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Director and Choreographer Matt Raftery

Director and Choreographer Matt Raftery

Actor Matt Raftery of Park Forest, Ill., is also an in demand director and choreographer, leading the new production of "Godspell" at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill. running now until Aug. 10.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Stage praise: Chicago southsider Matt Raftery leading new run of 'Godspell' opening this week at Marriott Theatre

Stage praise: Chicago southsider Matt Raftery leading new run of 'Godspell' opening this week at Marriott Theatre

While completing a two-month run of the musical "Cats" at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill., actor Brian Bohr was faced with a two-week overlap for the start of rehearsals for the stage space's next production of "Godspell," which features him playing the lead as Jesus.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

PARK FOREST | Ground could be broken on a south suburban airport at Peotone as early as 2016, with the Illinois Department of Transportation using accelerated procedures first employed on the go-fast schedule for the Illiana Expressway, according to IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider.

April 25, 2014 6:15 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

In May 2024, I will be celebrating my 76th birthday, surrounded by friends and family and commemorating having just shot my age at Lost Marsh. This is my fantasy; write your own.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

“The stories are in these faces,” I said out loud while walking through the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center. Looking at the historic images of the proud Pullman Porters and mustached Hotel Florence workers and guests, I saw stories waiting to be told.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Woman arrested in Chicago Heights hit-and-run

Woman arrested in Chicago Heights hit-and-run

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A 22-year-old Park Forest woman was arrested and charged this week in connection with a December hit-and-run in Chicago Heights that left a man critically injured.

February 01, 2014 4:35 pm
PSC team places fourth and brings home individual accolades in speech competition

PSC team places fourth and brings home individual accolades in speech competition

Members of the Prairie State College speech team that competed and finished fourth in the recent tournament hosted by the College of Lake County were, standing from left, Rachel Latsos, Jasmine Ross, Censarray Wilson, Sanni Mohammed-Haruna, Milland Goldman, DaQuawn Bruce, and Allysha Nobles,…

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
PSC team places fourth and brings home individual accolades in speech competition

PSC team places fourth and brings home individual accolades in speech competition

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Prairie State College speech team placed fourth overall and brought home several individual awards during the recent tournament hosted by the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hazel Crest and Park Forest men charged in cell phone store robbery

A man from Hazel Crest and another from Park Forest are charged in connection with a cell phone store robbery in Norridge, Ill., and are suspected to have a connection with a cell phone store robbery in LaPorte in February, the FBI said.

December 16, 2013 3:00 pm
Justus Brantley, Bloom quarterback

Justus Brantley, Bloom quarterback

Bloom Township's Justus Brantley escapes Rich East linebacker Kenneth Naylor last year. Brantley hopes to lead the Blazing Trojans to the playoffs again this year.

September 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Five women charged with prostitution, pimping

EAST HAZEL CREST | A Hammond woman and four from Illinois were arrested on charges of prostitution or pimping following an undercover operation by the East Hazel Crest Police Department, police said.

September 06, 2013 1:57 pm
Justus Brantley, Bloom Twp. RB

Justus Brantley, Bloom Twp. RB

Bloom Township running back Justus Brantley is expected to be one of the area's top running backs this season. Last year, he helped the Blazing Trojans make the playoffs for the first time since 1989.

August 23, 2013 6:54 pm

Habitat for Humanity hosts orientation session Saturday

MATTESON | Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs will host an orientation session for individuals wanting to learn more about the program at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Faith Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., according to a news release.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

Park Forest to offer free Metra commuter lot parking in August

PARK FOREST | The village of Park Forest will offer free parking in both village-owned Metra lots at the 211th Street Station as well as the Matteson Station during the month of August.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Water district no longer providing oversight for excessive inflow of rain, snow melt

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District has eliminated its 8-year-old infiltration/overflow limits program.

July 22, 2013 3:26 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: New land bank will be catalyst for change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: New land bank will be catalyst for change

As part of their ongoing commitment to improving the southern suburbs, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and several of its member communities recently created the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority to help facilitate the redevelopment of vacant, foreclosed a…

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
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Marian Catholic's Abby Kresal passes against Crete-Monee's Alexis Cockle fight for the ball in the Class 2A Rich East Regional Semifinal.

May 15, 2013 8:14 pm
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Marian Catholic's Christina Franzese scores against Crete-Monee goalie Kayla Harden in the Class 2A Rich East Regional Semifinal.

May 15, 2013 8:15 pm
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Marian Catholic's Christina Franzese and Crete-Monee's Melia Foy fight for the ball in the Class 2A Rich East Regional Semifinal.

May 15, 2013 8:14 pm
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Marian Catholic's Shannon Milazzo and Crete-Monee's Taylor LaFevre fight for the ball in the Class 2A Rich East Regional Semifinal.

May 15, 2013 8:09 pm
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