Pro Soccer Report: Fire breaks goal drought in win over Miami


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Remember when the Chicago Fire opened the season getting shut out in six of its first eight games? Recently, the Fire started to recreate that skid as they entered their battle with Miami having been blanked in four straight matches and 402 consecutive minutes. Chicago was able to finally break…

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Palos Heights council delays vote on new parking lot


By Jeff Vorva More than 40 people crammed the City Hall chambers at Tuesday’s Palos Heights City Council meeting and many of them were hoping for a “no” vote in regard to a zoning change. Up for a vote was a zoning change from residential to business for purposes of constructing a special use municipal…

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Pigskin Wrap: St. Rita trips up Rice


Mt. Carmel, Argo, Evergreen Park and Lyons improve to 2-0 By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Longtime rivals St. Rita and Brother Rice had not played each other since the Chicago Catholic League merged with the East Suburban Catholic Conference. Brother Rice is in the league’s Blue Division while St. Rita is in the Green, and…

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Stagg, Sandburg students honored for powerlifting


By Jeff Vorva Stagg and Sandburg students made powerful statements at the first Consolidated High School District 230 meeting of the new school year. Board members honored the two schools’ powerlifting teams at the Aug. 25 meeting at Stagg High School in Palos Hills. Powerlifting is not an Illinois High School Association-sanctioned sport but the…

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Orland board making deliberate decisions about Triangle


By Jeff Vorva Current members of the Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees believe that slow action or no action is better than making a bad decision when it comes to the decades-old Main Street Triangle issues. In short, a portion of the project at 143rd Street and LaGrange Road was completed under the…

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