Listening to Art Shay, Tony Fitzpatrick and Rick Kogan on stage in conversation was like eavesdropping on a private conversation of old friends talking about other friends and acquaintances like Nelson Algren, Simone de Beauvoir and, of course, Florence Shay.
Teenagers and adults are invited to an Open House Sat., Feb. 28, at the Chicago Police Department's 12th District, 1412 S. Blue Island, Community Room, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is for the Police Explorer and Peer Jury programs. All teens can receive Community Service Hour credit for participating in these programs.
This week is not going well for 1st Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno. Two long time supporters, one from East Village and the other from Logan Square are publicly saying "We've had enough," while one of his 1st Ward First supporters/workers is sitting in jail charged with financial exploitation of the elderly and aggravated identity theft.
Determined to have a community voice, a group of residents, between Chicago and Grand Avenues from Damen to Western Avenues, are not only about to become an official community organization but have given neighbors a chance to meet candidates for the 26th Aldermanic Ward.
While Chicago police officers and other officers around the world have seen a lot of horrendous sights and experienced a lot of acrimony among neighborhood residents, few have faced what Atlanta, Georgia, officers found in a raid at a drug baron's home in 2001.
The annual Wicker Dog Park (WDP) fundraiser at the Twisted Spoke, 501 N. Ogden, was a hot place to be on Valentine's night despite the frigid temperature outdoors. The evening was filled with conversation, drinking, bidding on silent auction items and participating in the big 50/50 raffle.