Sep 26, 2011

Major New Solar Park In Southside Chicago

Exelon City Solar is a 10-megawatt solar installation located on a 41-acre brownfield in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. It captures the sun’s rays and converts them into 14,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year. The facility was completed in 2010.

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Sep 23, 2011


Known for its spacious homes, tree-lined streets, and racially integrated population, Beverly has retained its reputation as one of Chicago's most stable middle-class residential districts. Originally part of the village of Washington Heights (1874), this area was annexed to Chicago by 1890 but remained sparsely settled for decades. Residents often identify their community as “Beverly Hills,” a reference to the glacial ridge just west of Longwood Drive, the highest point in Chicago. Whether the community was named after Beverly, Massachusetts, or Beverly Hills, California, remains subject to debate, but in the 1890s, the Rock Island Railroad designated its 91st Street station “Beverly Hills” and by World War I, the telephone company had established a Beverly exchange. 

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Sep 18, 2011

Life is a Bit Tougher at MPHS Now

A 17-year-old was wounded in a shooting near a high school in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood Monday afternoon.
The shooting happened about 4:15 p.m. on the 11200 block of South Vincennes Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was shot in the forearm. He was taken in an unknown condition to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island.
A vehicle was seen fleeing the scene, Zala said, but as of about 5:10 p.m., police had no additional details on the shooting.
The shooting took place about a block south of Morgan Park High School. According to unconfirmed dispatch reports, the victim was outside a sandwich shop when he was struck, and went into the shop following the shooting.

Sep 4, 2011

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