Chicago police commander killed in the line of duty

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

February 21, 2018


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On February 13th, Chicago police commander, Paul Bauer, was shot while responding to a call at the Thompson Center in Chicago. The shooting occurred near the government office building around 2:30 P.M. Bauer was the commander of the 18th district in the near North side and was also a 31-year veteran....

Republican-led Congress passes new tax bill

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, along with the entire House of Representatives, passed a tax bill onto President Donald Trump. The President signed the bill, and it is passed to the judicial branch where they will interpret the bill before it becomes a law. What exactly is the tax bill and what will i...

Once in a blue moon sight: super blue moon visible this Wednesday

Once in a blue moon sight: super blue moon visible this Wednesday

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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A blue moon, lunar eclipse, and super moon will occur in the sky on Wednesday, January 31st. Excluding the supermoon, the last time this event happened was on March of 1866. A blue moon occurs every 2.5 years, which is the second blue moon in a single calendar month. The first full moon happened on ...

Person responsible for mistakenly sending a mass false missile alert in Hawaii “feels terrible”

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

January 30, 2018


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On Saturday, January 13th, an alert was sent to all the people in Hawaii that states: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Thirty-eights minutes later, another message was sent out by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency informing peopl...

The new alcohol tax cut

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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Recently, the Senate passed a new tax cut lowering the tax on alcohol that will take effect from December 31 of this year to December 31, 2019. The tax will lower taxes for alcohol production by about $4.2 billion over two years and reduces the cost of a bottle of alcohol by half. Rates will also be low...

Holiday lights of Lockport

Holiday lights of Lockport

Written by Lauren Jankowski, Staff Writer and Student Journalist

December 20, 2017


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The holidays bring on many traditions for all friends and families. Some people go Christmas carolling, some make gingerbread houses, and some go light hunting. Light hunting, when one drives around scoping out the houses with the best decorations, is a tough tradition if you don’t know where the b...

Villagers in Bali living in an evacuation zone

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

December 11, 2017


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In Manggis, Indonesia, villagers have been worrying if Mount Agung is going to erupt. Mount Agung is 9,944 feet high. Mount Agung is a stratovolcano, which is a volcano and that is created from numerous layers of lava. Mount Agung is an active volcano, which last erupted on November 26 of this year. ...

UCLA basketball players caught shoplifting in China

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

November 26, 2017


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Three freshmen from the UCLA basketball team, LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hall, have been suspended from playing as a result of shoplifting in China. It has not been fully revealed as to what was stolen, but one of the items was reportedly a pair of sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. ...

Christmas Crossroads craft fair photo slide show

Christmas Crossroads craft fair photo slide show

Written by Angelina Borne, Photographer

November 26, 2017


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Man in search for his lost dog

Man in search for his lost dog

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

November 20, 2017


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On November 16, at around 1:30 pm, John’s beloved dog, Butkus, went missing by his house in Tinley Park. As an act of kindness, he asks to keep an eye out for his dog and to “please bring him back home to me.” The dog is tan, ten years old, and is around 2 ½ feet long and approximately 60 ...

Tampa Bay scare

Written by Tannor Giertuga, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


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For the rest of the United States, most of us have celebrated a normal Halloween this year.  We all put out bowls of candy for the kids to come and grab.  This year in Tampa Bay, a murderer is on the run and many people are worried.  His first killing was a week before Halloween.  The police departm...

What really happened when two women were lost at sea

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

November 14, 2017


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On October 25th, two women from Hawaii, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, were rescued from the Navy after being lost at sea for five months. Their plan was to travel from Hawaii to Tahiti. Both women and their two dogs dealt with tropical storms and 6 hours of their boat attacked by sharks. The wom...

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