Gazette Chicago 07 01 2016 E Edition Page 1

inadequate housing, education, and transportation; smoking; and even climate change. "We must have a more holistic view of what it means to address health disparities, including an understanding that social condi- tions are the fundamental causes of disease," said Mindy Fullilove, MD, professor of clinical socio- medical sciences and psychiatry at Columbia University in New York and a national authority on By Rachel Hinton The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announ- ced Healthy Chicago 2.0, a re- vamped version of Healthy Chi- cago, its 2011 initiative to boost health for Chicagoans of all eth- nicities, ages, and socioeconomic statuses. The revamp came after CDPH analyzed data on differences in health outcomes. The new plan features strategies for CDPH and its partners to address health dispari- ties among Chicago communities. New strategies address both traditional health issues, such as chronic disease and behavioral health, and systemic issues asso- ciated with poor health, including An independent community newspaper since 1983. Near West/Tri-Taylor University Village West Loop South Loop West Haven Bridgeport/Armour Square Chinatown Bronzeville East Pilsen Heart of Chicago July 1, 2016 FREE Vol. 34, No. 3 Other highlights: Community residents express concerns regarding heliport. See page 10. County plans outpatient facility, office building, more parking. See page 12. IMD garden farm stand also benefits Urban Autism Solutions. See page 16. INSIDE Jack Schaller, proprietor of Schaller's Pump, passes away at age 92. See page 30. By Marie Balice-Ward In about three years, 1,200 South Loop School students-about 300 more than now-will enjoy a big- ger and better facility at 16th and Dearborn Streets. By 2019, South Loop Elementa- ry School will relocate from 1212 S. Plymouth Ct., and South Loop Early Education Center will relocate from 1915 S. Federal St. Currently, kinder- garteners and first graders attend classes at the Federal Street facility, while those in grades two through eight go to the Plymouth Court building. Parents have complained about overcrowding at the current faci- lities, which designers intended for 690 students rather than the 835 enrolled. In addition, the school's facilities are too small for its pro- grams. "The librarian has to cart books from classroom to classroom, and the band practices in the hallway," said Jennifer Rakstad, parent of two South Loop School students. Officials expect overcrowding to become a bigger issue as devel- opers start building thousands of New South Loop School at 16th and Dearborn to increase student enrollment Continued on page 14 Mercy Home's Rev. Scott Donahue honored. See page 23. City takes over historic Near South's Clarke House. See page 3. By Patrick Butler As of today, Friday, July 1, St. Adalbert's Parish at 1650 W. 17th Street no longer exists, in accor- dance with a May 28 decree by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago Archbishop Blaise Cupich. The decree officially "subsumed" the congregation of the 142-year- old parish "fully and equally" into nearby St. Paul's Church at 2127 N. 22nd St. The archdiocese's order to dis- solve the parish ended a desperate months-long campaign culminat- ing in a June 1 march by more than 120 St. Adalbert's parishioners and supporters who circled Holy Name Cathedral, its rectory, and Frances Xavier Warde School six times, praying and singing hymns in En- glish, Spanish, and Polish. In an earlier protest, on April 23, parishioners chanted the Boguro- dzica , the oldest known Polish hymn, which Polish knights sang on the eve of their victory over German troops in the Battle of St. Adalbert Parish closes its doors; 'subsumed' into St. Paul's Parish Healthy Chicago 2.0 to boost health of many Chicagoans Continued on page 6 Continued on page 8 DALEY VISIT-Cook County Commissioner John P. Daley spoke recently to past and future Health, Education, and Relief Foundation Scholarship recipients at Saint Ignatius College Prep. For scholarship information, see Around the Neighborhood on page 21.

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