‘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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‘Enchanted’ day at Ridge Central School

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By Joe Boyle Students and faculty at Ridge Central School in Chicago Ridge gave a rousing reception to a charitable organization whose primary goal is to provide resources where there is a need. Staff from Enchanted Backpack pulled up in the parking lot of Ridge Central School, 10800 S. Lyman Ave., to shouts and screams from not…

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‘Coffee with the Mayor’ program starting in Worthcoffee

Worth Mayor Mary Werner would like to share a cup of coffee with residents. During the Worth Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Werner said a new initiative has been introduced called “Coffee with the Mayor,” which she plans to hold on the first Saturday of each month. The first session is scheduled from 9 to…

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‘Cinderella’s Closet’ helps make prom dreams come true

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Photo by Kelly White Oak Lawn residents (from left) Gloria Renteria, 14; Jocelyn Vail, 14; and Sky Hope Fuchs, 18, show off some of the prom dresses available at Cinderella’s Closet, which will be open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Oak Lawn Community High School. e Teens at Oak Lawn Community High…

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‘Bit of sadness’ as demolition begins at Evergreen Plaza

Demolition proceedings began yesterday for The Plaza, a mall that had been in existence for over 63 years in Evergreen Park but had fallen on difficult times in this century. Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton was scheduled to attend the first phase of the demolition. Plans to demolish the once iconic mall was finalized this…

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