High 5 Heights retail shop opens in Palos Heights

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By Kelly White The first retail store to train, employ, sell products made by adults with special needs opened its doors in Palos Heights. The store, called, High 5 Heights at 12213 S. Harlem, Palos Heights, provides a new era of opportunity for adult students with special needs within the District 218 community. High 5…

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OLCHS Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive aids needy

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By Kelly White Donating to those in need during the holiday season are students at Oak Lawn Community High School. The Student Council at the high school, 9400 Southwest Hwy. in Oak Lawn, recently hosted its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. “I like the Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive because it’s an opportunity to give back…

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Oak Lawn approves new parking lot, fieldhouse for OLCHS

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By Joe Boyle An additional parking lot and an athletic fieldhouse has been approved for Oak Lawn Community High School. Joseph McCurdy, assistant superintendent for Oak Lawn Community High School District 229, gave a brief slide presentation detailing some of the plans for the parking lot and an athletic fieldhouse during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting Tuesday morning. The Zoning…

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Palos 118 students win at 2023 Young Inventor Challenge

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Fourth-grade students from Palos School District 118 took home three awards at the 2023 Young Inventor Challenge. Students from Palos East and West Elementaries participated in the event on November 4 and 5 in Chicago. The program gives students ages 6 to18 an opportunity to develop and pitch their original inventions to toy and game companies and…

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SD 218 paves way for future at College and Career Fair

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By Kelly White Community High School District 218 is preparing young minds for bright futures. The district hosted a college a College and Career Fair on October 25 at the District Administration Center, 10701 S. Kilpatrick in Oak Lawn. “Attending the college fair is an eye-opening experience where you can uncover your true potential, connect…

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Students take over Palos Heights City Hall

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By Nuha Abdessalam  Palos Heights eighth-graders took over city hall last week but it was a lesson in civics rather than a student uprising. The Palos Heights students who took the reins had entered an essay contest for the chance to swap roles with the city’s aldermen and Mayor Robert Straz. The Woman’s Club of…

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Palos 118 Boys Softball Finishes First in SWIC Conference 

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Palos South Middle School’s boys’ softball team finished their season in first place in the Southwest Interscholastic Conference. The Cardinals finished with a regular season record of 10 wins and one loss. After two wins in the playoff tournament, the Cardinals faced off against the Orland Park Junior High Eagles in the championship game winning 11-1, finishing…

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Argo makes Class 7A playoffs, will open against top-seeded Normal

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By Mike Walsh Correspondent After addressing his Argonauts following their comeback victory over T.F. South in the regular-season finale — a win that two days later officially punched their ticket to the IHSA playoffs for a second straight season — Argo head coach Phil Rossberg stood by himself in the south end zone. Rossberg, standing…

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Argo’s girls varsity tennis team wins South Suburban Red title

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Argo High School’s girls varsity tennis has won the South Suburban Red conference title for the fourth time in school history. Prior to this season, the last title was won in 2017. This year’s team consists of Gabriela Dabrowski, Olivia Dlugi, Abigail Grenier, Julia Grenier, Ashley Jauregui, Sofia Jauregui-Ibarra, Athena Litsogiannis, Olivia Lopez, Lana Murphy, Isabel…

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Moraine Valley to host events for new president’s inauguration

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Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills is hosting three events as part of the inauguration for Dr. Pamela J. Haney, the college’s new president. All events are free and open to the public. Community members are encouraged to attend a Presidential Meet and Greet that will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5 to…

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