Christmas Day Fire | Remembering COVID Victims | Double Tragedy

Lorraine Swanson

Miss a day, miss a lot. Let's catch up on the week:

Chicago Heights Public Library Accuses Former Officials Of Mishandling $440K
Library officials have directed attorneys to attempt to recover more than $400K in civil court and make a criminal referral.
15,000 Dead In Illinois: Remembering Those We Lost To Coronavirus
Here at Patch, we know your friends, families and loved ones are more than numbers. We want to help you share their stories.
Mom's Cookie Recipe Brings Cheer To Sad Coronavirus Christmas
KONKOL COLUMN: A Facebook stranger's request for mom's famous sugar cookie recipe reminds why some Christmas traditions are worth skipping.
Christmas Day Fire At Palos Hills Apartment Displaces 56 People
Red Cross volunteers are assisting those displaced by the fire. Find out to where to call for help.
Friends Seek Help For South Side Family Hit By Double Tragedy
Weeks after her husband's unexpected death, a mom suffers a second tragedy when her son, Mt. Carmel student Isaiah Wade, 15, is gunned down.
Marie Newman Appointed To House Transportation Committee
Congresswoman-elect Marie Newman appointed coveted seat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure before swearing in on Jan. 3, 2021.
D230 Appoints Illinois’ 1st Arab-American High School Principal
Current Andrew High School Vice Principal, Abir Othman, is the next principal of the school.

Wow! Houses
$618K Lemont Home Built In 1962 Totally Remodeled
$599K Homer Glen Home On Corner Lot With 3-Car Garage
$475K New Lenox Home With Colorful Garden, Updated Kitchen
$479K Frankfort Townhome With Heated Sunroom, Custom Kitchen

OMGPD
Pool Liner Installer Charged With Home Repair Fraud
2 Men Accused of Possessing Stolen Car Taken In Armed Carjacking
Frankfort Police Seeking Info About Attempted Ruse Burglary On York Town Road
Palos Area Getting Clobbered With Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

READING LIST

WORTH A LOOK

Bloom Township Holiday Food Basket Distribution Jumps 50% in 2020
Local business owner engineers mask donation to Franciscan Health
Frankfort KidsWork Children's Museum In Dire Need Of Funds
New Lincoln-Way East Principal Named For Next School Year
Former Sen. 'Hollywood' Hendon Drops COVID-19 Song, 'Rona Money'
Coronavirus Tests Mandatory On United Flights From UK To Chicago
Election Postmortem: The Pillars are Frayed But Still Strong
Lockport Man Publishes Mystery Series
Holiday Pet Photos: IL Patch Readers Show Off Their Festive Pets
Oak Lawn Project Fire Buddies Give Boost To Boy Battling Leukemia
Lockport District 91 Board Of Education Names New Superintendent
Orland Township Distributes Gifts To Over 200 Families
One Tinley Park Donates $1,000 To PAWS Of Tinley Park
Oak Lawn Children's Museum Hosts Online Rockin' Noon Year's Eve
Tinley Park Approves A Collective Bargaining Agreement For Police
Guinness World Records Set In 2020 In Illinois
EPCHS Senior Nellie O’Grady Receives Chick Evans Scholarship
Bremen High School District Makes 600 Holiday Cards For Seniors
Seven Lemont Student-Athletes Make College Commitments
'Party Of Lemont' Announces Candidacy For April Election
Advocate Children's Distributes Vaccines To Frontline Staff
EPCHS Student Chosen for ILMEA All-State Honors Chorus
Smith Crossing Residents Donate Gifts To Manteno Veterans’ Home
Mask Mandate Fails In Orland Park, Again
Palos Hospital Gives First COVID-19 Vaccines To Employees
Sisters Collect 800 Christmas Cards For Nursing Home Residents
Marist Senior Patrick Coogan Will Play Football For Notre Dame
Terry Vorderer Faces Opposition In Oak Lawn Mayor's Race
Car Caravan Brings Holiday Cheer To Smith Village Residents
Teen Center Reinvents New Year’s Eve Tradition For Students
Orland Doctor Receives 'Chiropractic Physician Of The Year' Award
Orland Park Revokes Sky Zone's Business License After September Incident

IN MEMORIEM
Donna Tanis
Annette H. Hallagan (nee Kiddoo)
John M. Seleb Sr.
Noreen C. Goldrick

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This article originally appeared on the Chicago Heights Patch