Seeking new toys for charity drive


By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Happy Hanukkah, which begins at sunset on Dec. 18. Throughout this eight-day holiday, candles are lit, gifts are given and a dreidel is played. What is a dreidel? It is a spinning top. Ellie’s Holiday Toy Drive…

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‘Consistent, unwavering dedication to the community’


GRCL President Richard Techman’s life to be celebrated From staff reports Richard J. Techman was a lifelong Garfield Ridge resident and longtime president of the Garfield Ridge Civic League. He died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Oct. 15. He was 65 years old. “As a news reporter, I had contact with Rick going…

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Murals bring beauty to community

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 More murals are being painted in the area. My West Lawn friend and neighbor, Marie, has been observing the progress on some colorful murals being painted at Su Familia Real Estate, 5417 S. Pulaski. Marie stopped to take some photos. She…

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Pigskin Wrap: Lemont overpowers Richards in SSC crossover


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Richards is in a pretty good position to get into the playoffs this year, but all of its success has come within the South Suburban Conference Red. Outside the Red? The Bulldogs know they still have some work to do. After a 68-30 crossover road loss to SSC Blue powerhouse…

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Area Sports Roundup: St. Laurence golfers make history


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer   That didn’t take long. The St. Laurence girls golf program is in only its second year of existence but last weekend celebrated a major accomplishment. Coach Jim Tracy’s troops won the Providence Catholic Class 1A Regional by four strokes, logging a 372 to edge University High (Chicago), which finished…

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