Posts Tagged “Oak Lawn”

Reavis Boles over Spartans

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Reavis Boles over Spartans

Reavis Boles over Spartans Senior scores 4 touchdowns, runs for 252 yards By Steve Metsch Rashaad Boles is not one to seek the spotlight. Rather, it finds him. After he scorched Oak Lawn for four touchdowns and 252 yards on 26 carries – leading Reavis to a 36-12 victory in Burbank – the humble senior…

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Oak Lawn Navy Recruit helps honors WWII Merchant Marine in San Antonio

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Oak Lawn Navy Recruit helps honors WWII Merchant Marine in San Antonio

Oak Lawn Navy Recruit helps honors WWII Merchant Marine in San Antonio By Burrell Parmer Navy Recruiting District San Antonio  Lt. j.g. Kathleen Spyrnal of Oak Lawn, Ill., an Officer Programs operations officer assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio (NRD), had the honor of meeting WWII Merchant Marine Ray Denison during an Alamo Honor…

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Oak Lawn native protects U.S. Navy Forces in Middle East

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Oak Lawn native protects U.S. Navy Forces in Middle East

Oak Lawn native protects U.S. Navy Forces in Middle East By Erica R. Gardner Chief Mass Communication Specialist, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Brown Lt. Cmdr. Erich Grawunder, an Oak Lawn, Illinois, native, joined the Navy to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. “My…

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Briefs: Seymour Hersh’s Southwest Suburban roots

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Briefs: Seymour Hersh’s Southwest Suburban roots

Briefs: Seymour Hersh’s Southwest Suburban roots The hidden Southwest SuburbanChicagoland stories of Seymour Hersh, in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park, and his publication of his own small community newspaper, revealed in his blockbuster new book “Reporter” By Ray Hanania Biographies of award-winning journalist #SeymourHersh leave out a very significant aspect of his career that he describes as having…

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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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Culver’s to help family of Cmdr. Bauer

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Culver’s to help family of Cmdr. Bauer

Culver’s to help family of Cmdr. Bauer Six locations to donate some of today’s proceeds By Steve Metsch The Culver’s restaurant in Lyons – along with five others owned by Guy Hollis – figure to be very busy Thursday evening. That’s because from 4 to 8 p.m., 15 percent of sales will be donated to…

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Five Southwest and West suburban communities named among state’s safest

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Five Southwest and West suburban communities named among state’s safest

Five Southwest and West suburban communities named among state’s safest Five Southwest and West suburban communities were named as being among the safest communities to live in the State of Illinois in a new survey released by SafeHome. The five communities listed in the state’s top 20 are Des Plaines (#6), Tinley Park (#8), Oak…

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Charges filed against mother who left child in car

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Charges filed against mother who left child in car

Charges filed against mother who left child in car Police in the Town of Cicero filed charges against the mother of a toddler she left in the back seat of a running vehicle as she went into a restaurant to pick up a pizza. While she was in the restaurant, a suspect stole the car…

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Tornadoes Hit Illinois 50 Years ago, Belvidere and Oak Lawn

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1967 was a tragic year in Illinois: Tornadoes Hit Illinois 50 Years ago, Belvidere and Oak Lawn Published in the SW Newspaper Group Feb. 9, 2017 By Ray Hanania This year is the Golden Anniversary of one of the most tragic years in the lives of many Baby Boomers who still remember that far back…

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Common Core and our failing high schools

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Common Core and our failing high schools. Too many high schools are graduating students who are “not ready” for college, achieving under 21 on ACT testing. By Ray Hanania When I was young, if my grade point average was under 60 percent, I flunked. The grading system we used then applies today: A=90+; B=80+; C=70+;…

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Harry ‘Bus’ Yourell Was a Fighter to End

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Harry ‘Bus’ Yourell Was a Fighter to End By RAY HANANIA — The first time I met Harry “Bus” Yourell was in 1978 while writing for the Southtown. At the time, he was the Worth Township Democratic Committeeman. I had written something nice about his Republican rival, Herbert V. Huskey, and “Bus” was giving me a piece…

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