Not too late to get on the right path

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. By Ray Hanania . An armed teenager who had a run-in with police in Oak Lawn back in 2022 has been arrested again, this time in a connection with a robbery and a brutal beating of an innocent man who was exercising at an Orland Park gym on Dec.10. One of the three suspects…

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Migrants are a political hot potato

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. By Rich Miller . Mayor Brandon Johnson’s budget, passed last November, deliberately underfunded programs for asylum-seekers. The meager appropriation authority could be exhausted by April, but nobody knows yet what the city plans to do when it reaches that point. Also last November, Gov. JB Pritzker made it clear to reporters that “the state…

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We’ll all miss you, Father Flynn

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. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . As many of you may have heard, the Rev. John Flynn OSA passed away this month at the age of 96. A 1936 graduate of St. Rita High School, Father Flynn celebrated his 70th year in…

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Cold weather is nothing new under the sun

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. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . Cold is the topic of the day, that’s for sure. What did we talk about before the arctic temperatures of last week? It does get cold every year. Some years are colder than others. This is nothing new, but I think TV…

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Paczki Day just before Valentine’s Day in 2024

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. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796 . Hopefully the worst of Chicago’s winter is over. But February is right around the corner. Who knows what it will bring? In a little over two weeks, it will be Paczki Day, a great time…

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Fight looming over ‘game changer’ idea

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. By Rich Miller . One of the bigger state budget expansion fights we could see play out in Springfield this spring is the creation of a permanent $300 Child Income Tax Credit. The new proposal has been scaled back from last year’s $700 per child tax credit bill, which went nowhere in the House…

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A remembrance service I won’t forget

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. By Tim Hadac Editor Clear-Ridge Reporter & NewsHound . As a news reporter who started out professionally in 1984, I’ve covered any number of stories involving death and the fear of dying—usually packed with emotion, sometimes so close (to cite one example) I felt the breath of parents at a candlelight vigil, frantic to…

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Twisted Shamrock Pub brings fun to Midway area

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. Earning reputation as a ‘community gathering place’  . By Tim Hadac In its bid to become the Midway area’s go-to spot for good times in 2024 and beyond, Twisted Shamrock Pub appears to have a leg up on everyone else. Under a new ownership and management mix, the pub at the northwest corner of…

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New Harold’s Chicken off to a great start

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. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . I have been planning on checking out the new Harold’s Chicken location since it opened at 2900 W. 63rd St. This week I did. This is the first business venture for new owner Alicia Cooper. What…

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Keep your New Year’s resolutions sensible

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. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? The most popular ones seem to do with food. I would never vow to diet or give up any kind of food. This would be a recipe for disaster because I just love to cook, eat…

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