Price tag for Stagg expansion grows to $15 million

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By Jeff Vorva The Stagg High School expansion project has a heftier price tag than originally thought. Consolidated High School District 230 officials were bracing for the project to cost roughly $12.5 million. At the Feb. 23 board meeting at Andrew High School, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services John Lavelle told the board that now…

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Polar Plungers ready to invade Palos Heights


By Jeff Vorva For more than 10 years, a group of Palos Heights police officers have gone south to take a Polar Plunge in Manteno. This year, the cops will stay home. The frigid water in Manteno will be replaced by frigid water in Palos Heights. Palos Heights Police will host their first Polar Plunge…

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Orland cops honored by ILEAP


By Jeff Vorva Lemont’s police chief stopped by the Orland Park Board of Trustees meeting to brag a little about the Orland Park Police Department. Lemont Chief Marc Maton attended the Monday, March 6, meeting to make a presentation on behalf of the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program for Orland Park’s Tier II re-accreditation. “The…

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New Palos Heights police chief sworn in


Water and sewer rates could skyrocket By Jeff Vorva For the first time in 20 years, a new Palos Heights police chief was sworn in. William Czajkowski, a 35-year member of the force, was sworn in as chief during the City Council meeting Tuesday, March 7. He replaced Larry Yott, who retired from the force…

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Rugby Report | Hounds drop home debut to Utah


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Caleb Strum called it “electric.” The Chicago Hounds right wing scored the team’s first try in SeatGeek Stadium history at the 30-minute mark to help give the expansion team a 10-0 lead over visiting Utah. Hounds officials estimated the crowd at just under 4,000 and the fans were making all…

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Hoops Wrap | Morton College taking aim at national title


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Morton College’s women’s basketball team took its first postseason step in its quest for a national championship. The Panthers, who finished second in the nation in the National Junior College Association Division II Tournament last year, handily defeated Moraine Valley, 91-51, on March 4 in Rockford to head into the…

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