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St. Damian celebrates Catholic Schools Week

In celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, which was Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, St. Damian School in Oak Forest honored the theme of “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service” in a variety of ways, according to event coordinator Amy Garcia. As part …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

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DUI CHARGE: Kasey Smith, 26, 14428 San Francisco Ave., Posen, was charged with drunken driving, running a red light and no insurance after a March 22 stop on the southbound ramp of Interstate 57 at 147th Street, police said.

DUI ARREST: Tina Koehne, 43, …

Oak Forest to get advice on being greener

Oak Forest recently was selected by Global Green USA, a national nonprofit focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities, to receive free technical assistance worth $20,000 to become more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

“This is a great opportunity to …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

MIDLOTHIAN

DUI ARREST: Keith Svitanek, 35, 6708 W. 107th St., Chicago Ridge, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, improper lane use, no insurance and running a red light after a March 8 stop in the 3200 block of 147th Street, police said.

BURGLARY: Two socket …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

MIDLOTHIAN

DUI ARREST: Milo Crosswhite, 30, 10640 S. Oakley Ave., Chicago, was charged with drunken driving after a Feb. 28 stop in the 14400 block of Cicero Avenue, police said.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Richard Deese, 23, 14454 Springfield Ave., Midlothian, was charged with domestic battery, battery …

Bremen High School’s Tolbert-Jones signs letter of intent

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Bremen High School’s Darious Tolbert-Jones recently signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.

SD 228 students get lessons in leadership

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Students from Tinley Park, Bremen, Hillcrest and Oak Forest high schools took part Jan. 21 in a Bremen Community High School District 228 Students in Leadership meeting at Tinley Park High School, according to a press release from the district.

Each school board member and …

Orland Park, Midlothian Marist players’ letters of intent

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Eight Marist High School football players from the Chicago school signed letters of intent to continue their careers in college.

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

MIDLOTHIAN

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Michael Colunga, 40, 14440 Knox Ave., Midlothian, was charged with criminal damage to property following a Feb. 9 domestic dispute at his residence, police said.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Joseph Bonomo, 44, of Willow Springs, was charged with aggravated domestic assault after a Feb. …

Community Sports Calendar (Central) for March 2, 2014

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park and Tinley Park.

Oak Forest High School sees AP camp as beneficial

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Earlier this school year, Oak Forest High School completed its first Advanced Placement Camp, in which faculty members and current AP upperclassmen worked together to create a supportive environment for incoming AP freshmen.

Oak Forest High School encourages students to take at least one AP …

Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Feb. 23, 2014

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park and Tinley Park.

Oak Forest High School basketball captures tournament title

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Oak Forest High School’s boys basketball team captured the Romeoville Holiday Tournament title.

Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Feb. 16, 2014

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park and Tinley Park.

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

MIDLOTHIAN

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dawn Gillotte, 38, 14330 Keating Ave., Midlothian, was charged with domestic battery after a Jan. 26 incident at her home, police said.

TRESPASSING: Andre Suett, 34, 13412 Karlov Ave., Robbins, was charged with criminal trespass to a residence after refusing to leave …

MWAH troupe to perform for students in Oak Forest

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The parents of slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton will participate with a nonprofit troupe that addresses social issues when it performs at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Arbor Park Middle School in Oak Forest, troupe director Ray Moffitt said.

The event is part of a violence-prevention initiative …

Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Feb. 9, 2014

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park and Tinley Park.