Orland Park honors veterans and their families


By Jeff Vorva James D. Hannigan felt a little bit funny addressing the veterans in Orland Park. Hannigan, a 1998 Sandburg graduate who is a lieutenant colonel in the Army in the St. Louis area, scanned the crowd of more than 200 at the Orland Park Civic Center on Veterans Day and said he wasn’t…

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Veterans warm up to Palos Heights breakfast celebration


By Jeff Vorva James Duax will stay warm this winter. Duax, a Navy veteran who served from 1951-1955, was the first winner of a raffle giving away several quilts at the Veterans Breakfast on Nov. 10 at the Palos Height Recreation Center. He had his choice of colors and picked a quilt that had Green…

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Clifford seeks help with Palos Lions Christmas tree delivery


By Jeff Vorva The trees are coming. At Tuesday’s Palos Heights City Council meeting, Ald. Jack Clifford announced that there will be at least 600 Christmas trees delivered and he is seeking a little help. The Palos Lions Club will have its annual tree sale at 127th Street and Harlem Avenue shortly after they are…

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Palos Heights veteran gets a new roof


By Jeff Vorva Poor Sierra. The 20-year-old cat had a pretty rough day on Oct. 20. With all that pounding, banging and noise throughout the morning and afternoon there was a lot of meowing going on and it wasn’t because she was happy. Sierra was the only one in the house unhappy on that day.…

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McGovern angry over mess left after water project


By Jeff Vorva Jerry McGovern was mad about it in the summer. He is madder about it in the fall. The Palos Height alderman (4th Ward) said he knows its important for sewer and water projects to be done in his area, but he is disgusted with having to wait so long for post-construction repairs…

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Stagg’s Math in Construction program has bright future


By Jeff Vorva Pardon the pun, but Stagg could be on the ground floor of something big. The Math in Construction course, headed up by the tag team of applied tech teacher Eric Malone and math teacher John Daniels has been getting some attention and the course was highlighted at the Consolidated High School District…

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Palos Heights Christmas Parade returns for a second season


By Jeff Vorva There will be another Santa Parade thru Olde Palos event this year. Last year, Heather Begley and Sharon Courtney hastily put a parade together in Palos Heights on short notice because they wanted people who were shut in during the pandemic to get out and watch a small parade in a socially…

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Resident asks Orland Park to allow backyard chickens


By Jeff Vorva When it comes to chickens in Orland Park, Heine McCarthy is a known name because of a catering business that has been in the village since the late 1970s. There is another McCarthy, who said he was not affiliated or related to that business, who wants to make an impact in Orland…

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