Area Sports Roundup: South Suburban College wins national title


By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Now for some March Madness that was not as heavily publicized over the weekend … Area athletes participated in three national championship basketball games on Saturday, and a couple of them can lay claim to being national champs. St. Rita grad Cameron Bartmann and Catalyst Maria alum Jonathan Brundidge play…

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Orland Park residents involved in county and state election races


By Jeff Vorva There will be no municipal elections in Orland Park in June, but Orland Park residents will be key players in several county and state races. Orland Park resident Liz Gorman, a Republican, is running for the Cook County Commissioner of the 17th District, a post she held from 2002-2015. Former Village of…

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Ukraine brings out emotions from Palos Heights council


By Jeff Vorva There was a mixture of gratitude, sadness and anger at Tuesday night’s Palos Heights council meeting regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. First, the gratitude. Alderman Jerry McGovern thanked several of the other aldermen for “running around half this city and other suburbs donating and collecting everything under the sun so they could…

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Palos Heights officials hear from both sides on video gaming


By Jeff Vorva Palos Heights officials took the temperature of the community about video gaming Monday night. It was very warm for both sides. More than 80 people showed up at the Palos Heights Recreation Center’s Orchard Room for special meeting of the License, Permits and Franchise Committee for a chance to air their opinions.…

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Seven reasons this spring sports season could be special


By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Things are a little quiet right now, but it’s the calm before the storm. Get ready for a monster sports spring in the area. The IHSA offers 13 spring sports and activities, including bass fishing. Area colleges will be busy, especially with baseball and softball. The Chicago Red Stars, who…

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