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So. Side Irish parade parking ban unveiled

Street parking in Chicago’s 19th Ward figures to be at a premium Sunday for several hours before, during and after the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade.On some parts of Artesian and Claremont avenues and on the east-west streets running between them, parking will be banned, even for residents.The city of Chicago’s plans for […]

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Death of man hit by Metra train in Oak Forest ruled a suicide

A Metra train fatally struck a male pedestrian Sunday night in Oak Forest.The death was ruled a suicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Monday.Rock Island District train No. 226 fatally struck the pedestrian about 7 p.m. near the Oak Forest train depot near 167th Street and Central Avenue, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.The […]

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Death of man hit by Metra train in Oak Forest ruled a suicide

A Metra train fatally struck a male pedestrian Sunday night in Oak Forest.The death was ruled a suicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Monday.Rock Island District train No. 226 fatally struck the pedestrian about 7 p.m. near the Oak Forest train depot near 167th Street and Central Avenue, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.The […]

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Matteson man donating land to help Haiti

The southernmost part of Haiti juts westward toward Jamaica like a welcoming runway. Jean Pierre Bonnefil remembers when the area was lush with jungle and lots of tropical flowers, especially orchids.He has fond memories of exploring the region as a child.“Haiti was once a green country, it was once beautiful,” he said. “There were fruit […]

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Metra: Train fatally strikes pedestrian in Oak Forest

A Metra train fatally struck a male pedestrian Sunday night in Oak Forest.Rock Island District train No. 226 fatally struck the pedestrian about 7 p.m. near the Oak Forest train depot near 167th Street and Central Avenue, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality and said the deceased was […]

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City of Chicago website now available in multiple languages

The City of Chicago’s website is now available in 64 languages, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Saturday.Google Translate was integrated on the city’s homepage to provide non-English speaking residents an easy way to convert the content into multiple languages – including Spanish, Polish, Chinese and Arabic, according to a release from the mayor’s office.One third of […]

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City bills parade committee $40,000

It will cost organizers of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade $40,000 to cover the city’s costs related to the event, parade committee spokesman Bill Figel said Saturday.The price covers things like cleaning up trash and traffic barricades, Figel said.“It sort of fits our wheelhouse, and helps us plan even better for future […]

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Two dead in oil pipeline crash in New Lenox Township

Two men were killed and three critically injured early Saturday when their vehicles struck an oil pipeline in New Lenox Township, officials said.One of the fatalities has been identified as Zachary Orel, a Posen firefighter.At 2:05 a.m., Will County sheriff’s police and New Lenox firefighters responded to the explosion of an Enbridge Energy pipeline in […]

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Ford Heights man dies days after vehicle strikes him

A Ford Heights man died Friday afternoon, two days after a vehicle struck him in Chicago Heights.The man — identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as 55-year-old James Jones — walked from the sidewalk onto U.S. 30 just west of East End Avenue in Chicago Heights, where a vehicle struck him at 7:51 […]

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Brunswick out, but bowling alley won’t split from Oak Lawn

More than pins are being reset at the Brunswick Zone bowling alley in Oak Lawn.Operations at the entertainment center soon will be taken over by the family that ran Arena Bowl there for 45 years.Brunswick Corp. “wanted to stay,” said William Bard, who owns the bowling alley and adjacent strip mall at 103rd Street and […]

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Bulletproof vest saves Chicago cop shot in Roseland

A Chicago Police officer who was shot on the Far South Side Friday afternoon was apparently saved by his bulletproof vest, authorities said. The officer was hospitalized after being shot at 4:35 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of West 103th Place in Roseland.Two officers had responded to that location, where shots were reported earlier. […]

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Lighthouse Pointe senior housing opens in Frankfort Township

Frankfort Township recently handed over the keys to the tenants as it opened the doors to its second senior housing complex.Some seniors moved in Thursday to the Lighthouse Pointe building at 20668 Landings Pointe, where three of the 12 units still are available. All have two bedrooms and a garage and rent for $1,200 per month.The […]

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Grants paving way for Park Forest projects

Park Forest officials are attributing a number of capital improvement projects — both completed and in the works — to the efforts of a task force created a few years ago specifically to pursue grants.The village soon will complete $11.5 million worth of roadway projects. It has replaced the old Thorn Creek Bridge at a […]

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Volunteer voices bring books to life at Orland Park nonprofit

The recording booths at Learning Ally in Orland Park have been busier than usual this week.Volunteers regularly visit the nonprofit, reading into microphones to bring books and educational materials to life for people with visual impairments and other disabilities. But this week is the organization’s annual Record-A-Thon, so turnout has been good.To top it off, […]

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Beavers: ‘I’ll give everybody a story’ after 3 p.m. arraignment

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers his first court appearance Friday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to the federal tax evasion charges he’s facing.Before and after county board meetings this week, the usually outspoken Beavers has told reporters he’ll have more to say after the 3 p.m. arraignment at the Dirksen Federal courthouse.“I’ll give everybody a […]

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