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Sterling Estates woman charged in death of 19-month-old son

By Bob Bong / March 24, 2023 /

By Bob Bong A woman from unincorporated Sterling Estates in Justice was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment stemming from an incident involving her 19-month-old son that started in October, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Thursday. On Oct. 17, Sheriff’s Police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Victory Lane in unincorporated…

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Justice junior officials run board meeting

By Carol Mcgowan / March 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Justice junior officials run board meeting

By Carol McGowan Village officials in Justice took a step back at their last board meeting and handed the reins over to students from Indian Springs School District 109. The February 27 village board meeting observed the yearly tradition of Honorary Junior Official Day, as students had the honor of sitting in the seats of…

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Roberts Road, 87th Street closures this week

By Bob Bong / February 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Roberts Road, 87th Street closures this week

  Overnight local road closures with detours will be scheduled on Roberts Road and 87th Street this week to accommodate mainline bridge beam removal on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. The temporary closures are necessary to safely to complete removal of bridge beams on I-294 over Roberts Road and 87th Street. Electronic message signs…

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Argo poms finish 18th at state finals

By Carol Mcgowan / February 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Argo poms finish 18th at state finals

Argo’s varsity poms had a fantastic year and recently competed in the state competition. The team has worked hard this year, and Coach Dawn Palmer couldn’t be more proud. “We competed at various regional contests during December and January,” Palmer said. “On January 21, we competed in the 2A Sectional Competition at Geneva High School. There were…

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Argo teacher Kyle Stern awarded ISBE Award

By Carol Mcgowan / February 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Argo teacher Kyle Stern awarded ISBE Award

Argo Community High School District 217 announced that mathematics teacher Kyle Stern has received the Award of Meritorious Service in the Teacher category from the Illinois State Board of Education. Awards are presented in seven categories: classroom teachers, early career educators (teachers 1-4 years), school administrators, student support personnel, educational service personnel, community volunteers, and…

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Justice celebrates long-time business owners

By Carol Mcgowan / November 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Justice celebrates long-time business owners

By Carol McGowan Longtime business owners were recognized earlier this month as part of Justice’s Milestone Recognition Program. Peggy Schillne, economic development coordinator for the village, said the awards are something the village hands out annually to recognize businesses that have been operating in the village for a long time. Trustee Stan Ogorek presented Gregory…

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Newcomers square off in Illinois 21st House race

By Bob Bong / October 30, 2022 /

By Bob Bong For the first time in more than a decade, voters in the 21st Illinois House District (formerly the 23rd District) will be sending a new state representative to the General Assembly in Springfield. Longtime lawmaker Michael Zalewski was defeated in the Democratic primary by Abdelnasser Rashid who is taking on Republican challenger…

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Westbound Tri-State Tollway ramp to 95th Street closes Friday night

By Bob Bong / October 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Westbound Tri-State Tollway ramp to 95th Street closes Friday night

Weekend-long lane closures, including a detour of the ramp carrying the southbound Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to westbound 95th Street, are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, October 21, for work to shift traffic on southbound I-294 between 87th Street/Roberts Road and 95th Street. Once the new traffic pattern is in place, southbound I-294 traffic will be in a counterflow…

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Argo tops Reavis at SeatGeek; Chicago Christian wins first regional title since 2014

By Jason Maholy / October 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Argo tops Reavis at SeatGeek; Chicago Christian wins first regional title since 2014

By Steve Millar Correspondent Argo sophomore Hubert Grele could not have imagined a better place to play one of his best games of the season. Taking on rival Reavis at SeatGeek Stadium, Grele produced a goal and two assists to lead the Argonauts to a 3-0 South Suburban Red win on Oct. 12. “Getting to…

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Justice passes resolution to repeal SAFE-T Act

By Carol Mcgowan / October 7, 2022 /

By Carol McGowan Justice last week became the latest community to adopt a resolution urging state lawmakers to repeal or amend the controversial SAFE-T Act. The resolution was approved unanimously with Trustee Gabriel Lopez absent. The act was passed by the General Assembly in 2021 and it’s no cash bail provision is due to go…

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Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Media Specialist, Heather McCarthy, of Oak Lawn, has been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Women Changing the World Awards. (Supplied photos)

OLHMS educator nominated for Women Changing the World Award

By Kelly White Heather McCarthy is constantly inspiring her students at Oak Lawn-Hometown to be everything they can be. As a woman and an educator, she believes all goals are obtainable. It was no surprise to her staff members or students at OLHMS, 5345 W. 99th Place in Oak Lawn, that McCarthy, of Oak Lawn,…

The cast, crew and directors of the Contest Play of “Macbeth” from Richards High School celebrate winning the IHSA state championship. (Supplied photo)

Contest Play from Richards wins state drama championship

The Contest Play of “Macbeth” from Richards High School won first place last weekend at the Illinois High School Association competitive drama state finals. After years of finishing among the top productions, Richards won its first state crown in the category. Mike Badger, Jon Nebor, Lauren Davis, Claudia Baranowski, and Rick Keeley served as the…

Oak Lawn students recently held a full day celebration of all of the cultures in the Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School community at the school, 5345 W. 99th Street in Oak Lawn. (Supplied photos)

OLHMS festival celebrates student cultures

By Kelly White Oak Lawn students recently held a full day celebration of all of the cultures in the Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School community. Cleverly called International Fest or iFest, the day acknowledged 19 different cultures of students at the school at 5345 W. 99th Street in Oak Lawn. Cultures featured included Poland, Palestine,…

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Lightning starts fire in Orland Park home’s attic

By Bob Bong A lightning strike Sunday afternoon caused a small fire in the attic of an Orland Park home in the 13200 block of Harvest Crossing in the Silo Ridge subdivision. Officials of the Orland Fire Protection District said the fire started around 5 p.m. Sunday when a storm rolled through the area. The…

Mallory Swanson of the Red Stars opened the season with a goal in a 3-2 loss to San Diego on Saturday, March 25. Photo by IMAGN

Pro Sports Report | Alex Morgan converts PK and Wave tops Red Stars in opener

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Two of the best scorers in the NWSL made great first impressions to begin the 2023 season. The Chicago Red Stars’ Mallory Swanson, coming off a scoring explosion in the SheBelieves Cup earlier in the year, scored a tying goal on a penalty kick in extra time in the first…

Morton College's Mia Simpson, shown during a game earlier this year, helped the Panthers to a fifth-place finish in the nation and surpassed 1,000 career points. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Area Sports Roundup | Morton College takes 5th in nation

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer For three quarters, Janiah Jones’ stats were bland. The Richard Bland College guard had just two points. But she lit things up in the fourth quarter, scoring 16 of her team’s 18 points to help Bland stun Morton College, 69-63, in the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association…

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Track and Field | Oak Lawn’s Robert Wagner gets jump on season with highest leap at Top Times

By Tim Cronin Correspondent BLOOMINGTON — Robert Wagner, with a name straight out of Hollywood, starred in the high jump at the Illinois Top Times meet, held March 25 at Illinois Wesleyan University. The only thing missing for the Oak Lawn senior was a spotlight — and, from Wagner’s viewpoint — breaking his indoor personal…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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Senate approves measure to crack down on ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

By ANDREW ADAMS & NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A rush of legislation passed before a Friday deadline in the Senate included proposals aimed at protecting those seeking reproductive health care in Illinois. The first of these proposals, Senate Bill 1909, would give the state’s attorney general explicit authority to…

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