Three brothers from Flossmoor, 11-year-old Caleb, 9-year-old Ian and 6-year-old Noah, collected 52 backpacks for needy schoolkids. Aurelio's in Homewood was so impressed with their work, the restaurant's owner decided to invite the kids and their family over for a private pizza party. Joe Aurelio personally thanked the boys for their job well done and presented them with an assortment of Aurelio's gear and tickets to the Shedd Aquarium. "It's a good thing you stepped forward and tried to help other people," Aurelio said. "That's a great job you guys did."
In the New Lenox elementary school district, what's good for the kids is good for the adults, too. Consideration of a school anti-bullying policy prompted discussion of applying that same policy to educators, administrators, parents and board members. Acrimonious disputes between school board members frequently flare up during official proceedings. On New Lenox Patch
A vicious cat attacked a man so severely and without provocation, injuring him in "body and mind," that he felt compelled to sue the woman who owns the cat. But William Baxter, of Homer Glen, recently sought to dismiss his $100,000 lawsuit. The cat declined comment. On New Lenox Patch.
Head football coach Pat Fitzgerald, the pride of Sandburg High in Orland Park, has his team under strict orders to take naps. And it seems to be working. On Orland Park Patch
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- Frankfort VFW Honors Currie Motors for Restoring WW II Jeep, on Frankfort Patch
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