Smookies win Pass Health Foods gluten-free baking competition

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By Kelly White A local health food store provided a twist on a friendly baking competition this past weekend. Pass Health Foods, 7228 W. College Dr., Palos Heights, hosted a gluten-free baking contest on November 11. “We chose to have the contest gluten free because we have a large amount of gluten-free customers, both people…

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Orland Township to hold COVID booster clinic

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Orland Township will be holding a COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Anyone planning on attending any of the clinics should wear a short-sleeved shirt and arrive in good health. At the clinic, a team of healthcare professionals from Jewel-Osco Pharmacy will administer the COVID-19 booster vaccine to help protect against the virus.…

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My Twist Boba and Yogurt in Summit is a must try!

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By Carol McGowan On 63rd Street in Summit, sits a great place to get in on all of the excitement of Boba Tea, and delicious frozen yogurt. My Twist, 7520 W. 63rd Street, has been open for almost a year and a half, and is drawing in more customers as word gets around over the…

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Taste of Orland keeps the fun going for 20 years

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By Isabella Schreck With live music and karaoke, dozens of food vendors and activities for kids, there was something for everyone at the 20th anniversary Taste of Orland. The Taste ran from Friday through Sunday, and despite a rainy Saturday and an overcast Sunday, hordes of people filled the Village Hall lot and surrounding areas.…

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Oak Lawn: Village is in better economic health

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By Joe Boyle After some difficult years due to the pandemic, the economic health of the Village of Oak Lawn is on the rise. Additional funding has gone into the coffers for the Oak Lawn police and fire pensions. Village Manager Tom Phelan admitted during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on Aug. 8 that they had…

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Chicago rock legend to perform at Krapil’s

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By Bob Bong Krapil’s Steakhouse in Worth offers live music on weekends in the summer and when Ambidextrous takes the stage Saturday night they will be joined by a Chicago rock legend. Taking the stage with Ambidextrous will be Ray Graffia Jr., one of the founding members of the New Colony Six. Graffia is making…

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What’s the buzz? Floodwater mosquitos are coming 

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By Isabella Schreck Recent rainfalls have been needed, but with the rain comes mosquitos – and local experts said the area will be seeing more of those pesky bugs for the rest of this summer. “The ones we’re about to heavily deal with are floodwater mosquitoes,” said Mark Tomek, a biologist at the Desplaines Valley…

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St. Fabian Vacation Bible School brings in 100 participants

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By Carol McGowan  The turnout for St. Fabian‘s Vacation Bible School was a great one this year. Approximately 100 children, teens and adult volunteers took part last week, June 26 through June 30. Paula Kroll, pastoral assistant and director of lifelong faith formation for St. Fabian Catholic Church, said it was a great turnout. “This was our first…

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