Fire hits Harlem Avenue hookah lounge

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From staff reports Orland and Palos Heights firefighters responded to a structure fire early Saturday morning at a hookah lounge located in a corner surrounded by forest preserve land. At 5:06 a.m. on Oct. 21, companies of the Orland Fire Protection District and Palos Heights Fire District were dispatched in response to a possible structure…

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Students take over Palos Heights City Hall

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By Nuha Abdessalam  Palos Heights eighth-graders took over city hall last week but it was a lesson in civics rather than a student uprising. The Palos Heights students who took the reins had entered an essay contest for the chance to swap roles with the city’s aldermen and Mayor Robert Straz. The Woman’s Club of…

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Palos 118 Boys Softball Finishes First in SWIC Conference 

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Palos South Middle School’s boys’ softball team finished their season in first place in the Southwest Interscholastic Conference. The Cardinals finished with a regular season record of 10 wins and one loss. After two wins in the playoff tournament, the Cardinals faced off against the Orland Park Junior High Eagles in the championship game winning 11-1, finishing…

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Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park police arrest suspects in two bar robberies 

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From staff reports  Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park police worked in conjunction to arrest two male suspects following two bar robberies that took place on Oct. 10. Police arrested Jarlen Loggins, 19, of the 7900 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, and a 15-year-old male in connection with the robberies. According to police, the…

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Oak Lawn’s Midnight Terror is scarier than ever 

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By Dermot Connolly  The Midnight Terror haunted house in Oak Lawn is back—bigger and scarier than ever, according to its creator.  Oak Lawn resident Justin Cerniuk has been operating Midnight Terror since 2014, primarily where it is located now, in a 26,000 square-foot warehouse at 5520 W. 111th St.  “I have really been doing this for…

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Legion post donates sign for Worth park

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The Worth Park District was the recipient of a donated park sign from the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991 for Veterans Memorial Park, located at 111th Street and Harlem Avenue in Worth. “We are appreciative of the American Legion for this generous donation,” said Robert O’Shaughnessy, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We know that the…

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Comings & Goings: Repair Café held at Lyons Township 

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By Bob Bong Five La Grange teenagers have opened a new venture inside Lyons Township Hall in Countryside that aims to cut down on the number of household appliances and other items that people mostly throw out when they break. The Repair Café will be held in the township community room, 6404 Joliet Road in…

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Argo makes Class 7A playoffs, will open against top-seeded Normal

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By Mike Walsh Correspondent After addressing his Argonauts following their comeback victory over T.F. South in the regular-season finale — a win that two days later officially punched their ticket to the IHSA playoffs for a second straight season — Argo head coach Phil Rossberg stood by himself in the south end zone. Rossberg, standing…

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Bridgeview mosque, school receive threats

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By Bob Bong Fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East has had an impact locally as a Muslim school and mosque in Bridgeview received threats this week. Classes at Aqsa school were called off Friday and students switched to a remote learning day after the school received an anonymous letter this week that…

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