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Published every Thursday in the village of Chicago Ridge, IL

March 26, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tokar

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and the Governor’s “stay-at-home” order, the Village Hall is closed until further notice. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. For Public Works essential issues only call 708-425-7831. The Village staff will be periodically checking their email along with phone messages. Call 708-425-7700 and follow the directory prompts.  

We will keep residents as up-to-date and informed as possible, so be sure to visit our website, as well as our Facebook page for the latest information.

I am asking all our residents, if you have any family members returning from spring break or other trips, please encourage them to self-quarantine for the recommended 14 days. We know that people can be carrying the virus before symptoms surface, which puts everyone they come in contact with at risk of contracting the virus. Remember our focus needs to be on the “we” instead of the “me.”

Stay safe and be well. 

Full story available in the Chicago Ridge Citizen


March 19, 2020

Culinary Club Volunteers at Gigi’s Playhouse

Richards High School students recently volunteered to lead a workshop on cooking for adults with Down syndrome at Gigi’s Playhouse in Tinley Park. 

Gigi’s, with several locations in the Chicago area, provides free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model. 

Full story available in the Chicago Ridge Citizen


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 Chicago Ridge Citizen


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

March 5, 2020

Seven Richards Clubs Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

Faculty sponsors from seven different clubs and organizations brought nearly 100 students from Richards High School to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). 

FMSC packages and ships nutritious meals for needy children around the nation and world. Students from Gay Straight Alliance, Student Council, Leo Club, Art Club, Tri-M, Unity Club, and the U.S. Navy JROTC program helped make the night a great success.

Full story available in the Chicago Ridge Citizen


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