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  • New Lenox war memorial vandalized

    New Lenox war memorial vandalized
    The broken pieces of a cherished war memorial were removed this week, but the ill feelings created through a deliberate act of destruction linger. New Lenox police are seeking the perpetrators of an act of "vandalism" that left four of five granite...
  • Saturday will be Whitehall's day to "Remember Ron"

    The death of Ron Madouse in April still leaves a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him, both in Whitehall where he was a basketball coach and a fixture in the community, and also at Freedom High School where he was a teacher. On Saturday, many...
  • Fall celebrated with local festivals

     Fall celebrated with local festivals
    Hayrides, pumpkin and pie contests, carnival rides and more will be offered at upcoming fall festivals in Orland Park, Mokena, Tinley Park, New Lenox and Plainfield. Starting Thursday, Sept. 25 and running through Sunday, Sept. 28, American Legion...
  • Wellington Post 390 wins state title

    Wellington Post 390 wins state title
    Chris Reyka Memorial Wellington American Legion Post 390 manager Tony Viscusi believed his team had a good opportunity to win a state title in just its second year of existence. "I felt our chances were very good considering the pitching depth and...
  • Otis M. 'Jim' Long

    Otis M. 'Jim' Long
    Otis M. "Jim" Long, a retired Maryland state trooper who survived the sinking of his aircraft carrier during World War II, died Thursday at Harbor Hospital of complications from a fall. He was 87. The son of Nathaniel O. Long and Vera M. Long, Otis...
  • Event to raise awareness of vision loss

    White Cane Safety Day, which is Oct. 15, is a national awareness day to make the public aware of special accommodations and traffic laws for blind and visually impaired pedestrians and sighted drivers. New Vision for Independence Inc., a nonprofit...
  • Fall brings haunted tours of Havre de Grace through November

    It's spooky, dear readers! Haunted tours of Havre de Grace run until Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Call 410-939-1811 or email admin@mainstreethdg.com for details. Welcome to autumn! Acquire your fall harvest of pumpkins...
  • City to remember 9/11 with ceremony Thursday

    Thirteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, a sunny New York City day turned to tragedy as two planes hit the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. A special 9/11 recognition ceremony will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 N. Federal Highway,...
  • Mayor drops idea of floating docks during Newport candidates forum

    Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill intends to stop pursuing the idea of trying floating docks instead of moorings in the harbor, he said during a City Council candidates forum Monday night. The concept, which he introduced at the outset of his term as...
  • Halloween City leases Virginia Beach space

    Find out about the latest businesses leasing or buying space in Hampton Roads with this transaction list from Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate/ 1. Virginia Intermodal Transportation & Warehousing has leased 15,000 square feet of industrial space at...
  • Griswold Ambulance sold, town officials seeking alternative service

    After a year on the market and several contentious years trying to wrest funding from town officials, Griswold Ambulance is selling off its assets and finally closing up shop. Ambulance staff were informed Sept. 17 that Middlesex Hospital had agreed to...