Worth residents complain about rat infestation 

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By Joe Boyle  A group of Worth residents stated Tuesday night that a surge in the rodent population has them frustrated and disgusted and would like village officials to address the problem. During the public forum segment of the Worth Village Board meeting, residents asked if the village could do more to eliminate the growing…

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Former Evergreen Park Carson’s may reopen as new store 

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By Joe Boyle  The shuttered Carson’s store located in the Evergreen Plaza shopping area has been designated as “severely blighted” and eligible for Class 8 designation. A new retail store operation in the U.S., with the assistance of the property owner, said they are willing to invest more than $10 million in new improvements to…

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Southwest Symphony presents an Afternoon of Lerner and Loew on Sunday

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The Southwest Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David L. Crane, will present “An Afternoon of Lerner and Loewe” on Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Christian College’s Ozinga Auditorium, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights. Favorite selections will be played from “Camelot,” “Gigi,” “Brigadoon,” “Paint Your Wagon,” and “My Fair Lady.” The…

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OLCHS senior a National Merit finalist

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Oak Lawn Community High School senior Yusra Abdelrahman is a National Merit Scholar finalist. Calculus teacher Lisa Sampson said, “Yusra is an incredible independent learner, high self-motivated, and has the ability to understand abstract concepts in simple terms. She asks questions that are always one step ahead of the material, showing an innate ability to…

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Jon’s Way Family Fun Fair

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Jon’s Way Youth Group in Chicago Ridge hosted a Family Fun Fair on March 27 at Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham Ave., Chicago Ridge. Organized by Karrie and Roger Grabinski, Jon’s Way Youth Group, the non-profit organization consisting of more than 30 teens, serves as an outlet where teens can volunteer in the community, meet other teens…

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Orland Park annual curbside spring cleanup set for week of April 11

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Spring is here and with it comes the Village of Orland Park’s yearly Curbside Spring Cleanup. This year’s collection will again be offered on residents’ regular garbage pickup days during the week of April 11-15. Orland Park’s Curbside Spring Cleanup is held in cooperation with the village’s refuse hauler, Waste Management. Residents are to place…

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Southwest Highway drainage work to begin April 4

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From staff reports The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a project to improve drainage on Southwest Highway, from 131st Street, in Palos Park, to 135th Street, in Orland Park, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, April 4. The project is expected to be completed in June. The project involves constructing new drainage crossings and a storm water…

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