On the hunt for cookbooks

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By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 It is finally here – Daylight Savings Time, starting this Sunday morning. We then have National Pi Day, and we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week. And just to mention a pint of Guinness has…

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Walk, don’t run, to join this fun club


By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 At this time of year the weather is always up and down. It can be 60 degrees one day and snow the next. It’s always been that way. Winter doesn’t want to let go just yet, and spring is knocking at the door.…

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Moraine Valley looking for local residents to host international students

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Learn about another culture while welcoming an international student into your home. Moraine Valley Community College’s International Student Affairs Department has immediate needs for local residents to help integrate students into the U.S. and provide a safe place for them to stay through its Host Home Program. Hundreds of international students from countries such as…

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RoseMarie Lipinski Foundation offers $10,000 scholarship


From staff reports The RoseMarie Lipinski Foundation is offering a $10,000 scholarship to a woman who is seeking to return to or start college, Foundation President William O. Lipinski announced this week. Lipinski said the scholarship, named after his late wife, is intended to help a mother with two children who are in elementary school…

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New English literacy tutors ready to serve

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Three new volunteer English Literacy tutors (Will Stith, Ann Wentz and Daniil Diadkov, posing with a cardboard cutout of Sister Joan Mary, O.P.) were recently added to the roster at the Aquinas Literacy Center, 1751 W. 35th St. They are expected to help address the need for English as a Second Language educators. Those interested…

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St. Rita’s season comes to end against Kenwood


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer If this St. Rita team returns intact next season, look out. The Mustangs were six minutes away from winning their first sectional championship, holding a six-point lead against top-seeded Kenwood at the Class 4A Thornwood Sectional on March 4. The Broncos, however, roared back and went on a roll the…

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Catholic kids ditch school masks

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Public schools stick with pandemic regs By Tim Hadac Reports of local Catholic school children rejoicing over the lifting of mask mandates were widespread this week, while their parents reacted with a mix of opinions. “I’ve seen kids jubilant over this—some so much so that they appeared to be crying tears of joy,” said Garfield…

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Say man shot 3 in Back of the Yards

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Accused trio of plotting to have him killed By Tim Hadac A 59-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with the shooting of three men in his Back of the Yards home. Jesus Hernandez has confessed to the slayings, according to published reports, allegedly…

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