McCook police arrest Chicago man in fatal shooting

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By Bob Bong A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in Saturday’s early morning shooting outside All Star Bar, 7949 W. 47th St. in McCook, which left one man dead and a second man wounded. Sisto A. Brito, 32, was charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted…

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center to close for renovation

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By Bob Bong Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook is about to be transformed, but the process will require the facility to be closed for most of the year starting Monday, Feb. 19. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but promise to be an asset to the community and a great place to visit…

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Man dies after shooting in McCook bar parking lot

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By Bob Bong One man was killed and another wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting outside a bar in McCook. McCook police said they were responding to a call about a shooting in the parking lot of a bar and discovered the men about half-a-block south of the parking lot of All Star Bar,…

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$900,000 winning lottery ticket sold in Oak Lawn

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Just before midnight on February 7, a lucky Illinois Lottery player stopped into a convenience store in oak Lawn and hit the jackpot on Fast Play Twenty 20s, winning $902,096. The ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 4501 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn. The store will receive a selling bonus of 1 percent of the prize…

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Clerk needs poll workers for March primary

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Suburban voters can do their part for democracy and earn some cash in the process by registering to serve as an Election Judge for the Cook County Clerk’s Office in the March 19, 2024, Presidential Primary Election. Clerk Karen Yarbrough is encouraging all residents to consider serving as an Election Judge or Polling Place Technician…

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Palos Heights aldermen split over renovations to City Hall

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By Nuha Abdessalam Residents at last week’s city council meeting asked Palos Heights aldermen to scale back plans to renovate City Hall. Aldermen Michael McGrogan, Don Bylut, Jack Clifford and Robert Basso are seemingly at odds with Aldermen Heather Begley, Brent Lewandowski, Jeffery Key and Jerry McGovern over plans to renovate City Hall. At the…

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OLCHS bowler earns athlete of the month honors

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By Brian Frangella             Charlie Dell was a picture of consistency for the month of December on the lanes for the Oak Lawn Community High School boys bowling team. He won Top 5 individual medals at three different invitationals, he rolled his career-best 289, and he was the South Suburban Conference Red Individual Champion. All this…

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Palos South Middle School cheer places 2nd at Spartan Showdown 

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The Palos South Cheer squad recently placed second in the Spartan Showdown cheer competition hosted at Marian Catholic High School in January. The team, coached by Palos South teacher Ashley Partin, competed in the Large Junior High Division. Partin said that the squad, made up of sixth, seventh, and eighth- grade students, are driven to achieve…

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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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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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