Holiday toy search may run into dead end, BBB says


By Better Business Bureau staff Every year, there are always a few must-have toys on most kids’ holiday wish lists. The toy sells out fast and becomes expensive and hard to find. On top of that, the microchip shortage has parents worried about getting their deliveries on time. This year’s hot picks, according to Amazon…

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LaGrange Road ramps to Tri-State Tollway to be closed next week

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The ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to close for two nights next week for utility and pavement work. Overnight Monday, November 15, ramp and lane closures are needed to accommodate overhead cable work as part of Archer Avenue Interchange improvements related to the reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway. Beginning at 8 p.m.,…

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Sharing our bounty with those less fortunate

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By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Our days are shorter and cooler, so when the weather is chilly its time to make chili! I already enjoyed one crockpot full of the deliciousness. The kitchen will smell wonderful, and you can warm up with…

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Sister Elizabeth Ann, a homegrown wall-of-famer


By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Recently, Villa Joseph Marie High School in Pennsylvania held their annual Wall of Fame ceremony. So, what does this have to do with Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor? Well, one of our own was honored this year. In…

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Clocks fall back, Santa moves ahead


By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] By now we’ve all has set our clocks back an hour and hopefully changed the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. The furnace has been turned on, and we are set for winter. It won’t be long now and Santa will be…

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Busy month at Envision Community Services


By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. When first celebrated, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day. This day marked the end of World War I and was formally recognized on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. I thank America’s…

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COVID-19 vax now available for kids


From staff reports With final approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, all children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, Chicago Department of Public Health officials announced late last week. Pediatric vaccine doses have already begun…

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Boys Cross Country State Final: Sandburg computes with 3A title; Marist’s Jake Phillips takes fourth in 2A

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By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Some exhaustive research combined with a little computer wizardry came up with the prediction that Sandburg would win the IHSA Class 3A title by 106 points. A simulation created by Illinois XC Speed Ratings used each state qualifier’s “previous four rated performances and season rating 1,000 times,” then took the average…

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