Dixie Kitchen to re-open at new location Tuesday

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (August 12, 2018) – Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop will be opening at its new location on Tuesday, August 14, offering up all of their well-loved cajun and creole dishes in an updated setting in the building that housed the former Bohemian Joe’s restaurant at 17940 Torrence Avenue. Endorsed by … Read more

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Obituary: Ella L. Straka

October 19, 1950–August 3, 2018 information provided by Ballhorn Chapels Ella L. Straka, 67, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Ella was born October 19, 1950, in Kenosha, WI, to Franklyn and Castella (Petersen) Sell. Ella was … Read more

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Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs honors Purple Heart recipients

Purple Heart

Capitol Grounds lit in purple information provided by the ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 10, 2018) — On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) honored approximately 5,000 Illinois heroes who have received a Purple Heart for their service to the country. “Our Purple Heart recipients are true heroes whose courage … Read more

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Elite horses and riders compete for top prizes in Crete

August 15–19 at Balmoral Park by Melanie Jongsma CRETE, Ill. (August 10, 2018) – HITS Chicago-Balmoral Park will host the Showplace End of Summer II equestrian competition August 15–19. The five-star Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) event will involve equestrians from near and far in an extensive hunter/jumper competition. This is the second week of competition, … Read more

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Glenwood Academy hosts 5k walk

Fourth annual Steps for Students scheduled for September 22 information provided by Glenwood Academy GLENWOOD, Illinois (August 5, 2018) – The fourth annual Steps for Students family fun walk will take place on the grounds of Glenwood Academy and surrounding area on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Registration opens at 9:00am with a light breakfast included. … Read more

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Wayne Baker Brooks to perform at Munster’s Theatre at the Center

Chicago blues guitarist in town for one show—Friday, August 17 information provided by Theatre at the Center MUNSTER, Ind. (August 9, 2018) – Wayne Baker Brooks—musician, singer, songwriter, and author—has a signature style that combines powerful vocals with a rich blues heritage. Brooks, a resident of Calumet City, will perform with his band on the … Read more

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