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O’Shea Named President of Special Olympics Chicago

Matt O’Shea has been named president of SCC/Special Olympics Chicago (SOC). O’Shea has served on the Board of Directors of SCC/Special Olympics Chicago since 2015.  As president, which is a volunteer position, O’Shea will be responsible for overseeing the operations, fundraising efforts and corporate sponsorships to support Special Olympics Chicago programs and events. He will also be responsible for continuing to increase the awareness of the […]

Cassandra Taylor: Entrepreneur, Mom and Youth Advocate

By Kristin Boza  Beverly/Morgan Park resident Cassandra Taylor is a tenacious entrepreneur and founder of Just For Kids, a before and after school program that fills a much-needed childcare role in the community. Now entering its 13th year, Just For Kids expanded to include summer camp and school holiday programs to ensure kids have a safe and fun place to go when school is […]

Spolarich Named to Chicago Rising Star Honor Roll

Hallie Spolarich has been named to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll, an annual recognition of outstanding youth who show creative leadership. In addition to a passion for and outstanding skill in the arts, Rising Stars finds ways to lead and serve others, whether helping in […]

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Magical Dance Performances  After years of planning, rehearsing, and prepping 25 elite dancers from The Dance Gallery Chicago, 10628 S. Western, travelled to Disney World to perform in July. Dancers performed in two pieces: a musical theatre tap number and the dazzling, jazzy Disney Parade through the Magic Kingdom theme park. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for […]

Composting Made Easy

By Abby Johnson “Going Green” is a common phrase, but what does it mean? For Beverly/Morgan Park resident Marty Walsh, the answer is composting, which is why he decided to join forces with Healthy Soil Compost, a Chicagoland composting service. Healthy Soil Compost partners with licensed organic recyclers to turn local, organic waste into nutrient-rich energy that increases soil health and reduces […]

BACinema Expands Selections for South Side Film Fans

Damon Griffin, the new film programmer for the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), is expanding the popular BACinema screenings to include more independent, classic and international movies. That’s great news for South Side film fans looking for access to the quality and versatility offered at places like the Music Box Theatre and Gene Siskel Film Center.  “The BAC is a […]

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 […]