Orland Park Library celebrates art of quilting

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By Kelly White As a youth, Linda Augsburg was in a 4-H club where she learned how to sew. At the time, she did mostly garment sewing, but was always striving to learn more. Today, through her years of dedicated ambition, she is known as an expert quilter. “I continue to learn and explore so…

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Author Kelly Yang visits Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School

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By Kelly White New York Times best-selling author, Kelly Yang, met virtually with Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School students to talk about her new book and the hardships of being a student, especially during the pandemic. “What I liked best about Kelly Yang’s author visit was our ability to be able to connect and relate to…

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Evergreen Park students step up to help local food pantry

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By Kelly White Evergreen Park Community High School students are dedicated to helping others in need, so, members of the Student Government held an 11-day food drive at the end of March. “I think it’s important for students to engage in leadership roles and participate in things like the food drive to see the impact…

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Oak Lawn’s Adult East Egg Hunt

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By Kelly White  Easter’s not just for kids anymore. Thanks to the Oak Lawn Park District, it’s also for adults. The park district hosted an Adult Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 2, at Stony Creek Golf Course, 5850 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn. “This was a fun way for adults to celebrate the holiday and…

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Chicago Ridge Library celebrates Ramadan with food drive 

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By Kelly White  Located in a culturally diverse community, the Chicago Ridge Public Library is proud to serve its patrons of all ethnicities and backgrounds. To support the library values of “all are recognized,” the youth services department has created a large library-wide program that reflects the local community’s diversity. For the first time, staff…

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Haircuts for a Cause

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By Kelly White  Known as being a kind, caring and compassionate man, David Steadman has always dedicated his life towards helping others. Steadman, 61, who grew up the oldest of four children, took his role very seriously, according to his sister, Laurie Asztalos. “I cannot say enough good things about David,” Asztalos, of St. John,…

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Mammal madness sets in at OLCHS 

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By Kelly White  March Madness is taking over Oak Lawn Community High School, but not in the form of basketball. For the fourth year in a row, the school, 9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, participated in March Mammal Madness. “I love participating in March Mammal Madness because I am able to research and learn about…

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Jon’s Way to hold Family Fun Fair in Chicago Ridge

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By Kelly White A Chicago Ridge youth group is finding creative ways to keep the community involved. Jon’s Way Youth Group will be hosting a Family Fun Fair on Sunday, March 27, at Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham Ave., Chicago Ridge. “With this event the teens get to show their leadership skills to the…

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Shepard rallies for Respect Week

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By Kelly White Each year, schools across Illinois celebrate Respect Week. This campaign focuses on inclusion for people with disabilities, celebrating Respect for All – no matter the disability, gender, or race. Shepard High School students proudly took part in the week-long celebration that derived from the Spread the Word Campaign. “Plunging is an opportunity…

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