Willow Fest 2022

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Willow Springs Willow Fest will take place through Sunday at Willow Springs Village Center, 1 Village Circle, Willow Springs (corner of Archer Avenue and Willow Springs Road). Hours are 4-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Special needs hours 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Free parking. Free shuttle service…

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Summit police mingle with public at National Night Out

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By Carol McGowan Summit police and firefighters hosted their annual National Night Out last week and entertained residents with games, food and music. Thousands of communities in the United States and around the world celebrate on the first Tuesday of August as people are asked to turn on outside lights and join first responders to…

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Hurley says August 15 is deadline to apply for Illinois State Police

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State Rep. Fran Hurley is encouraging interested Illinois State Police candidates to apply by Monday, Aug. 15, to be considered for the January 2023 cadet class. “For those who want to pursue a career of service, this is a wonderful opportunity to work for a great organization that supports its members,” Hurley said. “It is…

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Villanueva to host back to school resource fair on Friday

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The new school year is right around the corner and to prepare students as they head back to the classroom, state Senator Celina Villanueva is giving away free school supplies at a back to school resource fair on Friday, Aug. 12. The back to school resource fair will take place from 4-7 p.m. at Rauner…

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Palos Heights SD128 to hold preschool screenings

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Palos Heights School District 128 will be conducting a screening for all children residing within district boundaries who are 3 to 5 years of age. The screening will be held at Indian Hill School, 12800 S. Austin, on Tuesday, August 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Areas of development assessed include speech and language,…

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Justice student wins Moraine Valley Foundation auto tech scholarship

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From staff reports The Moraine Valley Foundation announced Tomas Martinez, of Justice, was the recipient of the 2022 Palos Heights Beautification Committee Automotive Technology Scholarship. The announcement was made at the Palos Heights Classic Car Event on July 21. The Palos Heights Beautification Committee started this scholarship in 2021 to help support Moraine Valley Community…

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Chicago man arrested after holding co-workers hostage in Chicago Ridge

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By Bob Bong A Chicago man has been charged after holding two employees at gunpoint Monday morning at Redline Towing in Chicago Ridge. Police said officers were dispatched at 10:50 a.m. to Redline Towing, 10103 Kitty Avenue, for an employee threatening his co-workers. Police said a man identified as Anan K. Abudayek, of Chicago, was…

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Fire damages Orland Park Row House

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From staff reports A fire that started on the back patio of a row house located at 146th Street and Morningside Road in Orland Park spread to the home and injured one resident on Saturday. The Orland Fire Protection District said that the fire was reported just before midnight July 30 and quickly spread to…

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