Future of Holy Cross, Nativity Are Unknown

Maria High School, 6727 S. California Ave, apparently will become a charter school in 2013. For 100 years, Maria has served the Southwest Side of Chicago as an all-girl Catholic school. But the announcement came last week that Maria will no longer continue to operate as a Catholic institution because it is no longer financially…

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Unemployed Look For Possibilities at Job Fair

Long lines and expectant faces awaited prospective employers at Cong. Dan Lipinski’s (D-3rd) first-ever job fair last Friday. On Oct. 7, Lipinski hosted a job fair at the Bridgeview Community Center, 7900 S. Oketo Ave., to help residents who are unemployed or underemployed network with potential employers. Participating businesses included Cintas Corp., Metra, Pace, and…

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Future of Holy Cross, Nativity Are Unknown

Maria High School, 6727 S. California Ave, apparently will become a charter school in 2013. For 100 years, Maria has served the Southwest Side of Chicago as an all-girl Catholic school. But the announcement came last week that Maria will no longer continue to operate as a Catholic institution because it is no longer financially…

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Warn of ‘Scams’ in Oak Lawn

Village Board Also Approves New 1st District Trustee Several senior scams have been reported in the Village of Oak Lawn, and they were among the topics of discussion at the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on Tuesday. Trustee Alex Olejniczak (2nd) stated that offenders are calling seniors, pretending to be the police. One senior couple…

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Gage Park

Today is Friday, Oct. 14. I can’t believe the month is half over. Have you seen ÒThe Miracle” movie? It’s about a young novice played by Carol Baker who can’t decide if she should take her final vows or marry a young soldier she nursed back to health. When the soldier is transferred, she leaves…

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Greater Ashburn

The Ò18th Ward Senior Fair” sponsored by Ald. Lona Lane is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Hayes Park, 2936 W. 85th St. Medical ID applications and cards will be available from the City Clerk’s (Susana Mendoza’s) office. City, county and state department representatives (from Department of Aging, Illinois Department of Children…

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Lane Resigns As Committeeman, Suggests Curtis

Lona Lane has decided she wants to concentrate solely on her duties as 18th Ward alderman. On Oct. 5, she handed in her resignation as ward committeeman and has asked the community to support Derrick Curtis to take her place. Curtis is the current ward superintendent for the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation. He…

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Oak Lawn Author Writes Book On Haunted Spirits

A local man may add being a published author to his resume. Elkossei Ashraf, an Oak Lawn resident, has written a book titled, Haunted Estate Sale: 2 Angry Spirits. Ashraf said that he came to the United States from Egypt approximately 20 years ago. A former resident of Chicago Ridge, he has resided in Oak…

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Maria High School To Close

100-Year-Old Institution Has Plans To Become a Charter Facility The Sisters of St. Casimir and Maria High School, 6727 S. California Ave., recently announced that they are in discussions to open a K through 12 co-educational charter school at Maria. On July 21, an application for this charter was submitted to Chicago Public Schools (CPS)…

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Mayor Selects New Trustee In Oak Lawn

Cynthia Trautsch is Oak Lawn Mayor Dave Heilmann’s choice for 1st District Trustee. Trautsch will take the place of former Trustee Jerry Hurckes. Hurckes resigned in August after being on the board for 12 years. He is now the chief of staff to Cong. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd). Trautsch was born and raised in Oak Lawn,…

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