Morrison knocks off former ally for 17th District GOP nomination


By Jeff Vorva In the first head-to-head election battle between the two people who have owned the Cook County 17th District seat for the past 20 years, Sean Morrison beat out former ally Liz Gorman for the Republican nomination Tuesday. Orland Park’s Gorman had the job as 17th District commissioner from 2002-2015 but gave it…

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Pekau vs. Casten ready to rumble in 6th Distict


By Jeff Vorva The preliminaries are over in the newly aligned 6th Congressional District. Now it’s time for the main event. Pekau vs. Casten. After Tuesday’s primary election, Keith Pekau, the mayor of Orland Park, had a huge lead over five opponents on the Republican side and is ready to take on Democratic survivor Sean…

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Area Sports Roundup: Lightning strikes at Shepard


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer There was a lot of rain and a little bit of thunder at the Illinois Lightning Track and Field Club’s open track meet, which was held at Shepard on June 25. The meet was open to everyone, from children as young as 4 (one 3-year-old also participated) to adults. More…

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Palos Heights neighborhood pining to eliminate speeding


By Jeff Vorva Residents in the Palos Pines subdivision are worried for their safety and their children’s safety because cars are constantly racing through the Palos Heights neighborhood. Two people spoke up at Tuesday’s city council meeting and a third had an e-mail read to the council members. Also, other neighbors have been contacting police…

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Lack of quorum delays vote for new Palos Park commissioner

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By Jeff Vorva Naming a new commissioner can’t come soon enough in Palos Park. Monday night’s village council meeting was cancelled earlier in the day because of lack of a quorum. Ironically, one of the agenda items Monday night was to approve Michael Wade as a new commissioner and to swear him in. That will…

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