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Week in Review: Teen Overdoses on Heroin, Shepard Ends Football Playoffs Run and More

Check out the big headlines you might have missed this week.

MONDAY, OCT. 29

No Cancer-Causing Material in Jet Fuel: Palos Park Official

G. Darryl Reed says the spill doesn't appear to have had harmful substances.

Wetzel Shows Smarts at Navy’s Football Program

Keegan Wetzel of Palos Heights, who was named Chicago Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year while at St. Laurence High School, is excelling in the classroom and on the field.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30

Blaze Damages Palos Hills Garage

No one was home when a garage caught fire on South 88th Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Just a few weeks after the Valley Inn appeared on a Food Network show, new and old customers alike are filling the Palos Hills restaurant.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31

Show Your Astros Spirit and Help the Hungry

We're pitting the Shepard Astros against the Oak Forest Bengals in Patch's Spirit Challenge, as the two schools battle in the IHSA playoffs. Share photos of your school spirt and you'll help feed the needy in town.

2K People Attend Palos AYSO Tournament

The annual soccer tournament was held this past weekend.

THURSDAY, NOV. 1

Teen Girl ODs on Heroin in Palos Hills Home

Two people are charged with endangering the life of a child.

Trick-or-Treating in Palos Heights

Ghosts, goblins, fairies, mobsters and more roamed the streets of Palos Heights for goodies.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2

'It's Being Sold in Schools:' Heroin Education Comes to Palos Middle School

A program targeting 8th-grade students at Palos South is hoping to stop heroin use before it starts.

6A Football: Oak Forest Runs Away From Shepard

The Bengals' ground game turned in an outstanding performance, piling up 457 yards and six touchdowns, en route to a 69-29 thrashing of the Shepard Astros.

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