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  • JPAC Kicks off 2016 with a Tribute to ‘Big Band Legends’

    By Arielle Vega | Posted February 16, 2016

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    The JPAC Theatre surveyed audiences last year, asking what performances they would like to see in 2016. The result of the survey led to “Big Band Legends,” which ran Jan. 15 – 24. “Big Band Legends” was not a play; it was a mini concert put on by Steve Calzaretta, his father Tony Calzaretta and [...]

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  • Poem: Words

    By Arielle Vega | Posted February 16, 2016

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    Words, a string of letters. Words, take hold of the thoughts in one’s mind. Words, give life to the thoughts once imagined. Words, are the base to everything ever created.    

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  • Poem: Distance

    By Arielle Vega | Posted February 16, 2016

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    Distance… long, difficult. and painful. Sometimes awkward. Usually one-sided if not always. If the gap is not bridged, then it will only become bigger.

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  • Christmas Memories

    By Arielle Vega | Posted December 17, 2015

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    Christmas Memories… Setting cookies and milk out as bait, Staying up late to catch Santa, Waking up early, Illuminated tree, Surrounded by gifts, smiles and laughter. Helping cook, Eating together, Great food, Grabbing seconds, And food comas.

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  • Helpful Holiday Cooking Tips

    By Arielle Vega | Posted December 15, 2015

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    Serving/storage tips: Cut the meat across the grain. It will be easier to eat and will look much better. Don’t refreeze cooked and thawed foods.   Baking/cooking tips: Use the shiny cookie sheets to ensure the best baking. Don’t grease your cookie sheets too much. If you do it will make the cookies spread out [...]

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  • 35th Street Chamber of Commerce Supports Local Business

    By Jose Burgos | Posted November 23, 2015

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    The 35th Street Chamber of Commerce, located at the corner of 35th Street and Austin Boulevard in Cicero, began with the idea of uniting and promoting businesses in the town of Cicero and its bordering towns.  David O. Koch, owner of Koch & Associates, P.C. and 35th Street Realty, Inc., founded the organization.   The [...]

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  • Iowa music student plays beautiful music at Morton

    By Arielle Vega | Posted November 19, 2015

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    YoungJung Cha, a doctoral student at the University of Iowa, gave a piano recital at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Morton College Music Department in room 110-C. Cha performed three pieces: “Piano Sonata in C major, No. 1, Op. 1” by Johannes Brahms; “Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI/52, L. 62” [...]

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  • Berwyn Cafe owner seeks success

    By Arielle Vega | Posted November 19, 2015

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    The Collegian got the chance to sit down and talk with Vero Castro, owner of the Happy Buddha Café, located at 6836 Windsor Ave. in Berwyn.   Can you tell us about the certificates and degrees you earned in college? VC: I’m an electronics engineer and I graduated from UIC. It took me a while [...]

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