‘Cinderella’s Closet’ helps make prom dreams come true

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Photo by Kelly White Oak Lawn residents (from left) Gloria Renteria, 14; Jocelyn Vail, 14; and Sky Hope Fuchs, 18, show off some of the prom dresses available at Cinderella’s Closet, which will be open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Oak Lawn Community High School. e Teens at Oak Lawn Community High…

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‘Bit of sadness’ as demolition begins at Evergreen Plaza

Demolition proceedings began yesterday for The Plaza, a mall that had been in existence for over 63 years in Evergreen Park but had fallen on difficult times in this century. Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton was scheduled to attend the first phase of the demolition. Plans to demolish the once iconic mall was finalized this…

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‘A heck of a game’

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  Photos by Aaron FitzPatrick Brother Rice fans storm newly christened Tom Mitchell Field after winning a wild 49-42 victory over Mt. Carmel Friday night. Fans who saw Brother Rice defeat Mount Carmel, 49-42, last Friday got far more than their money’s worth. After a thrilling 21-20 overtime win by the Crusaders in the sophomore…

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– D’oh – Finally a contested election in EP

    There’s a contested election for three seats on the Evergreen Park Village Board—an event that has not occurred in nearly 30 years.   Three incumbent trustees—Mark Marzullo, James McQuillan and Mary Keane—are seeking re-election to the six-member board. Together, the trio has almost four decades of experience on the board and hope to…

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— ‘All politics is local’ and ours kick off Monday

Bruce Rauner won’t be sworn in as Illinois’ 42nd governor until January, but the next election season is already underway as candidates for various local offices submit their nominating petitions next week.   If, as former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “all politics is local,” the coming races for seats on…

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Birthday parade in Worth

The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with the riders from Toys for Tots to hold a birthday parade on Sunday, March 21, for Ibriham Zaid, 7, of Worth. The parade left from Worthwoods Elementary School at 110th Street and Oketo in Worth and ended at the Worth Boat Launch, 7425 W. 115th St. The Cook County…

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Worth Polar Plunge defies odds for charity

By Joe Boyle Expectations were not as high for this year’s Worth Polar Plunge as village officials and residents have had to learn to deal with the obstacles presented by COVID-19. The Worth Police Department organizes the event along with volunteers to benefit Special Olympics and Special Children’s Charities programs. Participants would usually jump in…

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Mayors take wait-and-see approach to Covid relief

By Bob Bong Congress approved and President Biden last week signed the massive federal Covid relief bill that includes direct payments to most taxpayers, more aid for restaurants and other businesses hit hard by the pandemic, and billions for schools, hospitals, states, counties and local municipalities. The numbers are staggering. In Illinois, $7.5 billion will…

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