AERO opens new facility in Burbank

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By Bob Bong When Queen of Peace High School in Burbank announced it was closing in 2018, the good folks at AERO special education co-op saw a golden opportunity. They purchased the school’s 13-acre site at 7659 S. Linder Ave. in August 2019 for $3.2 million. The plan was to retrofit the high school for…

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Antonio Clay-Jones carries Evergreen Park past Reavis

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By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent No deficit in sports is too great to overcome unless the double zeros on the clock are reached. Unfortunately for Reavis High School, that was the situation in their Week 3 matchup with Evergreen Park High School. Despite every Reavis Rams (1-2) effort to overcome their deficit, the Evergreen Park Mustangs…

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News from Springfield: 12 school districts to receive an additional $6.2 million 

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State Senator Mike Porfirio (D-11th) announced that 12 school districts across the area will receive over $6.2 million in additional funding to help address the financial challenges of recent years.  “Evidence-based funding supports educational opportunities that contribute to the long-term success of our students,” said Porfirio. “Through this funding formula, we can ensure that a…

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Police ID Burbank woman slain in home 

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By Bob Bong  Burbank police have identified the 77-year-old woman who was discovered dead in her home last week during a well-being check.  Police said the victim was identified as Mary Sarolas.  Police said they responded to a call for a well-being check at 2:44 p.m. on July 18 in the 8500 block of South…

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Sag Moraine Native Plant Community honors Bedford Park, Justice

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From staff reports  Sag Moraine Native Plant Community last week hosted its first Evening of Appreciation at the Bedford Park Community Center. At the June 15 event, individuals and municipalities were recognized for their efforts to improve the local ecosystem through the planting of native plants and providing education about the importance of restoring native…

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Chicago man charged in Burbank hit-and-run

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From staff reports A 21-year-old man has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident after being allegedly identified as the driver of a car that struck a Burbank grandfather riding his bike to work last week. Burbank police identified the man as Obidise Walker and said he was also issued several…

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Police to hit the roof at Dunkin’ Donuts for Special Olympics 

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By Bob Bong  Police departments across the south suburbs are gearing up for another high-flying fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois. Police will be hanging out at more than 325 Dunkin’ Donut coffee shops across Illinois starting at 5 a.m. Friday, May 19, for another edition of Cop on a Rooftop. They will be collecting donations…

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