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MVCC alum turns internship into full-time job

Moraine Valley Community College graduate Anan Ayyad not only is continuing his education at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, according to a release from Moraine Valley, but he lined up full-time work at ArcelorMittal after participating in an internship program through Moraine Valley. ArcelorMittal …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

DUI ARREST: Jose Vasquez, Jr., 36, 6049 W. 103rd St., Unit 2E, Chicago Ridge, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, improper lane use and driving without a valid license after a stop Oct. 2 in the 5600 block of 99th Street, police said. …

Petzel: Oak Lawn teen creates vets memorial for Eagle Scout project

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Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians!

Justin Aubin, a member of Boy Scout Troop 1615, has a goal to earn his Eagle Scout award. He, troop members and others have been diligently working at the site of his Eagle Scout service project since August.

Justin is a …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

BURGLARY: Tools were stolen between Sept. 15 and Sept. 23 from a garage in the 6100 block of 99th Street.

NO LICENSE: Fredy Palomores-Sanchez, 20, 2353 Hamlin Ave., Chicago, was charged with driving without a valid license and speeding after a stop Sept. …

Sabadosa: St. Catherine’s Club 55+ begins

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Recently, during a St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish meeting, ideas were tossed around for new clubs.

The Rev. Dennis Ziomek, the parish pastor, said there are active clubs for several age groups — Toddling Chargers Playgroup (preschool tots and caregivers), Youth Group (teens and young …

Burbank’s Recplex gets ‘green’ recognition

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The Burbank Park District recently was awarded LEED Leadership certification in energy and environmental design, according to a press release from the park district.

The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that …

Christ Medical Center gets high marks for heart care

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For the third straight year, Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and its Heart, Vascular and Transplant Institute have been included in a national listing of “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs,” according to a release from Advocate.

The recognition was noted in the …

Cook County clerk honors ‘best of the best’ poll workers

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Cook County Clerk David Orr recently honored “the best of the best” suburban Cook County poll workers for their dedication, hard work and depth of election knowledge at a recognition ceremony, according to a press release from the clerk’s office.

Of nearly 10,000 suburban poll …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

ROBBERY: A 31-year-old Oak Lawn man was robbed while pumping gas Sept. 21 at the BP station, 10259 Cicero Ave. Police said a man asked the victim for $20 in gas money, and when the victim pulled out a wad of $20 bills, …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: The front license plate on a car was stolen between Sept. 9 and 21 in the 8800 block of Cicero Avenue.

THEFT: A box of various unused and expired vaccines, valued at more than $5,500, was stolen between Sept. 9 and 22 …

Petzel: Midnight Terror Haunted House back, and bigger

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Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! With Halloween quickly approaching, there’s a spooktacular event that will definitely get your entire family in the Halloween spirit.

Midnight Terror Haunted House is open through Nov. 1 at its new location, 9531 S. 52nd Ave., (former Beatty’s Lumber warehouse) in …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

CAR THEFT: A car rented Aug. 3 to a Chicago man by Enterprise, 6801 W. 95th St., was reported stolen Sept. 17 because it had not been returned.

THEFT: A catalytic convertor was stolen between Aug. 30 and Sept. 19 from a 1999 …

Sabadosa: 55-year-old Oak Lawn man completes his first IronMan

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Superheroes come in many different forms. For example, the Marvel comic book superhero Iron Man is an armor-suited figure known for fighting corporate crime and terrorism. Oak Lawn’s Dave Thompson has proven that he’s an iron man in his own right — having recently proven …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: Jewelry worth more than $5,000 that was hidden in a dresser drawer was stolen between Aug. 12 and Sept. 12 from her home in the 10000 block of Kedvale Avenue.

THEFT: A four-foot section of copper pipe was stolen between Aug. 27 …

Petzel: Fall on the Green again offers oodles of fun

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Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! Oak Lawn hosted its annual Fall on the Green event the weekend of Sept. 5-7, featuring plenty of music, assorted food vendors and lots of fun activities for the entire family. In spite of a little rain on Friday, the first …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: A power washer was stolen between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5 from a backyard deck in the 6100 block of 99th Street.

POT POSSESSION: Taylor Ramirez, 18, 10021 Mulberry Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of marijuana after a stop Sept. …

Palos Community Hospital’s cancer program feted

The cancer program at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights recently was granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, according to a press release from the hospital.

To earn voluntary accreditation from the commission, a cancer …