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Village Board Tidies Up Smoking Ordinance

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest board finalized the smoking ordinance at last Monday's board meeting to ensure that Bixby's and Tattler's are grandfathered.  Following initial passage of the ordinance, Village Manager Tom Mick noted that one of the establishments actually holds a Class A1 Liquor License instead of a[Read More…]

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eNews Park Forest Welcomes Sunshine Week 2007

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– eNews Park Forest will join the National Newspaper Association in celebrating Sunshine Week 2007, March 11-17.  Tonda Rush, NNA public policy director, encourages support of Sunshine Week, "Keeping government open and accountable is the highest calling of a newspaper, and Sunshine Week provides an opportunity to refresh[Read More…]

When these reporters make a promise, it’s for keeps

Commentary By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center A promise is a promise. It's as simple as that for two San Francisco Chronicle reporters who still will not identify a confidential news source, but who no longer face a threat of jail time for non-disclosure because a lawyer has admitted leaking[Read More…]

Police Report – March 5, 2007

Photo: Morguefile.com Editor's Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports.  Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media.  An arrest does not mean that[Read More…]

Why we need a strong student press

Commentary By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center The student press in America doesn't get much press. But it's an important part of educating our kids, and it's in trouble and getting weaker. Legislative proposals in Washington state and Kansas regarding student journalism are at cross-purposes: The former would prevent school[Read More…]

School District 163 Conducts Business — Almost

School District 163 board members meet on February, 19, as eNews Park Forest reporter Ryan Merriman observes. (Photo: ENEWSPF) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest-Chicago Heights Board of Education met on Monday, February 19 to discuss various issues pertaining to the students in School District 163.  Since February 19 was[Read More…]

Non-Partisan Local Government Forums Continue

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Committee for Non-Partisan Local Government in Park Forest has held three candidates' forums for those running for the office of Village President (Mayor), Village Trustee, and Library Trustee.  The last, held February 25 in Park Forest Village Hall, was sponsored by the Far South Suburban NAACP. [Read More…]

Police Report – February 26, 2007

Photo: Morguefile.com Editor's Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports.  Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media. Not included yet in this report[Read More…]

Global Warming Debate Heats Up

Guest Commentary The debate is over  Many of you probably saw recent headlines to the effect that there is now “unequivocal” evidence that global warming is a fact and that most of it is most likely man-made. The body that made this assessment is the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on[Read More…]

PFPL Potpourri of Lectures

Potpourri of Lectures Thursday Mornings, 10:30 a.m. Park Forest Public Library Ringering Room Sponsored by Friends of the Park Forest Public Library April 5 “GSU Issues” (working title) by Ron Bean, GSU professor April 12 "From Park Forest to Selma: Challenging the Death Penalty in Alabama" by Peter Racher, attorney.

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