Birthday parade in Worth

The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with the riders from Toys for Tots to hold a birthday parade on Sunday, March 21, for Ibriham Zaid, 7, of Worth. The parade left from Worthwoods Elementary School at 110th Street and Oketo in Worth and ended at the Worth Boat Launch, 7425 W. 115th St. The Cook County…

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Worth Polar Plunge defies odds for charity

By Joe Boyle Expectations were not as high for this year’s Worth Polar Plunge as village officials and residents have had to learn to deal with the obstacles presented by COVID-19. The Worth Police Department organizes the event along with volunteers to benefit Special Olympics and Special Children’s Charities programs. Participants would usually jump in…

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Amazon Fresh opens in Oak Lawn

By Bob Bong Oak Lawn welcomed a new business to town last week that has taken America by storm over the past decade. Amazon opened one of its new Amazon Fresh stores last Wednesday at the site of a former Kmart at 4031 W. 95th St. Mayor Sandra Bury, for one, was impressed. “The Village of…

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Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School teacher scores with Bears

By Kelly White Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School teacher, Heather McCarthy’s devotion to teaching has scored her quite the educational touchdown. McCarthy, who teaches seventh-grade English Language Arts at the school located at 5345 W. 99th St. in Oak Lawn, was surprised when Chairman of the Chicago Bears, George McCaskey personally popped in to announce her as…

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