Palos Area Chamber dedicated to promoting area

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By Kelly White Dedicated to helping local area businesses strive is the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber was formed in 1949 when a small group of merchants joined together for the purpose of advancing economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Palos Heights area. For 68 years, the Palos Area Chamber…

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Richards’ Principal walks 24 hours for a cause

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By Kelly White Most people spend New Year’s Day relaxing. Richards High School Principal Dr. Mike Jacobson spent it on the treadmill. For the second year in a row, Jacobson inspired generous donations of more than $20,000 on New Year’s Day by walking 24 hours on a treadmill without stopping. All of the money raised goes directly to benefit…

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Victress Women’s Wellness Center sets goals for 2022

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By Kelly White Empowering women in the new year is Victress, a wellness center for women, in Palos Heights. The center opened in October at 7120 W. 127th St. and welcomed in the new year with a goal-setting seminar open to women in the local community called, Achieve 2022: This year set goals, not resolutions.…

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Hog Wild to open Monday in Oak Lawn

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By Kelly White Dining choices will get a boost in Oak Lawn with the arrival of Hog Wild. The restaurant is scheduled to open Monday, January 17, at 4040 W. 111th St. That’s a week later than originally scheduled. “We are very fortunate here in Oak Lawn to have attracted Hog Wild,” Oak Lawn Mayor…

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Poisoned bald eagle found in Lyons woods

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By Kelly White Bald eagles are becoming increasingly more common in the Chicagoland area, and avid bird enthusiasts said this is no surprise. “I have been watching the same pair of bald eagles and their offspring for 12 years now,” Sue Delfiacco said. To Delfiacco, the pair of birds are like family. Every morning, she…

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All American Comic Shop closing after 40 years

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By Kelly White After 40 years as a beloved staple in the Evergreen Park community, All American Comic Shop is closing its doors. The store, 3576 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, was opened on October 17, 1981, by Evergreen Park native and owner and operator, Carl Bonasera. “Between that time and 1993 we opened eight…

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OLCHS students celebrate season with Operation Santa

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By Kelly White Oak Lawn Community High School students are sharing the spirit of Christmas with those in need this holiday season. For the 17th year, students from all grade levels participated in Operation Santa Claus this December where families Christmas wish lists were adopted by students and staff members. The wish lists derived from…

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Chicago Ridge police honor memory of Steven Smith with toy drive

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By Kelly White Richards High School graduate Steven Smith joined the Marines and served in Afghanistan before coming home to join the Chicago Ridge Police Department as a part-time officer. He soon became a full-time officer, working a job he loved. “Steven was an amazing young man who loved life, believed in living it to…

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Teen helps others despite brittle bone disease

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Family toy drive benefits Comer Children’s Hospital By Kelly White Early on in her life, Madelyn Rodrigues was diagnosed with Osteogeneis Imperfects, a brittle bone disease that has already resulted in more than 70 bone fractures in her 14 years of life. As a freshman at Illinois Lutheran High School in Crete, Madelyn’s inner strength…

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