Drive-In Revival

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Good turnout for SeatGeek outdoor movie debut By Steve Metsch On a warm evening, Crystal Skoczylas and her extended family settled down for a fun night in the parking lot of SeatGeek Stadium. They were among hundreds of other movie buffs there for the first drive-in movie shown outside the stadium. Visitors paid $30 for…

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Summit Animal Hospital hard at work during pandemic

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By Carol McGowan If you travel down Harlem Avenue through Summit, you have most likely noticed the many cars in the parking lot of the former American Legion Hall, at 6050 S. Harlem Ave. It’s been the new home of Summit Animal Hospital since July of 2018. Dr. Tracee Friederich and her staff haven’t missed…

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Welcome back!

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Diners enjoy the great outdoors By Bob Bong Violence sparked by protests and demonstrations in Chicago and some southwest and southern suburbs put a damper on what should have been a banner weekend for restaurants that had been suffering for months under restrictions aimed at combatting the spread of COVID-19. Under state guidelines, restaurant servers…

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Democracy needs its demos

By Rich Miller May 29, 2020 Last winter, a buddy of mine asked me if I thought I could cover state legislative sessions from a remote, perhaps warmer, location. I’ve been writing about Illinois politics and government for 30 years. Like many of my more experienced colleagues, I’ve developed an extensive list of sources and…

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Local restaurants prepare for outdoor dining

By Dermot Connolly Restaurants in Illinois will be allowed to offer outdoor dining as soon as this weekend, and many local officials are making it as easy as possible for eateries without tables outside already to add that service. And on Tuesday morning, at a meeting held for the first time since March in Village…

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Comings & Goings: Tona’s Pupusas begins new season at Summit Park

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By BobÊ Bong Tona’s Pupusas, a Salvadoran restaurant that has operated at Summit Park in Summit for the past two summers, has reopened for the season. They are offering carryout only for the time being. The eatery specializes in pupusas, a kind of thick tortilla stuffed with a variety of savory fillings such as chicken,…

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Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post marks Memorial Day online

By Dermot Connolly Social distancing rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic have made traditional Memorial Day commemorations impossible this year, but the men and women of Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991 in Worth found a way to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice virtually. The American Legion post and its auxiliary filmed its…

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Caravan salutes Stagg senior scholars

Photo by Dermot Connolly Suaad Rashid (center), one of 35 scholarship-winning seniors at Stagg High School, celebrates outside her home in Worth with members of the scholarship planning team who organized a caravan of cars that stopped at every winner’s home on May 13 to recognize their achievements in lieu of the traditional dinner that…

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