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.
Will County Executive Larry Walsh is resting comfortably following surgery to treat his prostate cancer. According to a statement released from Walsh’s chief of staff, Nick Palmer, the surgery was “successful.” “The county executive is in good spirits and happy the surgery went well,” Palmer said. Walsh announced last week that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer during a routine health exam. Walsh has not disclosed his location or where the surgery was performed, according to Anastasia Tuskey, county spokeswoman. Erin Gallagher …
A political lobbying organization has filed a federal lawsuit against Orland Park, claiming the village has wrongly prevented the group’s representatives from going door-to-door to canvass for Gov. Pat Quinn. On Aug. 11, Orland Park police stopped a Working America canvasser from going door-to-door with fliers and ticketed the worker for violating a village ordinance against soliciting, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Working America is a Washington-based worker advocacy organization that lobbies to “challenge the corporate agenda,” according to its website. The organization contends that the village has infringed on its First and …
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.
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. “Secrets Under the Olive Tree” is the debut novel for Shaabneh, 35, of Tinley Park, who teaches English at Stagg High School in Palos Hills. The novel, published Aug. 19, tells the story of young Layla Anwar, who was born in Palestine during a …
Linda Stearns didn’t have time to sit at the computer seeking votes for herself in the Local Hero contest that is part of National Mobility Awareness Month, she said, even though winning would mean receiving a badly needed wheelchair-accessible van. The Oak Lawn woman, who has suffered from multiple sclerosis since 1984, has been without a vehicle for the past few years, she said, but she had to make a decision about how to spend her time. If she had been on the computer, “I couldn’t get any of my volunteer work done, so I finally said, ‘I’m just giving …
Blood found on the clothes of accused killer Joshua Miner matched the blood of one of his alleged victims in a double murder in Joliet, according to an Illinois State Police forensic scientist. Kelly Krajnik was the main witness Friday during an abbreviated session in Miner’s trial for the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22, who were beaten, robbed and strangled after being lured to a house in the 1100 block of Hickory Street. The trial was adjourned before noon because a prosecution witness was not available until Monday. Miner, 26, is charged in Will County Circuit …
Good deeds returned to Oak Lawn woman battling MS
Stearns was named one of four National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association's Local Heroes, chosen from among 1,400 entries, and was handed the keys to a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan from Mancari Chrysler Dodge in Oak Lawn. It was converted into a ...
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