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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Palos Park approves Wu’s parking expansion despite criticism 


By Jeff Vorva  Many of the 70-plus people in attendance at Monday night’s Palos Park village council meeting went home in disgust after the council unanimously voted to allow parking expansion at the Wu’s House restaurant. The expansion at the restaurant, located at 12300 S. LaGrange Road, has been a source of controversy since it…

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Palos Village Players set to perform ‘All the Days’

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By Dermot Connolly The Palos Village Players are back under the flood lights with a new production, staging “All the Days,” at the Palos Park Recreation Center, 8901 W. 123rd St. Sarah Callis, of Orland Park, will be directing many other local residents in this production of the play by Sharyn Rothstein. Performances are scheduled…

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Countryside plans summer concert series, bluegrass festival

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By Steve Metsch  It might be winter, but it’s never too soon to talk about summertime music. Such was the case Jan. 11 when the Countryside City Council’s Special Events Committee heard from promoter Katie Goggin regarding the city’s annual Summer Concert Series. The committee also heard about the second annual Bluegrass and Brews Festival from Sharon…

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Oak Lawn studio wants to be haven for artists 

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By Joe Boyle  An acorn may be the symbol that inspires the Oak Lawn community to unleash its artistic talents.  The first official session of the Acorn to Oak Studios will be presented from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, in the north wing of the Pilgrim Faith Church campus, 9411 S. 51st Avenue,…

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