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Stephanie Hardiman Simon

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Community Producer
My name is Stephanie Hardiman Simon, and I'm the community producer for the south suburbs of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Frankfort, Mokena, Lemont, New Lenox, Homer Glen, Orland Hills, Manhattan and Palos areas.

I help these communities learn about news in their area. I also work with citizen contributors to feature their stories, photos and events online and in TribLocal’s weekly print edition delivered with the Chicago Tribune.

I believe that though the industry is changing, there will always be room for good reporting. Journalists give people the information they need to be self-governing and learn more about what it means to be a member of the human race.

When I'm not talking TribLocal, I'm usually watching bad reality television with my husband or spending time with my family and friends. I'm a huge sportsfan, and I love discovering new shops and eateries.
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Stories & Events

Crime

Algonquin rapist sentenced to 9 years

Daily Herald reports: A former Algonquin man convicted of raping a woman who was seeking employment as a housekeeper has been sentenced to nine years … Read more ›

Sports

Girls basketball | Bolingbrook’s Tuck named Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year

Bolingbrook senior Morgan Tuck was named the Gatorade Illinois Girls Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday. The 6-foot-2 forward averaged 29 points, 10.2 rebounds, … Read more ›

Crime

Man fatally shot in Waukegan Burger King parking lot

Waukegan police have launched a homicide investigation after a 29-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in the far northern suburb. The shooting happened … Read more ›

Sports
Neuqua Valley grad Dwayne Evans scores in front of a Xavier defender while playing for Saint Louis in an NCAA basketball game. (Saint Louis University photo)

Basketball | Catching up with Neuqua Valley’s Dwayne Evans at St. Louis

Part of it is wingspan, which at last check measured out at seven feet. Part of it is intelligence and know-how, which Dwayne Evans has … Read more ›

Sports
Glenview's Lana Gehring will compete in the World Speedskating Championships on Friday and Saturday in Shanghai.

Glenview’s Gehring takes charge of U.S. speedskating team

Lana Gehring knew immediately that her role changed when teammate Katherine Reutter decided in January to have season-ending surgery on both hips. “I definitely felt … Read more ›

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