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Vegas Night, a benefit featuring casino gaming, live entertainment, raffle prizes and a silent auction, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Hotel in Alsip, Ill. Tickets are available at www.RonaldHouseChicago.org/VegasNight .

 

Finding a job can be a tough task. Putting together a rA©sumA©, hitting the streets looking for "Help Wanted" signs and making the best impression on potential employers can be a tall order for anyone.

 

The message that motherhood should not automatically be regarded as the ultimate expression of womanhood is at the heart of a new book by Melanie Holmes, of Merrionette Park. Released last month, the self-published "The Female Assumption: A Mother's Story: Freeing Women From the View that Motherhood is a Mandate" is part memoir, part sociological study and is already receiving praise as a breakthrough work for feminism.

 

It took 12 years, but Bedford Park police last week charged a man with the 2002 murder of Jennifer Boyd at a storage facility in the village. Steven Podkulski, 40, was arrested at the gate as he was being released Oct. 22 from Stateville prison after serving time for a burglary conviction.

 

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stumped at four churches in the Chicago area to appeal to black voters, calling minimum wage "the fundamental issue in this campaign." "We have a chance in this election to go forward to make sure those who work hard, who are working 40 hours a week, raising children - moms and dads raising kids - they should get more than $8.25 an hour for their labor," Quinn said outside the Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip.

 

Caption: Memorial balloon launch on twelfth anniversary of Jennifer Boyd's murder last August. Jennifer Boyd, 27, of Alsip Former Oak Lawn resident Steven Podkulski, 40, who was charged with Boyd's murder It was a cold case that has haunted the southwest suburbs since the day it happened in 2002: the fatal stabbing of an employee at a Bedford Park Public Storage center.

 

Alsip Mayor Patrick Kitching fired village Treasurer Elizabeth Gonzalez last year because she had rejected his sexual advances over several years, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Chicago. Kitching's improper conduct included often leaving on Gonzalez's desk personal cards that contained "suggestive messages," the suit claims.

 
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