Palos Hills celebrates Friendship Fest 2022

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By Kelly White The city of Palos Hills is bringing the community together this weekend with its annual Friendship Festival. “We always look forward to this great family weekend event,” Jerry Bennett, Palos Hills Mayor, said. “It’s one of the last free festivals around and it has been a tradition for the last 41 years…

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Worth considers buffer zone for tobacco stores

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By Joe Boyle The Worth Village Board is considering creating a buffer zone in an effort to restrict where tobacco stores can be located near schools. While restrictions placed on tobacco stores do not have to be implemented until October, Mayor Mary Werner and the trustees discussed the issue in earnest at the Worth Board Meeting on Tuesday night. Deputy Police…

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Palos Hills Friendship Fest begins Thursday at Moraine Valley

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By Bob Bong Palos Hills will kick off its annual Friendship Festival at 6 p.m. Thursday on the campus of Moraine Valley Community College. The annual summer festival has been around for 38 years and will run through Sunday, July 10. This event will include a car show, carnival, kids’ entertainment, face painting, pony rides,…

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Special ed youths, Grace Point seniors putt for friendship

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From staff reports While golfers were teeing up last week for the U.S. Open, one 88-year-old woman with dementia shared her love of the game with a group of special education students on the putting green at an Oak Lawn memory care community. Ruth Lang, a resident at Grace Point Place, an Anthem Memory Care…

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Comings & Goings: Duke’s opens new drive-in Mokena

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By Bob Bong Duke’s Drive-In Mokena held its grand opening last month and a huge crowd of fans showed up to greet Bill Humphrey upon the return. Upwards of 100 cars packed the parking lot on June 17 behind the restaurant at 19990 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena and the adjoining parking lot of Belle…

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Memorial Saturday for EPCHS coaching legend John George

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From staff reports The family and friends of John George, a longtime former teacher and coach at Evergreen Park Community High School, are planning a memorial to remember him on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 9358 S. Homan Ave. in Evergreen Park. Refreshments will be served after…

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Oak Lawn jewelry store employee shot during robbery

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By Bob Bong An employee at Reichman Jewelers in Oak Lawn was shot and critically wounded during a robbery Friday afternoon. Oak Lawn police said they responded to an armed robbery at 2 p.m. at the store at 4439 W. 95th St., across the street from Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police said they found one…

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Cardenas ousts Wendt in Dem primary for Board of Review

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By Bob Bong Palos Heights attorney and Realtor Tammy Wendt was denied a second term Tuesday night when she was defeated by Chicago Ald. George Cardenas in the Democratic primary for the Board of Review 1st District. Wendt said the party had been out to get her since she surprisingly prevailed in 2020 over endorsed…

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