More renovations planned for Worth golf course

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By Joe Boyle Upgrades continue at Water’s Edge Golf Course in Worth with plans for an electronic message board to be erected on the property this year. An ordinance was approved for a license agreement with BRT Outdoor LLC concerning Water’s Edge Golf Course signage during the Worth Village Board meeting on Tuesday night. The…

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Oak Lawn man charged with shooting brother 6 times

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By Bob Bong An Oak Lawn man was charged last week with attempted murder after he allegedly shot his brother six times in a violent altercation. Police said they received a call of shots fired shortly after midnight on February 8 in the 9600 block of South Karlov Avenue. As officers were responding to the…

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Campaign 2020: Civil Rights attorney ShawnTe Raines-Welch to seek judgeship  

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By Ray Hanania   Civil Rights attorney ShawnTe Raines-Welch has announced her candidacy for one of two vacancies for judge in Cook County’s 4th Subcircuit in the June 28 primary election. Raines-Welch specializes in legal work for municipal governments, including cities, school districts, park districts and other local taxpayer-funded public bodies at an established municipal law…

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Campaign 2020: 11 elected officials endorse Newman in primary 


By Bob Bong   Marie Newman’s bid to win the Democratic nomination in the new 6th Congressional District picked up steam Tuesday when 11 elected officials in Cook and DuPage counties announced they were endorsing her in the June primary over fellow incumbent Sean Casten. “Congresswoman Marie Newman has been a very strong and effective advocate for…

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Owner dispels rumors of Royalberry closing 

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By Bob Bong  Frank Salman, owner of Royalberry Waffle House and Restaurant in Palos Heights, has a simple message:  “We’re not closed!”  Salman said rumors have been rampant in the area that his restaurant of 17 years suddenly closed at the corner of 127th Street and Ridgeland Avenue.  “We are not closed. We are going strong,”…

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$900,000 Lotto ticket sold at Palos Heights 7-Eleven

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By Bob Bong Local Lucky Day Lotto players best check their tickets for last Sunday’s mid-day drawing. A winning ticket worth $900,000 was sold at the Palos Heights 7-Eleven store. The winning ticket was sold at the store at 6350 W. 135th St., and matched all five numbers in Sunday mid-day’s drawing: 11-13-24-30-37. “Selling a…

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Stickney’s St. Pius X Parish to merge with St. Leonard

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By Bob Bong St. Pius X Parish in Stickney will merge with St. Leonard Parish in Berwyn this summer, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, announced last month. The merger is part of the archdiocese’s ongoing Renew My Church initiative and will take effect on July 1. The new parish will have one pastor and…

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No injuries when Metra train hits school bus in Orland Park

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By Bob Bong No children were injured Friday afternoon when their school bus stalled on railroad tracks in Orland Park and the bus was hit by a Metra commuter train. The Orland Fire Protection District responded to an emergency call Friday when a school bus from American School Bus Co. carrying students from St. Michael’s…

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