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Palos Heights Woman’s Club welcomes new members

The Palos Heights Woman’s Club had their first 2021-2022 club meeting on September 7. Ten new members were installed (plus four more who were unable to attend). Several members were recognized with service awards for membership, including Marianne Orr (55 years), Virginia Jones (50 years) and Sharon Kubasak (45 years). The club will hold a…

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St. Gall students celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Mixing youthful exuberance with ethnic pride, students at St. Gall School in Gage Park paraded around their campus last week to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, which honors the struggle for Mexico to free itself from the colonial rule of Spain. –Supplied photo

Palos Park Public Works Commissioner Nicole Milovich-Walters explains reasons for a water rate hike in the village. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Palos Park officials defend water rate hike

By Jeff Vorva The price of water in Palos Park is going up and officials are bracing for some complaints. The Palos Park Village Council voted unanimously on Sept. 13 to approve an ordinance to increase water rates to $12.82 per 1,000 gallons of water supplied by the village, up from $12.76. The new rate…

An Orland firefighter checks out an apartment Thursday afternoon in the 9300 block of Hunter Drive. (Photo courtesy of Orland Fire District)

Fire in Orland Hills smokes out apartment building

The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a fire Thursday afternoon in an apartment building in the 9300 block of Hunter Drive in Orland Hills that spread to two apartments and caused smoke damage throughout the three-story, 12-unit apartment building. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A fire alarm…

Hugo Ciszek, 3, of Palos Hills, was astonished to see Monarch butterflies so up close during Lake Katherine's Monarch Celebration this past weekend at the nature center, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights.

Lake Katherine monarch celebration returns

By Kelly White Celebrating the start of the fall season with hundreds of monarch butterflies taking flight was Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanical Garden. After taking last year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lake Katherine, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, held its 28th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival, renamed this year as a…

Alex Whitehead wants Bridgeview residents to be allowed to keep chickens in their yards. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Bridgeview resident wants to keep chickens in yard

By Steve Metsch Bridgeview has been home to the Fire, the Red Stars and thousands of Parrot Heads. Who’s ready for some chickens? Alex Whitehead, a six-year resident of Bridgeview, has proposed that residents be permitted to raise chickens in their yards. “I think we can make a case for chickens being allowed,” she told…

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

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…

An overview of Saturday’s parade in Palos Park minutes before it started. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Palos Park’s Autumn in the Park caps a year all its events returned

By Jeff Vorva Thousands came to Palos Park’s Autumn in the Park events last weekend after missing a year due to COVID-19 concerns. For the village, it meant a return to several spring and summer outdoor events it sponsored in 2021 that had to be waxed in 2020 including Chili in the Park and a…

A gathering of neighborhood representatives celebrated the new work of public art. --Photo by Tim Hadac

‘This is the public’s gallery’

Public art unveiled in Garfield Ridge By Tim Hadac What once was a drab, blank wall in Garfield Ridge is now a bright, cheerful reflection of the community. “We’re proud of what we have here,” 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares said at a recent gathering of a handful of Garfield Ridge area residents to celebrate…

On Saturday, Oak-Lawn Hometown Middle School, 5345 W. 99th St. in Oak Lawn hosted its annual 6K walk/run for World Vision. (Supplied photos)

OLHMS students walk for children in Africa

By Kelly White Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School students got moving for a good cause this past weekend. On Saturday, September 18, Oak-Lawn Hometown Middle School, 5345 W. 99th St. in Oak Lawn, once again hosted its annual 6K walk/run for World Vision. “I like seeing my students and colleagues participating in this friendly, and sometimes,…

Local area children made butterfly crafts at the Oak Lawn Park District hosted its 5th annual Monarch Festival at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street, Oak Lawn, on Saturday afternoon.

Oak Lawn Park District chips in to help save the monarchs

By Kelly White The monarch butterfly is easily recognizable with its delicate wings showcasing an intricate black, orange and white pattern. The monarch is filled with beauty, but it is also in need of preservation, according to Dolly Foster, Horticulturist for the Oak Lawn Park District. “I think that because the monarch is the most…

There were plenty of pet dogs marching in Saturday's Pet Parade in LaGrange. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

75th Pet Parade attracts huge crowd after year off

By Steve Metsch After waiting more than two years, John Bezerril and his sons were finally able to enjoy the La Grange Pet Parade live and in person. The last time the parade was held live was in June of 2019, long before the words “COVID-19” and “pandemic” became part of our daily vocabulary. On…

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Worth residents salute impact of late Frank Bonham

By Joe Boyle Frank Bonham left a legacy and a lot of smiles with Worth residents who knew him. Bonham, 93, died March 28 after serving the community of Worth for 52 years. The U.S. Navy veteran was a bricklayer foreman for 42 years. He began his long affiliation with the village with the Worth…

Summit firefighters respond to an electrical fire Thursday at Portillo's. (Supplied photos)

Fire closes Portillo’s in Summit

An electrical fire early this afternoon hit the Portillo’s restaurant at 5532 S. Harlem Ave. Summit firefighters extinguished the blaze, which was confined to the kitchen area. No injuries were reported. Firefighters from Bedford Park, Cicero, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Central Stickney and North Palos assisted on the call. Central Stickney provide a ladder truck that…

– Palos Heights Alderman Jeffrey Key updates the council on the fireworks situation for next year. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Palos Heights locks in fireworks show for 2022

By Jeff Vorva On the final day of summer, the City of Palos Heights made arrangements for the fireworks show for next year’s Independence Day celebration. The city council voted unanimously to hire Central States Fireworks for the July 3 show at a cost of $18,000 for a 30-minute show. This year, the city increased…

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Harlem to be resurfaced from 62nd to 111th streets starting Sept. 27

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that a resurfacing of Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43), from 62nd Street, in Chicago and Summit, to 111th Street, in Worth, passing through Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Burbank, Chicago Ridge and Palos Hills, will require daytime and occasional overnight lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 27. The $5 million project,…

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Calendar for Sept. 23

Justice Park District to show ‘Lion King’ The Justice Park District will show “The Lion King” at its Movie in the Park at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at 7747 S. Grove Ave. Free popcorn will be available. For information, call 708-458-1370. Bridgeview Plant a Tree Day Moms of Bridgeview will hold a Plant a…

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Argo to host Fall Festival

Argo High School, 7329 W. 63rd St. in Summit, will host a Fall Festival from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, at the school. Admission is free. Everyone is invited. There will be inflatables, a food truck, arts and crafts and more.

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LT to host Career Fair

Lyons Township High School is hosting a Career Fair Thursday, September 23, 6-8 p.m. in the South Campus Library, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road, Western Springs. There are immediate openings in the following areas: Administrative Assistant Buildings & Grounds Paraeducator Student Assistant (Security) Technology Services Join us at the Career Fair and apply in person.…

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LT to present Improv Show

The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board will present the 13th annual Improv Comedy Showcase, So___ You’ll ___13: A Baker’s ___ . Performance dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 23-25, at 7 p.m., with a special Homecoming week performance Tuesday, September 28. All performances are in the South Campus Performing Arts Center, 4900 S.…

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Illinois News

Report: Nursing homes in crisis with staff shortages

Report: Nursing homes in crisis with staff shortages

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A new report released Wednesday says staffing shortages at nursing homes in Illinois have reached crisis proportions and that people of color are most at risk of suffering the consequences. That’s because those individuals are more likely to live in understaffed facilities or in “ward” rooms…

Springfield transportation hub to relieve rail congestion

Springfield transportation hub to relieve rail congestion

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A railway improvement project intended to greatly improve traffic congestion between St. Louis and Chicago reached a milestone Tuesday as work began on a multimodal transportation hub in the capital city. Gov. JB Pritzker was joined at a groundbreaking ceremony by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and…

CAPITOL RECAP: Congressional redistricting hearings begin

CAPITOL RECAP: Congressional redistricting hearings begin

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – The process of redrawing congressional district maps in Illinois got off to a slow start Thursday when only one person showed up to testify at the first legislative public hearing, which was held in Chicago. Ryan Tolley, policy director for the advocacy group CHANGE Illinois, urged the House Redistricting…

Task force considers changes to qualified immunity for Illinois law enforcement officers

Task force considers changes to qualified immunity for Illinois law enforcement officers

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A new state task force continued discussions Thursday as to what changes could be made to the way state law approaches qualified immunity for law enforcement officers. Qualified immunity is a court doctrine granting protection for law enforcement officers and other government officials from certain civil…

Only one testifies at first congressional redistricting hearing

Only one testifies at first congressional redistricting hearing

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The process of redrawing congressional district maps in Illinois got off to a slow start Thursday when only one person showed up to testify at the first legislative public hearing, which was held in Chicago. Ryan Tolley, policy director for the advocacy group CHANGE Illinois, urged…

Plaintiffs: New legislative maps dilute Latino vote

Plaintiffs: New legislative maps dilute Latino vote

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Plaintiffs in two lawsuits challenging the state’s legislative redistricting plan have filed new complaints in federal court charging that the district maps that lawmakers approved in August dilute Latino voting power and thus violate the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Mexican…

Officials outline progress in Cairo river port development

Officials outline progress in Cairo river port development

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A proposed river port development in the southern Illinois town of Cairo is drawing much attention and interest from companies that believe it could open up greater access to international markets, officials behind the project said Tuesday. The Alexander-Cairo Port District project has been on the…

Report details disparities faced by aging LGBTQ Illinoisans

Report details disparities faced by aging LGBTQ Illinoisans

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Many aging LGBTQ Illinoisans face barriers to health care and financial security and fear discrimination in senior communities, according to a combined report from senior and LGBTQ advocacy groups released Tuesday. The Disrupting Disparities: Challenges and Solutions for 50+ LGBTQ Illinoisans report by the senior advocacy…

Law enforcement steps up efforts to fight online child exploitation

Law enforcement steps up efforts to fight online child exploitation

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined local and federal prosecutors Monday to announce new efforts to combat a rise in online child exploitation in Illinois. The efforts include greater outreach and education for parents and teachers, and a new mobile computer forensics unit that will…

Pritzker order aims to end subminimum wage for disabled people in state contracts

Pritzker order aims to end subminimum wage for disabled people in state contracts

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order Monday that would prevent companies contracting with the state from paying disabled workers at less than the minimum wage. Pritzker took the action in what he said was a broader effort to try to push federal lawmakers to change…

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