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Bridgeview traffic alert for Harlem Avenue Monday morning

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On Monday, May 2, The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview will host Eid prayer services to mark the end of Ramadan at SeatGeek Stadium, 70th Street and Harlem Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Expected attendance for this event is estimated to be more than 10,000 people.

Expect southbound and northbound traffic on Harlem Avenue to be disrupted during this time. Delays can be expected from 63rd Street to 87th Street on Harlem Avenue. Heavy traffic conditions can also be expected on Roberts Road from Archer Avenue to 87th Street, as well as on 71st Street from Harlem to Roberts Road.

Persons using these routes for travel on May 2 will experience longer than normal travel times and should plan accordingly.

The Mosque Foundation has previously hosted Eid services at SeatGeek Stadium.

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Thomas L. Knapp

A one-two punch against internet freedom

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Rich Miller

GOP opponents not laying a glove on Irvin

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Spread the loveBy Rich Miller I was a bit flabbergasted to see last week that Republican gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin told a blatant falsehood on a southern Illinois radio station. But what came after that helps us see how the Republican primary will play out for the next four and a half months. If you…

Fikri Rahana, owner of 7-Eleven in Palos Heights, sold a $900,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket. (Photo supplied by Illinois Lottery)

$900,000 Lotto ticket sold at Palos Heights 7-Eleven

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Bridgeview inks deal to promote village events, tourism

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Spread the loveBy Steve Metsch Bridgeview is again partnering with the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau to market and promote tourism in the village. The village board, by a 6-0 vote at its Jan. 19 meeting, approved the resolution. Per the resolution, the bureau will “help market and promote the region for conventions, meetings,…

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Landek urges slower driving near emergency vehicles

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Spread the loveBy Ray Hanania State Senator Steven Landek expressed his concerns over reports that three Illinois State Troopers were struck by motorists in three different incidents during recent heavy snowstorms. In two separate incidents on Interstate 72, a state trooper had pulled over to the side of the road in Springfield to help a…

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Evergreen Park High students collect blankets for the homeless

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Spread the loveBy Kelly White Students at Evergreen Park Community High School started up an effort to keep the homeless warm as cold temperatures and frigid air have hit the Chicagoland area this winter. The Service Club at the high school, 9901 S. Kedzie Ave. in Evergreen Park, is hosting a blanket drive through Friday,…

District 230 Supt. Robert Nolting has relaxed mask mandates at Stagg, Sandburg and Andrew high schools. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

D230 goes yellow and relaxes mask mandates after judge’s ruling

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva In the wake of a judge’s decision, District 230 has gone yellow. The district, which serves Stagg, Sandburg and Andrew high schools, on Monday switched its COVID-19 status from orange to yellow. Sangamon County Judge Raylene Grischow ruled in favor of parents who took 145 Illinois school districts to court…

Kathy Headley

Bridget Ferriter, you will be missed

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Spread the loveBy Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Last week I had the sad experience of attending the funeral of a good friend, Bridget Ferriter. We were neighbors for more than 30 years. We did things long-time neighbors do, like pop over for coffee…

Mary Stanek

To receive City services, you must ask

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Winter Olympics bring back fun memories

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Budget negotiations will extend into next week as House leaves Springfield

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Maternal health, abortion protection measures advance as session nears end

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Capitol Briefs: Republicans sue over law banning legislative candidate slating

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Illinois Supreme Court considers expectation of privacy in hospitals

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