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Reel in fall catches for fun

We recently returned from a family vacation to Gatlinburg, Tenn., where my aunt and uncle celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Pet coke could be top issue in 10th Ward campaign

CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope says the city's petroleum coke storage rules he supports are among "the most restrictive environmental regulations in the United States."

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm

Two more candidates get into aldermanic race

CHICAGO | A police officer and a community activist said they were gathering nominating petition signatures to try to get themselves on the ballot for 10th Ward alderman in the Feb. 24 municipal elections.

September 02, 2014 2:26 pm

Martinez tries third attempt at City Council seat

CHICAGO | A vocal activist from the East Side neighborhood on several environmental issues will begin Monday his third attempt at winning a seat in the City Council.

August 25, 2014 1:43 pm
City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a series of trails for hikers and mountain bikers — giving them a challenging, yet natural, terrain to ride.

July 31, 2014 1:38 pm
Hegewisch school unveils plan for 'green' playground

Hegewisch school unveils plan for 'green' playground

CHICAGO | The asphalt yard behind Grissom Elementary School in Hegewisch floods after every big storm, but officials hope that's a thing of the past after the unveiling of a plan to transform the area into a green space that will drain much better.

June 18, 2014 2:41 pm

Hegewisch mom petitions for park revamp

Mann Park has been the hub of Hegewisch for decades but some say the aging facilities could use a face-lift.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am

Public to hear progress on Lakeside Chicago mixed-use development

CHICAGO | Two aldermen are sponsoring a hearing Tuesday to discuss the proposed development of a residential, retail and business community at the site of the former U.S. Steel Southworks plant located by the South Chicago neighborhood.

May 12, 2014 2:43 pm

10th Ward offers free Thanksgiving meal on Sunday

CHICAGO | Alderman John Pope, of the 10th Ward, in conjunction with the House of Blues and Trinity Knights of Columbus Council 3755 will provide a free Thanksgiving meal on Sunday.

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
Ill. EPA alleges violations at South East Side pet coke piles

Ill. EPA alleges violations at South East Side pet coke piles

CHICAGO | A Hammond-based company storing petroleum coke on Chicago's South East side has been cited for a host of alleged violations by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

October 30, 2013 5:30 pm Related
'Transformers' film crews return to Chicago

'Transformers' film crews return to Chicago

CHICAGO | Crews began filming the latest "Transformers" movie sequel Friday at Grant and Millennium parks.

August 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Peoria mud turned into 10th Ward lakefront park soil

CHICAGO | The future of the former U.S. Steel South Works plant at 86th Street on Lake Michigan includes an upscale residential and commercial development between the South Chicago and South Shore neighborhoods that would include public parks along the lakefront.

July 12, 2013 6:15 pm

Student reports attempted abduction on Chicago's East Side

CHICAGO | A student at George Washington High School told police a man grabbed her and tried to pull her into his car Thursday morning on the city's East Side.

February 01, 2013 7:25 am

Environmental activists want energy park instead of coal gasification plant

CHICAGO | The environmental activists who opposed development of a coal gasification plant at the one-time site of Republic Steel on the city's Southeast Side said Wednesday they support development of an “energy park” to convert existing silos along the Calumet River into a renewable clean …

October 10, 2012 9:10 pm

Landfill 'fight' unites the activists, splits the aldermen

CHICAGO | The potential reopening of a landfill at the Chicago-Dolton border along 138th Street has two Far South Side aldermen at odds with each other. Yet it also has many of the area's residents feeling united.

April 26, 2012 9:50 pm

East Side supermarket wants liquor license

CHICAGO | More than two dozen residents — most in opposition — turned out Wednesday at a meeting on a request by Pete's Fresh Market to sell alcoholic beverages in the East Side supermarket.

February 08, 2012 10:00 pm

Meeting set to discuss liquor license for Pete's Fresh Market on East Side

CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope will host a meeting Wednesday to discuss a possible liquor license for a local grocery store.

February 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Chicago's 10th Ward maintains Latino majority under new map

CHICAGO | For an area that has one of Chicago's oldest Spanish-speaking enclaves, the Southeast Side doesn't reflect that fact in its political representation in City Hall.

January 19, 2012 12:30 pm

Seniors in Chicago's 10th Ward invited to spaghetti dinner

CHICAGO | All 10th Ward seniors age 60 and older are invited by Alderman John Pope to a free spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Knights of Columbus Hall, 11207 S. Ewing Ave.

October 21, 2011 12:00 am

Residents like sound of new jobs on Southeast Side

Ozinga Brothers officials thought they were going to have a difficult time using a public hearing last week to explain the cement manufacturing plant they want to build. But Marty Ozinga IV wound up finding a magic word-jobs.

October 17, 2011 12:00 am
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