Palos Heights police bust mail theft ring

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3 arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Palos Heights, Palos Park By Jeff Vorva The good news is that lost mail involving residents of Palos Park and Palos Heights has been found. The bad news is that it may be a while before they get that mail back. Three people were arrested for their alleged…

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Richards students make blankets for kids with cancer

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By Kelly White Richards High School students brought warmth and love to those who need it most this winter season. Under the supervision of Richards Activities Facilitator, Deborah Swanson, 75 students met after school on January 31 at the high school, 10601 Central Avenue in Oak Lawn, to make fleece comfort blankets for pediatric cancer…

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Worth approves new parking, traffic regulations

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By Joe Boyle Two ordinances were passed at the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night requiring changes for pedestrian crossings and vehicular traffic. Police Chief Tim Denton said one ordinance needed to be amended regarding pedestrian and vehicular traffic. It needed to be made clear that individuals should not be walking along main streets and…

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Richards student awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award

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By Kelly White Richards High School senior Michael Wickman has set his educational bar high. Wickman, a member of Navy Junior Reserve Officers Corps at the high school, 10601 Central Ave., Oak Lawn, was recently awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award for his outstanding achievement in the NJROTC. “Being Awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze…

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A Little Bit of Germany at Shepard High School


By Kelly White German culture and cuisine made its way in to one local area high school cafeteria last weekend. Alan B. Shepard High School, 13049 S. Ridgeland Avenue in Palos Heights, hosted its annual A Little Bit of Germany event on February 3 bringing oversees traditions right to the south suburbs. “I like the…

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Worth police ready to take another Polar Plunge

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By Joe Boyle While the temperatures have been milder so far this month, Worth residents are reminded that winter is still here. And the Worth Police Department, along with some hardy volunteers, will take part in the 2024 Law Enforcement Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 9, in the parking lot of the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S.…

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Shepard, Richards cheerleaders earn highest sectional scores

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The varsity cheerleaders from Shepard High School in Palos Heights on second place on Saturday at the IHSA Sectional tournament at Hinsdale South High School.  The team advanced to the IHSA state finals as a result. Coached by Shepard graduate Felicia Marr, the Astros earned their highest score ever at a sectional tournament.   The team…

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Richards students qualify for National Honor Society

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Richards High School recently hosted an induction ceremony for students who qualified for National Honor Society. Criteria for membership include a grade point average of at least 3.5/4.0 and participation in at least four extracurricular activities (five if the student is a senior.) Students who qualified include Meera Al Shamasneh, Zeinab Aoun, Claire Begani, Ava…

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Webb Chevrolet hosts SD218 auto tech students from Richards, Shepard

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Despite their busy schedules, general manager Tim Gehr and several other supervisors from Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn found time in December to show automotive technology students from Richards and Shepard high schools the career possibilities waiting for them. Teachers Keith Luszcak and Matt Krogh brought 29 students to tour Webb facilities, talk with various…

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Worth Lions donation benefits police

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By Joe Boyle Worth Police Chief Tim Denton has been attempting to come up with ways to allow for new technology that would protect children from predators on the internet. Lending a helping hand is the Worth Lions Club. Denton said during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night that their current computer system is…

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