AERO, governor break ground on new campus on old Queen of Peace site


By Jeff Vorva The groundbreaking for the Aero special education cooperative’s Therapeutic Center building on the site of the former Queen of Peace campus in Burbank was an event that celebrated the State of Illinois’ willingness to kick in $25 million for the project. Because Gov. J.B. Pritzker made an appearance, a group of noisy…

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Trick-or-treat hours for Halloween

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Here are the designated trick-or-treat hours for Sunday, October 31. Happy Halloween! Bedford Park from 3-6 p.m. Bridgeview from 2-6 p.m. Brookfield from 3-7 p.m. Burbank from 2-6 p.m. Countryside from 3-8 p.m. Forest View from 1-7:30 p.m. Hickory Hills from 3-7 p.m. Hodgkins from 3-6 p.m. Indian Head Park from 3-7 p.m. Justice from…

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Four Sandburg golfers headed to state


By Jeff Vorva Correspondent A small contingent of area golfers will be at this weekend’s IHSA state tournaments. Sandburg’s Katie Mikso and Jillian Cosler qualified for the girls Class 2A tournament Monday, while the Eagles’ Caleb Negley and Brendan Joy made it to the Class 3A boys tournament. Mount Carmel’s Michael O’Keefe qualified for the…

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Harlem to be resurfaced from 62nd to 111th streets starting Sept. 27

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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that a resurfacing of Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43), from 62nd Street, in Chicago and Summit, to 111th Street, in Worth, passing through Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Burbank, Chicago Ridge and Palos Hills, will require daytime and occasional overnight lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 27. The $5 million project,…

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IDES to resume in-person service at Burbank office

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security will begin to restore its in-person workforce and limited unemployment services at the American Job Center in Burbank, state Sen. Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced this week. “The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately robbed many people of in-person unemployment insurance service when they needed it most,” Landek said. “I am thrilled to…

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Area schools welcome back students and staff

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By Carol McGowan School is back in full swing as students from kindergarten to eighth-grade returned to area classrooms last week. At Summit School District 104, PR Media Specialist Taylor Lupo said it was a positive comeback. “After about a year and a half of remote learning, School District 104 welcomed back its students for…

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