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March 26, 2020

Stickney Township Board Meetings Canceled

The Stickney Township board meetings (public health and township) of Monday, March 30 are canceled in response to Governor Pritzker’s proclamation.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


MARCH 19, 2020

Robotics Team Participates at Midwest Regional First Robotics Competition

De La Salle congratulates the members of its Robotics Team on their efforts at the 2020 Midwest Regional First Robotics Competition that was held at Credit Union 1 Arena on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago on March 6-7.

In all, 23 young women and men from De La Salle participated with the Meteors finishing 40th in the 54-team field.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


March 12, 2020

Dog Reunites with Owner; Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

Last month an emaciated pit bull was found in a trash bag, on the side of a road in Willow Springs. The dog was taken to the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights where they named him Vinny. 

The dog’s name is actually Max, the shelter revealed on a social media post last week. The owner, whose real name was not released, came to the shelter after the news broke about Max being found and family members were contacted about the dog possibly being Max.

The alleged defendant—Janiel Mixon, a 48-year-old woman, of Justice, who was arrested on February 28 and charged with animal cruelty—kicked the original dog owner out of the home. After being kicked out, the owner moved in with family, but couldn’t take Max with him. As he tried to get money together, working two jobs, Mixon demanded payment to get Max. 

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


Vinny – whose real name is Max – was reunited with his owner.

March 5, 2020

Students Receive Good Citizen Award from NSDAR

On February 15, seven excellent students received the Good Citizen Award from the Swallow Cliff Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in Palos Heights. These exemplary students earned this prestigious award by their written essay submissions to their school. 

They are Caroline Bukowski from Lemont (Lemont High School), Meagan Hecker from Burbank (St. Lawrence High School), Salma Kamni from Palos Heights (Stagg High School), Anne O’Brien from Tinley Park (Tinley Park High School), and Jacob Stocks from Oak Forest (Oak Forest High School). Ella Altena from Evergreen Park (Chicago Christian High School) and Emiyah Twietmeyer from Tinley Park (Andrew High School) were unable to attend.  

Full story available in the Burbank Independent