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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Shepard High School partners with Palos Heights TV

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By Kelly White Shepard High School is paving the way for future media talents. The high school, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, is now partnering with the community access channel Palos Heights TV (PHTV) under the direction of producer, Dave Wierzel, to provide students more opportunities to use their skills in a professional realm.…

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Stagg literary magazine earns national award of excellence

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The 2022-23 edition of Stagg High School’s Labyrinth Literary Magazine, entitled Whoomp! (There Goes Gravity), earned an award of Excellent in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines Contest, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. This year, schools in 46 states and five countries nominated 375 student magazines. Magazines from middle school,…

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2 charged with attempted murder in Chicago Ridge

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By Bob Bong Two suburban men were arrested Friday in connection with a shooting on January 14 in the 10200 block of South Harlem Avenue in Chicago Ridge. Sary Abushanab, 25, of the 8100 block of Marion Drive in Justice, and Mohammad Freihat, 23, of the 8100 block of South Braeburn in Orland Park, were…

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Pace debuts inaugural electric bus route in south suburbs

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By Bob Bong First it was electric cars, then trucks, and now, buses. Pace, the suburban bus transit agency, last Friday introduced its first electric bus at its Southwest Division station in Bridgeview. The state-of-the-art Gillig bus is now operational on Route 381 95th Street serving riders in the southwest suburbs, including Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge,…

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ATM stolen from Summit’s Steak-n-Egger restaurant

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By Carol McGowan An ATM machine was stolen from a Summit restaurant after a break-in by two men early Saturday morning. The cash machine was taken from the Steak-n-Egger breakfast, 5611 S. Archer Road, after the front door was smashed open and the business was robbed. Owner Terry Carr, who is mayor of nearby McCook,…

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Oak Lawn Park District donates equipment to Kids Around the World

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By Kelly White The Oak Lawn Park District is helping kids across the globe. Thanks to an organization called “Kids Around the World,” the old playground at the Oak View Center and Museum, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn, is now refurbished and open for play almost 2,000 miles away in the Dominican Republic. “We…

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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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Orland Park Public Library goes digital

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By Kelly White Orland Park Public Library is riding the digital wave. As part of the library’s commitment to enhancing patron experience, the library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, recently upgraded the reservation process to its available meeting rooms. The once paper-based Meeting Room Reservation Use & Agreement forms have been phased out and…

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