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Palos Heights Ald. Jeff Key, shown at a past meeting, was full of good news on Tuesday night regarding the return of events to the city. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Kris Kringle Market and other events returning to Palos Heights

By Jeff Vorva Palos Heights Ald. Jeff Key (1st) was not playing the role of Santa Claus on Tuesday night. But Key, who oversees recreation in the city, played the…

Pending a vote by the Orland Park Board of Trustees on June 19, many buildings at Boley Farm will be demolished. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

(Torn) down on the farm

Some buildings at Boley Farm likely to be demolished By Jeff Vorva The future of many dilapidated buildings at the Glenn Boley Farm is dire. At the Orland Park Committee…

Horses from the Highland House Restaurant and Bar were a main attraction at the Palos Heights Fourth of July parade. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

Parade is back in Palos Heights and there is a little horsing around, too

By Jeff Vorva A few minutes before the kickoff of the Palos Heights Fourth of July parade on Sunday, a mother asked her young daughter a question. “Remember last year?”…

Palos Park Commissioner Dan Polk is still concerned that not enough people have been vaccinated. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Polk warns of bleak future if more people are not vaccinated

By Jeff Vorva Illinois might be in Phase 5 as far as the pandemic is concerned, but Palos Park Commissioner Dan Polk is still concerned. Polk, who is a neonatologist…

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Exclusive: Liz Gorman named to RTA board 

By Ray Hanania  Special to the Regional News Former Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth “Lis” Doody-Gorman was appointed Wednesday to serve on the Regional Transportation Authority board of commissioners representing Cook…

Nellie Gannon, an area dentist, was the first female to cross the finish line at the Orland Park Liberty Run on Friday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Nothing but the tooth: Area dentist Nellie Gannon wins women’s Liberty Run; Sandburg grad Dahleen finishes first among men

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent After stops in Kentucky and Tennessee, Nellie Gannon is back home. The Marist graduate and dentist is working at offices in Palos Heights and Orland Park;…

Kayla Sharples was a key in the Red Stars’ lone goal in a victory over Washington on Friday night. ISI Photo

Minus Olympians, Red Stars top Washington

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars’ first match without Olympians Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher and Tierna Davidson was a success. The Red Stars knocked off Washington, 1-0, in…

Angel Malone held an open house at her photography studio, Photography by Angel, on Sunday, June 27th at 10708 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills.

Palos Hills photography studio holds open house

By Kelly White Angel Malone grew up with a camera in her hand. She knew at a young age, becoming a photographer was her calling. “I love everything about photography,”…

Lyons’ Joseph Antonetti, with the football, gets mobbed by his teammates during 7-on-7 drills against Wheaton-Warrenville South Thursday. The quarterback had made an interception on defense to cause the celebration. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Seven-on-sevens up and running: Lyons hosts scrimmages featuring Marist, York and WW South

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Lyons quarterback Joseph Antonetti and Marist signal-caller Dontrell Jackson both found comfort and normalcy in 7-on-7 scrimmages held July 1 at the Lions’ home field in…

James Gay attended his final District 230 board meeting as superintendent last Thursday. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Anti-vaxxers ask SD230 to not require masks for students

By Jeff Vorva Some parents who urged District 230 to open up its schools during the pandemic were back with a new request for the 2021-2022 school year. They are…

Diana Campbell has her new sergeant's insignia pinned to her uniform by her husband, Tony, at Monday night’s Palos Park Village Council meeting. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Future may be foggy but Palos Park sets guidelines for western expansion

By Jeff Vorva The Palos Park Village Council looked into the future when it passed a couple of ordinances for guidelines of expansion in the western part of the community,…

A rendering of what downtown Orland Park could look like. (Photo courtesy of the Village of Orland Park)

Orland ready to build spiffy downtown and to demolish unsafe farm buildings

By Jeff Vorva The old and the new. On Tuesday night, Orland Park’s village board hosted an open house at the Civic Center to talk about buildings that will be…

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Oak Lawn moves Independence Day parade to July 3, fireworks still on Fourth of July

The Village of Oak Lawn wants to remind residents and guests that the annual Fourth of July parade has been moved to Saturday, July 3, at 4 p.m. In addition…

Leah Bylut of Shepard gets ready to serve in a match against Richards earlier this year. She left the school as the all-time leader in aces and digs. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Shepard grad Bylut has Palos Lions Club roaring

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Tons could be written about what Leah Bylut did during her volleyball career at Shepard. She left the program with the most aces (198) and digs…

Vanessa DiBernardo of the Red Stars slips on the wet SeatGeek Sradium grass in Saturday’s 3-0 loss against Racing Louisville. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Red Stars slip and slide in loss to Louisville

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Last October, the Chicago Red Stars traded Savannah McCaskill and Yuko Nagasato to Racing Louisville FC for the right to protect the rest of its roster…

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New law requires public schools to teach Asian American history

New law requires public schools to teach Asian American history

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – All public schools in Illinois will soon be required to teach a unit on Asian American history and culture as part…

CAPITOL RECAP: Illinois gets another credit upgrade

CAPITOL RECAP: Illinois gets another credit upgrade

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings upgraded Illinois’ bond rating on Thursday, citing the state’s improved financial condition.  It’s the second upgrade from…

Unprecedented unemployment deficit threatens to ‘cripple’ businesses, claimants

Unprecedented unemployment deficit threatens to ‘cripple’ businesses, claimants

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Since economic shutdowns began and COVID-19 death counts started to rise in March 2020, national unemployment rates have hovered at historically…

Gov. JB Pritzker is pictured in a file photo at an event in Springfield earlier this month. (Capitol News Illinois file photo by Jerry Nowicki)

S&P upgrades Illinois bond rating

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings upgraded Illinois’ bond rating on Thursday, citing the state’s improved financial condition.  It’s the…

State revenues surged in previous fiscal year

State revenues surged in previous fiscal year

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Revenues flowing into state coffers surged in the fiscal year that ended June 30, spurred largely by an influx of federal…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker signs bill expanding Medicaid

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker signs bill expanding Medicaid

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents who have health coverage through Medicaid now have access to a broad range of services including mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment,…

Pritzker signs bill expanding covered Medicaid services

Pritzker signs bill expanding covered Medicaid services

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents who have health coverage through Medicaid now have access to a broad range of services including mental health counseling,…

Advocates continue to push for equitable energy bill

Advocates continue to push for equitable energy bill

By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News Illinois [email protected] The language in a comprehensive energy bill aimed at moving Illinois to a carbon-free future has undergone a multitude of revisions, yet the…

CAPITOL RECAP: Illinois gets a credit upgrade

CAPITOL RECAP: Illinois gets a credit upgrade

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Illinois received its first credit rating upgrade in 23 years on Tuesday, July 29, when Moody’s Investors Services raised the state’s rating one notch,…

State courts prepare to resume normal operations

State courts prepare to resume normal operations

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State courts in Illinois are preparing to return to normal operations after nearly 16 months of operating under special rules brought…

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