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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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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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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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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