Postseason Roundup | Nazareth dance team wins first sectional title


By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Will the streak continue? With a new team sharing the glory? Nazareth’s athletics programs have collectively won one IHSA state championships in each of the last five high school sports seasons, going back to spring 2022. The LaGrange Park private school’s baseball, football, girls volleyball and girls basketball teams each has…

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Inaugural Southwest Job Fair draws 500


By Jeff Vorva Sean Morrison had some meetings to tend to, so he wasn’t at the first Southwest Job Fair when it opened at 11 a.m. But once he arrived at the Orland Park Civic Center on January 11, the Cook County commissioner from Palos Park liked what he saw. Activity. Plenty of activity. “I…

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Orland Park officially declares it is not a sanctuary city


By Jeff Vorva For years, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau has been saying the village is a non-sanctuary municipality. On January 15, the board of trustees made it official. The board voted 6-0, with Joni Radaszewski absent, on an ordinance declaring that the village will not be a sanctuary city. In past meetings, Pekau said…

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Palos Park residents asked to Move with the Mayor


By Jeff Vorva  Palos Park residents are being encouraged to move with their mayor. No, first-year Mayor Nicole Milovich-Walters is not leaving the village. She is taking part in a fitness program in 2024 called Move with the Mayor. Each month, she is scheduled to do an activity with members of the community. The first…

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Orland cops praised for action for alleged hate crime

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By Jeff Vorva  The Orland Park Police Department was lauded publicly for its swift action for the arrest of a resident involved in an alleged hate crime. Terrence P. Clyne, 68, of the 15400 block of Catalina Court in Orland Park, was arrested on January 3 and charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery and…

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Girls Hoops Wrap | Young and older have fun in Oak Lawn

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By Jeff Vorva Correspondent It was a little of the old and new mixing together at Oak Lawn. The current Spartans beat Crete-Monee, 54-42, in a nonconference game on Jan. 7. In the crowd were players from the 2013-14 Oak Lawn squad that finished 28-2. After the game, alumni players engaged in a game of…

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