Federal REAL ID deadline extended to May 7, 2025

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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline an additional two years, from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. With this extension, current standard Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports for domestic air travel…

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Hickory Hills Speedway sells $200K Powerball ticket

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Christmas has come early for a lucky Illinois Lottery player who purchased a Powerball ticket for the December 3 drawing at the Speedway at 8000 W. 95th St. in Hickory Hills. That ticket and two others sold in Illinois are each worth $200,000. The winning tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball, plus they added…

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Casten votes to approve marriage equality

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From staff reports Last week, amid extreme and continued threats to Illinoisan’s personal freedoms, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten voted to send the Respect for Marriage Act to President Biden’s desk. This landmark legislation takes several key steps to defend marriage equality: officially repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act,” upholding couples’ right to equal protection under federal law and…

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Palos Heights Television Channel 4 Dec. 15-21

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On Comcast cable station Channel 4, December 15, 2022 through December 21, 2022. All shows can also be seen by going to Youtube.com/PHTV4 Palos Heights City Council Meeting Financial News Spotlight: Chicago Christian H. S. Boys Soccer Spotlight: Shepard H. S. Girls Basketball Spotlight: Shepard H. S. Boys Basketball Around Palos: the Center Winter Events,…

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Kindergartners get early lesson in Mustang Pride

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Mustang Pride starts at an early age in the Evergreen Park community. During the final week of October and first week of November, Evergreen Park Community High School student leaders, along with Principal Bill Sanderson, visited the four Evergreen Park District 124 elementary schools to personally deliver T-shirts that read “EPCHS Future Mustangs – Class…

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Palos Hills, Hickory Hills mayors optimistic about business growth

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By Joe Boyle The mayors of Palos Hills and Hickory Hills said the emergence of new businesses and programs are an indication that both communities are looking forward to better days. Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett and Hickory Hills Mayor Mike Howley both presented their “State of the Cities” addresses Tuesday night at the Hickory…

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Tri-State Tollway lane closures Friday night over I-55

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Overnight lane closures are scheduled this weekend for concrete work on the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) over I-55. Traffic delays are expected. Beginning at 8 p.m. on tonight, December 9, and continuing until noon on Saturday, December 10, traffic on northbound I-294 between 75th Street and Joliet Road, traffic will be reduced to a single lane.…

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Man charged in fatal Oak Lawn shooting outside hospital

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By Bob Bong Oak Lawn police say a fatal shooting outside of Advocate Christ Medical Center early Saturday morning stemmed from an earlier double homicide near 87th and Green streets. Marques Rose, 36, of the 8100 block of South Winchester in Chicago, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder for the shooting death…

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