Life and Living

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Breast Cancer Walk Planned for Rich East

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Sisters Working It Out, a breast cancer awareness and support organization, will hold its First Annual 5K Walk, on April 30, at the former Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail, Park Forest. According to Beulah Brent, CEO of Sisters Working It Out, the proceeds from the[Read More…]

Beyond Conversation: Red Summer

‘Beyond Conversation: Red Summer’ Connects the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 to Present Day America

Inspiring action through art, discussion, and education Saturday, March 26, 2022 University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts invites community members to preview a brand-new drama on March 26, ‘RED SUMMER’, which will premiere on the Center’s stage in September 2022. ‘Beyond Conversation: Red Summer’ gives community members an[Read More…]

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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 if you are protected after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Get vaccinated! Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from infection with the[Read More…]


Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Event in Park Forest Saturday

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Village of Park Forest is hosting a first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride event Saturday at Dining on the Green. The event is free and includes an open mic, a DJ, appetizers, and wine & chocolate. Billed as an “indoor/outdoor” event, the Community Relations and LGBTQ Committee planned this[Read More…]


U=U – Gay, Bisexual Men Increasingly & Correctly Agree: HIV “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable”

Yet transmission-risk misunderstandings persist, finds large NIH-supported study. Bethesda, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Extensive evidence from HIV prevention research studies has firmly established that “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable,” or U=U. This means that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load — the amount of virus in their blood — by[Read More…]

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Rains Create Bog Park: Flooding Moves Bark District 10th Anniv. Celebration

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Due to heavy rainfall and flooding, the Park Forest Bark District 10th Anniversary Event has moved to the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive (just behind Village Hall) in downtown Park Forest Saturday.  The event will celebrate 10 years of the Park Forest Bark District and[Read More…]

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Kopy’s Kolumn: The Publisher’s Blog for June 20, 2019

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- It’s felt like a week-and-a-half in Park Forest since Monday. I only learned of the leadership crisis in town late Sunday night. I’m very happy Village Manager Tom Mick will still be around, and I have hopes for the next stage of the Village Board’s journey. “Over[Read More…]

Summer and Fall at Prairie State College

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023