Palos Heights treats veterans to free breakfast  

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By Jeff Vorva  The tradition continues. There are many traditions in the area when it comes to honoring those who served on Veterans Day. But when the Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department tag-teams with Alderman Jack Clifford for the annual Veterans Day Breakfast, it usually brings in a roomful of hungry former military men…

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Pritzker punts on Invest in Kids Act


. By Rich Miller . With his latest comments earlier this month, Gov. JB Pritzker has taken almost every possible position imaginable on the Invest in Kids Act. During his first run for governor, Pritzker agreed with the teachers’ unions and progressive activists by calling the program “a really bad idea” and said he opposed…

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Countryside resident seeks help with late-night noise

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By Steve Metsch  At least one Countryside resident is tired of hearing odd noises that wake him in the middle of the night.  With that in mind, Nico Sutkus spoke on the topic at the Sept. 27 meeting of the Countryside City Council.  Sutkus, 22, who resides in the 9500 block of 56th Street, said…

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St. Rita HS earns statewide acclaim


. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Congratulations to St. Rita of Cascia High School on being ranked the 2nd Best All-Boys High School in Illinois, according to Niche. This ranking is based on an analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews. Last…

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Worth veterans, students remember September 11 tragedy 

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By Joe Boyle  A steady downpour did not deter the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Worth Monday morning. “It did the same thing last year,” said Worth Trustee Brad Urban, who is also a member of the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991. “It was even raining harder.” However, members of the post and the Burbank Marine…

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We’re never too old to create beauty


. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 Did you know that artist Georgia O’Keeffe was 77 years old when she created her wonderful painting “Sky Above the Clouds”? This enormous painting is 24 feet long. O’Keeffe was inspired by the view from a plane. Her painting was gifted…

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Students enjoy EdCamp Unplugged at Worth School District 127

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By Kelly White Worth School District 127 has revamped its traditional summer school program, making it more fun, engaging and accessible for all of its students and staff members. Previously, summer school was a remedial program offered to a select group of students. Three years ago, teachers were invited to participate in the rebranding of…

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Woman’s club, cadets highlight cheerful Palos Park meeting


By Jeff Vorva The meeting before Tuesday’s election in Palos Park was free of controversy. After a few recent meetings were packed with people and featured some strife, the March 27 village council meeting was packed but full of joy and accomplishments. Many were on hand from the Palos Park Woman’s Club, an organization that…

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