Panda Express opening new concept location next week in Oak Lawn

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By Bob Bong Panda Express will be celebrating the grand opening of its newest location at 4801 W. 87th St. in Oak Lawn with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, February 15, beginning at 9 a.m. The first lucky 88 guests to receive a free Panda Express branded T-shirt.…

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Kudos to Jewell Wilson and Narcisa Pena


. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . Last week, I wrote a front-page story about a meeting held at Marquette Park. It addressed a new project planned at the park, which would be erected between the fieldhouse and the lagoon incorporating the site…

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Plenty to mark on your February calendar


. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . The next couple of weeks have many important dates. Feb. 10 is Chinese New Year. Feb. 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. George Washington’s birthday is Feb. 22. May each of these days become an opportunity for learning…

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A Peck parade, 10 times a week


. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796 . I love a parade. I just want to stand and cheer as they come. The rat-a-tat-tat, the blare of their horns…I sing this song every Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. The…

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Quinn sets meeting on New Warsaw future

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. Public invited to hear plans, offer opinions .  By Tim Hadac Clearing residents interested in the future of the shuttered New Warsaw Restaurant & Banquets property, 6250 W. 63rd St., are invited to attend the CAPS Beat 812 meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 W. 63rd…

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Area Sports Roundup | Larry Rothschild joins Windy City ThunderBolts

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By Jeff Vorva Correspondent First Bobby Jenks. Now Larry Rothschild. The Windy City ThunderBolts are stacking their staff with some familiar names from the Chicago baseball scene. They hired Jenks, a former White Sox closer and member of the 2005 World Series-winning team, as manager earlier in the offseason and recently hired Rothschild to be…

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