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Shepard High School students Mike Andrasco, Ariana Brook, Xavier Bumpers, Ariana Cisneros, Emilie Crofton, Jenifer Fitzgerald, Zaira Gomez, Kelly Kozlowski, Tiffany Moreno, Noah Oprodek, Nathan Oquendo, Jennifer Rodriguez, Adam Samad, Davina Sanchez, Chris Verdin, and Amy Weiss were recognized for acts of kindness, maturity, generosity, and good character with a Good Deeds Breakfast. The students did such things as taking a lost purse to security, and returning cell phones and a backpack.

Dearion Stokes and Nick Loquercio faced tough decisions that required quick thought and action. Stokes intervened in a fight that a female teacher could not break up, and Loquercio who prevented a fight from happening.

Big 1-0-0


First-graders at St. Louis de Montfort School in Oak Lawn celebrated the 100th day of school. Seen here are Myajah Wilson (from left), Judas Ornelas, Patrick Swanson, Eleanor Sun, and Natalie Orozco.

Open registration for the 2013-14 school year is underway. For more information call 599-5781.

Walgreens to pay for fences in Evergreen

By Laura Bollin

A Walgreens will stand at the southeast corner of 95th Street and Pulaski Road in Evergreen Park by the end of 2013, and residents in the Crawford Gardens subdivision will have privacy fences built along their property lines to shield their views of the drug store parking lot.

Walgreens will pay for the privacy wall, which will be eightfeet high prefabricated fences or concrete walls and erected along the south side of the Walgreens property, from Harding Avenue to Pulaski Road, according to Evergreen Park Mayor Jim Sexton. Fences will be adjacent to residential driveways, according to the village's ordinance.

Village trustees on Feb. 18 voted to adopt an to vacate the alleys near Walgreens south of 95th Street east of Pulaski Road, and west of Harding Avenue. Walgreens paid the village $150,000 for use of the alleys, Sexton said.

"Rather than give a big corporation something for nothing, we decided we would charge them," Sexton said.

Walgreens will also pay for cul-de-sac improvements at 95th Street and Harding Avenue. The cul-de-sac will be one-way northbound, and will be a "pork chop" turnaround intended to prevent cars leaving Walgreens from going south on Harding Avenue, Sexton said. The village does not want Walgreens customers driving through the adjacent residential neighborhood.

The store is expected to generate between $80,000 and $100,000 in annual sales tax revenues for the village, Sexton said.

Palos Hills bar owner to construct outdoor dining

By Kelly White
Correspondent

The new owner of a restaurant and bar in Palos Hills is taking on the former proprietor's attempt to build an outdoor dining area.

Louis Chrysanthou recently purchased the bar formerly known as the Village Pub, 9750 Roberts Road, and renamed it Philly T's. The establishment held a grand opening last Friday and had a "great turnout," according to Palos Hills Mayor Jerry Bennett, who attended the event.

Chrysanthou, whose family for years owned The Rusty Nail Lounge in Oak Lawn, will continue former Village Pub owner Ron Lautereach's attempt to build an outdoor dining area. Lautereach's proposal, which included paving an area behind the building and surrounding it with a six-foot-tall wooden fence, was approved last year by the Palos Hills City Council. Lautereach, however, did not construct the outdoor area before selling the pub to Chrysanthou.

Bennett told Chrysanthou at the City Council's meeting Feb. 21 that the owner needs not submit a new outdoor dining proposal as long as he adheres to the guidelines originally given to Lautereach. Chrysanthou has indicated he will be compliant on meeting the approved guideless, Bennett said.

Chrysanthou hopes to have the outdoor dining area open by summer. Philly T's is a bi-level bar that features karaoke upstairs and a sports downstairs. Food is served until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Mayor on 'The Mac'


Palos Hills Mayor Jerry Bennett will be on "The Ed McElroy Show" to air at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 11 on Comcast channel 19.