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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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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Comings & Goings: Raising Cane’s opens in Orland Park

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By Bob Bong Raising Cane’s chicken restaurant opened the doors to its Orland Park location on Tuesday and it was an immediate hit. The restaurant was the first to open at 15011 S. LaGrange Road. It’s one of the restaurants going up on the former site of Toys R Us. It will feature indoor dining…

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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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North Coast Music Festival rocks SeatGeek Stadium

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By Carol McGowan An estimated 75,000 people flocked to SeatGeek Stadium last weekend for the annual three-day North Coast Music Festival, which was held in Bridgeview for the first time. The festival, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, featured a wide range of music and artists from electronic to hip hop to…

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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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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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Taste organizers are hoping for a crowd of 40,000 this year


By Jeff Vorva Taste of Orland Park was one of the few summer events to actually take place in the Chicago area in 2020 during the pandemic and the village’s director of recreation and parks, Ray Piattoni, estimated 5,000 people showed up over three days. That was far below the usual 30,000-40,000 the fest had…

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