Stop the Bleed lessons taught at Argo, Summit Library

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By Carol McGowan  Argo High School’s Student Resource Officers, Michael Snee and Wagner Antoine, have not only been busy with making sure the Summit school is safe, but have been training staff in how to Stop the Bleed. Snee has been with the Summit Police Department for approximately seven years, and at Argo High School…

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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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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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Pathlights names new executive director

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From staff reports Elaine Grande has been appointed Executive Director by Pathlights’ Board of Directors effective May 30. Grande brings more than 30 years of successful leadership experience and becomes only the third Executive Director in the Palos Heights nonprofit’s 46-year history. She currently leads all Pathlights program and services as Director of Program Development…

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Victress Women’s Wellness Center sets goals for 2022 

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By Kelly White  Empowering women in the new year is Victress, a wellness center for women, in Palos Heights. The center opened in October at 7120 W. 127th St. and welcomed in the new year with a goal-setting seminar open to women in the local community called, Achieve 2022: This year set goals, not resolutions.…

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Pekau takes Rubin and Foxx to task over mandate punishments


By Jeff Vorva Orland Park has Cook’s County’s attention. The village’s decision to vote against enforcing Cook County COVID-19 mandates at a special meeting Dec. 28 has been a hot topic. The village’s position is that businesses need not require proof of vaccination for patrons to enter. Some businesses are taking the board up on…

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