Orland Township hosts summer picnic for youths 

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By Kelly White  Orland Township is keeping youths busy this summer.  The Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park, hosted a Summer Picnic for students entering the sixth- through the 12th-grade on June 22.  “A summer picnic is a great way to revive the Orland Township Youth Commission,” Paul O’Grady, Orland Township Supervisor, said.…

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Elizabeth Berg returns to Evergreen Park Public Library

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By Kelly White The Evergreen Park Public Library last month proudly welcomed back New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg. Berg, who visited the library in 2017, came back for an afterhours event on June 2 at the library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., to talk about her new book Earth’s The Right Place for Love.…

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Orland Park Library kicks off reading program with a party

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By Kelly White The Orland Park Public Library is once again making a huge effort this year to get kids and adults reading over the summer through fun and rewarding summer reading programs. The library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., hosted a Find Your Voice Summer Reading Kick-off Party Weekend on June 10 and on June…

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OLHMS students enjoy their Day of Service

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By Kelly White Oak Lawn-Hometown students spent a day providing generous acts of service for others. Through an annual Service Learning Day on April 28 at the school, 5345 W. 99th St, in Oak Lawn, more than 1,000 students found creative ways to get involved and make their mark on the local community. “Providing service…

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Palos Hills celebrates summer with Picnic in the Park

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By Kelly White The City of Palos Hills is encouraging its residents to get outdoors and to enjoy everything the community has to offer. Organized by the Palos Hills Resource & Recreation Department, the city hosted its third annual Picnic in the Park at Bennett Park, 10801 S. Roberts Road, on Saturday, June 17. “The…

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Green Hills Library kicks off Summer Reading program

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By Kelly White  The warm weather is upon us, but that is even more of a reason to visit your local library.  In celebration of the season, the Green Hills Public Library, 10331 Interlochen Drive in Palos Hills, hosted a Summer Reading Kick-Off with Rainbow Cone on Monday, June 12, at Bennett Park, 10801 S.…

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Special Ed students, seniors race for friendship

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By Kelly White  While cars revved their engines at the Indy 500 this past weekend, residents at Grace Point Place in Oak Lawn were able to join in on the excitement. Grace Point Place, an Anthem Memory Care community located at 5701 W. 101st St., celebrated the Indy 500 on May 25 with a remote-control car race against…

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Adopt-A-Pot program brightens up Palos Heights

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By Kelly White The Palos Heights Beautification Committee works hard to do just what its name entails, keep the city beautiful. To provide a spark of greenery and a pop of color outside of local businesses, parks and municipal buildings, the committee hosted an Adopt-A-Pot flower planting day on May 20 in the parking lot…

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Worth police hit the roof for Special Olympics Illinois 

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By Kelly White  Worth’s Police Department takes pride in having close ties with the local community.   For the 11th year, the department was happy to once again take part in Cop on a Rooftop to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Police officers mingled with residents on Friday morning at Dunkin Donuts, 6707 W. 111th St.,…

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Orland Park welcomes Rainbow Cone

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By Kelly White Rainbow Cone was welcomed in to the Orland Park community on Friday morning when a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the franchise’s newest location, 15711 Harlem Ave., Orland Park. The location is run by the duo, John Buonavolanto and Fernando Toscano. “There are a lot of South Siders right here…

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