Tunes and tons of local restaurants come together at the Taste of Orland

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By Isabella Schreck The Supremes, John Mellencamp and The Beatles came to the Taste of Orland. Well, really, tribute bands brought their music and presence to Orland Park Village Center’s stage. “I was really impressed with American English,” Rebecca Whealan, of Palos Heights, said. “From the costumes to their sound [Eric Michaels] as Paul McCartney,…

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Midnight Terror is bigger, better, uglier and scarier


By Jeff Vorva Justin Cerniuk, of Oak Lawn, is 31 but his philosophy is the same at it was when he was 10 years old and started a horror show in his front yard. “I’ve always had the same goals since I was 10 and that’s to have fun with a group of friends building…

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Tea and pub crawl a part of new Orland Park rec events


By Jeff Vorva Sipping tea and a pub crawl are among the new events that will be offered to Orland Park residents in the winter and 2022 spring seasons. During the Village Board meeting on Aug. 16, Recreation and Parks Director Ray Piattoni gave the room a quick tour on what to expect in the…

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Ridgefest returns after a one-year absence for pandemic

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By Bob Bong Chicago Ridge is bringing back its popular Ridgefest for three days starting Friday at 5 p.m. at Freedom Park, 6200 Birmingham St. “This was the fastest we ever put a fest together,” said Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar. “At the beginning of the year, I didn’t even know if we’d have one…

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Lost in the mountains

Rocky Mountain National Park offers a welcome respite from the daily grind and distractions   By Jason Maholy Sports Editor The natural world radiates a power and energy that gets swallowed by urbanization and the necessarily artificial habitats of which our cities are constructed. Mountains, in particular, have a majestic quality and seem to hold…

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Heights native exhibits artworks at Moraine Valley ‘Vestiges’ show

In the print “This Could Really Happen,” Justin Santora explores the conflict between nature and manmade structures, a theme that is common to his work. Submitted photo. Artwork by Palos Heights native Justin Santora will be on Justin Santora is well known for his prints promoting musical acts, from well-known rockers like Phish (right) to…

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