High School Football: Streaking St. Rita pounds Providence


By Jeff Vorva Correspondent St. Rita is still back on track. On Sept. 11, St. Rita’s football team came home after being battered around by Loyola in Wilmette, 37-7. That dropped the Mustangs to 1-2 after suffering a tight loss to Mount Carmel two weeks prior. In that game, they lost talented running back and…

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Orland Park police hit the ground for Special Olympics


By Jeff Vorva Things have changed a little bit. The old Dunkin’ Cop on a Rooftop event has transformed into Coffee for Champions and police from hundreds of communities in Illinois were grounded but still raised money for Special Olympics Illinois last Friday. “For safety reasons, that’s a smart thing to do,” Orland Park Police…

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Marist kicks off season with Red/White Night

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By Kelly White With autumn just around the corner, fall athletes are emerging to shine. To help students, parents and coaches prepare for the season, Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., Chicago, hosted a Red/White Night last Friday in honor of its school colors. At the event, fall sports teams were able to mingle…

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Obituaries for August 26, 2021

RAYMOND P. BONK Raymond P. Bonk, age 91, passed away July 27. Beloved husband of the late Eleanore (nee Rybinski) Bonk; loving father of Diane (Allen) Nilsen, Jacqueline (the late David) LaRosa, Scott (the late Nancy) Bonk and Raymond (Angela) Bonk; dear grandfather of Kevin (Morgan) Bonk; cherished son of the late Agnes (nee Kuromenski)…

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Obituaries for July 22

JOHN E. CICHOCKI John E. Cichocki, age 72, long-time resident of Justice, passed away in the early morning hours of June 28, due to complications from Cancer. US Army Veteran. Survived by his beloved wife, Estela Cichocki, dearest brother, David Cichocki and dear stepson, Stephen Ayala. Treasured friend and neighbor to many. In lieu of…

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Police reports

Men mum after Back of the Yards shooting Two 30-year-old men were shot as they stood in the 5300 block of South Hoyne at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 7. One victim was shot in the leg, while the other sustained lacerations to his face. They drove themselves to Mercy Hospital and were later transferred…

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Farewell parade pays tribute to St. Joseph School

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By Carol McGowan It was a warm Saturday, but that didn’t stop parents, children, the community and employees of St. Joseph School in Summit from having a few hours full of memories and celebrate what the 107-year-old school meant to them. Back in January, the Chicago Archdiocese made the announcement that the elementary school would…

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