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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St. Catherine Carnival goes off without a hitch, trustee says

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By Joe Boyle The St. Catherine of Alexandria Carnival in Oak Lawn was not only considered a success last weekend, it may prove to be beacon of hope to other communities. The carnival drew large crowds and went off with few hiccups, according to Trustee Ralph Soch, whose 6th District includes St. Catherine at 10621…

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Moraine Valley to host summer Movie in the Moonlight series

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Moraine Valley Community College is hosting its popular Movie in the Moonlight series this summer. The college will show three movies on a 16-foot inflatable screen at the Gateway, between Buildings F and M, on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Admission is free. The first movie is the Oscar-nominated “Puss in Boots” on…

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UPDATE: RidgeFest cancelled over flash mob safety concerns

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Editor’s note: Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar said Friday that RidgeFest originally set for July 28-30 was being cancelled for this year out of safety concerns as a result of the teen rampage last weekend at a carnival in Tinley Park. It’s the second area event called off because of the threat of teen flash…

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Slice Factory makes a big debut in Lyons

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By Steve Metsch  Norberto Cisneros Jr., smiled after tasting the pepperoni pizza at the new Slice Factory in Lyons. “I like it,” he said. “It’s a big bang for your buck.” Cisneros, an administrative aide in the Lyons Village Hall, wasn’t kidding. “Each slice,” restaurant owner Domenico DiDiana said, “is about the length of a grown man’s forearm.”…

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Mama Luigi’s celebrates big on their 75th anniversary


By Carol McGowan The spotlights to the skies directed folks into the parking lot of Mama Luigi’s restaurant at 75th and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview on St. Patrick’s Day as the restaurant celebrated its 75th anniversary. More than 175 guests, including family, village officials, and the public, were on hand to celebrate and take in…

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