Casten visits agency that aids homeless veterans

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By Dermot Connolly Cong. Sean Casten (D-6th) recently paid a visit to In Color, a non-profit in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood in his newly redrawn district, which received a $466,406 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor that will go toward assisting homeless veterans in need of shelter and jobs. “Our background is housing and workforce…

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Bridgeview man charged with reckless homicide in Palos Hills crash

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From staff reports A Bridgeview man has been charged with reckless homicide after he was allegedly involved in a fatal crash in Palos Hills earlier this month. Daniel D. Swan, 32, was charged in connection with the August 6 multi-vehicle crash in the 10900 block of Southwest Highway. Palos Hills police said they were dispatched…

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Dynamic duo to lead team at Glen Oaks School

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From staff reports Flexible, open-minded and adaptable are three qualities the new principal and assistant principal at Glen Oaks School cite as ingredients for continuing to build a culture of fun and success with both students and staff. Farah Daoud, who spent last year as assistant principal at the Hickory Hills’ school, was named principal…

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Richards JROTC students complete Basic Leadership Training

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Summer for high school students typically means making some money, heading to the beach, and spending time with family on vacations. For students enrolled in the U.S. Navy JROTC program at Richards High School, summer also offers the chance to learn about life as a military officer. More than a dozen recently spent a week…

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Evergreen Park Community High School welcomes new staff

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Seven new staff members have joined the team at Evergreen Park Community High School for the 2023-2024 school year. The newest Mustang educators were welcomed to campus earlier this month for a round table discussion and tour of the building. Martin Chappetto is the newest member of the EPCHS Counseling Department. He comes to Evergreen…

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Shepard celebrates start of football season with Orange and Brown Game

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From staff reports The Shepard High School community gathered on Friday, August 18, to celebrate the start of a new football season with the customary Orange and Brown Game. Beautiful weather, performances by the varsity dance team, and free sno-cones for everyone helped make the evening at Shepard stadium a wonderful occasion. Booster Club also…

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Casten to hold Town Hall on Thursday at Moraine Valley Community College

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Congressman Sean Casten (D-6th) will host a town hall in Palos Hills at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 College Parkway, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Since being elected to Congress, Casten has made it a top priority to be accessible and in constant communication with constituents—holding over…

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Black and Gold game opens football season at Richards

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From staff reports The enchanting scent of glowing charcoal filled the air at Richards High School as fans, friends, alumni, and students gathered to celebrate the start of a new football season at the traditional Black and Gold Game on August 18. The marching band and cheerleaders performed, volunteers grilled and packaged hamburgers and hot…

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Palos Park CERT issues first Challenge Coin

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From staff reports The Palos Park Community Emergency Response Team is launching its first Challenge Coin. Officer Frank Flores is inviting community members to support the Palos Park Community Emergency Response Team Challenge coin. The Palos Park Community Emergency Response Team is comprised of community members who volunteer to help the Village of Palos Park…

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