Newman to challenge Casten in new 6th District

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By Bob Bong and Capitol News Illinois When the dust settled on congressional redistricting last week in Springfield, the old 3rd District was no more. Southwest Side city neighborhoods and southwestern suburbs that made up the 3rd District for the past 10 years were divvied up into at least three districts. Parts or all of Chicago’s Clearing…

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Restaurateur names new Palos Hills café for wife

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By Bob Bong Walter Narsolis surprised his wife a few weeks ago when he converted one of his Fajitas Mexican restaurants into a new breakfast and lunch café and named it in her honor. “I sure surprised her,” Narsolis said. He closed the Fajitas location at 10296 S. 78th Avenue in Palos Hills near the Bridgeview…

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Palos SD 118 ranks high in US News & World Report rankings

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Palos School District 118 ranked high in U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of the top elementary and middle schools in Illinois. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare their students for high school. Palos South Middle School placed at number 83 out of 1,243 other middle schools…

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Moraine Valley needs local residents to host international students

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Learn about other countries while welcoming an international student into your home. Moraine Valley Community College’s International Student Affairs Department needs local residents to help integrate these students into the U.S. and provide a safe place for them to stay through the Host Home Program. Hundreds of international students from countries such as Ireland, South…

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5 area teams advance to IHSA second round after Friday night victories

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By Bob Bong Five area football teams won their games Friday night to advance to next weekend’s second round of the IHSA state tournament. Marist scored a 42-0 upset over higher seeded Glenbard East. Mount Carmel shut out Thornwood 20-0 in South Holland. St. Rita easily defeated Rolling Meadows 42-7. Richards knocked off Simeon 28-10.…

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Trick-or-treat hours for Halloween

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Here are the designated trick-or-treat hours for Sunday, October 31. Happy Halloween! Bedford Park from 3-6 p.m. Bridgeview from 2-6 p.m. Brookfield from 3-7 p.m. Burbank from 2-6 p.m. Countryside from 3-8 p.m. Forest View from 1-7:30 p.m. Hickory Hills from 3-7 p.m. Hodgkins from 3-6 p.m. Indian Head Park from 3-7 p.m. Justice from…

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Lucky Day Lotto ticket worth $1.25 million sold in Willow Springs

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From staff reports There was a lot of commotion Friday morning at the Speedway gas station and convenience store in Willow Springs. That’s because the retailer, located at 8424 Willow Springs Road in Willow Springs, sold a $1.25 million winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket Thursday night in the evening drawing. A single winning ticket matched all five numbers – 12 – 29 – 32…

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Chicago man nabbed for Jewel burglary while at jail

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A Chicago man was arrested last week on felony counts of commercial burglary and felony retail theft stemming from a case in June. Anthony Bass, 19, was charged October 20 after he was found already in custody at Cook County Jail and being held without bail. Palos Heights police were initially called to the Jewel…

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Missing Palos Park college student found safe

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Palos Park police officers Ross Chibe and Dan Nesis were able to locate missing college student Eva Pillado just a few hours after her family reported her missing at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. Pillado, 20, was reported missing by her family in Palos Park when she did not return home from classes at Loyola University…

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