Avis car rental and a day care center are coming to Countryside

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By Steve Metsch A car rental company and a day care center/nursery school are coming to Countryside. The city council – at its only meeting in November – approved an ordinance that creates the special use variation needed to permit Avis Budget Car Rental at 9665 W. 55th St. That’s the address of Highline Automotive,…

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Video game arcade coming to Bridgeview

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By Steve Metsch A new video game and gaming network arcade will be opening in Bridgeview. “A new business wants to create a place for people to play video games. This is not a gambling thing,” Trustee James Cecott told the board. “This is just a video game (place) like you see on TV where…

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Tax preparer charged with COVID relief fraud

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From staff reports The owner of Flash Tax Service in Bridgeview has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly fraudulently assisting customers in obtaining millions of dollars in loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Hadi Isbaih, 39, of Palos Heights, was charged in an indictment returned April 5 in the…

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‘Midnight Terror’ expands frightful presen

Anyone wanting to get in the spirit of Halloween and scare up a good time may visit haunted houses in Oak Lawn, Worth, and Orland Park. In Oak Lawn, the Midnight Terror Haunted House is operating for the second consecutive year in the former Beatty Lumber property at 9531 S. 52nd Ave., but it has…

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‘Mr.’ Chigas impressed Windy City Thunderbolt skipper in debut

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In the first inning of the first game of the season, a fan sitting in the stands behind home plate bellowed “Bring in Chigas.’’ Two innings later, Chigas was brought in. Chris Chigas, the lone player on the Windy City Thunderbolts from the area (a Bridgeview native who went to Oak Lawn Community High School)…

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‘Genuine’ coaching legend Gary Korhonen dies

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Freshman Tony Sheehan was walking the halls of Richards High School in the early fall of 1992. Coming toward him was Gary Korhonen, the Bulldogs football coach, who was a big name and larger-than-life figure after winning Illinois High School Association state championships in 1988 and 1989. “I was a pimple-faced freshman and here comes…

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