Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com

Kimberly Fornek

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Downers Grove Township, IL, United States

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Oak Lawn area Scouts build veterans memorial, book box as Eagle projects

In separate projects, the Scouts created a veterans memorial at Marist High School and a book box outside Salem United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn. → Read More

Third generation joins Italian immigrant’s barber shop in Oak Lawn

Lance Lazzara graduated Saturday in Tinley Park and started work Tuesday as a barber for his grandfather, Mario Lazzara, in Oak Lawn. → Read More

Demonstrators call for Oak Lawn police officers to be fired, criminally charged

The Arab American Action Network, Southsiders for Peace and Rainbow PUSH Coalition led chants Friday outside the Oak Lawn police station. → Read More

Wizards and muggles mix during Harry Potter weekend in Beverly, Morgan Park

Wizarding Weekend celebrates Harry Potter with Quidditch games, potion making and themed events in Beverly, Morgan Park → Read More

Oak Lawn waives business license fees at cost of at least $450,000

Oak Lawn businesses will save about $600 on average from a waiver of license fees, Village Manager Thomas Phelan said. → Read More

Oak Lawn to vote whether to waive business license fees at cost of $600,000

Oak Lawn trustees consider waiving fees for business licenses, liquor licenses, tobacco licenses and the amusement fee for games of skill. → Read More

Oak Lawn Garden Walk showcases creativity and quirkiness

The Oak Lawn Garden Walk features beautiful flowers and foliage, but handmade decorations and recycled objects are also highlights. → Read More

Chicago Ridge police seek help identifying men involved in Kay Jewelers robbery at mall

Chicago Ridge police said it took less than a minute for the men to break a Kay Jewelers display case and take $180,000 worth of jewelry. → Read More

Beverly, Mount Greenwood Catholic churches will remain separate, but work together under archdiocese Renew My Church program

Cardinal Blase Cupich announced St. Christina, Christ the King, St. Barnabas, St. Cajetan and St. John Fisher Catholic parishes will remain separate, each with its own parish council, administrative staff and elementary school. → Read More

Oak Lawn promises to continue senior activities while library renovations are made; Worth Township approves senior bus service

Worth Township Supervisor Patricia Murphy said a pilot program with two Pace vans will pick up and take seniors to any location in the township. → Read More

Oak Lawn to meet with seniors regarding plan to move activities to library

Oak Lawn Mayor Terry Vorderer said he and some Village Board members will discuss moving senior activities during a Thursday luncheon. → Read More

Oak Lawn police officer honored after suspicions during traffic stop lead to sex trafficking conviction

Oak Lawn police Officer Robert Carroll recognized for 2019 traffic stop leads to Wisconsin man being convicted of sex trafficking. → Read More

Indian Head Park residents query details of Wolf Road reconstruction proposals

Indian Head Park residents said less is better if Wolf Road is reconstructed during presentation on project. → Read More

Oak Lawn will designate one-way traffic to ease congestion near Hometown Middle School

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Principal Sean McNichols said about 500 children are dropped off or picked up at the rear of the school on Oak Center Drive. → Read More

Oak Lawn lays off building inspector, fourth position eliminated since December

Oak Lawn's new enterprise software system will eliminate some of the building inspector's tasks, and others will be assigned to another employee, the village manager said. → Read More

Oak Lawn seniors oppose move of senior center to public library

Ginger Morgan, a member of the Oak Lawn Senior Council, said officials did seek input before proposing moving the senior center from the former McGugan Junior High School to the Oak Lawn Library. → Read More

Oak Lawn family was retrofitting house for paralyzed former state trooper

A fundraiser for Michael Witt of Oak Lawn, a former state trooper, has been renamed A Tribute to Mike following his death last month. → Read More

Oak Lawn egg hunt had adults filling a six-pack with eggs

The Oak Lawn Park District adult egg hunt had adults find eggs filled with coupons for free drinks or gift cards. → Read More

Oak Lawn will rebate half the sales tax, part of purchase price in deal to bring Paisan’s Pizzeria

Oak Lawn will rebate $400,000 of the $1.25 million land purchase by Paisan’s Pizzeria, as well as 50% of the sales tax during its first 10 years. → Read More

Oak Lawn church adopts new name and focus, plans community cafe, farmers market

Ridgeland Church will open a community café with free coffee and free wifi and begin hosting a farmers market on Saturdays. → Read More