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Lockport honors teacher with ‘contagious spirit’

Evon Schlotter, a physical education teacher and girls cross country and track coach at Lockport Township High School, was chosen as the 2014 William and Mildred Jackson Teacher Award honoree, according to a press release from the school. Schlotter was to be honored Thursday night …

Hinderman: Get involved, to help yourself and others

The summer is all but over, and the kids are back in school. Might be a good time to take advantage of having some more free time (if you do) to take some of the new classes being offered at Orland Park’s Sportsplex. Deborah Geghen, …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Sunglasses and a watch were stolen Aug. 5 from a vehicle in the 13000 block of Baywood Lane and water was poured on the seats and center console. Gift cards and $12 cash were stolen the same day from an unlocked …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

THEFT: An aluminum canoe was stolen July 29 from the side yard of a residence in the 13000 block of Mulranny Drive.

VANDALISM: Two banners and an awning were ripped down and two garden decorations were damaged July 29 at Sunny Lane Acres, …

Hinderman: McCord Gallery to hold fundraiser for new annex

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If you’ve traveled on LaGrange Road near 131st Street, you probably have glanced to the west and seen a large white house atop a hill just north of Carl Sandburg High School. Unusual buildings, seemingly “out of place” structures, grab my attention because it’s rare …

Auditions scheduled for Dancing with Senior Stars

Auditions for Orland Township’s third annual Dancing with the Senior Stars will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Auditions are open to amateur dancers only, ages 55 and older. At auditions, couples …

Series of programs set  at Bridge Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host several August events. Train Your Brain: Boost Your Memory will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19. The program will help students remember new locker combinations, class schedules and assignments. Electric …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

HOME BURGLARY: A pair of sketches of the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry were stolen July 27 from a home in the 13000 block of Choctaw Trail.

REVOKED LICENSE: Karolina Walocha, 31, of Willowbrook, was charged with driving on a revoked license after …

Hinderman: Camp Quality provides escape for children with cancer

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Camp Quality Illinois will hold its 20th summer camp for children with cancer from Aug. 3 to 9 at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, with 84 children ages 5 to 17 are expected to attend. Carol Oostman, the public relations coordinator for Camp Quality, said the …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

VEHICLE BURGLARIES: A rental car was stolen from a driveway and returned July 15 in the 13000 block of Farm View. The victim told police that he apparently dropped his keys outside his home and awoke the next morning unable to find his …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Kiel Horst, 25, 139 Maple Lane, New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and possession of drug equipment after a stop July 8 at 159th Street and Cedar Road, police said.

HOME BURGLARY: A laptop computer, …

They’re cruising in Lockport

Look out Fonzie, when it comes to classic car action, Lockport is the place to be. Every Monday, the city hosts a show that’s more than just a cruise down memory lane. There are numerous free activities, even for young who have never seen a …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Ladonna Lopez, 26, 333 Cameron, Lockport, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after a stop June 25 at Bell Road and Oak Valley Trail, police said.

LICENSE SUSPENDED: Peter Muhammad, 52, 6418 Maryland Ave., Chicago, was charged …

Hinderman: Fellowship and learning about other faiths

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I previously have written about the Southwest Interfaith Team (SWIFT), which holds gatherings at different houses of worship, and explores specific topics, with speakers presenting the Christian, Jewish and Muslim perspectives.

Because I have written about it, SWIFT board member Khalid Mozaffar recently invited me …

Students in Orland pull their weight

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Students at the Kruse Education Center in Orland Park recently took part in an end-of-the-year Sports Day. Lunch was provided through the Kruse PTA.

Orland’s young professionals get cooking

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The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals committee recently enjoyed an old-fashioned barbecue hosted by American Family Insurance agent Andy Varga, according to a press release from the chamber.

Varga, the committee co-chair, invited committee members to his office at 10600 W. 143rd …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

DUI ARREST: Kelly Sylves, 35, 14537 W. Edison Drive, New Lenox, was charged with drunken driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance after an accident June 17 in the 14000 block of Heatherwood Court, police said.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: …