OLCHS kicks off sports season with Fall Green and White Night tonight

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By Brian Frangella                Friday night kicks off the fall sports season at Oak Lawn Community High School as it hosts “Fall Green and White Night.” All fall sports teams will be represented, and each give a preview of what’s to come this season. The event will take place inside and out of the building. On…

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Palos Park police plan back-to-school campaign

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From staff reports Our Back-to-school safety campaign begins in earnest with students heading back to school soon, Palos Park Police are reminding everyone to take extra steps to be safe. Commander Chris Hughes is overseeing our day shift efforts during the time of year when parents get excited and students are looking forward to going…

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Marrs-Meyer Legion Post to celebrate with outdoor concert

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By Joe Boyle Summer is slipping away but Worth Mayor Mary Werner reminds residents that an outdoor concert will be a highlight this weekend. The Outdoor Music Fest will be held from 6 to10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St. Members of the post also remind…

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New principal takes reins at Dorn School in Hickory Hills

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From staff reports Jola Dziatkowiec was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 7. The third of four children (two boys and two girls) born to loving parents who raised their family on Chicago’s Southwest Side, she began learning English Language in third grade while attending Chicago…

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New assistant principals join Palos 118 administration team

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From staff reports Palos School District 118 will kick off the 2023-24 school year with two new assistant principals at its schools. Jennifer Legris has joined the district as assistant principal for Palos South Middle School, and Kristie Tieri will step into the role at Palos West Elementary. Legris received her bachelor’s degree in education…

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Brookfield man charged with child pornography, abuse of a minor 

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From staff reports  A 29-year-old Brookfield man is facing child pornography felonies and an aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor charge following an investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced last week. Sheriff’s police arrested Miguel Montesinos Jr., of the 3400 block of Vernon…

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Taste of Orland keeps the fun going for 20 years

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By Isabella Schreck With live music and karaoke, dozens of food vendors and activities for kids, there was something for everyone at the 20th anniversary Taste of Orland. The Taste ran from Friday through Sunday, and despite a rainy Saturday and an overcast Sunday, hordes of people filled the Village Hall lot and surrounding areas.…

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Oak Lawn: Village is in better economic health

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By Joe Boyle After some difficult years due to the pandemic, the economic health of the Village of Oak Lawn is on the rise. Additional funding has gone into the coffers for the Oak Lawn police and fire pensions. Village Manager Tom Phelan admitted during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on Aug. 8 that they had…

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Taste of Orland to celebrate 20th anniversary with music, fun, and food

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By Isabella Schreck  Live-music fanatics, foodies and car lovers will have plenty to do at the 20th anniversary of the Taste of Orland this weekend. With its usual line-up of tribute and local bands, neighborhood restaurant vendors, community groups, free giveaways, activities for kids and much more, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau said the Taste…

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Oak Lawn’s ‘Night Out’ is community celebration

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By Joe Boyle Presentations by the police and fire departments — along with food and music — were the major highlights of the Oak Lawn National Night Out on Tuesday. National Night Out is held the first Tuesday in August. The lone exception is Texas, which marks the occasion in October. National Night Out was…

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