Willow Springs to host Chicago Blues Challenge July 30

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By Steve Metsch The village of Willow Springs will have the blues this summer. The village and the Windy City Blues Society will host the Chicago Blues Challenge, scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. July 30. It’s a good fit with the Windy City Blues Society, Willow Springs Village Administrator Ryan Grace said on May…

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Fan Fest returns to Oak Lawn Library

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By Kelly White Comic lovers of all ages joined forces this weekend and came together at Oak Lawn Public Library’s annual Fan Fest. The fest at the library, 9427 Raymond Ave., is a pop culture celebration and free comic book day. It provides an opportunity for the community to come to a local event without…

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SD122 scholarship applications due May 6 Applications are now being accepted for the Ridgeland School District 122 PTA Council Higher Education Scholarship. Interested graduating high school seniors that attended a Ridgeland 122 School – Columbus Manor, Kolb, Harnew, Lieb and Simmons – for at least five years, have a 2.5 or greater GPA, and plan to attend…

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Electric violinist Mark Wood coming to Argo

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By Carol McGowan Legendary electric violinist Mark Wood is coming to Argo High School. He will perform in concert with the Argo and Wilkins Junior High Orchestras on May 2, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Portillo Performing Arts Center at the Summit school. Wood has quite the background. He was…

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Bridgeview Park District donates Easter eggs to Ukrainian refugees

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From staff reports In a show of good will and support to the people of Ukraine, the Bridgeview Park District donated over 500 eggs to Ukrainian refugees in Poland during their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8. The park district invited Rev. Vasyl Sendeha, pastor of the St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church…

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Southwest Symphony presents an Afternoon of Lerner and Loew on Sunday

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The Southwest Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David L. Crane, will present “An Afternoon of Lerner and Loewe” on Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Christian College’s Ozinga Auditorium, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights. Favorite selections will be played from “Camelot,” “Gigi,” “Brigadoon,” “Paint Your Wagon,” and “My Fair Lady.” The…

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‘Squatters’ are removed from Oak Lawn neighborhood

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Adult music fest to replace Fall on the Green By Joe Boyle While the effects of the pandemic are in decline, reports of “squatters” taking up residence in foreclosed homes in Oak Lawn has become an issue. However, the village has begun to fight back and are eliminating the presence of individuals residing illegally in…

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Paisan Pizzeria coming to Oak Lawn

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By Joe Boyle Oak Lawn Village Manager Tom Phelan was initially underwhelmed when plans for a new pizzeria were being discussed. “My thought was we don’t need another pizza place,” Phelan said during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting Tuesday night. “But when I found out what would be coming in and what they have to offer,…

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Ukrainian churches seeking donations

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By Bob Bong Relief efforts for Ukrainians caught in the invasion of their country by Russian military forces have begun at two Ukrainian churches in Palos Park. Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church is collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine that will be shipped by air to Poland, which has taken in thousands of Ukrainian…

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