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Quick News: Irish society hosts presentation

Updated: February 20, 2014 6:40AM



When it comes to Irish archeology, studying glass and beads is critical to understanding the Iron Age. To that end, the Irish American Society of County Will on Sunday will host a free presentation, Irish Glass in the Iron Age, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Joliet Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet.

The event is free and open to the public, and free parking is available in the lot across the street from the museum.

The guest speaker will be Alexis Jordan from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The society’s primary purpose is to promote Irish culture. For more information, visit www.countywillirish.net.

Secretary of State services at GSU

The secretary of state’s mobile service unit will be at Governors State University from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall of Governors at the school, 1 University Parkway, University Park.

Services that will be available include driver’s license and state ID renewal, replacement and corrections; vehicle sticker sales; passenger and B-truck license plates; vehicle title and registration; parking placards for persons with disabilities; and organ/tissue donor information.

In addition, vision tests and the written driver’s license exam can be taken. No driving tests will be given.

The services provided are available to all qualified Illinois residents. State law allows driver’s license renewal up to one year in advance. Proper identification is required for new and duplicate driver’s licenses and state ID cards. Acceptable forms of payment include personal checks, cash, and MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards.

For more information, visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

College financial workshop slated

A workshop to help parents of high school students learn how to prepare to pay for the high cost of college is slated for 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in Room 107 at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway.

Patrick Kaiser, owner of College Funding Strategies in Tinley Park, will lead the free educational workshop. He has 25 years of college financial planning experience, according to a press release about the event.

The focus will be on how to select colleges that will offer the best financial aid awards regardless of income.

To register, call (708) 633-9909.

Health care fair at GSU

The Southland Human Services Leadership Council is sponsoring a health care fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, according to a press release from the school.

A panel discussion about the Affordable Care Act, “What you really need to know,” is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

There will be vendors, and enrollment services for the Affordable Care Act will be provided, as well as flu shots, HIV testing, legal counseling, tax services, transportation services and much more, according to the release.

The event is free and open to the public. Other sponsors include South-Southwest Suburban United Way, HUB Relief and Illini Care Health Plan.

Palos Community Hospital to open new care center

Palos Community Hospital plans a Jan. 28 opening for its Center for Wound Healing, a facility providing specialized treatment for patients with chronic or nonhealing wounds, according to a release from the hospital.

The center will use infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, radiology testing and debridement among its resources to address the needs of a patient, the release said.

The center is designed to complement a physician’s services. It will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and is located at the hospital, 12251 S. 80th Ave., Palos Heights, the release said.

For more information, call (708) 923-5280.

Staff reports



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