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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race Republican challenger Keith Pekau easily unseated 23 year incumbent Dan McLaughlin as Mayor of Orland Park in a contest that focused on the mayor’s bid to boost his salary by more than 375 percent and to spike his pension from $30,000 a year to $110,000. By Ray Hanania…

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Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail

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Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail

Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail The owner of a Victorian home in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood that was severely damaged by fire offered enthusiastic praise and support to Restore Construction Inc., for its Commitment to detail in restoring the property to its original luster. Home was restored to its antique historical quality Chicago,…

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Orland Fire District program trains public in emergency procedures

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Orland Fire District program trains public in emergency procedures

Orland Fire District program trains public in emergency procedures The Orland Fire Protection District Wednesday (August 10, 2016) held its first training class offering emergency response training to members of the public. Fire Chief Michael Schofield said the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program gives members of the public hands-on experience in dealing with emergencies…

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Morton High school named “District of the Year

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Morton High school named “District of the Year

Morton High school receives National Honors as District of the Year J. Sterling Morton High School named District of the Year for Advanced Placement by the National College Board in a recent evaluation of more than 6,000 campuses. Morton was selected from more than 450 schools that were credited with AP achievements. J. Sterling Morton…

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Orland Fire honors officer for saving boy’s life

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Orland Fire honors officer for saving boy’s life

Orland Fire honors Chicago officer who saved pool drowning victim’s life Chicago Officer presented with the Orland Fire Protection District’s William Bonnar Life Saving Award The Orland Fire Protection District Tuesday honored Chicago Police Officer Sgt. Cindy Guerra for her role in saving the life of a 12-year-old boy from drowning during a backyard pool…

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Burbank 5th Grader raises money for needy

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Burbank 5th Grader raises money for needy

Burbank 5th Grader Gerardo Gomez helps raise money for needy In the spirit of the season last week, Gerardo Gomez, a 5th grader from Burbank, thought of all of his blessings and reasons to be thankful. While reflecting on this, he thought of all those less fortunate, those who wouldn’t have a Thanksgiving. He decided…

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Obit: Joseph W. Strzelczyk, longtime Summit Mayor, mourned

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Obit: Joseph W. Strzelczyk, longtime Summit Mayor, mourned

Village of Summit mourns passing of longtime Mayor Joseph W. Strzelczyk Joseph W. Strzelczyk, 75, who entered public office as a Summit Village Trustee in 1990 and was elected Mayor in 1997, died Sunday morning surrounded by family and friends. Strzelczyk waged a battle against cancer during the past year but told a public meeting…

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Emanuel deserves credit for his landslide victory

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Emanuel deserves credit for his landslide victory

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was always going to defeat challenger Jesus Chuy Garcia. Emanuel only looked vulnerable because of Chicago’s “new” consolidated election system which replaced the old system of party primaries and brushed aside any role for the city’s small and negligible Republican Party. But Emanuel did well in both elections on Feb. 24…

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Morton unveils strategy to tear down barriers for students

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Morton unveils strategy to tear down barriers for students

Morton unveils strategy to tear down barriers for students Hispanics benefit from stronger push for AP Programs under District 201 leadership Morton High School District 201 President Jeffry “Jeff” Pesek presented a detailed overview of how his school is able to create new opportunities for students, especially in achieving Advance Placement at a conference for…

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Dominick: Cicero’s commitment to help animals is unshakable

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Dominick: Cicero’s commitment to help animals is unshakable

Waggin’ Tails is one of the BEST animal shelters in Chicagoland. Anyone in the public can see that simply by visiting the shelter and meeting the staff and spending time with the pets. Cicero’s President Larry Dominick is an animal lover and the Town has a solid commitment to provide the best care for all stray and…

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