Zoning change request angers some residents

                                               Photo by Dermot Connolly A notice of a public hearing to discuss the possible rezoning of the Our Lady of the Ridge School and Church property has raised concerns among some residents,…

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Great events, great day; another big win for SW Half Marathon

          The 11th Annual Southwest Half Marathon and 10K races went off without a hitch on Sunday, and the festival atmosphere was enhanced as the temperatures climbed up around 70.           “The Lord has been good to us. We’ve been blessed with another great day,” said race co-founder Jeff Prestinario, before the main races got…

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There’s plenty to celebrate in May

May the 4th be with you! (May the force be with you, get it?) Today is Star Wars Day! ÊMay is a busy month when we celebrate May Day, Polish Constitution Day, the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. I hope by now the weather…

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Oak Lawn adds water bill fee to replace vehicle sticker revenue

Oak Lawn did away with vehicle stickers this year, and village officials say a new street repair and maintenance fee being added to water bills is a fairer way to replace the funds that sticker sales generated. Trustee Tom Phelan (6th) and Finance Director Brian Hanigan explained the reasoning behind the change at the March…

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Nutritious Meals Delivered to Seniors’ Homes

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PLOWS Council on Aging’s Home Delivered Meals can provide the nutrition necessary for seniors to remain healthy and independent. Seniors, age 60 and over, who have difficulty preparing nourishing meals or grocery shopping may be eligible for the HDM program. Meals are delivered by trusted volunteers Monday through Friday in the morning. Meal delivery also…

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Area’s message to Metra: We won’t be ignored

Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett led off his president’s report at the recent Southwest Conference of Mayors meeting on an issue that continues to bother him: a lack of Metra train service in the southwest suburbs. “We have not had an area representative from Metra at our meetings in a long time,” Bennett said at…

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Flood relief on the way

Submitted photo Burbank Mayor Dan Foy speaks at the podium during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the expansion of the Melvina Ditch Reservoir at the site at 6500 W. 87th St. in Burbank. Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury and Stickney Township Supervisor Lou Viverito are standing directly behind him.   The Melvina Ditch Reservoir expansion…

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Palos Hills mayor calls out Metra for lack of service

Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett led off his president’s report at the recent Southwest Conference of Mayors meeting on an issue that continues to bother him – a lack of Metra train service in the southwest suburbs. “We have not had an area representative from Metra at our meetings in a long time,” Bennett said…

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