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Wait til’ next year? Vacant corner in Palos Heights remains empty

By Jeff Vorva / July 15, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva So, what’s going to happen at the vacant northeast corner of Harlem Avenue and College Drive? The City of Palos Heights City Council isn’t sure. GW Properties,…

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Banner year continues for Orland Park veterans

By Jeff Vorva / July 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Banner year continues for Orland Park veterans

By Jeff Vorva It’s a banner year for Orland Park veterans. Literally. The village put up 53 banners honoring local vets along Ravinia Avenue and held a special ceremony for…

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Kris Kringle Market and other events returning to Palos Heights

By Jeff Vorva / July 9, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Palos Heights Ald. Jeff Key (1st) was not playing the role of Santa Claus on Tuesday night. But Key, who oversees recreation in the city, played the…

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Parade is back in Palos Heights and there is a little horsing around, too

By Jeff Vorva / July 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Parade is back in Palos Heights and there is a little horsing around, too

By Jeff Vorva A few minutes before the kickoff of the Palos Heights Fourth of July parade on Sunday, a mother asked her young daughter a question. “Remember last year?”…

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Nothing but the tooth: Area dentist Nellie Gannon wins women’s Liberty Run; Sandburg grad Dahleen finishes first among men

By Jeff Vorva / July 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Nothing but the tooth: Area dentist Nellie Gannon wins women’s Liberty Run; Sandburg grad Dahleen finishes first among men

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent After stops in Kentucky and Tennessee, Nellie Gannon is back home. The Marist graduate and dentist is working at offices in Palos Heights and Orland Park;…

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Shepard grad Bylut has Palos Lions Club roaring

By Jeff Vorva / June 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Shepard grad Bylut has Palos Lions Club roaring

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Tons could be written about what Leah Bylut did during her volleyball career at Shepard. She left the program with the most aces (198) and digs…

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MVCC, District 218 partner for a STEAM summer

By Kelly White / June 18, 2021 / Comments Off on MVCC, District 218 partner for a STEAM summer

By Kelly White Local area grade school students are spending their summer in the classroom. Through an educational collaboration with Moraine Valley Community College and Community High School District 218’s…

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Sno Daze Tropical Sno opens in Palos Heights

By News Desk / June 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Sno Daze Tropical Sno opens in Palos Heights

By Kelly White Keeping people cool this summer with a favorite summer treat of flavored shaved ice is Snow Daze Tropical Sno. Owned by Ed and Danielle Reinhart, of Bridgeview,…

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Straz thanks residents for patience during pandemic

By News Desk / June 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Straz thanks residents for patience during pandemic

By Jeff Vorva Now that Illinois has entered Phase 5 of the pandemic, Palos Heights Mayor Bob Straz was thankful for the citizens of his community for getting through the…

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Oh boy, Palos Heights construction will make for a ‘summer of joy’

By Jeff Vorva / June 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Oh boy, Palos Heights construction will make for a ‘summer of joy’

By Jeff Vorva Palos Heights’ Ald. Jack Clifford (2nd) could not have been more sarcastic when he called this the “summer of joy” after the June 1 city council meeting.…

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High School Football: O’Connor is back in the saddle at Chicago Christian

By Steve Metsch Correspondent The new head football coach at Chicago Christian is a familiar face to Knights fans. Tom O’Connor served the past five seasons as special teams coordinator…

The Allman Betts Band featuring three sons of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band will headline Friday night. (Supplied photo)

Ridgefest returns after a one-year absence for pandemic

By Bob Bong Chicago Ridge is bringing back its popular Ridgefest for three days starting Friday at 5 p.m. at Freedom Park, 6200 Birmingham St. “This was the fastest we…

Peter Wilt tells a UBAM audience about plans for another pro soccer team in Chicago. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House

By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped…

New Sandburg coach Troy McAllister talks to his troops on the first day of summer camp on Tuesday, July 5. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Troy McAllister has taken an interesting journey to Sandburg

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Yes, new Sandburg football coach Troy McAllister had an interesting tenure at Phillips as he led the program to two state championships – the first and…

In the middle of the mob is Orland Park native and Chicago Red Stars defender Tatumn Milazzo, who may have tapped in a goal that was ruled an own-goal in her team’s 3-1 victory over the OL Reign. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Two more own-goals help vault Red Stars into second place

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent For a few hours on July 18, the Chicago Red Stars were in first place. After a 3-1 victory over the OL Reign in front of…

Richards receiver Travis Garmon lets out a yell while the Bulldogs defense makes a stop against Sandburg during 7 on 7 drills. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Richards team under construction, Sandburg finds dual threat in Evans

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The new playing surface at Korhonen Field is shaping up. Periodic Twitter updates show the progress of the new turf field, which is expected to be…

Gov. JB Pritzker steps off a bus Friday afternoon with a group of dignitaries who toured the CSX facility in Bedford Park. (Photos By Jeff Vorva)

Buttigieg touts Biden infrastructure plan in visit to Bedford Park

By Jeff Vorva When it comes to President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am going to fight [it] every step of the way,” in…

Madalyn Davison, 5, of Oak Lawn, had fun riding the Ferris Wheel on Saturday afternoon at the Palos Hills Friendship Fest at Moraine Valley Campus, 107th and 88th Avenue in Palos Hills. (Photos by Kelly White)

Family fun returns at Palos Hills Friendship Fest

By Kelly White The Palos Hills Friendship Festival was back at it again this summer, celebrating the season with fun and entertainment for the entire family. “It’s such a fun…

Palos Heights officials hope that within the next year the vacant corner on Harlem Avenue and College Drive will have a tenant. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Wait til’ next year? Vacant corner in Palos Heights remains empty

By Jeff Vorva So, what’s going to happen at the vacant northeast corner of Harlem Avenue and College Drive? The City of Palos Heights City Council isn’t sure. GW Properties,…

ACE members at the 2020 awards presentation at Argo Community High School. (file photo)

ACE to hold Annual Gigantic Garage Sale

The Argo Coalition for Education will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 17, at 7600 W. 64th St. in Summit. The sale will take place from 9…

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UPDATED: IDPH ‘fully aligns’ with new stricter CDC mask guidance

UPDATED: IDPH ‘fully aligns’ with new stricter CDC mask guidance

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state will have new COVID-19 guidance on face coverings after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its…

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Tuesday that repeals criminal penalties for people who transmit HIV to others. House…

Pritzker to review state masking guidance amid CDC reversal

Pritzker to review state masking guidance amid CDC reversal

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will reexamine the state’s guidance on face coverings after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated…

Bills expanding access to mental health care are among several signed into law

Bills expanding access to mental health care are among several signed into law

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents will soon have greater access to mental health services under measures Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law Friday. Starting…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund deficit, he told…

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund…

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for Illinois’ Democratic legislative leaders last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans and a Mexican American…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker will seek a second term

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker will seek a second term

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday he will seek a second term, joined once again by Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton as a running mate.…

State ‘strongly encourages’ public, private colleges to require students to get COVID-19 vaccine

State ‘strongly encourages’ public, private colleges to require students to get COVID-19 vaccine

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state’s higher education agencies released updated COVID-19 guidance Monday encouraging all public and private higher education institutions in Illinois to…

Pritzker, Stratton announce reelection bid

Pritzker, Stratton announce reelection bid

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday he will seek a second term, joined once again by Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton as…

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