Cancer Survivor Donates Scarves to SCH Breast Cancer Patients

A local breast cancer survivor is sharing a message of hope by donating scarves to support SCH patients as they go through chemo treatments. Chicago teacher Mary Luisa recently visited SCH’s Integrated Cancer Center to deliver the colorful scarves and share her story of encouragementRead more

Legendary NBA player agent and daughter of Harlem Globetrotters’ founder Abe Saperstein dead at 81

by Peter von Buol Eloise Saperstein Berkley, who was one of the first women to pursue a career in the front office of a professional sports team, died July 15 in Chicago at age 81. Saperstein Berkley, daughter of Abe Saperstein, who had founded theRead more

City Transportation Department Implements Traffic Safety Improvements on Irving Park Road at North Center Senior Campus

by Peter von Buol The city of Chicago’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) has recently completed a traffic safety project in which lines were painted along the sides of the 2300 block of Irving Park Road to clearly differentiate the street’s parking lanes from its trafficRead more

St. Ben’s parishioners wrap up centennial celebration; get ready for annual BenFest

By Patrick Butler Come July 20-22, St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School, 2215 W. Irving Park Road, will have more to celebrate than its annual summer event, BenFest.  The congregation just completed the centennial celebration of its current church and school complex. The festivities hadRead more

Welles Park Nature Play Space Now Open

Story and Photos by Peter von Buol The Welles Park Nature Play Space, located within the popular North Side park at 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., was officially opened to the public after a June 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 1.23-acre natural play space is one ofRead more

Six Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

by Peter von Buol As temperatures continue to increase, the editors of the Crime in Wrigleyville/Boystown blog CWBChicago.com warn ward residents to be aware that criminal activity increases in warm weather. They add the importance of always being aware of one’s surroundings. Also, encourage othersRead more

Born in the 47th Ward, Midnight Circus celebrates a dozen years!

Thanks to Jeff Jenkins, Founder & Artistic Director, Midnight Circus Jeff Jenkins and Julie Greenberg were spending time in Welles Park with their one-year- old son Maxwell, like they did most days, when they learned of the ongoing fundraising efforts to help rebuild the playground.Read more

19th and 20th District Community Policing Programs Host Special Events and Beat Meetings in May

by Peter von Buol For those interested in neighborhood safety, the Chicago Police Department’s Community Policing (CAPS) program remains a valuable resource for 47th Ward residents. In addition to their regularly-scheduled beat meetings, the 19th District and the 20th District community relations offices are hostingRead more

Memories of the First World War still to be found a century later here on the N. Side

By Patrick Butler, Photos by Patrick Butler World War I may be a “forgotten war” to many Americans, but the so-called “War to End All Wars” that ended nearly a century ago still has plenty of reminders here on the North Side. These include aRead more

Architectural gem hidden in Plain Sight at Waveland and Lincoln Avenue

by Peter von Buol A Com Ed power substation at 1834-1838 W. Waveland Ave. is among a group of buildings located throughout the city that local architectural preservationists want the city of Chicago to include in a proposed Thematic Chicago Landmark District. Designed by German-AmericanRead more