Pathlights names new executive director

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From staff reports Elaine Grande has been appointed Executive Director by Pathlights’ Board of Directors effective May 30. Grande brings more than 30 years of successful leadership experience and becomes only the third Executive Director in the Palos Heights nonprofit’s 46-year history. She currently leads all Pathlights program and services as Director of Program Development…

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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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Pekau takes Rubin and Foxx to task over mandate punishments


By Jeff Vorva Orland Park has Cook’s County’s attention. The village’s decision to vote against enforcing Cook County COVID-19 mandates at a special meeting Dec. 28 has been a hot topic. The village’s position is that businesses need not require proof of vaccination for patrons to enter. Some businesses are taking the board up on…

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New county mandate to combat COVID surge

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Restaurants, fitness centers, venues will be required to check vaccination status on Jan. 3 By Bob Bong The latest surge of COVID cases has people flocking to testing centers to see if they have the virus and those that definitely have it threatening to overwhelm local hospitals. The Illinois Department of Public Health last Friday…

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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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