Area Sports Roundup | SouthWest Suburban and DuPage Valley merging for football

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By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Taking a page out of the Chicago Catholic League-East Suburban Catholic Conference playbook, the SouthWest Suburban Conference and DuPage Valley Conference are forming a football alliance that will begin play next season. Lockport Township High School Superintendent Robert McBride confirmed the merger in a statement. Nine of the 10 current…

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Tennis and Cross Country | Eagles soar to titles


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer It was a Sandburg Saturday. It was raining and reigning on Oct. 14 as the Orland Park school was able to add three titles to its collection of hardware in cross country and girls tennis. The Eagles won their ninth straight girls tennis sectional title, scoring 29 points and holding…

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Hispanic scholars hailed by Nazareth

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. A local teen is among six Nazareth Academy students recently named College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. Nathaniel Rios, a 2020 graduate of Our Lady of the Snows School, earned the designation based on academic achievements, maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP…

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Evil returns to 64th Street

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. Thousands may visit popular Halloween spectacle . By Cosmo Hadac What started as a way to connect with her neighbors during the peak of the pandemic has become a Halloween attraction that brings several thousand people to the Clearing neighborhood. Carnevil is now an annual event of epic frights and fun at 5716 W.…

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Lyons police break open a huge crime organization

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By Steve Metsch It would have been easy for Lyons Police Officer Dever Kelly to simply report a truck had been broken into and nothing was stolen. But Kelly, in his second year with the department, went the extra mile. He took photos of what he saw inside the truck, of boxes that were broken…

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Lions clubs to hold Candy Days 

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The Riverside Township Lions Club will join Lions Clubs around the state for Candy Days, which will be held Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13. Candy Days, held each year in October, annually raise more than $1 million to help the blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired.  On Candy Days, Riverside Township Lions…

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Find time to hide Halloween candy


. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 Hello neighbors! This is a busy time of year as we start thinking about the upcoming holidays, do some fall gardening, weatherize our homes, look for our jackets and sweaters, and most importantly, find hiding places for the Halloween candy…

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Time for sweatshirts, jackets and warm socks


. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 284-7394 Well, the weather has turned to fall, along with the sunrise being later and sunset earlier. It is sweatshirt, warm socks and jacket time – goodbye capris and sandals. With that comes preparation for Halloween. Sts.…

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Seems like 1993 was only yesterday


. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 As I am typing this column, I realize that today is my anniversary, for it was on Oct. 7, 1993 that my first neighborhood column appeared in the Southwest News-Herald. The fact that I’ve hit the 30-year…

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