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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.

'Happy Birthday' Worth celebrates 100 years

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:59

"Oh, a lot," Conway, 89, said at the village hall." I'm still in the house I was born in over on Worth Avenue.


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