Palos Park’s annual Autumn in the Park kicks off today

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Schedule Friday, September 16, 2022 6:00 pm – Grounds Open 6:00 to 10:30 pm – Food Vendors, Beer, Wine and Spirits 7:30 to 10:30 pm – Musical Entertainment –Hairbangers Ball – Main Stage 11:00 pm – Grounds Close Saturday, September 17, 2022 11:00 am – Parade Begins 11:30 am – Grounds Open Noon to 12:30 pm…

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Two new police sergeants added in Worth

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By Joe Boyle Two new sergeants have been added to the Worth Police Department with enthusiastic community approval. “You will notice that the room is crowded more than usual tonight,” said Mayor Mary Werner during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night. “We are excited to add two new sergeants to the department.” Michael Cozzi,…

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Health officials link Legionnaires disease to Burbank church

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By Bob Bong St. Albert the Great Church held masses as usual last Sunday just days after state and Stickney Township health officials said bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease was detected in the Burbank church’s cooling tower. A cluster of cases of the disease reported to health officials put the onset dates of the disease…

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Last weekend for Heritage Corridor excursions

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This Saturday will be the last chance this season for Chicago area residents to use Metra’s Heritage Corridor to explore the “Rails, Trails and Ales” – and more — along the historic route on Saturdays. Metra has operated the Saturday excursion trains, equipped with Metra’s new bike cars to carry extra bikes, along the route…

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2 GOP candidates out of the running in November

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By Bob Bong Two of the late Republican candidates who filed to fill vacancies on the November 8 ballot are no longer in the running as the fall campaign season gets ready to start up after Labor Day. At the end of July, Cook County Republicans, led by Palos Park’s Sean Morrison, filed a host…

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Police urge safe driving for Labor Day

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With Americans celebrating during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to remind everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving. This Labor Day weekend, local police departments and Illinois State Police are spreading the word about impaired driving dangers and will be taking part…

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Oak Lawn man charged in son’s shooting

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By Bob Bong An Oak Lawn man has been charged with shooting his 19-year-old son during a fight last Friday morning inside their home. Mark Pillette, 57, of the 9500 block of Kenneth Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm. Police said they responded to a call of a person…

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Oak Lawn’s Grace Point raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

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Suds were flying at a recent Oak Lawn car wash, but the one’s squirting the hoses weren’t your typical carwash volunteers. Residents at Grace Point Place, an Anthem Memory Care community, recently did their part to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The seniors soaped up cars and held a lemonade stand during the…

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Tollway, State Police bring Operation Kid to Oak Lawn


Continuing Operation Kid 2022, the Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police District 15 are hosting a Kids Identification and Safety Seat event on Saturday, August 27, at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. The Tollway and District 15 have worked together to promote child safety for more than 15 years, holding popular events annually throughout…

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