Community Briefs

Community High School District 218

Thanksgiving Food Drive

A group of Eisenhower High School teachers and students who are all part of the Leo Club, the high school affiliate of Lions Club International were recognized for their work organizing a Thanksgiving food drive at the school. Eisenhower High School teachers Amy Stevens and Marnie Milakovich and students Brandon Castillo, Nick Curta, Itziarely Demeza, Jessica Haugh, Caleb Hoppe, Taylor Neubeck, Jeremy Starks, Liz Young, and Anthony Zamora received recognition for their work at a Community High School District 218 board meeting Dec. 10.


Four school nurses were recognized for training freshman students at Eisenhower, Richards and Shepard high schools in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to help a choking person. Janet Callahan, Margaret Eber, Maureen Featherstone and Peggy Gbur were recognized for their help at a Community High School District board meeting Dec. 10. The four women spent a week working with the gym classes at the schools to teach life saving techniques.


Oak Lawn resident Sarah Dynia was awarded a youth service medal of honor by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Sarah volunteered more than 100 hours of her time with different organizations, like the Oak Lawn Children's Museum, Park Lawn, the Chicago Food Depository, Interfaith House, Mended Little Hearts of Chicago and the White Sox Volunteer Corps.

Evergreen Park

Santa is coming to Evergreen Park

Families can schedule a visit from Santa Claus from now through Dec. 24. To set up a time for Santa to come to your home, call the recreation department at 229-3373. There is a $5 donation to Santa for a visit, which goes to help pay for reindeer food, according to the recreation department.

Holiday hours in Evergreen Park

The village hall in Evergreen Park, 9420 S. Kedzie Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 24 and closed on Christmas day, Dec. 25. Village hall will have extended hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, to accommodate anyone filing petitions for the April 9, 2013 election.

Village hall will also be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday Dec. 31 and closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Village hall be will open on Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Palos Hills

Pet licenses

With Christmas just around the corner, Palos Hills city officials are reminding residents that pet owner must register all dogs, cats and ferrets with the city.

These three animals are the only pets the required to be registered. Such animals are popular choices as gifts during the holidays.

Providing a license and tag for an animal can help to rescue runaways and control animal attacks, according to city officials. Applications for licenses should be made to City Clerk Rudy Mulderink at Palos Hills City Hall, 10335 Roberts Road. The applicant's name and address, and the name, breed, color and sex of each dog, cat or ferret should be given to Mulderink. The applicant should also submit a certificate of inoculation for rabies, in compliance with Illinois State Law.

The city's pet license fee is $5 and must be renewed annually upon expiration every April 30.

All dogs must wear a leather or chain collar to which a license tag is securely fastened and visible. Cats and ferrets are not required to display tags on collars, but tags must be kept by the owner along with the paper license.

-Kelly White