Obituaries for June 18

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ANTHONY MICHAEL CONTE Anthony Michael Conte, age 17, passed away May 31. Beloved son of Kristy and Michael Conte; loving brother ofLuke and Liam; cherished grandson of Kimberly DeBias; loving nephew of Melissa,Billy, Michael DeBias, Jessica, Ricardo, Sergio Reyna and the late JosephConte; loving great-nephew of Roxanne Derting, Dawn, Wendy, the late TonyDeBias, Eugene, Danette……

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Families sue Bridgeview nursing home where 15 patients died of COVID-19

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By Bob Bong The families of James Zbonski and SallyUrbaniak have filed suit against the Bridgeview Health Care Center after 15patients died of COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic. The 125-resident Bridgeview facility at 8100S. Harlem Ave., which has a long history of citations for regulatory violationssuch as failing to meet infection control……

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Mostly quiet in area as violence grips Chicago

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By Bob Bong While violence, arson and looting gripped Chicago over the weekend andspread into some southwest and south suburban communities, most area townsreported little in the way of trouble despite rumors to the contrary. There were a few incidents in Burbank and Bedford Park along CiceroAvenue, which led Burbank to use trucks and squad……

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Welcome back!

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Diners enjoy the great outdoors By Bob Bong Violence sparked by protests and demonstrations in Chicago and somesouthwest and southern suburbs put a damper on what should have been a bannerweekend for restaurants that had been suffering for months under restrictionsaimed at combatting the spread of COVID-19. Under state guidelines, restaurant servers will wear masks……

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South suburbs declare curfews after violence spreads

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Pritzker deploys 375 National Guard soldiers to Chicago By Peter Hancock and Bob Bong SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of violence, looting and arsonthat gripped the city of Chicago over the weekend and spread into the south andsouthwest suburbs, Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday he has deployed 375 IllinoisNational Guard soldiers to aid the city’s……

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Standing ovation for retiring school health aide in Palos Park

  By Dermot Connolly Schools are finding interesting ways to honor retiring staff as well as graduating students during this pandemic that has made traditional celebrations impossible. Therese Wittenmeier of Palos Park retired this year after 22 years as a health aide at Jacqueline B. Kennedy School in Burbank, and her colleagues did not want……

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Orland Park police reports

ORLAND PARK Obstructing ID Vernell E. Bronson, 23, of Chicago, was charged with obstructing identification after a traffic stop at 4:09 p.m. May 6 in the 8400 block of West 159th Street. Police said he provided a falsified New Jersey driver’s license. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office denied a request to charge him with……

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Lilac bush blooms anew with memories

May 22, 2020 I picked some blossoms from the lilac bush that grows in front of my house. I know that lilacs don’t last long once picked, but they do make my house smell so lovely. Every year, the lilac bush looks more spectacular. It is taller than my son, Joey, who is six feet……

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