2017: A Year in Review

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As the end of 2017 approaches, the Desplaines Valley News is taking a look back at the top stories of the past year. This week, we will highlight Bridgeview, Summit, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, Countryside and Lyons. Next week, we will take a look back at what happened in Justice, Burbank, Willow Springs, Brookfield, McCook…

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2017: A Year in Review

12 28 2017 3 10 57 PM 7930962

As the end of 2017 approaches, the Desplaines Valley News is taking a look back at the top stories of the past year. This week, we will highlight Bridgeview, Summit, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, Countryside and Lyons. Next week, we will take a look back at what happened in Justice, Burbank, Willow Springs, Brookfield, McCook…

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Regional/Reporter Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year

  Photos by Jeff Vorva Queen of Peace closed and St. Laurence opened its doors to girls. Many of the Peace players went to St. Laurence and players listened to the “Star Spangled Banner” in the first girls home basketball game at the school at the end of November.   In 2016, some of the…

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Argo mulls paying $400,000 to tear out 13-year-old football field

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It may cost Argo Community High School $400,000 just to remove the current turf on the football field, and that doesn’t include the cost of a new field. Officials said Monday that the current field, which has lasted much longer than expected, is slowly falling apart. The revelation came from business manager Joe Murphy at…

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Argo mulls paying $400,000 to tear out 13-year-old football field

12 14 2017 11 30 59 AM 1286676

It may cost Argo Community High School $400,000 just to remove the current turf on the football field, and that doesn’t include the cost of a new field. Officials said Monday that the current field, which has lasted much longer than expected, is slowly falling apart. The revelation came from business manager Joe Murphy at…

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Wild night of hoops in reconfigured CCL

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Brother Rice’s Nick Bowes (left) and Marquise Kennedy put the defensive clamps on Bishop McNamara Friday night in Kankakee. Brother Rice won its 27th straight game against the Irish.       There are some changes to the structure of Chicago Catholic League basketball this season and the new format started up…

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Obituaries for Dec. 1

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JAMES R. BARNEY James R. Barney, age 60, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Brookfield, passed away Nov. 23. Beloved father of Courtney Barney and Timothy Barney, dear brother of Joan (Michael) Donovan, Jeffrey Barney and Joel (Judy) Barney and the late John R. Barney, son of the late Richard W. Barney and Carol Barney, nee…

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Fire displaces a dozen residents in Summit

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An early morning fire Saturday displaced 12 people from an apartment building in the 7600 block of West 61st Place in Summit. Fire Chief Wayne Hanson said the call came in at 2:32 a.m. Nov. 25. ÒThere was heavy fire and smoke upon arrival,” he said. The fire was contained to the home at 7641…

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Fire displaces a dozen residents in Summit

11 30 2017 12 58 01 PM 1298883

An early morning fire Saturday displaced 12 people from an apartment building in the 7600 block of West 61st Place in Summit. Fire Chief Wayne Hanson said the call came in at 2:32 a.m. Nov. 25. ÒThere was heavy fire and smoke upon arrival,” he said. The fire was contained to the home at 7641…

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Local Knights of Columbus provide meal for blind veterans

Photo by Joe Boyle The Knights of Columbus members (from left) Bob Speck, Ralph Villalovos and Mike Kenny enjoy the music before preparing food for blind veterans who arrived from Hines VA Hospital Sunday afternoon at the Jonathan Collins Activity Center at St. Gerald Parish in Oak Lawn. John Goetz recalls going bowling with a…

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