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Sabadosa: American Legion can use your support

I recently spoke with Evergreen Park’s Chuck Sulek about his involvement with American Legion Evergreen Park Post 854. Sulek is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a recently retired over-the-road trucker. He fills his newfound freedom with a part-time job along with being the post’s …

Oak Lawn police blotter


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


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


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


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


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 …

Oak Lawn police blotter


VANDALISM: An explosive device was used to blow up a mailbox June 11 in the 9200 block of McVicker Avenue. The homeowner heard the explosion and briefly gave chase in his car after a car that had four youths.

BURGLARY: Tools valued at …

Petzel: Village to again host July 4 parade

Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! Oak Lawn’s annual Fourth of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. from 51st Avenue and 95th Street and proceeds westbound on 95th Street to 55th Court. This will be the ninth year that the village has sponsored the parade, which previously …

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VANDALISM: Someone used a sharp object to damage cooling tubes inside an air conditioner in the 9600 block of Komensky Avenue between June 1 and 14.

VEHICLE BURGLARY: Tools and prescription drugs were stolen from an unlocked vehicle June 4 or 5 in the 8700 …

Bridgeview Redbirds soar to Series


The Bridgeview Redbirds 14U softball team recently came in second place in the Crete Crush Spring Showdown — an NSA World Series qualifier — thus earning a World Series bid. Pictured are (top row) coach Matt Booe, coach Brian Wujcik, Julia Moriarity, Taylor Lupo, Katelyn …

St. Alexander student third in calendar contest


Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez recently congratulated Rebecca Busch, of St. Alexander School in Palos Heights, for her anti-drug poster, which placed third in the Eighth-Grade Division of a contest to depict alternatives to using drugs. Some of the artwork from the contest will …

The Center offers Junior Farmers program, basketry classes


Registration is underway for the final sessions of Junior Farmers at The Center’s Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, according to a release from the center.

Summer Junior Farmers is an opportunity for children ages 3 to 8 to learn about and enjoy the …

Oak Lawn Ice Arena plans anniversary celebration

The Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of events from Aug. 8 to 10, according to a release from the district.

Events will include hockey games featuring the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni vs. active-duty soldiers of Hockey Saves; …

Sabadosa: It’s time for our annual summer reading ideas

My readers have helped me to put together a list of summer books. Whether you prefer the feel of a paper book in your hands or you have come to enjoy reading on a screen, a good book can become a magic carpet, taking you …

School briefs


Shepard defends Junior ROTC marksmanship crown

With rifles prepped and ready, students from Shepard, Richards and Eisenhower high schools recently joked and talked amiably with one another and their Junior ROTC instructors before the annual marksmanship contest, according to a press release from Community High …

SWSRA gets $13K donation through Fraternal Order of Eagles


The Blue Island Fraternal Order of Eagles recently donated $13,266 to the South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA), according to a press release from the association.

As part of the Illinois State Aerie Project, the Eagles donated to SWSRA a total of more than $21,000 …

Oak Lawn police blotter


CAR BURGLARY: A $20 bill was stolen May 28 or 29 from an unlocked car in the 9700 block of Ridgeland Avenue.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Christopher Boone, 24, 12021 S. Lafayette, Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license and without headlights after …