Straz breaks tie in Palos Heights consultant vote


By Jeff Vorva After a discussion and argument that lasted close to a half hour, the Palos Heights City Council voted on what appeared to be a routine item on the June 20 agenda. Mayor Bob Straz had to cast the deciding vote after a 4-4 stalemate by the aldermen to allow Tennessee-based McGrath Human…

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Orland Public Works staff air complaints to board


By Jeff Vorva Public Works workers took their grievances public. More than 50 people attended the June 19 Orland Park village board meeting and most of them were Public Works employees who have been unhappy with the way they have been treated in recent years. During a public comments portion of the meeting, six employees…

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Area Sports Roundup | Area hoops teams compete in summer showcases


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Five area girls basketball teams participated in a monster girls hoops showcase and showed their skills to college coaches during the NCAA’s live period. The first Windmill City Weekend Live Event took place June 15-17 at Batavia High School. Each team competed in a four-team pool and then playing a…

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Contruction headaches starting, splash pad coming to Palos Heights


By Jeff Vorva Road construction time is in full swing and already residents of Palos Heights are experiencing some headaches. At a brief June 6 city council meeting that had four of eight aldermen absent, Alderman Jack Clifford said that an Oak Park Avenue construction project had started and is inconveniencing residents along that street…

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