OLCHS teachers awarded for excellence

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By Jennifer Jepsen Oak Lawn Community High School bilingual teacher Marwa Elmasry has been named the 2022 Bilingual Teacher of the Year through ISBE’s Teacher of the Year program. “The Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel programs recognize the people who make education in Illinois so exceptional,” said State Supt. of Education Dr.…

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Dinosaurs come to life at Worth Library

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As part of the Worth Public Library’s Imagination Station Weekly Storytime, Bonnie Pawlarczyk, Head of Youth Services at the library, 6917 W. 111th St., hosted a Dinosaur Storytime on Tuesday. The free event was open to local area children and their parents and/or caregivers. At the event, children were able to listen to dinosaur-themed stories,…

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Palos Park police offer scam seminar pizza party

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Seniors have been swindled out of millions of dollars due to various types of scams. In an effort to reduce the chances of falling victim, the Palos Park Police Department on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p. m. at the Kaptur Center, 8999 W. 123rd St., will hold a Take a Slice out of Scams seminar…

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Mayor’s secretary honored for saving Chicago Ridge man’s life

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By Dermot Connolly Water meters in Chicago Ridge that record usage remotely led to a stricken village resident being rescued in December. At the April 12 Village Board meeting, Judy King, Mayor Chuck Tokar’s secretary, received the Police Department’s Life Saving Award for asking them to check on the man when she noticed a meter…

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New managers warm up to Worth golf course

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By Joe Boyle Even snow flurries in April cannot alter the mood of the new management team at the Water’s Edge Golf Course in Worth. Matt Roberts and Kevin Bollinger, representatives of Orion Management Solutions, based out of suburban Kansas City, Mo., told the members of the Worth Village Board Tuesday night that plans for…

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Orland Grassland to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday

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The Orland Grassland Volunteers are honoring Earth Day at Orland Grassland on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot at 167th Street just west of La Grange Road. Anyone 18 and older and welcome. Minors must come with parents. Sponsored groups and organizations are also welcome. Volunteers…

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Palos Park Rid Litter Day is Saturday

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Join volunteers on Saturday, April 23, for Palos Park’s annual Rid Litter Day. Meet in front of the Recreation Center at 9 a.m. Bags and gloves will be provided. Last year, over 60 volunteers helped clean up over 80 bags of litter from village roadways. Supplies will be provided at the event. The first Rid…

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Hickory Hills man arrested for hitting state trooper with vehicle

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By Bob Bong A Hickory Hills man has been charged with drunken driving after hitting a state trooper with his pickup truck while the officer was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 55 at Lemont Road. Porfirio Alverez Jr., 34, was arrested after he struck a State Police cruiser last Friday. Police said the State…

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Orland Park police arrest 2 on gun charges

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By Bob Bong Orland Park police arrested two men last week on gun charges after the smell of cannabis coming from a car in the parking lot at Orland Square Mall alerted officers patrolling the lot. Police were patrolling the lot at 6:45 p.m. on April 13 when they noticed the strong odor of cannabis…

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