Baseball | Red-hot Reavis looks to make noise in postseason

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By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent Reavis is determined to send their head coach Don Erickson into retirement on a high note and will head into the postseason red hot and as South Suburban Red champions. The Rams defeated Oak Lawn 3-0 for the second straight day on May 15 to clinch the conference title. They followed…

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Sign changes cause controversy in Orland Park

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By Jeff Vorva Despite a controversy about signage, the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, the William R. Vogel Civic Center and the Franklin Loebe Recreation Center will continue to be named after those three historic Orland Park men. “Nothing has changed,” Mayor Keith Pekau said after the May 6 meeting. But a recent change in…

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Summer outdoor music scene heating up in southwest suburbs

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By Jeff Vorva Summer is fast approaching and the southwest suburbs are getting ready to welcome a host of national musical acts. While the old standbys, such as SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview and Credit 1 Union Amphitheater in Tinley Park will continue to bring in the big names, places like Orland Park and New Lenox…

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Sophia Smith’s brace sinks Red Stars

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By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Home has not been that sweet lately for the Chicago Red Stars. The team lost its second straight game at SeatGeek Stadium with a 2-0 setback to Portland in front of an announced crowd of 4,443 on April 27. Portland star Sophia Smith scored in the 10th and 26th minutes, then…

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Orland Park bans ‘gas station heroin’

By Jeff Vorva Products with what some people call “gas station heroin” will not be allowed to be sold in Orland Park. At the April 15 meeting, the village board voted 6-0 (with trustee Michael Milani absent) to prohibit kratom novel synthetic and psychoactive drug businesses to be sold in the village. “If this has…

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Rashid scolds TV news orgs on climate change

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. From staff reports State Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid (D-21st) recently scolded major news organizations for what he called a lack of attention to climate change. “Last year was marked by alarming climate extremes, from record-breaking heat waves to devastating floods, droughts and wildfires,” Rashid wrote earlier this month in a letter to his political supporters.…

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Things are still sweet at 77th and Western

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. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . As I was eating the ears off a chocolate-covered marshmallow bunny the other day, my mind drifted to candies, and chocolate in particular, of the past. While it’s hard to find a good, old-fashioned soda/ice cream…

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Get those Easter baskets blessed at St. Thomas More

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. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . We’ve got several events coming up in the near future that I want to share with you, so let’s get started. The traditional Blessing of Easter Baskets takes place at St. Thomas More, 2825 W. 81st…

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