of Gazette Chicago and the major news stories the publication has covered over the last four decades in a special 15-page section only in the December e-edition!
For many, the holiday season brings back memories of family fun and traditions. No matter what your age or interest, you can make new memories as the holiday season in Chicago offers fun events for the whole family.
Every year since 1984, Gazette Chicago provides this “Spirit of Giving” section in its special holiday issue to serve as a connector—a place where those of us who live in relative comfort can think about others in our community who are less fortunate.
The Rev. George A. Lane, SJ, who taught at Saint Ignatius College Prep and helped save Holy Family Church, died on Nov. 12 at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, MI. He was 89 years old.
Gazette Chicago skips publishing in the month of January to give its hard-working staff of reporters, designers, photographers, and advertising sales representatives “some well-deserved time off during the holiday season,” said Editor and Publisher Mark J. Valentino. “They deserve an opportunity to reconnect with family members, volunteer, and relax.”
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