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Published every Thursday in the neighborhood of Mt. Greenwood, IL

March 26, 2020

Debt Collection, Ticketing and Towing Practices Temporarily Suspended

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced that the City of Chicago will be temporarily suspending debt collection practices and non-safety related citations and impounds, as well as penalties for late payment. This penalty relief package directs a temporary suspension of late fees and defaults on payment plans, including city tickets, utility bills, parking and red-light citations, booting and other non-public safety relates violations. Additionally, there will be no new interest accumulated on current compliance plans.

These measures represent the first steps of the administration’s efforts to help reduce the financial impact of COVID-19 on city residents and take effect immediately today through April 30.

“This is a common sense way that we can help mitigate the burdens and pressures many are feeling. We know that these practices disproportionately impact the residents that are most in need during this crisis,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “We realize that many of our residents are strapped for cash right now as the effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus has created difficult economic circumstances for those who are unable to work. We don’t want to further impact people who can’t afford to pay these penalties today and want to provide some breathing room to help them prioritize how to address their financial obligations.”

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


March 19, 2020

Robotics Team Participates at Midwest Regional First Robotics Competition

De La Salle congratulates the members of its Robotics Team on their efforts at the 2020 Midwest Regional First Robotics Competition that was held at Credit Union 1 Arena on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago on March 6-7.

In all, 23 young women and men from De La Salle participated with the Meteors finishing 40th in the 54-team field.

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


March 12, 2020

De La Salle 2020 State Scholars

De La Salle announced that 11 members of the Class of 2020 have been chosen Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Since 2001, 276 De La Salle students have been chosen Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Lauded this year for their excellence in the classroom were Matthew Boehm (Evergreen Park); Alexandra Brist (West Loop); Christopher Considine (Archer Heights); Matthew Dixon (Garfield Ridge); Michael Gallagher (Near West Side); Isaiah Hernandez (Near West Side); Nina Penny (Avalon Park); Marc Rhymes (Wrightwood); Alanna Saucedo (McKinley Park); John Stewart (Bridgeport) and Joshua Thornton (Calumet City).

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


March 5, 2020

College Planning Workshop at Library

A free College Planning Workshop for parents of sophomores and juniors will be held at the Beverly Library Branch, 1962 W. 95th St., on March 11th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

This workshop is sponsored by not-for-profit and will include information on maximizing your potential to receive scholarships, grants and financial aid, deciding which colleges to apply to, and what colleges really want to see on an application, along with other helpful information. Reservations are necessary for this workshop and can be made by going to or call 888-616-6960. Use Code 53 when registering. 

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


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