Area Sports Roundup: College of DuPage repeats as national football champ


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer The College of DuPage, the only junior college in Illinois with a football program, won its second straight National Junior College Athletic Association national championship with a 14-12 victory over North Dakota State College of Science in Glen Ellyn. Former Richards’ standout Marquel Porter caught a 25-yard pass for the…

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Palos Lions trees have arrived and are ready for sale


By Jeff Vorva For more than three decades, the Palos Lions Club has been selling Christmas trees Close to 600 trees arrived at the lot on Harlem Avenue near 127th Street on Saturday. The only difference this year is that unlike in past years, there are no monster-sized trees available. “We can’t get the bigger…

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SD230 post-pandemic scores buck national trend


By Jeff Vorva The pandemic may have helped to lower test scores in math and language areas throughout the nation, but Consolidated High School District 230 scores remained level. Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Katie McMillan reported to the board on Oct. 27 that a national report card had the district scores close to 2019…

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Veterans celebrated with breakfast in Palos Heights


By Jeff Vorva Area veterans started their day off right on Nov. 10. The Palos Heights Park District held a breakfast for veterans at the Recreation Center to celebrate Veterans Day, which took place they day after. “Having a gathering like this to honor veterans says a lot about Palos Heights,” said state Senator Bill…

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