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The Papillion Times
John Kass: Eerie tornado silence precursor to evil of nature
"One of my little boys just kept saying, 'I love you, I love you, please don't die with me,'" recalled Rhonda Crosswhite, the Oklahoma schoolteacher who covered students with her body when her town was hit by a deadly twister this week.
Wed May 22, 2013
Leaked List Details Village Commissioners' Allegiance
A list containing the names of those serving on various Village of Oak Lawn commissions and committees drafted by a former trustee has emerged on an anonymous blog.
Opinion: The voice of tornadoes
DOES a killer tornado really sound like a freight train? "I don't remember what it sounded like, honestly.
Summer Volunteer and Employment Opportunities for Teens
Teens between the ages of 16 and 19 have been hardest hit by the Great Recession and weak economy, which has made finding a summer job difficult over the past five years.
Tue May 21, 2013
Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for Local Area
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood area.
Small, But Passionate Group Marches Against Alleged Racial Profiling
A small but peaceful crowd was on hand Saturday afternoon as a march was staged down 95th Street to protest alleged racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments.
Mon May 20, 2013
What's Blooming on Harrison brings crowd to Oak Park Arts District
With a neighborhood feel and friendly shop owners, "it's the arts district itself" that makes What's Blooming on Harrison popular, she said.
5 dead, 18 wounded in city gun violence
Five people have been killed and at least 18 others wounded - including a 12-year-old boy left in critical condition - in shootings across the city since Friday night.
Sun May 19, 2013
Thunderstorms, Severe Weather Possible
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago region, from the Lake County-Cook County border on the north to approximately Oak Lawn on the south.
The Southtown Star
Southland communities see train stations as development destinations
The sound of a train horn has become a signal for Southland communities to get on board an emerging economic development track.
Sat May 18, 2013
Statement Issued Ahead of Planned Racial Profiling Protest on 95th Street
Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders has issued a statement on the planned protest scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The protest is expected to start at 1 p.m. and organizers say they will march down 95th Street from Western Avenue to Cicero Avenue to protest what they see as discriminatory racial practices of the Evergreen Park and ... (more)
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Protesters March Down 95th Street Over Alleged Racial Profiling
Police officers outnumbered protesters by about two-to-one Saturday afternoon as a group of about 25 protesters marched down 95th Street to protest what they allege is widespread racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments.
The Southtown Star
Kadner: No chairs for chatty old veterans
As 79-year-old Gerald Lee slumped to the floor, he wondered why there were no chairs for patients at the registration desks in the Edward Hines Veterans Affairs clinic in Oak Lawn.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Southtown Star
No one hurt in transformer blast
No one was hurt, but there was extensive smoke damage when an electrical transformer exploded about 9:15 a.m. Friday in the basement of the Rotunda Building, 4300 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn Fire Chief George Sheets said.
Bill Backs Addresses Of Gang Members
After hosting an April neighborhood safety meeting where a mother asked that addresses of convicted gang members be made available to the public, much like those of convicted sex offenders are, Oak Lawn Mayor Dave Heilmann contacted state Rep.
Bury Is New Oak Lawn Mayor
New Trustees Are Also Sworn In As Heilmann Does Not Attend A party atmosphere dominated the Tuesday Oak Lawn Village Board Meeting with the swearing in of the new mayor and board of trustees.
Thu May 16, 2013
Protest Planned on 95th Street Over Police Racial Profiling Allegations
A protest over alleged racial profiling by area police departments is expected to march through Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn this weekend.
New Oak Lawn Trustees Seated on Village Board
There was a lot of swearing at Tuesday's meeting of the Oak Lawn Village Board -- swearing in that is.
Lincoln-Way Students Recognized For Distinguished Service
NBC 5 reporter/anchor Dick Johnson presents Lincoln-Way Central High School senior Danijela Jackovich with a Distinguished Service Award on Friday, May 3. Danijela Jackovich, a senior at Lincoln-Way Central, and Dakota Mashak, a senior at Lincoln-Way North, were recognized May 3 at an awards banquet held at the Park Ridge Country Club.