Police to hit Dunkin’ roofs for Special Olympics

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By Bob Bong Local police will all be hanging out at coffee shops across the south and southwest suburbs on Friday to raise money for the Illinois Special Olympics. The event, which is again being called Cop on a Rooftop after it was rebranded last year as Coffee for Champions, will take place at more…

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Area communities plan National Night Out events 

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By Bob Bong Several area communities are making plans to celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime next Tuesday. Thousands of communities in the United States and around the world celebrate as people are asked to turn on outside lights and join first responders to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out was started in 1984 by the National Association of Town…

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Oak Lawn salon owner vows to rebuild after car totals business

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By Dermot Connolly The Scissor Hands hair salon, a longstanding business in Oak Lawn, sustained heavy damage Saturday night when a car careened out of control through the storefront at 10822 S. Cicero Ave., destroying the interior of the salon. Jayne Molony, the owner, said the salon had closed at 4 p.m., about three hours…

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2 incumbents seek Dem nomination in newly drawn 6th District

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By Steve Metsch It doesn’t happen often, but voters in the newly drawn 6th Congressional District have an unusual choice in the Democratic primary. Because of redistricting, two sitting members of Congress are going toe-to-toe for the nomination in the June 28 primary. The district covers the Midway Airport area, Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood and the…

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Area gamers participate in historic IHSA state tournament

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By Jeff Vorva Oak Lawn and Stagg took seconds in the first. The inaugural Illinois High School Association eSports State Tournament took place Saturday at Bloomington High School and area gamers had a chance to play in the historic event. Oak Lawn and Stagg both had second-place finishers in the tournament and Stagg added a…

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St. Albert wins Bitty Basketball championship

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The St. Albert the Great Coed Bitty Basketball Team won the 2022 Championship. The Bitty Basketball Team consists of students from third- and fourth-grade. After not having sports last year due to COVID, students returned to the basketball court with practices being held at various sites in Burbank. The basketball season runs from November to…

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Baseball: Reavis ace Montalto stifles Evergreen Park again

By Steve Millar  Correspondent When Reavis junior Nathan Montalto pitched against Evergreen Park on March 29, he cruised through five innings, striking out eight and allowing just one hit in a 10-0 win for the Rams. So, when Montalto ended up facing the Mustangs a second time, he saw no need to change anything. “Mentally,…

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Boys Volleyball: Reavis hands Nazareth first loss of season

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By Steve Millar  Correspondent After winning the opening set and taking a big lead in the second one, it seemed like Reavis was set to cruise to a victory over previously unbeaten Nazareth. When the Roadrunners stormed back to force a third set, though, the Rams had to bear down. “We just had to forget…

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