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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Police team up with Dunkin’ Donuts to support Special Olympics

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Officers from more than 300 police departments across Illinois turned out in force at local Dunkin’ Donut shops on August 20 to help raise money for Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The annual event changed its name this year from Cop on Top to Coffee For Champions to better reflect the…

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Coffee for Champions Friday morning at Dunkin’ Donuts

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By Bob Bong Local police will all be hanging out at Dunkin’ Donuts across the south and southwest suburbs on Friday to raise money for the Special Olympics. The event formerly known as Cop on a Rooftop has been rebranded Coffee for Champions and will take place from 5 a.m. to noon Friday. Coffee for…

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McCormick’s place is at St. Laurence


By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Since the day Joe McCormick set foot at St. Laurence as a high school freshman, he knew he had found a home. The Orland Park resident had a tough infancy, as he had a rare birth defect called craniosynostosis. When he was 4 months old he had skull reconstruction, and still…

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Services set for Nathanial Phillips, Rieves brothers

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Visitation for Nathanial Phillips, 17, will be from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home in Justice, and for Omarion and Jemerrio Rieves from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, at Wallace Broadview Funeral Home in Broadview. Visitation for Nathanial will be at Damar, 7861 S. 88th Avenue in Justice. Visitation for Omarion, 17, and…

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