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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Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House


By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped pioneer other soccer teams in the Midwest, said Chicago is big enough to support another pro team and has hatched the Chicago House Athletic Club,……

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