Summit Dental Smiles now open in Summit

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By Carol McGowan Summit Dental Smiles is now open at 7557 W. 63rd St. in Summit. It’s in a newly remodeled building that was formerly a law office, and medical office many years prior to that. If you visited the building in the past, you wouldn’t recognize it now. It sat vacant for years, and…

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New hours for Moraine Valley COVID-19 test sites

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New hours for the free COVID-19 testing clinics at Moraine Valley Community College’s sites went into effect this week. The Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) saliva test is being administered in the Moraine Rooms in Building M on the main campus in Palos Hills, and at the extension sites in Blue Island and Tinley…

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Palos South Middle School to host vaccine clinics

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The Illinois Department of Public Health will host two vaccine clinics in September and October at Palos South Middle School, 13100 S. 82nd Avenue in Palos Park. Both clinics are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on two Saturdays, September 25 and October 16. First and second dose appointments for both…

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Flu shot clinics start next week in Orland Township

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In attempt to continue to further protect the community this year, Orland Township residents will have the opportunity to receive their seasonal flu-shots on select days in the coming months. Starting on September 1, flu shots will be available every Monday and Wednesday at the township offices, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, from 3…

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Palos Park police await COVID-19 vaccinations

By Jeff Vorva The Palos Park Village Council opened 2021 taking care of some insurance business. During Monday night’s meeting via teleconference, the council voted unanimously to approve its insurance contribution to the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency of $88,051. Village Manager Rick Boehm said that the council can use a surplus credit of $78,051 and…

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Starved Rock for a good time outside

  By Jason Maholy Sports Editor The COVID-19 outbreak put a damper on many a person’s plans for vacations and outdoor adventures during the early spring, but with parks and other public venues in Illinois re-opening it’s time to knock off the quarantine rust and get active again. For those people who enjoy exploring the…

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Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Palos Hills

 Residents living in and around the Palos Hills area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Palos Hills Community Activity Center will host Life Line Screening on Oct. 21. The site is located at 8455 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. This event is being Sponsored By: Ingalls…

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Pick of the Litte

Dear Dr. Fleming, Last night when I was on the couch watching television the light from my lamp shined just right into my dog’s right eye and I saw some spots I’ve never seen before. They look like miniature crystals on his eye on the front of the eye where a contact lens would sit.…

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Natural solutions for asthma

Q: Both my daughter and I have asthma. It isn’t as severe as some people have, but we always have to have our rescue inhalers with us just in case. I’ve heard there are some natural things that can help for people with asthma, so I wonder what you’d suggest. A: Asthma can run in…

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