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Rile up Mother McAuley’s Morgan Feil? Good luck there. She’s a controlled burn. ‘I try to keep it maintained.’
01/09/2024

Rile up Mother McAuley’s Morgan Feil? Good luck there. She’s a controlled burn. ‘I try to keep it maintained.’

Mother McAuley's Morgan Feil scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds Tuesday night in a 58-46 GCAC Red victory over Providence.

Basketball and local scores for the Southland, Aurora, Elgin, Naperville and Lake County
01/09/2024

Basketball and local scores for the Southland, Aurora, Elgin, Naperville and Lake County

Results and highlights of high schools and local colleges from the Southland and Aurora, Elgin, Naperville and Lake County coverage areas.

Mount Carmel’s Grant Best, whose dad starred at Thornwood, wants to be best of Best. ‘He’s got a high standard.’
01/09/2024

Mount Carmel’s Grant Best, whose dad starred at Thornwood, wants to be best of Best. ‘He’s got a high standard.’

Grant Best is on a team with a ton of talent but led the way Saturday for Mount Carmel in a 50-36 win over Benet in the Steve Pappas Shootout.

Jeff Vorva’s Daily Southtown boys basketball rankings and player of the week
01/09/2024

Jeff Vorva’s Daily Southtown boys basketball rankings and player of the week

Homewood-Flossmoor and Mount Carmel continue to measure up atop rankings. Thornton’s Morez Johnson, an Illinois recruit, is player of the week.

Harvey leadership still investigating viral videos showing residents boarded up inside homes
01/08/2024

Harvey leadership still investigating viral videos showing residents boarded up inside homes

Videos showing Harvey residents being boarded up inside their apartments received more than 10 million view on TikTok while leaders say more investigation is needed.

State’s attorney candidate rips opponent for prosecuting 11-year-old in murder case
01/08/2024

State’s attorney candidate rips opponent for prosecuting 11-year-old in murder case

“It certainly didn’t keep us safe when the wrong person is incarcerated and the individual that committed this heinous crime never was found,” Harris said.

Vickroy: Travel may test you, stretch you, even scare you — but nothing beats an adventure to a foreign place
01/08/2024

Vickroy: Travel may test you, stretch you, even scare you — but nothing beats an adventure to a foreign place

There's a vacation, and then there's travel. They're not the same, and while they sometimes provide both relaxation and adventure, I'll take the latter, columnist Donna Vickroy says.

Palos Park District 118 voters to face with tax referendum in March
01/08/2024

Palos Park District 118 voters to face with tax referendum in March

Voters will be asked to approve transferring $4.35 million currently being collected for the district’s debt service fund to its operating fund to address budget shortfalls.

Column: Delta chapter marks 50 years of service in the south suburbs
01/08/2024

Column: Delta chapter marks 50 years of service in the south suburbs

The Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. marks its 50th year of community service in the south suburbs.

Residents evacuated at Brookdale Senior Living in Orland Park during minor weekend fire
01/08/2024

Residents evacuated at Brookdale Senior Living in Orland Park during minor weekend fire

A fire at Brookdale Senior Living in Orland Park Sunday morning led to a precautionary evacuation of residents while fire crews worked to put it out.

The neighborhood is also important to Arundel, who said it feels like the kids there have been playing basketball togeth...
01/08/2024

The neighborhood is also important to Arundel, who said it feels like the kids there have been playing basketball together forever, honing their skills while having a great time.

Grace Gambotz produced 15 points and four rebounds in a 59-48 win over Hersey in a Grow the Game Shootout game at Hinsdale Central.

“I obviously want to win state,” he said. “I also want to beat our in-season pin record and our career pin record. I thi...
01/08/2024

“I obviously want to win state,” he said. “I also want to beat our in-season pin record and our career pin record. I think I need 16 pins to get the career one, so I think that’s doable.”

Lemont's Alex Pasquale. who is ranked No. 4 at heavyweight in Class 2A by Illinois Matmen, missed the start of the season due to a football injury.

“People drag you, they put a smear campaign on you,” Henyard said. “I am Martin Luther King, I am Rosa Parks and I am Ha...
01/07/2024

“People drag you, they put a smear campaign on you,” Henyard said. “I am Martin Luther King, I am Rosa Parks and I am Harriet Tubman.”

Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard received the Martin Luther King Service Award, Latoya McDonald was named Business Person of the Year and Lansing-base Land O’Frost was as Business of the Year.

Landmarks: From Plaisance to Pullman to Chicago Heights, area place names take to the road
01/07/2024

Landmarks: From Plaisance to Pullman to Chicago Heights, area place names take to the road

They're iconic Chicago names, but names such as Midway Plaisance and Pullman can be found in faraway places such as Toledo, Ohio and Washington State. There's even been a Chicago Heights in Scotland.

Putting aside injuries and illness, Lincoln-Way East’s Brent Taylor makes up for lost time. ‘This kid can play.’
01/06/2024

Putting aside injuries and illness, Lincoln-Way East’s Brent Taylor makes up for lost time. ‘This kid can play.’

Brent Taylor came off the bench midway through the first quarter, scoring 15 points to go with three rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.

Slow start? It doesn’t matter when point guard Connor Williams comes through for Stagg. ‘Best player on the court.’
01/06/2024

Slow start? It doesn’t matter when point guard Connor Williams comes through for Stagg. ‘Best player on the court.’

Connor Williams, who made more of a name for himself with a big performance in the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic, continued his surge Friday.

Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in double homicide New Year’s Day in Calumet City
01/05/2024

Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in double homicide New Year’s Day in Calumet City

A Chicago man, Pedro Tovar, is being held in Cook County Jail after being charged with murder in the deaths of Eduardo Chavez and Corrine Mirelez on New Year's Day in Calumet City.

The medical examiner's office said 92 homicide victims were under the age of 18 in 2023, and 15 were younger than 10.
01/05/2024

The medical examiner's office said 92 homicide victims were under the age of 18 in 2023, and 15 were younger than 10.

With 13 homicides in 2023, Harvey recorded the most killings of any Cook County suburb, according to data from the Cook County medical examiner's office, while a dozen homicides were each reported in Chicago Heights and Dolton.

“I think it is very important that he is not forgotten. He grew up in that town. Blue Island was very special to him,” M...
01/05/2024

“I think it is very important that he is not forgotten. He grew up in that town. Blue Island was very special to him,” Marjorie says.

Blue Island City Clerk Raeann Zylman suggested the Hometown Heroes program after seeing similar displays in Lansing.

Around the Southland: Eagles, trees highlight outdoor excursions
01/05/2024

Around the Southland: Eagles, trees highlight outdoor excursions

Upcoming events include Will County’s Eagle Watch, Winter Wonderland festival at Eggers Grove, exhibition of Stagg student art in Palos Park, a mental health seminar in Oak Forest and adult trivia night in Midlothian.

“I’m the same person inside the game and outside the game. I love the city. I love my team. I will do anything for my te...
01/05/2024

“I’m the same person inside the game and outside the game. I love the city. I love my team. I will do anything for my team with regards to community service and the love of the game,” she said. “I’m not just a fan whether they win or lose. I’m a fan 100.”

Shameka Leach, a lifelong fan of the Chicago Bears who also is a fan of volunteering for charitable causes, will head to the Super Bowl in February after being named Fan of the Year by the Bears.

“She’s super athletic, and she’s developed into a really good basketball player,” Lincoln-Way East coach Jim Nair said.
01/05/2024

“She’s super athletic, and she’s developed into a really good basketball player,” Lincoln-Way East coach Jim Nair said.

Maddie Yacobozzi continues to prove she has what it would take to play at the next level, including Thursday night in a 65-31 win over Sandburg.

Olympia Fields mansion built by R. Kelly listed for $3.5 million
01/04/2024

Olympia Fields mansion built by R. Kelly listed for $3.5 million

Kelly lost the mansion to foreclosure in 2013, and another musician, Rudolph Isley, of the R&B soul group the Isley Brothers, and his wife, Elaine, paid $587,500 for the mansion later that year.

“I think the passion is about showing that Palestinian and Jewish relationships in America, there’s an effort to try to ...
01/04/2024

“I think the passion is about showing that Palestinian and Jewish relationships in America, there’s an effort to try to show that we can get along, to highlight that there’s no war going on between the people here in America,” Steinberg-Martinez said.

Southwest suburban groups that seek to unite people of Muslim, Jewish and Catholic faiths look forward to continuing discussions of peace in 2024.

“If you want to order your coffee with a million different fixings in it, I will never judge you. … Do you love it? If t...
01/04/2024

“If you want to order your coffee with a million different fixings in it, I will never judge you. … Do you love it? If the answer is yes, then you have made my day, and I’m so happy to have been a small part of that piece of joy in your life.”

Folklore Coffee Shop opens in Lemont with a focus on storytelling, including the tales of legends such as Bigfoot.

Orland Park man charged with hate crime following garbage can dispute
01/04/2024

Orland Park man charged with hate crime following garbage can dispute

An Orland Park man, Terrence Clyne, has been charged with a hate crime after he police said he punched a neighbor, who is of Palestinian origin, after an argument about trash cans.

“Art has always been a passion of mine. However, I focused my last 21 years on raising my children. Once my children bec...
01/04/2024

“Art has always been a passion of mine. However, I focused my last 21 years on raising my children. Once my children became older, I decided to follow my passion and my dreams,” said Williams, who was born and raised in Country Club Hills.

Janine Williams of Bolingbrook opened The Exhibit House in April on the 4th Floor of Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago.

“I did get a wide range of submissions in terms of the kind of work, some of which was very obvious about the feeling of...
01/04/2024

“I did get a wide range of submissions in terms of the kind of work, some of which was very obvious about the feeling of memory, evoking a memory or nostalgia or maybe just even sometimes a disturbing memory."

Christopher Art Gallery hosts Memory exhibition Jan. 2-25 at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.

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