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Shepard HS Names New Principal

The District 218 Board of Education recently voted to hire Dr. Timothy Baker as the new principal at Shepard High School. Baker currently serves as associate principal at Shepard. He will succeed Dr. Jennifer Pollack, who will become the new Executive Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math for District 218. “This is a dream job. I am eager […]

St. Rita Students Rose to the Occasion

On March 22, The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia in Philadelphia hosted an inaugural Saint Rita Day of Service encouraging Augustinian high schools and universities from across the country to complete some form of service in preparation of Holy Week. To commemorate this day of service, St. Rita had a Spirit Day to encourage students, staff, and other […]

Foster Statement on Primary Victory

Incumbent Rep. Bill Foster (D-11) earned the Democratic nomination for Illinois’s 11th Congressional District. Foster is running for re-election to the U.S. House and issued the following statement on his primary election victory. “I am grateful to everyone who supported this campaign and reaffirmed that character, integrity, and honesty matter in our district. I especially want to thank my staff […]

Artist Wins Big

Consolidated High School District 230 student artists from Sandburg, Stagg and Andrew High Schools recently competed and earned recognition in the Moraine Valley Community College High School Art Exhibition. Held at the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, the exhibit celebrated its 40th anniversary of the annual high school showcase of talented students from eight local high schools, including Victor J. […]

Help Make A Monstrous Impact

As spring approaches, the American Red Cross urges donors to give blood now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply. People of all blood types – especially those with type O blood – are critical to ensuring hospitals can meet the demand for lifesaving transfusions. During March, the Red Cross celebrates the volunteers and blood and platelet donors who […]

Mail Theft Arrests

In the months of December 2023 and January 2024, the Palos Heights Police Department responded to numerous incidents of mail being removed from mailboxes around town. A suspect was identified during an arrest made by Crestwood PD on January 25, which led to the identification of a group of individuals involved in an organized crime spree. Three suspects were identified: […]

Coaches Honored at Surprise Rally

The Worth Junior High School community helped with a very special school assembly on Monday, February 19, for two soon-to-be-retired coaches, Kathryn DeRuiter and Tim Dlhy. The Rams did a surprise send-off honoring DeRuiter and Dlhy complete with band and cheerleaders. The rally was a big surprise for the coaches and the students stepped up big time, cheering for the […]

Exceptional Award for Park District

State Senator Bill Cunningham and State Representative Mary Gill presented the Worth Park District with the Exceptional Workplace Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). Other local park districts recognized for all the good work they do were the Oak Lawn and Lemont Park Districts. The Park District Board and Staff were acknowledged during the 2024 IAPD/IPRA Soaring […]

Library Excellence

Moraine Valley Community College’s Dr. Sylvia Jenkins Library is one of only 56 academic libraries in the country to be named a recipient of the inaugural Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award. The award was given by Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The LEAD Award honors academic libraries […]

Deadly Rollover Crash

Unincorporated Worth Township was the scene of a deadly rollover crash on Monday evening, January 29. The crash left three men dead, and a fourth person in serious condition in a single-vehicle crash, according to the Cook County Sheriff Police. On Monday, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Cook County officers found a 2008 black Nissan pickup truck in a ravine near […]

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