Village Hall, 123 Madison St., will be closed on Mon., May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Should an incident that doesn't quite rise to the level of a 9-1-1 emergency occur when Village Hall is closed, call the Police Department non-emergency number 708.386.3800 for assistance.
Set in the 1950s, Ballad City Nights is a popular television sketch variety show rising in the ranks. Currently competing with Lucille Ball's "I Love Lucy" for #1 Viewed Show in America, the actors and workers of the television show work hard to make the show the best that they can.
Mayor Emanuel does his best to shine a light on what's working in Chicago. But a new thriller, THE GREEN LINE, just released by Wells Street Press, does just the opposite. THE GREEN LINE is a riveting legal thriller that exposes not only the underbelly of crime and corruption in Chicago's roughest neighborhoods, but shines a light on a little-known, often-used, and widely-abused legal maneuver.
Residents who applied for federal disaster aid following the flooding in April can expect a visit soon from a FEMA inspector. Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the storms may register for assistance online at www.fema.gov or www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by telephone at 800.621.3362.
Tye Johnson's fifth grade class from Beye Elementary School conducted a fundraiser earlier this year that raised more than $1000 in support of the fight against human trafficking. Based on the success of this initiative, the students will be conducting another fundraiser to benefit the same cause. The event, which is titled "Catching Dreams for Canvass," will be held at the Both Sides Art Gallery in Pilsen on Saturday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.