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Shepard students pay homage to firefighters

Before this year’s remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Shepard High School teacher Erin McLean wanted to thank members of the Palos Heights Fire Department for their service, according to a press release from the school. McLean found a way to involve her students, having …

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 …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

Editor’s Note: An item in the Sept. 12, 2014, Neighborhood Star contained incorrect information. Nathaniel Dorgan, 25, of Chicago, was not charged with disorderly conduct.

THEFT: A spare tire and wheel were stolen Aug. 21 from a 2011 Toyota Highlander in the 4400 …

Sabadosa: Not so easy sending kids off to college

It has been a couple of weeks since my husband and I did our last “dorm move-in” for our daughter Sara. Being the youngest of our three children, hers was the final one for us.

I have to admit, although I am mostly relieved, that …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: Four syringes that each contained a substance used to raise white blood cells, and with a total value of $16,500, were stolen Aug. 15 from inside a locked refrigerator at Affiliated Oncologist, 4400 W. 95th St., police said.

DUI ARREST: Rachel M. …

Petzel: Bike Psychos’ Century Ride goes smoothly

Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! The Bike Psychos Cycling Club hosted its 2014 Century Ride on Aug. 17. The annual ride, now in its 31st year, offered participants a choice of riding for 30, 50, 64, 100 or 124 miles. Bike Psychos president Deanna Sandei said …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: An arc welder was stolen Aug. 8 or 9 from a job site at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St.

CAR THEFT: A 2008 Lexus was stolen between Aug. 8 and 15 from Ed Napleton Honda, 5800 W. 95th St.

VANDALISM: …

Sabadosa: Gilda’s Club now at Christ Medical Center

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Many readers likely will recall the comedian/actress/author Gilda Radner from the golden days of TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” Radner, an Emmy Award winner, was among the original cast that produced such greats as John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. In 1986, Radner was found …

Christ Medical Center lauded for excellence

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Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn has been recognized as being among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cardiology/heart surgery, gynecology, geriatric medicine and neurology/neurosurgery, according to the “Best Hospitals 2014-15” rankings released recently by U.S. News and World Report, a press …

School supplies project blooms for MVCC, Flowers for Dreams

Through the efforts of Moraine Valley Community College and Flowers for Dreams, more than 60 Chicago Public Schools students living at or below the poverty line were to receive donated school supplies for the 2014-15 school year, according to a press release about the effort. …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

CAR BURGLARY: Dovydas Vitkevicius, 5540 W. 103rd St., Unit 3A, Oak Lawn, was charged with vehicle burglary after he stole a briefcase and wallet from a car Aug. 5 in the 5500 block of 103rd Street and was found walking with the briefcase …

Petzel: St. Gerald parishioner reaches century mark

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Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! Special birthday wishes go out to a special lady, Anna Chickerillo, who’s celebrating her 100th birthday. To put things in perspective, Anna was born just weeks after the start of World War 1 and shortly after Babe Ruth made his major …