This rescue agency is devoted to felines


By Kelly White Finding cats and kittens a safe home is the sole mission behind Kitties for Keeps Rescue. A non-profit, no kill, volunteer run and foster based, Kitties for Keeps Rescue is dedicated to rescuing friendly, adoptable cats, both old and young, that are left homeless, in danger of euthanasia, or in danger, or…

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Palos Chamber promotes Live Well, Be Well

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By Kelly White  The Palos Area Chamber of Commerce encourages its residents to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to stay active within the local community. Doing just that, the chamber hosted a Life Well, Be Well event on October 7 at the Palos Heights Parks & Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th St. “The goal was to…

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Sally’s Nightmare on Melvina in Palos Heights


By Kelly White  To the Stolarski family, Halloween is not just a holiday; it is a time to bring people together for a good cause.  Located at 12407 S. Melvina Ave. in Palos Heights, the Stolarski’s beautifully lit haunt features the characters from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”   “Halloween is absolutely my favorite…

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Orland Township celebrates pets at Pet-Palooza

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By Kelly White Orland Township knows how to celebrate its pets. The township hosted its 11th annual Pet-Palooza on Saturday, September 16, on the Orland Township grounds, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. The free event was sponsored by Supervisor Paul O’Grady and the township’s board of trustees. “As a pet owner myself, I understand…

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Palos Park celebrates fall with annual festival

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By Kelly White Palos Park is ready to celebrate the changing leaves, chillier weather and start of autumn. The village welcomed the season in just a little early with its annual Autumn in the Park festival on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, on the Village Green at 8901 W. 123rd Street. “This is…

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Shepard High School honors the victims of September 11 

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By Kelly White  Monday’s rain postponed Shepard High School’s 9/11 Remembrance; however, it did not make it any less meaningful.  On the morning of Tuesday, September 12, the high school’s JROTC students and countless staff members met on the school’s football field, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, to honor all of the fallen heroes…

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Concert series wraps with Oak Lawn Fall Music Festival 

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By Kelly White  Oak Lawn’s second annual Fall Music Festival took over the weekend with incredible sounds and delicious treats.  The festival kicked-off on September 9 and ran through September 11 at 95th Street and Cook Avenue.  “All summer long, we have music on our green, ending the season with the Oak Lawn Music Fest,”…

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St. Catherine charges forward with 5k run

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By Kelly White Students woke up bright and early but not to head to the classroom. St. Catherine of Alexandria School, 10621 S. Kedvale, Oak Lawn, hosted its 12th annual Charge on 5K on Saturday, August 19. “I’ve been doing this every year, since it started more than a decade ago,” Erin Heidemann, of Oak…

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