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Services set for Nathanial Phillips, Rieves brothers

By Bob Bong / July 23, 2021 /

Visitation for Nathanial Phillips, 17, will be from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home in Justice, and for Omarion and Jemerrio Rieves from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4,…

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Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House

By Jeff Vorva / July 21, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped…

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4 teens killed in Hickory Hills crash were Argo students

By Bob Bong / July 19, 2021 /

Driver charged with reckless homicide By Bob Bong and Carol McGowan Four teenagers from Justice were killed Saturday in what Hickory Hills Police believe was an attempt to go airborne…

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Two more own-goals help vault Red Stars into second place

By Jeff Vorva / July 19, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent For a few hours on July 18, the Chicago Red Stars were in first place. After a 3-1 victory over the OL Reign in front of…

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Buttigieg touts Biden infrastructure plan in visit to Bedford Park

By Jeff Vorva / July 18, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva When it comes to President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am going to fight [it] every step of the way,” in…

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ACE to hold Annual Gigantic Garage Sale

By Carol Mcgowan / July 12, 2021 / Comments Off on ACE to hold Annual Gigantic Garage Sale

The Argo Coalition for Education will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 17, at 7600 W. 64th St. in Summit. The sale will take place from 9…

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Tickets for Argo High School’s Centennial Gala on sale now

By Carol Mcgowan / July 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Tickets for Argo High School’s Centennial Gala on sale now

The final rescheduled date for Argo’s Centennial Gala is September 11. The Summit school celebrated its centennial year during the 2019-2020 school year. The gala was originally planned for June…

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OG is MVP for Red Stars in bizarre win over Houston

By Jeff Vorva / July 11, 2021 / Comments Off on OG is MVP for Red Stars in bizarre win over Houston

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The most valuable player for the Chicago Red Stars the past few weeks has been Own Goal. Well, that’s not really a player. In soccer stat…

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Anti-vaxxers ask SD230 to not require masks for students

By Jeff Vorva / July 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Anti-vaxxers ask SD230 to not require masks for students

By Jeff Vorva Some parents who urged District 230 to open up its schools during the pandemic were back with a new request for the 2021-2022 school year. They are…

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Red Stars Report: ‘Plankton’ comes alive with late goal for draw v. Washington

By Jeff Vorva / June 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Red Stars Report: ‘Plankton’ comes alive with late goal for draw v. Washington

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When she was growing up, Morgan Gautraut was nicknamed “Plankton.” “I was the smallest player on the field, so one of my friends came up with…

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Youth Softball: Lyons-McCook 14U takes 5th in state

By Steve Metsch Correspondent David Sandoval and his players won’t soon forget the summer of 2021. Sandoval manages the 14-U girls softball team in the Lyons-McCook Little League, a team…

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High School Football: O’Connor is back in the saddle at Chicago Christian

By Steve Metsch Correspondent The new head football coach at Chicago Christian is a familiar face to Knights fans. Tom O’Connor served the past five seasons as special teams coordinator…

A makeshift memorial has been created next to the tree in Hickory Hills where four teenagers were killed in a crash Saturday afternoon. (Staff photo)

Services set for Nathanial Phillips, Rieves brothers

Visitation for Nathanial Phillips, 17, will be from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home in Justice, and for Omarion and Jemerrio Rieves from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4,…

The Allman Betts Band featuring three sons of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band will headline Friday night. (Supplied photo)

Ridgefest returns after a one-year absence for pandemic

By Bob Bong Chicago Ridge is bringing back its popular Ridgefest for three days starting Friday at 5 p.m. at Freedom Park, 6200 Birmingham St. “This was the fastest we…

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Hernandez, Zalewski host free community shred day Saturday

State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez will be hosting a free community shredding event this Saturday, July 24, with state Rep. Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside). “Theft of personal data has steadily increased…

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Visitation Friday for Destini Giera, teen killed in Hickory Hills car crash

Visitation for Destini Giera, 16, one of the four Justice teenagers killed last weekend in a car crash in Hickory Hills will be held Friday from 3-8 p.m. at Lawn…

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Historical marker to be placed at site of Emmett Till childhood home in Summit

By Carol McGowan The Summit Community Task Force, Till Family, Emmett Till’s classmates, local/state officials, and visitors will celebrate the 80th birthday of Emmett Till on Sunday, July 25. They…

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UPDATED: IDPH ‘fully aligns’ with new stricter CDC mask guidance

UPDATED: IDPH ‘fully aligns’ with new stricter CDC mask guidance

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state will have new COVID-19 guidance on face coverings after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its…

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Tuesday that repeals criminal penalties for people who transmit HIV to others. House…

Pritzker to review state masking guidance amid CDC reversal

Pritzker to review state masking guidance amid CDC reversal

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will reexamine the state’s guidance on face coverings after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated…

Bills expanding access to mental health care are among several signed into law

Bills expanding access to mental health care are among several signed into law

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents will soon have greater access to mental health services under measures Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law Friday. Starting…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund deficit, he told…

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund…

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for Illinois’ Democratic legislative leaders last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans and a Mexican American…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker will seek a second term

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker will seek a second term

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday he will seek a second term, joined once again by Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton as a running mate.…

State ‘strongly encourages’ public, private colleges to require students to get COVID-19 vaccine

State ‘strongly encourages’ public, private colleges to require students to get COVID-19 vaccine

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state’s higher education agencies released updated COVID-19 guidance Monday encouraging all public and private higher education institutions in Illinois to…

Pritzker, Stratton announce reelection bid

Pritzker, Stratton announce reelection bid

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday he will seek a second term, joined once again by Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton as…

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