Oak Lawn’s 911 regional center will relocate

By Dermot Connolly The Oak Lawn Village Board has approved plans by the Oak Lawn Regional Emergency Communications Center to relocate from Village Hall to a new site in the 9800 block of South Massasoit Avenue. A resolution regarding the future of the regional 911 center was approved at the Jan. 12 meeting, after hearing…

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Summit Catholic churches to form new parish

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St. Joseph, St. BlasŽ among local parishes seeing changes By Bob Bong The Archdiocese of Chicago announced last week that as part of its Renew My Church campaign St. BlasŽ Church and St. Joseph Church in Summit would be uniting to form a new parish this summer. Also, St. Joseph’s School will be closing as…

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Comings & Goings: Andy’s Frozen Custard opens in Palos Heights

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Missouri-based Andy’s Frozen Custard opened the doors without fanfare at 11 a.m. Friday at its Palos Heights location at 12805 S. Harlem Ave. A grand opening may be held in the spring. The Palos Heights location is the chain’s fifth in the south suburbs. The company first moved into the Chicago marketplace in 2011 in…

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Pete’s may come to 87th and Kedzie

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Long-vacant Luther South site may come alive By Tim Hadac October 30, 2020 One of the Southwest Side’s most visible examples of economic stagnation may be a thing of the past, now that a supermarket chain has purchased the old Luther South High School campus at the northeast corner of 87th and Kedzie. An announcement…

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Early voting continues to shatter records

By Bob Bong and Peter Hancock Voters in Illinois and across the nation are shattering records for early voting in the Nov. 3 General Election. As of Friday, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, more than 1.8 million voters statewide had already cast their ballots. Nationally, the U.S. Elections Project at the University…

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Freshman legislator, biz leader square off in 11th State Senate District

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Spar over police funding, Fair Tax Amendment By Tim Hadac October 23, 2020 State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-11th) and her challenger, business leader Mary Ellen “Mari” Brown, appear to agree on most public policy issues of consequenceÑexcept two. Over much of this year, Brown has worked to highlight those two issues and exploit them to…

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‘A real “wow” moment’

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Dem to challenge Madigan for speaker By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois and Tim Hadac The longest-serving state legislative speaker in U.S. history will have a challenger from his own party in January. Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego) announced earlier this month that she plans to challenge Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan (D-22nd) as Illinois…

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Pol’s poll may not be credible

By Ray Hanania October 2, 2020 I don’t know Mike Fricilone, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 3rd DistrictÑa seat held for decades by the Lipinski family: father and then son. But I do know he makes the same mistakes most Republicans do on the local level, focusing on extremist attacks against rivals rather…

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