Entries by BAPA Intern

Taxpayer Advocates Help Homeowners Save on Property Taxes

As the City of Chicago is rolling out its triennial reassessment this year, local property tax appeal firm Taxpayer Advocate Group (“TAG”), is celebrating its 10 year anniversary of helping Cook County homeowners pay the lowest possible tax bill.    Born out of the financial crisis, TAG was founded at a quaint Irish pub by mortgage bankers Jason Terrell, TAG’s president and Certified Illinois Assessing Officer, and his […]

Music, Art, Food and Brews at Summer Swelter #5

Embrace the dog days of summer at Horse Thief Hollow’s 5th annual summer party, Sat., July 21, noon to 10 p.m., 10426 S. Western Ave. A day of live music, art and dance promises fun while benefitting a great cause — the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, which seeks to identify opportunities […]

Special Recreation in Mount Greenwood Gives Back

By Kristin Boza With the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics is this July, the participants in the Special Recreation program at Mount Greenwood Park are gearing up for the competition while maintaining their mission of giving back to the community.  The program serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Chicagoland area, and currently has 115 participants […]

Neighborhood Notes

95th Street Farmers Market. The 95th Street Farmer’s Market, located in the commuter parking lot at 95th and Longwood Dr., is open every Sunday through Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Visit with local organizations in the community tent, keep the kids busy with facepainting and other activities, enjoy live music and shop for […]

Calling All Men

By Eileen McNichols The men in our lives can be so busy taking care of home and family that they may neglect their own health. Studies show that men make only two-thirds as many healthcare provider visits as women do. Some men who know (or at least strongly suspect) that they have a problem, may suffer in silence, afraid to find out something […]

Jazz-n-Q: Home-Grown Jazz with New Orleans Style

By Kristin Boza  Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl., is holding its 3rd annual Jazz-n-Q event Sun., Jul. 22, 4 to 6 p.m. in the south courtyard of the church. Featuring Lance Loiselle, director of music at Beverly/Morgan Park Community Choir and Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, as well as a CPS elementary school teacher, […]

Guide to Planning the Best Block Party

By Kristin Boza  Summer is here and so is block party season. Block parties are great ways to foster camaraderie among neighbors. If you’ve never planned a block party before, or if you need some fresh ideas, use this step-by-step guide to plan the ultimate Beverly/Morgan Park block party.  Step 1: Set a Date and […]

Fire Up Your Smoker With Tips from a BBQ Expert

By Kristin Boza  Beverly/Morgan Park resident John Fitzpatrick has been honing his BBQ skills for years and shares some of his best tips to ensure your ribs are the best at every backyard BBQ and block party this year.  Fitzpatrick is an amateur rib smoker who dedicated many summers to replicating his favorite restaurant-quality recipes, until he ultimately began concocting […]