Orland Park caregiver arrested for forgery

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From staff reports A caregiver for an elderly couple in Orland Park has been charged with stealing more than $4,000 from the couple, police said. Police said Shantae White, 36, of Calumet City, was charged with forgery (a class 3 felony) after a lengthy investigation discovered she had been forging checks and using their debit…

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Oak Lawn officials praise new restaurants

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By Joe Boyle The recent wave of restaurant grand openings has Oak Lawn officials excited about the future of the village. Trustee James Pembroke (4th) said the recent opening of Shake Shack has received an immediate positive response. “Shake Shack has had an impressive opening,” Pembroke said during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on Tuesday night.…

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Comings & Goings: USA Liquidators to open Friday in Hickory Hills

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By Bob Bong USA Liquidators, a new store that features closeouts, overruns and stock from stores that went out of business, will open at noon on Friday at 8720 S. 88th Avenue in Hickory Hills. Owners Wally Aiyash and his brother Zeze have been in the real estate business for 30 years and have developed…

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Bridgeview rents out former golf dome site for parking

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By Steve Metsch The village of Bridgeview stands to make nearly $5 million by renting out space to park trucks where the golf dome formerly stood. The village will be paid $45,000 per month in an agreement that runs through September 2030. That comes to $540,000 per year and $4.86 million over the nine-year contract.…

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Oak Lawn to dedicate renovated Brandt Park on Monday

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The Oak Lawn Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brandt Park, 89th Street and Tulley Avenue, on Monday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m. The park renovation features: Fitness/Challenge Court Basketball Court New playground Shaded and seating areas Afterward, there will be a demonstration of the Challenge Course by park district…

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Overnight closures for Roberts Road and 87th Street

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Overnight road closures on Roberts Road and 87th Street with posted detours are scheduled to begin this weekend to accommodate mainline bridge removal work for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. The overnight closures of the local roads are necessary to safely accommodate the removal of the I-294 mainline bridge deck and beams over Roberts Road and 87th Street.…

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New accountant impresses Worth officials

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By Joe Boyle Kelly Zabinski wanted to make it clear that she was not your typical accountant. “I don’t come in with pencils or pens in my top pocket,” Zabinski told members of the Worth Village Board Tuesday night. “I’m not like most accountants. I have a sense of humor. If you have any questions, I would…

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Evergreen Park opens door for cannabis dispensaries


By Joe Boyle The first step to allow the operation of cannabis dispensaries in Evergreen Park was given the green light this week. The Evergreen Park Village Board approved Monday night an amendment to the zoning code to provide for specific locations and regulations of adult use cannabis and medical use cannabis facilities. An ordinance…

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