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She’s van-tastic

  ‘Local hero’ from Oak Lawn wins wheelchair-accessible van For Linda Stearns, the feeling of needing a Linda Stearns poses with the door on her van that nearly knocked her over after it fell off when she went for a mammogram over the winter. The Oak Lawn resident, who is a tireless volunteer, won a new van for being a local hero in a National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association contest. Photo by... Read more

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A funny thing happened, but we wouldn’t know it Where did our senses of humor go? We used to have them, you know, but they’ve suddenly disappeared and been replaced by the thinnest skins found outside of a peach orchard. No longer can we laugh at ourselves or snicker at the lampooning of one’s heritage, background or personal traits.Done without malice, jokes of that nature are comical, not cruel. There’s nothing wrong with cultivating humor from such subject... Read more

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This week The Bridge TeenCenter events • Album Artwork — 4:30 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host an art program with Art-A-La-Carte to allow students to make their own album artwork using acrylic on canvas.• The Science of Taste — 5 to 6 p.m. today a program with Wrigley Gum to teach students how their body tastes things.• Deadbolts — 7:30... Read more

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Treating the customer as The Enemy Have you recently tried to order a product from a large company using your telephone?  Has a recording answered your call by stating “due to an unusually high call volume, we are unable to take your call at this time so please call back later” ...click...dial tone? This happens just as often at midday as after regular hours. Or you may hear “if you wish to... Read more