$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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Bedford Park buys Southern Belle restaurant

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By Bob Bong Southern Belle’s restaurant in Bedford Park closed for the last time last Sunday after more than two decades at 6737 S. Archer Ave. The village has a contract to purchase the site for $2.5 million. Closing is expected in the first quarter. Bedford Park Mayor Dave Brady said a plan to move…

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Oak Lawn man charged with DUI for hitting house with vehicle

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By Bob Bong An Oak Lawn man was charged with drunken driving after a vehicle he was driving allegedly struck a house in the 5000 block of West 99th Street early Saturday morning. Shortly after midnight on January 27, Oak Lawn police responded to a motor vehicle accident that involved a vehicle that ran into…

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Palos South Girls go undefeated in the SWIC Conference

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Palos South’s eighth-grade girls’ basketball team recently won the Southwest Interscholastic Conference Championship. The Cardinals were undefeated in conference play with a record of 11 wins and 0 losses. The team won the SWIC post-season tournament, defeating Orland Jr. High, Tinley Central Middle School, and Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School. Palos South players Brooklyn Parr,…

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