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Advanced physics


Oak Lawn Community High School senior advanced placement physics students Cathal Burke (from left), Marc Augustine and Nick Demas were at the University of Chicago Feb. 7 to participate in a panel discussion that highlighted the discovery of the Higgs boson. The event was hosted by the Institute and gave participants the chance to interact with practicing physicists and learn about cutting-edge research.

The Higgs boson is a theoretical particle - sometimes called the "God particle" by the mainstream media - predicted to exist by the Standard Model of physics.

Our Neighbors


Mary Wallace of Oak Lawn ranked as Coldwell Banker's No. 10 agent in total units sold in 2012. Wallace, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker's Oak Lawn office, has been recognized as the top agent in Oak Lawn in units and sales volume for the past five years. She joined the company in 2003 and has earned several awards including rookie of the year (2004) and international president's premier member (2012).

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Alfredo Melendez of Oak Lawn is among the artists featured in the Lewis University President's 5th annual Art Show. Melendez's artwork included "The Hunt and Sopra's Creation," which earned honorable mention in the show.

Worth-y of awards


The Worth Park District brought home two prestigious awards from the 2013 Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park District's annual conference. The park district was one of nine in Illinois to earn the IPRA's 2012 Workplace Excellence award. The park district earned 48 out of a possible 52 points.

Seen here accepting the Workplace Excellence award are Worth Park District director Carlo Capalbo and treasurer Sarah Redmond. The workplace excellence program encompasses the six dimensions of wellness - physical activity, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental. Higher productivity and lower absenteeism are among the touted benefits of healthy employees.

Worth Park Board President Steve Werner was awarded the distinction of Master Board Member by the IAPD by earning 750 units through the association's board member development program.

Hickory Hills Park Dist. invites public to discuss Kasey Meadow project

The Hickory Hills Park District will hold a meeting to discuss the renovation of Kasey Meadow Park at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11 at the Cynthia Neal Center, 8047 W. 91st Place.

The park district will apply for an Open Space, Land Acquisition, & Development Grant and is seeking input from Hickory Hills residents. The park district is planning to renovate Kasey Meadow Park, a project that would involve playgrounds and a splash pad, and the addition of amenities.

For more information call 598- 1233 or visit hhparkdistrict.org.

Duty, Honor, Country


Air Force Airman Earie B. Delaney has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Delaney completed an eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Delaney is the son of Deborah Delaney and Earie Delaney Sr. of Robbins. He is a 2012 graduate of Richards High School in Oak Lawn.