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Andrew High School student Alex Santillan is honored by Orland Township Food Pantry Coordinator Marianne Hill for bringing in 2,250 items of food for charity. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Orland Township honors holiday donors

Orland Township took in more than $21,000 and an estimated two-to-four tons of food to feed 204 underprivileged families during the holiday season. The township’s … Read more ›

Victoria Lasch, whose sister is a cancer survivor, was the guest speaker at the 12th Chefs' Auction Thursday. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Speaker brings SASSY message to Chef’s Auction

For years, Victoria Lasch came to the Village of Orland Park’s Chef’s Auction as a patron and has heard some inspiring stories from past main … Read more ›

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SnowCare for Troops Seeks Volunteers and Military Families

With several more weeks of winter on the horizon, volunteers and military families are urged to sign up for Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops, a … Read more ›

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Saint Xavier University and the Better Government Association offer Citizen Watchdog Training Class

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption (CSFC) and the Better Government Association (BGA) team up to offer a “Citizen … Read more ›

From left, Jim Garrett, President/CEO, Sally Schlesinger, Executive Vice President, both of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau and race co-organizer Mel Diab of Running for Kicks holds up a Local Tourism Grant check for $6,837 to help promote the upcoming First Midwest Bank Southwest Half Marathon.
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Palos Heights Recieves $6,837 to Promote First Midwest Bank Southwest Half Marathon

Lansing, IL – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded over $10,000 for upcoming events in the Chicago Southland region through its Local Tourism … Read more ›

A Savanna Blazing Star with a Monarch butterfly can be found in Orland Park. (Photo submitted by the Orland Grassland volunteers)

Orland Grassland group to look at recent past and future with Jan. 5 meeting

The Orland Grassland Volunteers can look back at a successful 2011 — and  ahead to 2012 when they host a free public meeting at 7 … Read more ›

From left, Henry Kamp, age 77, Donald Holwerda, 89 and Ray Zaagman, 80, have volunteered at the Bibles For Missions shop for all 15 years. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Bibles for Missions store has raised more than $5 million

Orland Park’s Bible For Missions Thrift Center is 15 years old and has raised more than $5 million for bibles to give to poor people … Read more ›

Brian Plane, middle, has had family and friend help him through his ordeal with cancer. (Photo submitted by the For The Love of Brian Benefit)

Friends come to rescue with benefit for area man battling cancer

Since New Lenox resident Brian Plane was diagnosed with an undiagnosed type of cancer more than a year ago, his family and friends have developed … Read more ›

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Social Security Announces 3.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2012

Cost-of-Living Adjustment is First Since 2009 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 60 million Americans will increase 3.6 percent … Read more ›

Palos Heights' Karen Sepulveda, left,  and Chicago Ridge's Denise Hnat in front of a photo of Ron Santo at the JDRF walk at Moraine Valley Sunday. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

South suburban diabetes walk keeps Santo’s legacy, memory alive

The 33rd annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes took place Sunday at five locations in the Chicago area and in the South … Read more ›