Saturday, May 18, 2013
About two dozen marchers made their way down 95th Street Saturday afternoon.
Police officers outnumbered protesters by about two-to-one Saturday afternoon as a group of about 25 protesters marched down 95th Street to protest what they allege is widespread racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Read More: Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn/ Beverly-Mt. Greenwood
Monday, February 4, 2013
Evergreen Door & Window thrives on 95th Street
Look through any window in Evergreen Park (or in much of the Chicago area, for that matter) and there’s a significant chance that Bob Grilec and his team installed it. The hands-on owner of Evergreen Door & Window since 1988, Grilec estimates that the company has installed windows and doors in at least one home on every block in Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn---and thousands elsewhere. Successful as he is, Grilec comes across as a regular Joe dedicated to customer satisfaction and making sure everyone gets a square deal. Early Years He grew up near 63rd and Damen on Chicago’s Southwest Side, graduating from Bogan High School in 1974. Right out of high school Grilec started working for the company, founded in a storefront at 47th and Wolcott …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The new drug store is planned for 95th and Pulaski
The wind chill outside the Evergreen Park Village Hall on Tuesday evening registered -3 degrees, but things got hot in a hurry in Council Chambers once several Village Board members grilled real estate development representatives about plans to build a Walgreens on the southeast corner of 95th and Pulaski. “I’m glad for the development. I welcome the development. But I have a lot of concerns,” said Trustee Carol Kyle. Most of those concerns voiced by Kyle and others relate to how the proposed 15,000-square-foot Walgreens (with a pharmacy drive-through) will affect the quality of life for residents of the 9500 block of south Harding. Nearly a dozen of those residents were in the audience of about 40. Specifically, the question before the …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Most Holy Redeemer is hosting its annual carnival through Sunday. Make sure you make it there for family fun at the parish's most well-known fundraiser.
If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend that the whole family can take part in, look no further than 95th Street. Most Holy Redeemer Parish is hosting its annual carnival at the intersection of 95th Street and Millard Ave. Families and buddies will be attending Most Holy Redeemer's annual carnival at 95th and Millard through June 17. Patch caught some of the action on-camera Friday afternoon, but if you haven't gone yet, there's still time. Remaining times are: Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m. Sunday 3 to 10 p.m. View our gallery from last year, then check back with Patch for a full gallery on Sunday morning. Like us on Facebook for more Patch fun!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
After the Village Board unanimously approved development of a 450,000-square-foot outdoor mall project, we dig a little deeper into the subtext of what that could mean for Evergreen Park.
Dozens of people from Evergreen Park and Chicago's Beverly neighborhood have turned out at public meetings the past two weeks to study and comment on plans for a proposed 450,000-square-foot strip mall on Western Avenue north of the Walmart/Sam's Club development. I have written about developments like this for many years, and the comments and concerns are almost always the same: traffic, especially in neighborhoods and around schools; storm water runoff; and the loss of green space. Many of the comments about this development touched on those themes. But there was also an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the project that extended beyond them, a feeling that this development at this time in this place simply doesn't fit. People wanted …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The lot is under a contract to sell by the new year as owners and developers negotiate the price.
Nearly two years after Webb Ford closed its doors at 2601 W. 95th St. in Evergreen Park, one of the landowners says he's hopeful the vacant property will be sold by the first of the year. Marty Webb, a member of the family that owned the old Ford dealership, said the 6.5-acre parcel is under contract to sell. He declined to disclose the name of the party interested in the site but added that the contract expires at the first of the year. He hopes a deal is completed before then. However, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton said one development proposal involves a regional grocer on the site, possibly with some additional stores as outlot buildings. "There have been conversations of late for a developer to purchase the property," Sexton said…