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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 …

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 …

Oak Lawn police blotter

OAK LAWN

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

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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

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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

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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 …