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MAY 21, 2020

Moraine Valley Hosts Virtual Graduation

Due to extending circumstances concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the college will be holding a virtual graduation on Thursday, May 21st at 6 p.m. for its spring graduates. The graduation will be streamed live on the college’s social media webpage. 

“We want to send out the biggest congratulations to all of our graduates,” Moraine Valley Board President, Kimberly Hastings Cristelli said. 

This is also the time of year that Moraine Valley takes time to recognize and honor all student achievements from the spring semester for their extracurriculars and academics. 

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MAY 14, 2020

Celebrating Stagg Seniors, Teachers

On Thursday, May 7, Amos Alonzo Stagg staff had the opportunity to deliver signs to the graduating Seniors of the Class of 2020. More than 60 Stagg staff volunteered to drive to each Senior’s house and place signs in their yards to commemorate this final week of their four years of high school. 

Teachers returned home to their own signs, recognizing them for Teacher Appreciation Week.

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 Stagg Senior Tasnem Ennab

MAY 7, 2020

Hickory Hills Pantries Accepting Donations of Food and Toiletries

City Hall is Accepting Food Donations 

Clerk Dee Catizone and her staff have been filling a little necessities box in front of the Hickory Hills City Hall, located at 8652 W. 95th St. They thank all of the residents who have left donations in the back of City Hall as they have used those to fill the little necessities box. They have been filling it up every other night and could use some more donations if you are able.

The city received more donated cloth masks and will place some in the City’s Little Necessities Box. Should you be interested in a cloth mask you may also call city hall at 708-598-4800 to arrange a contact-free pick-up.

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City Clerk Dee Catizone fills up the City’s Little Necessities Box. 

APRIL 30, 2020

‘Stay Home, Stay Alive’ Window Signs Offered

To emphasize the importance of abiding by the governor’s stay at home order during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is offering “Stay Home, Stay Alive” window signs for local residents.

“Illinois has been hit hard by COVID-19, so it is critical that we each continue to do our part by practicing social distancing, staying at home and only going out for essential reasons and maintaining good hygiene habits,” said Hurley. 

“To remind our neighbors of the importance of staying home during this time, I have been distributing ‘Stay Home, Stay Alive’ signs for residents to put in their window or yard.”

Hurley is pictured with Mark Dynia after he picked up signs to share with residents of Park Lawn, a local organization that offers a variety of programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For more information or to request your own sign, call 773-445-8128 or email

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