3 min ago
OLHMS lends hand to tornado victims
Building on the theme of 'From Our Music Family to Theirs,' the Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School music department and its Band Parents Association have begun collecting funds for those affected by the recent tornadoes in Washington, Ill., and other schools in the area have agreed to do so as well.
4 hrs ago
Big Pappa's Needs Your Help to Bring Christmas Cheer to Those in Need
By Erin Gallagher, Patch Contributor For over a year, Sandi Digangi, the owner of Big Pappa's Gyros, set aside money from the register each night in order to save.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Southtown Star
Mike Ditka quite the hit during Evergreen Park visit
Mike Ditka, who for many remains the face of the Bears 21 years after he was fired as their coach, visited with about 250 of the faithful Wednesday night at the new Binny's Beverage Depot in Evergreen Park.
Fundraiser Benefits 'Westyn's Wish' Toy Drive
For the last seven Christmases, Jeff and Sarah Genens have been working make the holidays a little brighter for kids who have to be in the hospital at Christmas.
Three Hurt In Chatham Shooting
The shooting happened at 4:41 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Evans Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Southtown Star
Oak Lawn dispatchers' union seeks injunction
The union representing Oak Lawn emergency dispatchers has asked the Illinois Labor Relations Board to seek an injunction aimed at stalling the village's plan to privatize the service, citing a contract that does not expire until the end of 2014.
Burglars hit shooting victim's home, relatives say
Relatives who went to Damian Reedus' east side home after learning he was dead Monday morning discovered burglars had been there first.
2 dead, 6 wounded in Monday violence
The most recent homicide occurred about 2:30 p.m., when a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Henkle looks to restore morale in SD 84
One of the first things Nick Henkle wants to do at Rockdale School District 84 is put together a five-year plan and restore some morale to the small Will County district.
Early Morning House Explosion Rocks Neighborhood
Oak Lawn firefighters responded to a call for house explosion at 5:28 a.m. in 10000 block of South Merrimac Ave. along the Oak Lawn and Chicago Ridge border.
Shootings leave 1 dead, 4 hurt
A 24-year-old man was killed in the Roseland neighborhood and at least four other people have been shot since Sunday morning on the South and Northwest sides, authorities said.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Police: Dust-Off Huffer Arrested in Parking Lot
An Evergreen Park man was charged with use of intoxicating compounds when he was found ingesting a dust-off product while sitting in his car, reports said.
Orland Park Facing Water Rate Increase
Between the costs associated with overhauling the current water system, and rising costs from the original Lake Michigan water sourcing via Chicago , local residents will likely be paying more for water in the next year.
The Baby Reader, Tornado Relief, Santa Highlight the Week Ahead
Cradle to the Classroom, a literary outreach program sponsored by Dist. 218 and Dist.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Man Charged In Fatal Calumet Heights Crash
A man was charged in connection with a crash that killed one man and seriously hurt three other people early Friday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.
Give Local Businesses YOUR Business This Holiday Season
You've survived another Black Friday, but there are some other businesses that would love to see your feet in their stores and restaurants -- your small, family, independently owned, local businesses.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Southtown Star
Get Up and Go! for Nov. 29, 2013
If you're looking for events worth getting out of the house for, then Get Up and Go! has you covered Mondays-Fridays.
Two Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash In Gage Park
A hit-and-run driver damaged a building and struck another car, sending two people to area hospitals Thursday night in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood, police said.
He's Back! Santa On the Green Kicks Off this Saturday
Oak Lawn's annual "Santa On the Green" yuletide bash kicks off this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. And it's all FREE.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Isaac Newton Lessons Offers Fun, Dancing
Anyone who may have visited Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, 5345 W. 99th St., Oak Lawn, on Nov. 12, might have seen Sir Issac Newton dancing to the tune of 'Every Action, There's a Reaction.'