St. Bernadette pastor thanks Evergreen Park for Ukrainian support

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By Joe Boyle The pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Evergreen Park is thankful for the support the community provided to give aid to the suffering refugees of Ukraine. Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke said during the village board meeting Monday night that collections for the refugees who have fled or are still living in…

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Standing with Ukraine

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Ask for prayers, donations at local church service By Joe Boyle Many parishioners at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park are dealing with the shock of seeing their native homeland attacked by Russia. But what they were asking for during a Saturday afternoon service at the church, 8410 W. 131st St., was something…

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Parking concerns silence proposed music venue for Chicago Ridge

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By Dermot Connolly Insufficient parking has led the Chicago Ridge Village Board to put a damper a prospective business owner’s proposal for a live music venue in the 10700 block of South Ridgeland Avenue. Damon Payton, a cousin of Walter Payton, came to the March 15 Village Board meeting seeking a business license to open…

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Orland Park Library names top winter reader

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Audra Van Raden holds her prize for being the Orland Park Library Winter Reading Challenge winner. Library staffers said she told them she had always heard good things about air fryers but wasn’t ready to invest in one. When she saw this as a prize for Blizzard of Books, she thought, “Why not?” She said…

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UPDATE: Wilson gas giveaway at Hickory Hills Falcon Fuel, Oak Lawn BP

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From staff reports Chicago businessman Willie Wilson created massive traffic jams last week when he gave away $200,000 in free gasoline. So, he’s doing it again this week including at stations in Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn and Stickney. Wilson upped the ante from last week and announced he will be giving away $1 million in…

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Worth Spring Craft Night

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The Worth Public Library, 6917 W. 111th St., held a Spring Craft Night for area children and their parents on March 10. During the event, Bonnie Pawlarczyk, Head of Youth Services, read When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes. Afterwards, children were able to make a variety of spring crafts that they could take home with them. The event…

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Worth narrowly approves COVID testing and medical services site

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By Joe Boyle With COVID-19 positivity rates declining in Illinois, some members of the Worth Village Board wondered why a business emphasizing testing is necessary? Trustees Rich Dziedzic and Brad Urban brought the issue up during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night, questioning if Free COVID Drive Thru Testing Inc. should be operating with the current…

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Get the scoop on college life at Lyons Township High School

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From staff reports Lyons Township High School students will have an opportunity to get a glimpse of college life at the annual College Fair Wednesday, April 6, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the North Campus Fieldhouse/Vaughan Gym, 100 S. Brainard Ave., LaGrange. State schools, private colleges, community colleges, special interest schools, and the armed services will…

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Orland Park bookie sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

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From staff reports An Orland Park man was sentenced last week to a year and a half in federal prison for conducting an illegal sports gambling business and laundering the proceeds. Vincent Delgiudice, also known as “Uncle Mick,” 58, directed an illegal bookmaking business in the Chicago area from 2016 to 2019, U.S. prosecutors said.…

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