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Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin Elected Chair of Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:58

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Two Former Oak Lawn Priests Named in Newly Released Archdiocese Sex Abuse Files

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:24

The Archdiocese of Chicago Thursday released a list of 36 priests with sex abuse allegations against them, in an effort to publicize sex abuse hidden for decades. "We cannot change the past but we hope we can rebuild trust through honest and open dialogue," said Francis Cardinal George, in a statement released overnight.

Naperville Area Illinois State Music Teachers Association monthly meeting

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 17:56

The Naperville Area Illinois State Music Teachers Association's monthly program will be at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 13 at Ellman's Music Center, 508 W. Fifth Ave., Naperville, and features Maestro Maryann Flock, whose topic is "Teaching the Adult Student." Flock is the director of the Fox Valley Philharmonic, an adult orchestra founded in 2006.

Adjunct Faculty Analysis Deemed a Public Concern

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:37

A woman who was fired after criticizing her community college's treatment of adjunct faculty may have a free-speech case, the 7th Circuit ruled. Robin Meade was working last year as an adjunct professor of business at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill.

Palos Park Police Cadets Collecting Food for Township Food Pantry

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 02:50

The Palos Park Police Cadet program is currently holding its 15th Annual Holiday Food Drive. The group is seeking donations of non-perishable foods such as canned goods or boxed goods.

Local growers make the best of a rainy pumpkin season

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:45

The pumpkin is the piece de resistance for many a gardener. After the tomatoes, peppers and zucchini have been enjoyed or put up, there is the grand crop of homegrown specialties - to be carved, baked or simply regaled.

Fired adjunct professor's retaliation claim reinstated on appeal

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:33

A federal appeals court has reinstated a retaliation charge filed by an adjunct professor at a community college who was fired after writing a letter complaining about the college. In August 2013, Robin Meade, an adjunct professor at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois, wrote a letter to the Chandler, Arizona-based League for Innovation in the Community College, a nonprofit association, in which she complained in part that the college treated its adjunct faculty as a "disposable resource" and "a separate, lower class of people," according to Thursday's ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in Robin Meade v.

MVCC Academic Theater presenting 'Cabaret'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:56

Moraine Valley Community College's Academic Theater Department is presenting "Cabaret," from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 and from Nov. 6 to 9. The musical will be in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for students and senior citizens.

3 Palos Hills Homes Hit by Burglars Recently

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:57

A burglary was reported on Oct. 16 in the 10600 block of South Vicky Lane. The homeowner called 911 around 3 p.m. and told police he left his house around 8 a.m. Oct. 16, and when he returned home, he found his residence ransacked, the report stated.

Police: Golf club thief arrested in Palos Hills

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:22

A Burbank man has been charged with stealing more than $6,000 worth of golf clubs in the west and southwest suburbs, police said. Officers were called to a home in the 11200 block of Southwest Highway in Palos Hills at 11:25 a.m. Monday to investigate a reported theft, Palos Hills police said in a statement.

NTSB report sheds some light on plane crash that killed Stormont-Vail doctors

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:21

Emergency personnel work the scene of a small plane crash in the Chicago suburb of Palos Hills, Ill. Three people aboard the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron were killed in the crash Oct. 12, shortly after takeoff from Chicago Midway Airport en route to Lawrence.

Stagg Music Boosters Craft Fair

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:16

Stagg High School Music Boosters hosts its annual holiday craft fair, Art for the Season, Nov. 16 and 16 at the school, 111th Street and Roberts Road in Palos Hills. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 165 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16. The event will feature art and craft booths, vendor booths, food sampling, raffles and entertainment.

Southland teacher's new book spotlights Muslim discrimination

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:51

While Nevien Shaabneh's new novel may be a work of fiction, it includes depictions of bigotry familiar to her and other Muslims in the Southland and the Chicago area. "Some of the experiences in the book, being Palestinian, being of Muslim faith in the U.S. and the discrimination they face - those are real," she said.

Girl accused of threatening school on Facebook

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:02

A female juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct after reports that she posted threats on Facebook against Stagg High School. Palos Hills police were called to the school around 8:45 a.m. on Sept.

Missing Chicago Man, 26, Last Seen in Palos Area

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 21:39

Palos Park police have issued an alert for a 26-year-old Chicago man last seen in the Palos area. Sergiu G. Virtos-described as of Serbian descent, 5-foot-5, with hazel eyes-speaks limited English and was last seen waking along Route 83 in Palos Park on Sept.

Palos Hills Victim of Hit and Run Helps Riverside Police Nab Suspect

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:37

Quick thinking by a Palos Hills woman whose car was struck by another driver who then fled the scene was key in helping Riverside police nab the suspect. On Thursday, September 18, at 7:32 p.m., the Riverside Police Department received several 911 calls of a hit and run that occurred on the 3200 block of South Harlem and Riverside.

CMAP Board Members Will Try to Boot Illiana Boondoggle From Regional Plan

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:45

Driving in northeastern Illinois is dropping 0.49 percent annually in recent years and increased at an annual rate of just 0.42 percent in the decade prior, but IDOT projects that driving will increase 0.92 percent annually. Chart: U.S. PIRG for Chicagoland's regional plan, it looked like nothing could stop this risky highway boondoggle from getting funded and built.

Barefoot man flees traffic stop, eludes police for hours

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:32

A man who fled a traffic stop in his bare feet this morning was arrested 10 hours later when he was caught trying to swim across the Cal-Sag Channel, police said. Michael Kelly, 26, of the 10900 block of Lloyd Avenue in Worth, was charged with felony driving on a revoked license, obstruction of justice and numerous traffic offenses.

Marching Knights Take First Place in Stagg Jamboree

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:34

The award-winning Lincoln-Way Central Marching Knights began their competitive season this past Saturday, September 13, with a very successful performance in the Stagg Marching Band Jamboree. In addition the 80-member strong Marching Knights took home awards for Best Visual, Best Music, Best Auxiliary and Best Percussion.

Get Up and Go

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:38

SD 123 Open House: Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 will host an open house from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kolmar School, 10425 S. Kolmar Ave., Oak Lawn.


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