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Fest brings Greece to Palos Hills

The annual Greek Fest took place Aug. 16 at SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills. …

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 …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

WARRANT ARREST: Daniel Doyle, 37, 10440 Mayfield Ave, Unit 3B, Oak Lawn, was arrested July 30 in the 10200 block of Washington Avenue on a Bridgeview warrant related to a drunken driving charge, police said.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Amir Smith, 19, 8222 Mozart Ave., …

Sabadosa: Oak Lawn pastor’s book uncovers her ancestors’ secrets

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We can discover much about ourselves by digging into our history, but it’s often difficult to find the facts, especially if relatives wanted the past to remain a secret. This did not deter the Rev. Nancy Goede, of Oak Lawn, from uncovering the lives of …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: A cellphone was stolen July 22 at the Salvation Army thrift store, 8732 Cicero Ave.

VANDALISM: The cable TV line to a house in the 4600 block of 99th Place was cut July 25.

WARRANT ARREST: Shyane Greyer, 19, 6630 Hoyne Ave., …

Petzel: Oak Lawn concerts are about more than just music

Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians!

If you haven’t made it out to any of the summer concerts on the Village Green, you’ve missed out on quite a few entertaining performances.

The free concerts, hosted by the village of Oak Lawn and the Oak Lawn Park District, …

Sabadosa: St. Catherine Parish reopens adoration chapel

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Friday, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Oak Lawn planned to celebrate the reopening and dedication of its Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel, which originally opened in October 2010 and sustained extensive water damage last winter. The late Rev. Patrick Henry was pastor in 2010. After …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: An old water tank, valued at $70 for scrap, was stolen July 17 from outside a building in the 4400 block of 111th Street.

DRUG CHARGES: Laura Hruska, 25, 11725 Karlov Ave., Alsip, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and …

Worth Township collecting school supplies

Worth Township’s youth commission again is sponsoring its Apple Tree program for families experiencing financial difficulties, according to a release about the program.

The program provides children with school supplies, and while it is active all year long, the greatest need for children is at …

Moraine Valley athletes  honored for academics

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Moraine Valley Community College student athletes continued to prove their merit in the classroom this past year.

Among nearly 60,000 student-athletes who compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association, six Moraine Valley student athletes were recognized with the Academic Student-Athlete Award for their academic …

Petzel: Recycling is way of life for Oak Lawn e-waste boss

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Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! Many of you may know village employee Jack Lopez, who oversees Oak Lawn’s electronic waste recycling program and its collection site. Lopez has worked for the public works department for more than 22 years in various capacities, but he found his …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: A boy’s bicycle was stolen between July 11 and 16 from the back yard of a house in the 10300 block of Tripp Avenue.

HOME BURGLARY: Two handguns, a 9mm semi-automatic and a .380-caliber, and ammunition were stolen July 12 or 13 …

Big wins at nationals for Moraine women’s tennis

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Having not played an organized match since the NJCAA Region IV Tournament on Oct. 12, the Moraine Valley Community College women’s tennis team practiced hard for a challenging matchup at the NJCAA National Tournament in May in Tyler, Texas. In the Cyclones’ sixth trip, they …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

THEFT: A cellphone was stolen June 22 by a pickpocket from a 25-year-old Burbank man at Chuck E Cheese, 4031 W. 95th St.

NO LICENSE: Orlando Talavera, 31, 9102 Tulley Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with driving without a valid license after a …

Sabadosa: St. Catherine mission trip builds friendships

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Imagine spending hours in 90-plus-degree heat and high humidity digging trenches or pulling off shingles from a roof or tearing out old carpeting and insulation without the benefit of air conditioning. That was part of the challenge faced a few weeks ago by the Youth …

McCord Gallery sets kids activities lineup

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The McCord Gallery & Cultural Center, 9602 W. Creek Road, Palos Park, will host a series of creative children’s activities in July.

Dino Draw for children ages 4 to 6 will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 7, 14 and 21. Children will …