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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound April 12, 2023

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Richards freshman running back Ladarrius Foster runs past the Oak Lawn defesne during the Bulldogs’ 27-2 win on Sept. 15. Photo by Xavier Sanchez

Richards downs Oak Lawn in crosstown clash

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Spread the loveBy Xavier Sanchez Correspondent Merriam Webster defines a rivalry as “one of two or more striving to reach or obtain something that only one can possess.” In sports, that makes both sides of any competition rivals, but the term is often reserved for a special matchup, of sorts. One of those is Oak…

Summit Police Chief Mel Ortiz (from left), Officer Alberto Valadez, and Officer Jihovanny Correa at the Summit Neighborhood Watch meeting last Thursday night. (Photo by Carol McGowan)

Man dies in Markham shootout after robbing Summit phone store

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Spread the loveBy Carol McGowan The man who robbed an AT&T store in Summit on Thursday morning was later found dead in a house in Markham after shots were exchanged between the man and police. The incident started when a man – identified as Jeremy Kelly, 28, of Markham – robbed the AT&T store at…

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26 hurt in Bedford Park tent collapse

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Spread the loveFrom staff reports More than two dozen people at an event in Bedford Park last week were injured when the tent they were meeting in collapsed. Bedford Park Police said they responded to assist the Bedford Park Fire Department at 10:44 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, in the 5600 block of West 73rd…

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Former McCook police chief pleads guilty to extortion

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Spread the loveBy Bob Bong Mario DePasquale, former police chief of McCook pleaded guilty last week to conspiring with the village’s former mayor to extort two businessmen out of tens of thousands of dollars. DePasquale, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit extortion during a brief hearing before U.S. District Judge Elaine…

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AERO opens new facility in Burbank

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Spread the loveBy Bob Bong When Queen of Peace High School in Burbank announced it was closing in 2018, the good folks at AERO special education co-op saw a golden opportunity. They purchased the school’s 13-acre site at 7659 S. Linder Ave. in August 2019 for $3.2 million. The plan was to retrofit the high…

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St. Gianna Fest (formerly Queen of Martyrs Fest) kicks off fall activities

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Spread the loveBy Joe Boyle Fall begins this week but there is no shortage of activities occurring this month and next in Evergreen Park. Mayor Kelly Burke reminded residents during the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting Monday night that the St. Gianna Fest (formerly Queen of Martyrs Fest) Family Carnival will take place Friday, Sept. 22,…

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Oak Lawn village manager Tom Phelan receives pay raise

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Spread the loveBy Joe Boyle Oak Lawn Mayor Terry Vorderer is pleased with the overall contributions of Village Manager Tom Phelan, who will receive a merit-based pay increase. Phelan will see a 5 percent increase in pay after village trustees approved a resolution as part of the consent agenda during the Oak Lawn Village Board…

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Peaks Park improvements underway in Worth

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Spread the love The Peaks Park improvements are underway in Worth. Work began this month on Peaks Park, which was awarded an Open Space and Land Acquisition Development grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The improvements will include the installation of sand volleyball courts, shelter, half-court basketball court and a walking path around…

Orland Park veteran Diana Howard takes issue with Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau during the Sept. 18 meeting. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Orland Park: Veteran and Pekau spar for a second time

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Round two. For the second time in three meetings, Orland Park’s Diana Howard, a veteran, stopped by Village Hall to get some things off her chest during her allotted three-minute public comment session. Howard visited the Aug. 21 meeting and accused Mayor Keith Pekau, also a vet, of yelling and…

Bob Starzyk (right) presented awards to longtime sponsors of the Classic Car Show. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Palos Heights: Classic Car Show celebrates but needs more volunteers

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva When it comes to the Palos Heights Classic Car Show, there is plenty to celebrate and also plenty to worry about. The 20th running of the event took place in July and had a record 682 cars and the crowd was estimated at 6,000-8,000. Bob Starzyk, the organizer for all…