Dog rescue sponsors adoptions at Palos Heights Library

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By Kelly White Traveling Tails Dog Rescue has one mission – to find dogs forever homes. The organization is non-profit volunteer-based dog rescue addressed in Palos Heights that is dedicated to being an active voice for abandoned, abused and neglected dogs. It was founded in January 2019 by Shepard High School teacher and Palos Heights…

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Shepard cadets pay homage to fallen heroes


By Kelly White Shepard High School students took time to remember fallen heroes during a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony last week. For the seventh year in a row, the U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held the ceremony at the school, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, on September 9. The school has been…

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Palos Park author gets assist from her kids

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By Kelly White Living in Palos Park, Lisa Herpy decided to take her parenting to paper with the help of her three young children. Together, Herpy and her children, Jonathan, Jr., 7; Diana, 6; and Mia, 4, wrote and published, Brother and Sister: Summer Adventures, a book about two siblings enjoying all their favorite activities…

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Stagg’s Pupil Personnel Services Team wins award

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By Kelly White Since the pandemic’s onset, Stagg High School staff has been taking extra measures to assure its students are not only prepared for the classroom in a standard, structured way, but they are also going above and beyond to stay in check with students’ mental health. The Stagg Pupil Personnel Services Team at…

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Palos Park collects unwanted electronics

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By Kelly White The Village of Palos Park helped residents to rid their homes of unwanted electronics that may have just been sitting around taking up space and collecting dust. In partnership with Republic Services, the village hosted its annual Electronics Recycling Event on Friday, August 19, at Palos Park’s Kaptur Center parking lot, 8999…

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Orland Township sponsors fraud prevention seminar

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By Kelly White Fraud prevention is the implementation of a plan to detect fraudulent transactions or banking actions. The goal is to prevent these actions from causing financial and reputational damage to the customer and financial institution. Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady helped connect residents with valuable consumer fraud-prevention resources by co-hosting the Illinois Attorney…

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American Legion Car Show brings in record crowd


By Kelly White Chicago Ridge resident, Bruce Quintos, put his heart and soul into restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air. “It’s truly a labor of love and it keeps me broke,” Quintos joked. “But, in all seriousness, I am living the dream.” Quintos rebuilt the car just as he would of back when he was…

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Worth cops collect donations for Illinois Special Olympics

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By Kelly White The Worth Police Department prides itself with having close ties and staying active within the local community. For the 10th year, the department was happy to once again take part in Cop on a Rooftop. Police officers mingled with residents on Friday morning at Dunkin’ Donuts, 6707 W. 111th St. in Worth.…

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Ridgeland School District 122 unveils Fine Arts Center

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By Kelly White Highlighting its love of the arts is Ridgeland School District 122. The district proudly showcased its new Fine Arts Center during ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6500 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn. “The layout of the Fine Arts Center has an aesthetic that promotes teamwork and invites students to…

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