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Tickets Now on Sale for Southland Film Festival Oct. 13 to 15

‘The Shame of Chicago: The Segregation of an American City’ will be one of the films featured at this year’s Southland Film Festival.

Law and Order

Dyer Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison for Crimes Against Children

The DOJ announced that a Dyer, Indiana man has been sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for crimes against children.

Aggravated Assault Charge for Man Who Allegedly Approaches Little Girl: PFPD Reports Through Aug. 15, 2022

A man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly told a little girl and told her he wanted to pull her pants down and spank her.

Pot Use and Driving Don’t Mix: Police Blotter Reports Through August 8, 2022

Two men were charged with unlawful possession of adult-use cannabis in a motor vehicle. One was not aware he was in a country where he could have received a DUI.

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Opinion, Op-Eds, Commentary

Déjà Vu in SD 163: Board President Takes Another Shot at Getting Wife a Job

It's déjà vu all over again at School District 163. Ms. Belinda Mosby is on the agenda again for consideration for a job in the district.

Trust(ee) and Believe!

Prior to being elected a Park Forest Trustee, I had only a cursory awareness of the commitment required to serve in Office.

Anti-Abortion Extremism Is Scaring Voters—Even the Conservative Ones

As conservative Kansas just showed, most voters simply don't want politicians making personal medical decisions for them. ENEWSPF - Curated CommentaryBy MITCHELL ZIMMERMAN Our country may...

Hiroshima and Ukraine—an Existential Teachable Moment

By ROBERT DODGE - ENEWSPF - Curated Commentary Nuclear weapons do not make us safe and have not prevented war but rather have brought us...

WGN: Teen Hospitalized After Video Shows Him Beaten by Oak Lawn Cops

According to WGN, "A teen was hospitalized after video shows him being beaten by police in Oak Lawn."


Science, Space, Technology

Extended Medicaid Coverage for Postpartum Care in Year-End Funding Bill: Rep. Robin Kelly Leads the Call

Congresswoman Robin Kelly led in issuing the statement below calling for increased investments in accessible postpartum maternal health care.

A Tower Rises in the Village

A tower rises in the Village of Park Forest. The new water edifice is currently under construction just east of the Water Plant.

SD 163 Board Members Gave Their Children Access to Schools at the Start of the Pandemic

eNews Park Forest has discovered several instances where children of School District 163 board members were given access to Michelle Obama School, sometimes unsupervised, at the start of the pandemic and beyond.

Park Forest Student Spends Summer Using Ultrafast Lasers to Study Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Julianna Cox, a senior at Mississippi Valley State University and graduate of Crete-Monee High School can handle some of the fastest lasers in the world.

Protect Threatened Mussel Populations, Volunteer Today

For over a decade, volunteers with the Illinois RiverWatch program have been monitoring mussel populations in the Upper Sangamon River. 

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