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I Am Abel’s Annual Heroes Gala Features Actress/Comedian Kim Coles

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, the I Am Abel Foundation will host its Annual Heroes Gala, in Roaring Twenties style, at the beautiful Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Hwy, in Flossmoor, IL. This is a celebration of Chicago’s heroes in healthcare, along with two incredible Chicago area medical students who will receive the coveted "STILL STANDING" Student Resilience Award. Actress/Comedian extraordinaire, Kim Coles, mostly known as the unforgettable and lovable “Synclaire” on the comedy series, “Living Single,” will highlight our VIP Reception at 5:30 p.m.

Law and Order

Gary Man Convicted of Firearms Offense

Milton L. Harvey, Jr, age 42, of Gary, Indiana, was found guilty of a firearm offense following a 2-day jury trial in front of United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon

Federal Judge Sentences Chicago Sex Trafficker to 30 Years in Prison

A federal judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 30 years in federal prison for forcing women and children to engage in commercial sex acts in the city and suburbs.

Chicago Heights Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Threatening Violence at 2021 Presidential Inauguration

A Chicago Heights man was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for sending a series of threatening phone calls to various members of the United States Congress.

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Opinion, Op-Eds, Commentary

Heartstopper and Why Your Queer Friends Are a Bit More Cheery These Days

Do you have queer friends? You more than likely do, though they very well might have grown up trying to remain hidden, out of sight. That was the case for many of us who are part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Then came Heartstopper, only three weeks ago released on Netflix, and many of us felt joy, and cheer, and began to dream again, to hope, and heal.

Facing A Park Forest Future Without Non-Partisanship

CommentaryBy John A. Ostenburg Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Over the last few weeks, more than a few Park Foresters have given lots of time and discussion...

SNL’s Weekend Update on Will Smith and Chris Rock

ENEWSPF- In case you hadn't heard yet, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022. Saturday Night Live had a blast with this...

Park Forest Police Chief Christopher Mannino Announces Retirement

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- After a quarter-century of service, Park Forest Police Chief Christopher Mannino will retire his badge. The Chief announced his plans Wednesday...

Op-Ed: Closing St. Irenaeus Solves Nothing

CommentaryBy John Ostenburg I am deeply saddened to hear of St. Irenaeus closing, in large part because I think the parish had developed something of...

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COVID-19

Public Health Officials Announce 7,467 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 7,467 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including...

Public Health Officials Announce 8,519 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 8,519 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including...

Get Vaccinated Even If You Had COVID-19

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19, the CDC reports. No currently available test can reliably determine...

Maternal Health Bill, Funding for 10 Community Project Requests Included in 2022 Omnibus Package

The funding package includes Rep. Kelly’s Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act, $50 Million in Community Projects, Violence Prevention Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- On Wednesday, March 9,...

Retiring Chief Mannino Reflects on his Career, the State of Policing in Park Forest

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- As retiring Chief Christopher Mannino prepares to leave office soon, eNews Park Forest sat down with him in his office for...

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