Stagg coach, teacher enjoys the spotlight 

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Amos Alonzo Stagg High School teacher and coach Brian Jackson was recently honored in a Teacher Spotlight, sponsored by the IHSA and Country Financial, to recognize the efforts of educators and coaches/advisors who go beyond the call of duty to positively impact the lives of Illinois high school students inside and outside of the classroom. …

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Culver’s to support families of fallen police officers, firefighters

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Nine Chicago-area Culver’s restaurants will donate a percentage of sales to the families of fallen Chicago Police Officer Andres Vasquez-Lasso, Firefighter Jermain Pelt and fire Lt. Jan Tchoryk on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during “Fallen Hero’s Share Day.” “At Culver’s, we care about making a difference in the community and…

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Casten to open satellite office in Oak Forest

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On Saturday, April 22, Congressman Sean Casten (D-6th) will host a town hall at noon at the Bremen Township Senior Complex, 15350 Oak Park Ave. in Oak Forest. The town hall will be followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:15 p.m. and an open house for constituents in a building across the parking lot…

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Shepard Air Force JROTC adopts a highway

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Service comprises a huge part of joining the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC program at Shepard High School.  Throughout the year students volunteer for various worthy causes. This spring Major (ret.) Dan Johnson and his students added a new project.  Shepard joined the Illinois Department of Transportation “Adopt a Highway” program. Twice each year students…

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Animal shelter rescues 54 Chihuahua pups

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Animal Welfare League seeks dozens of fur-ever homes By Kelly White More than 50 Chihuahuas are looking for their fur-ever homes. A call came in to the Animal Welfare League, 10305 Southwest Hwy., Chicago Ridge, from a concerned relative of a family member whose love for the particular canine spiraled, leaving the owner unable to…

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Willow Springs village worker killed in motorcycle accident 

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By Bob Bong  A Willow Springs man who worked for the village was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a car in Joliet. Tyler Gallo, 20, died in the crash, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. In a news release, Joliet police said Gallo was heading north on Northeast…

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Worth Public Works gets high marks for stormy weather response 

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By Joe Boyle  The Worth Public Works Department received high praise from a local official on how they responded to a series of storms that raced through the village on March 31. Trustee Brad Urban was appreciative of how the public works department reacted quickly in the aftermath of the storms. “Public works did a…

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Palos 118 students donate $3,100 to earthquake relief 

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From staff reports  Members of all three Palos School District 118 student councils collected over $3,100 during a March fundraiser to benefit those impacted by the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. In addition, students at Palos East and West elementary schools and Palos South Middle School also collected 25 boxes of essential supplies that will…

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OLCHS dedicates auditorium to retiring superintendent

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By Brian Frangella It wasn’t until the 2002-03 school year that Oak Lawn Community High School began competing in the Illinois High School Association’s Drama/Group Interpretation State series. A major force behind that move was Oak Lawn Supt. Dr. Michael J. Riordan, who was the Assistant Principal for Student Activities at the time. Since beginning…

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Fire shuts down Al Bawadi restaurant in Bridgeview

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By Bob Bong Al Bawadi Grill, 7250 W. 87th St. in Bridgeview, will remain closed while repairs are completed after a fire struck the popular Middle Eastern and Palestinian restaurant just before closing Monday, April 3. Firefighters responded to the fire just before 10:30 p.m. and found a large outdoor dining tent adjacent to the…

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