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What To Wear - The Struggle Was Real
Tuesday October 24, 2018 was not an ordinary day in Las Vegas.
Our former Chicagoan community members were in a tail spin.
What jersey to wear at the first ever Las Vegas Golden Knights
vs Chicago Blackhawks game. With the Golden Knights step-
ping onto the ice with a 7 game winning streak, we found
ourselves actually questioning our loyalties to our beloved
Blackhawks. But, in true #former #chicagoan style, a sea of red
began filling up the park outside the arena. The Golden Knights
won the game, but in all reality the night was a win win.
No matter what team won, our hockey community won and we
(former Chicagoans) showed just how much “purchasing power”
we are. Hawks are back in town on February 13th.
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G ro w i O !
CH I C A G
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by Ang

I was born in Chicago in 1957. And I mean IN CHICAGO!
Born at Mount Sinai Hospital on the city’s west side. My folks
had always lived on the near west side. I was born at 4238 W.
Van Buren, basically 1 block north of the now Eisenhower
Expressway at Crawford (my Dad was Italian, he never
recognized Casmir Pulaski!!) Take a look at the house – there is
what appears to be about 6 inches between 4238 and 4240. How the
hell was the second home built? That was one skinny bricklayer!!

In 1961 my family moved to the Southwest Side in the Clear-
ing neighborhood. If you’ve ever been to Midway Airport, you
know my old neighborhood. I grew up at 63rd and Lavergne. At
the end of my block was the airport. In Midway’s early busy days, it
was one square mile. For exercise we ran or rode our bikes around
the airport. Four easy miles with planes taking off and land-
ing over our heads. My friends and I would go to the White Castle
at 63rd and Cicero. Try standing on that corner when a plane
was taking off – there was no deflecting metal sheets on the
fence then. We braved the jet blast standing there and pray-
ing we didn’t get blown over! It’s a miracle no one got hurt and
at 60 years old, I still have my hearing! Sitting in our kitchen and
looking out the window those same planes looked like they were
skimming roof tops to land. If we were talking on our harvest
gold wall phone(!) we’d have to interrupt the conversation ‘hold
on, a plane is taking off’ and then resume the conversation!
From that same kitchen window I remember watching the sky
turn a scary green in April of 1967 when the infamous Oak Lawn
tornado hit. It wiped out the Oak Lawn Roller Rink, a place I
had skated at numerous times.

My love for the Blackhawks began in 1969. I was 12 years old.
I remember getting my Girl Scout ring for Christmas in 1970.
I loved that ring. My parents, who didn’t have a lot of money,
paid good money for that ring. The Blackhawks made the Stanley
Cup finals in 1971. I begged the hockey Gods to let them win. In
May of that year I dropped said ring down a city sewer when my
good luck ring didn’t bring me good luck! I never told my parents
and luckily they didn’t notice. I still have a disdain in my heart for
Henri Richard of the Montreal Canadiens. I finally forgave Keith
Magnuson in 2010. (you all know what happened then!)

At 14 and a freshman at Hubbard High School (Go Greyhounds!)
I began my love of baseball. I had a friend whose uncle was
an MLB umpire in the National League. We got first row seats
behind the Cubs dugout whenever he was in town. One of
our parents would have to drive us. It was the best! But then
I realized a quick 3 buses got me to Comiskey Park (it’ll always
be Comiskey! ) I can’t count how many classes I cut each April
to go to the White Sox openers! And many more during the
remainder of the school year. The summers were spent at White
Sox Park – I’m talking 9 hour days -going early to get autographs,
watching warm-ups, the game, staying afterward for more auto-
graphs and then a bus ride home. Some days I’d leave at 9 am
and roll in around 6 pm. No cell phones and on $3!!

I’ve been in Las Vegas for 19 years this past September but
Chicago is my HOME! We’re a tough breed. We endured cold and
ice, hot and humid (who doesn’t love an 80/80 day?!) riding the
CTA, taking school buses to Gately Stadium to watch high school
football games and so much more. It was the best life growing up
in Chicago. We didn’t have much but I grew up rich in love, friends,
adventures and culture.

If you see me on a Las Vegas street, my license plate reads
‘CHGOGRL’ with a Sox and Hawks emblem. Give me a beep!
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THE CHICAGO 77
Chicago is made up of 77 community areas that are often grouped into
9 districts or “sides.” The community areas are well defined and do not
overlap. Each community area has one or more neighborhoods in it.

FAR NORTH SIDE
Rogers Park (Loyola, Rogers Park), West Ridge (Nortown,
Peterson Park, Rosehill, West Ridge, West Rogers Park), Up-
town (Clarendon Park, Buena Park, New Chinatown, Sheri-
dan Park, Uptown), Lincoln Square (Bowmanville, Budlong
Woods, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens),
Edison Park (Edison Park). Norwood Park (Big Oaks, Nor-
wood Park, Old Norwood, Oriole Park, Union Ridge), Jefferson
Park (Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park), Forest Glen (Edgebrook,
Forest Glen, Middle Edgebrook, Sauganash, Wildwood), North
Park (Hollywood Park, North Park, Pulaski Park), Albany Park
(Albany Park, Mayfair, North Mayfair, Ravenswood Manor),
O’Hare (O’Hare, Schorsch Forest View), Edgewater (Anderson-
ville, Edgewater, Edgewater Glen, Epic, Lakewood/Balmoral).

NORTH SIDE
North Center (Northcenter, Roscoe Village, Saint Ben’s),
Lakeview (Lake View East, North Halsted, West Lakeview,
Wrigleyville), Lincoln Park (DePaul, Old Town Triangle,
Park West, Lincoln Park, Ranch Triangle, Sheffield Neighbors,
Wrightwood Neighbors), Avondale (Avondale, Jackowo),
Logan Square (Logan Square, Bucktown, Palmer Square)

NORTHWEST SIDE
Portage Park (Portage Park, Six Corners), Irving Park (Ir-
ving Park, Kilbourn Park, Old Irving Park, The Villa), Dunning
(Belmont Heights, Belmont Terrace, Dunning, Irving
Woods, Schorsch Village), Montclare (Montclare), Bel-
mont Cragin (Brickyard, Cragin, Hanson Park), Her-
mosa (Belmont Gardens, Hermosa, Kelvyn Park)
CENTRAL, NEAR NORTH, AND NEAR SOUTH SIDE
NEAR NORTH SIDE
(Cabrini Green, Dearborn Parkay, The Gold Coast, Goose
Island, Magnificent Mile, Near North Side, Old Town, River
North, River West, State Parkway, Streeterville), Loop (The Loop,
New Eastside, Printer’s Row, South Loop), Near South Side
(Dearborn Park, Near South Side, Museum Park, Central
Station, Prairie Avenue Historic District).

WEST AND NEAR WEST SIDE
Humboldt Park (Humboldt Park), West Town (East Village,
Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, Smith Park, West Town,
Wicker Park), Austin (Austin, Galewood, The Island), West
Garfield Park (West Garfield Park), East Garfield Park
(East Garfield Park, Fifth City), Near West Side (Colum-
bus Circle, Greektown, Little Italy, Medical Center, Near
West Side, Tri-Taylor, Fulton River District, University Vil-
lage), North Lawndale (North Lawndale), South Lawn-
dale (Little Village, South Lawndale, Marshall Square), Low-
er West Side (Heart of Chicago, Lower West Side, Pilsen).

SOUTHWEST SIDE
Garfield Ridge (Garfield Ridge, Le Claire Courts, Sleepy
Hollow, Vittum Park), Archer Heights (Archer Heights),
Brighton Park (Brighton Park), McKinley Park (McKinley
Park), New City (Back of the Yards, Canaryville, New City),
West Elsdon (West Elsdon), Gage Park (Gage Park), Clearing
(Chrysler Village, Clearing), West Lawn (Ford City, West Lawn)
Chicago Lawn (Chicago Lawn, Lithuanian Plaza, Marquette
Park), West Englewood (West Englewood), Englewood
(Englewood, Hamilton Park).

SOUTH SIDE
Armour Square (Armour Square, Chinatown, Wentworth
Gardens), Douglas (Bronzeville, Douglas, Groveland Park,
Lake Meadows, Prairie Shores, South Commons), Oakland
(Oakland), Fuller Park (Fuller Park), Grand Boulevard
(Grand Boulevard). Kenwood (Kenwood), Washington Park
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Saturday January 20, 2018
Saturday March 10, 2018
Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday July 14, 2018
Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday November 17, 2018
Need a mortgage person? We’ve “got a
former Chicagoan for that!” Meet Kathy
Spicuzza, Mortgage Loan Officer with
Platinum Home Mortgage. Kathy is from
Oak Lawn, IL and has been in Las Vegas
for over 20 years. She is a proud Rotarian
of the Rotary Club of Summerlin. Start
you pre-approval process by setting up
a meeting. Call Kathy at 702-808-7493.
(Washington Park), Hyde Park (Hyde Park), Woodlawn (Wood-
lawn), South Shore (Jackson Park Highlands, South Shore)
Bridgeport (Bridgeport), Greater Grand Crossing (Grand
Crossing, Greater Grand Crossing, Park Manor).

FAR SOUTHWEST SIDE
Ashburn (Ashburn, Ashburn Estates, Beverly View, Crestline,
Parkview, Scottsdale, Wrightwood), Auburn Gresham (Au-
burn Gresham, Gresham), Beverly (Beverly, West Beverly)
Washington Heights (Brainerd, Longwood Manor, Washing-
ton Heights), Mount Greenwood (Mount Greenwood, Talley’s
Corner), Morgan Park (Beverly Woods, Kennedy Park, Morgan
Park, West Morgan Park).

FAR SOUTH SIDE
Chatham (Chatham, West Chesterfield), Avalon Park (Ava-
lon Park, Marynook, Stony Island Park), South Chicago (South
Chicago), Burnside (Burnside), Calumet Heights (Calu-
met Heights, Pill Hill), Roseland (Fernwood, Princeton Park,
Roseland), Pullman (Cottage Grove Heights, Pullman), South
Deering (Jeffrey Manor, South Deering), East Side (East Side)
West Pullman (West Pullman), Riverdale (Altgeld Gardens,
Eden Green, Golden Gate, Riverdale), Hegewisch (Hegewisch)

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NEVADA
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Nevada has massive first month of marijuana sales
Marijuana stores want an always-open option in Clark County
Nevada’s pot tax revenue jumps to nearly $5 million in August
Nevada Marijuana Sales Expected to Raise $120 Million in Taxes
These were just a few of the headlines in Las Vegas the past month.
Nevada tax officials recorded just under $5 million in tax revenue
last month, up from $3.7 million in its first month. Our state hopes to
collect over $120 Million dollars in taxes over the next two years.

Here’s how it works: Cultivators are charged a 15 percent wholesaler
tax which goes to our states schools (yeah,!) A separate 10% retail
tax is put into the state ‘rainy day’ fund.

The man who set up the SOP’s for Nevada’s recreational cannabis
industry is State Sen. Tick Segerblom. Senator Segerblom com-
mented about the numbers, “it’s a great start,” adding that tax reve-
nue exceeding state projections was “a good thing” for public schools.

There are 32 licensed dispensaries in Clark County alone. One of
the latest predictions is that more jobs will be created in legal
marijuana than in manufacturing by 2020. Some of those jobs
are Edibles Chefs, Grow Masters, Cannabis Sales Representatives,
and Trimming, Harvesting, & Packaging personnel.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all tourists and visitors to our
county who get off the plane and head straight to our dispensaries.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
DON’T SMOKE AND DRIVE
We’ve Got A Guy For That!

Former Chicagoan David Roberg
is a Certified Pistol Instructor.
He teaches basic pistol, per-
sonal protection for inside and
outside the home along with
Concealed Carry Weapon classes
in Nevada,Utah, and Florida.
Call (702) 612-7748
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Former Chicagoans Janet & Bob finally tied
the knot. They first met back in the 1960’s
at Austin High School. They fell in love and
off Bob went to Viet Nam. Fast forward to
their 48th high school reunion, where the
sparks flew...again. On the 5 year anniver-
sary of their touch down in Las Vegas, they
became husband and wife. They are 5 year
social members and attend many of our
functions. Thank you Bob & Jan.

Trattoria Italia has begun their ex-
pansion...after only ONE year in
business! Located at 9905 South
Eastern Ave. owners, Dion and
Pasquale will be adding approx.
1,300 square feet to accommodate
75 additional seats. Completion is
scheduled for February 2018. “The
community has been so welcoming.
They not only love our food, (es-
pecially our signature seafood dish
Cioppino, mixed seafood in a slight-
ly spicy red sauce) they love our
atmosphere and authenticity.” said
Dion. www.trattoriaitalia.vegas

Our Las Vegas to Chicago Connection
#LAS #ORD
That’s our new Social Member Michael
LaCoy. While golfing on his birthday
this December, he ran into Kris Bryant!
Slow play in front of them allowed
Michael the opportunity to chat for a
moment with super star 3rd baseman.
Vegas...you never know who you’ll meet
on the greens. #flythew #gocubsgo

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