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Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

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Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary With July marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Special Olympics, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, a board member of Special Olympics Illinois, is highlighting the organization’s legacy and commitment to transforming the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. “Special Olympics brings athletes of all ages and abilities…

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Cicero President recognized for fight against street gangs

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Cicero President recognized for fight against street gangs

Cicero President recognized for fight against street gangs Town President Larry Dominick was honored Wednesday (June 20, 2018) by the Illinois Crime Commission and the Police Athletic League for his support of athletic and youth programs in the Town of Cicero that give young people alternatives to street gang involvement. Since 2005, Cicero programs have helped…

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Oak Lawn Library offers summer programs

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Oak Lawn Library offers summer programs

Oak Lawn Library offers summer programs LEAP: Lunch, Explore and Play Many kids rely on meals they receive from school during the academic year, but they lose that reliable source of food during the summer months. That’s why the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave, is offering LEAP: Lunch, Explore and Play—to nourish…

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Moraine Valley accepting nominations for Alumni Hall of Fame

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Moraine Valley accepting nominations for Alumni Hall of Fame

Moraine Valley accepting nominations for Alumni Hall of Fame Moraine Valley Community College is accepting nominations for its 2019 Alumni Hall of Fame, created to recognize and honor alumni who have excelled in their professional fields, made an impact through volunteerism in their community or have made service contributions to the college. Nominees must have…

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Cardiac victim survives to thank Life Time employees and OFPD

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Cardiac victim survives to thank Life Time employees and OFPD

Cardiac victim survives to thank Life Time employees and OFPD An Orland Park man who suffered cardiac arrest while exercising at Life Time Fitness expressed his gratitude on Tuesday (June 26, 2018) to the four employees of the fitness center and members of the Orland Fire Protection District whose actions saved his life. Michael Sanocki…

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Xfinity-Comcast excels at providing remote access

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Xfinity-Comcast excels at providing remote access

Xfinity-Comcast excels at providing remote access Whatever issues might exist with WiFi services, Xfinity-Comcast does offer the best remote access to your cable TV account, far better than any of the other competitors including DirecTV. Xfinity allows customers to view programs they have recorded on their home systems remotely, from anywhere where WiFi access is available…

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie In theory, Apple’s system of movies sounds great. But unfortunately, it isn’t developed for normal human beings. The tech bobbleheads at Apple who design the system are not normal people. They don’t travel. They don’t have fun. And they have no idea about how…

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ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

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ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois Energy company encourages customers to be safe and report power outages via text or call ComEd is closely monitoring and preparing for severe weather that may affect parts of the northern Illinois region it serves starting Tuesday evening (June 25, 2018). Current forecasts call for heavy rain,…

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31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes

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31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes

31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes County Treasurer Maria Pappas: 31,000 senior citizens could apply for money-saving Cook County property tax exemptions As many as 31,000 senior citizens could save hundreds of dollars immediately on their property tax bills due August 1 by applying for exemptions they previously received, Cook County…

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Awards presented to Moraine Valley Community College students

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Awards presented to Moraine Valley Community College students

Awards presented to Moraine Valley Community College students Moraine Valley student-athletes honored with NJCAA and Skyway conference academic awards Moraine Valley Community College student-athletes not only demonstrated their athletic skills this season, but also their intelligence in the classroom. Among nearly 60,000 student-athletes who compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), 28 Moraine…

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Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years

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Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years

Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years To encourage more Illinois students to attend in-state colleges and universities, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, was the chief sponsor of legislation that stabilizes Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants and makes it easier for students to receive the grant for all four…

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Oak Lawn Library offers variety of summer programs

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Oak Lawn Library offers variety of summer programs

Oak Lawn Library offers variety of summer programs “Over There” Exhibit Now Open Oak Lawn Public Library Local History is hosting an exhibit from the National Archives, which includes numerous photographs and World War I artifacts, and tells the story of the American experience in Europe. The exhibit, entitled “Over There: Americas Abroad in World…

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