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Many Business Owners Relieved, Others Skeptical As Private Security Begins In Beverly, Mount Greenwood

Unarmed guards started patrolling commercial strips on the Southwest Side as part of a pilot program last week. The move is partly in response to local entrepreneurs' concerns about a rise in crime.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Citing ‘Troubling’ Police Shortages, O’Shea Brings Private Security To Beverly, Mount Greenwood

The private security guards will patrol commercial strips in Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood, Ald. Matthew O'Shea said.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Special Olympics Chicago Athletes Going To Nationals For More Than Just Medals: ‘I Like Getting To Know Everyone As I Am’

The Special Olympics Chicago spring games is back after a pandemic hiatus. “It makes you cheer a little harder than you do for the Bears.” 

South Chicago, East Side

Cork & Kerry In Beverly Shut Down For Repeatedly Violating Coronavirus Mask And Last Call Rules, City Says

City inspectors busted the Western Avenue bar early Saturday and early Sunday, officials said.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Move To Ban Flavored Tobacco In Chicago Gains Momentum

"The federal government has failed our Black and Brown youth," said one medical professional.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Should Chicago Defund The Police? Alderman In Police-Heavy Ward Wants Voters To Decide

Under Ald. Matt O'Shea's proposal, the police budget could never be cut below $1.8 billion without a binding referendum approved by Chicago voters.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Donors Kick In Nearly $10,000 To Buy Pancake Breakfast For Staffers At Christ Medical Center

Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) and the Original Pancake House started a fundraiser to show gratitude to those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Polar Plunge Sends Thousands Into 37-Degree Lake For Special Olympics

Al Roker from the Today Show and thousands of others plunged into Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Brewbakers, Infamous Late-Night Beverly Bar, For Sale At $1 Million

The 4 a.m. Western Avenue bar is seeking a new owner for both the bar business and the building that houses it.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

‘Where I Come From, If You Wore A Wire, Someone’s Gonna Kick Your Ass’: Aldermen React To Solis Helping The Feds

The bombshell report shook City Hall Wednesday. Ald. Ed Burke, charged with corruption, remained defiant: “I’m not only going to stay in the race. I’m going to win.”


Marshalls Closing 2 Stores On South Side: ‘Devastating To These Communities,’ Alderman Says

The discount retailer plans to close its Back of the Yards and Morgan Park locations this week.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

‘White Lives Matter’ Fliers In Mt. Greenwood Should Be Investigated By Police, Alderman Says

The racist fliers were topped with the words, "WHITE LIVES MATTER."

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park