Clear Ridge team storms through World Series to capture crown

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Hale to the champs. The Clear Ridge baseball team banged the ball a lot in Bangor, Maine last week and won the 2016 Senior Little League World Series. Clear Ridge, which features 16-year-olds from Clearing and Garfield Ridge who attend area high schoolsÑsome of the boys play for their school teams, some not–capped it off…

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Why Clear Ridge is our team

There’s a lot to like about the Clear Ridge Little League’s 2016 Senior League world champions. But before we get to that, we urge everyone to remember these names: Jake Gerloski Tom Doyle Julian Lopez Gage Olszak Zach Verta Mel Morario Tim Molloy Bob Palenik Paolo Zavala Mike Rios Jake Duerr Noah Miller Dave Navarro…

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Clear Ridge bangs the ball in Bangor; wins World Series

 Photo by Jeff Vorva Clear Ridge player Dave Navarro gets a hug during a welcome-home event at Hale Park on Sunday.  Sweet 16 The 16 players on the World Series champion Clear Ridge squad and their high schools: St. Laurence Tom Doyle Jake Gerloski Noah Miller Tim Molloy Mel Moriaro Gage Olszak Zach Verta St.…

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Cops swarm Garfield Ridge, nab theft suspects

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Four South Side men who allegedly stole merchandise from a Garfield Ridge cell phone store fled in the wrong direction, neighbors said earlier this week. The retail thefts occurred at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the T-Mobile store at 5601 S. Harlem. Employees told police that four men entered the store, grabbed merchandise from…

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Surge in crime-fighting interest after Garfield Ridge stabbing

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Three weeks after police quickly arrested four people in connection with a robbery and stabbing on a Garfield Ridge sidewalk, the community’s neighborhood watch organization is seeing a surge of renewed interest in fighting crime. “For the most part, things have been quiet in Garfield Ridge for a long time–this remains one of Chicago’s best…

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Garfield Ridge, Summit planning pro-police event

Two months after nearly 70 men, women and children stood at Archer and Nashville in darkness, rain and near-freezing temperaturesÑall to show support for Chicago police officersÑthose same people and possibly hundreds more are expected to rally at Archer and Harlem avenues at noon Saturday, April 2. ÒA turnout of that many people in that…

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Comings & Goings: Miller’s Ale House now hiring in Chicago Ridge

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Florida-based Miller’s Ale House is now hiring for its new location at Chicago Ridge Mall. The chain is looking for cooks, bartenders, servers and hosts for the new store at 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago Ridge. The Chicago Ridge location would be the chain’s third in Illinois and the first in the south…

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St. Patrick’s Day parade set for Garfield Ridge

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A city neighborhood not known for Irish identity will host an Irish-themed parade for the second year in a row. The Clear-Ridge Social Athletic Club (SAC)’s parade is scheduled to step off at noon Saturday, March 12 at St. Daniel the Prophet School, 53rd and Natoma, march east to Narragansett and then south to Wentworth…

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