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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound October 26, 2022

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Jason’s Deli has closed its doors in Oak Lawn.

Comings & Goings: Jason’s Deli closes in Oak Lawn

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Spread the loveBy Bob Bong Jason’s Deli, which had been open in Oak Lawn for more than 10 years, closed its doors for the last time on May 31. According to employees, the Beaumont, Texas-based restaurant at 6260 W. 95th St. closed because the lease was up and the company decided not to renew. Messages…

Dr. Robert J. Nolting, District 230 superintendent, speaks at the June 2 ceremonial groundbreaking for a $15.5 million expansion project at Stagg High School, 8015 W. 111th St., with school board members, teachers and students behind him. (Photo by Dermot Connolly)

Stagg breaks ground on $15M school expansion

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Spread the loveBy Dermot Connolly Stagg High School administrators, teachers and students all lifted ceremonial shovels at a June 2 groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of a two-year $15.5 million expansion project that will add 11 new classrooms, four science labs and much more at the Palos Hills school. The build-out at the District 230 school…

Grace Point Place residents at 5701 W. 101st St. in Oak Lawn celebrated the Indy 500 on May 25 with a remote-control car race against students from AERO Special Education Cooperative from School District 806. (Supplied photos)

Special Ed students, seniors race for friendship

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Spread the loveBy Kelly White While cars revved their engines at the Indy 500 this past weekend, residents at Grace Point Place in Oak Lawn were able to join in on the excitement. Grace Point Place, an Anthem Memory Care community located at 5701 W. 101st St., celebrated the Indy 500 on May 25 with a remote-control car…

Former Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy (right) and Keith Pekau talk before a meeting in 2022. McCarthy will have the police station named in his honor. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Orland Park police station to be named after former chief Tim McCarthy

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Sometime in the near future, Tim McCarthy will be driving by or visiting his old home at the Orland Park police station and he will notice something new. His name. The Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees voted to name the station the Tim McCarthy Police Headquarters at its…

Perfect attendance students (front row, from left) Adrian Buenrostro, Ryan Arethas, Saanvi Patel, Matthias Davis; (back row, from left) Jack Bledsoe, Deijon Feliciano, Alan Martinez, Rosebud Summers, Makayla Knight, Nadia Gilmore and LeeSean McCorker. (Supplied photo)

23 EPCHS students achieve perfect attendance

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Spread the loveTwenty-three Evergreen Park Community High School students were recognized by Principal Bill Sanderson at a breakfast in the school cafeteria on May 19 for having achieved perfect attendance for the 2022-2023 school year. Perfect attendance is truly an accomplishment, and we commend the following students and their parents for their focus on coming…

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Chicago man charged in Palos Heights motor vehicle thefts

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Spread the loveFrom staff reports A Chicago man was charged last week with possession of stolen motor vehicles after Oak Lawn police found him allegedly driving a van stolen in Palos Heights. Police said they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Good Shepherd Church at 7800 McCarthy Road…

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Palos 118 foundation donates $30,000 for new classroom displays

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Spread the loveThe Palos 118 Educational Foundation recently made a $30,000 donation to Palos School District 118 for classroom equipment upgrades. The donation will be used for the purchase and installation of new 70-inch interactive displays in all of the district’s third-grade elementary classrooms. “Our hope is that the new displays can be delivered and…

Bobalicious at 12250 S. Harlem Ave. offers dozens of teas, smoothies and other drink combinations.

Family-run Bobalicious pops up on Harlem with community focus

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Spread the loveBy Isabella Schreck Families can bond and kids can have fun at Bobalicious in Palos Heights, according to co-owner Gustavo Godinez. The cafe, which opened in late November at 12250 S. Harlem Ave., offers dozens of teas, smoothie and other drink combinations. It sells boba toppings and features free popcorn, cotton candy, foosball,…

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Moraine Valley to host summer Movie in the Moonlight series

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Spread the loveMoraine Valley Community College is hosting its popular Movie in the Moonlight series this summer. The college will show three movies on a 16-foot inflatable screen at the Gateway, between Buildings F and M, on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Admission is free. The first movie is the Oscar-nominated “Puss in…

Shepard High School senior Lauren Sinisi announces award winners at the annual U.S. Air Force JROTC program awards ceremony. (Supplied photos)

Shepard JROTC closes year with awards ceremony

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Spread the loveThe U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Shepard High School concluded its academic year recently with an awards ceremony honoring cadets who distinguished themselves. Many national organizations presented awards to students for scholastic excellence, JROTC leadership and involvement, conduct, and military bearing. Students named the top cadets in their…