2 men charged with murder in Bridgeview shooting

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By Bob BongÊ Murder charges were approved for the two men arrested for the fatal shooting of a man waiting in line at the Bridgeview Secretary of State Driver’s facility last Wednesday afternoon.Ê Matthew Givens, 23, of Lansing, and Cortez Hudson, 24, of Chicago, were each charged with murder and attempted carjacking.Ê Police said Givens…

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High School Football: Reavis Boles over Oak Lawn

By Steve Metsch Correspondent Rashaad Boles is not one to seek the spotlight. Rather, it finds him. After he scorched Oak Lawn for four touchdowns and 252 yards on 26 carries — leading Reavis to a 36-12 victory in Burbank on March 26— the humble senior was more interested in talking about how the Rams…

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Still trying to adjust to ‘spring ahead’

On this day in 1918, Congress established time zones and approved daylight savings time. I hope everyone has adjusted to the time change last weekend. I have not. It always takes me a while to adjust. I complained about it in a previous column. I will try to make this the last time I complain…

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Boys Soccer: Shepard begins defense of SSC Red crown with win over Reavis

By Steve Millar Correspondent Shepard is the two-time defending South Suburban Red boys soccer champion and, although the Astros lost many key pieces of those two championship runs to graduation last year, they don’t intend on giving up the throne. “That had never been done before in school history, winning two straight championships,” senior defender…

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Covid Relief Money

Here’s the amount of money going to local communities Bedford ParkÊ$74,623 BridgeviewÊ$1,988,626 BrookfieldÊ$2,262,161 BurbankÊ$3,495,044 CountrysideÊ$733,009 Forest ViewÊ$82,283 Hickory HillsÊ$1,693,841 HodgkinsÊ$243,513 Indian Head ParkÊ$459,474 JusticeÊ$1,557,691 LyonsÊ$1,281,438 McCookÊ$27,181 StickneyÊ$811,215 SummitÊ$1,373,358 Willow SpringsÊ$694,462 Source: Illinois Municipal League

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Bigger towns hit covid relief jackpot

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Millions in aid coming while officials wait on spending rules By Bob Bong Congress approved and President Biden last week signed the massive federal Covid relief bill that includes direct payments to most taxpayers, more aid for restaurants and other businesses hit hard by the pandemic, and billions for schools, hospitals, states, counties and local…

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Ailanie and Sebastian deserve praise

February 19, 2021 I feel grateful that I have a roof over my head as we deal with freezing temperatures and never-ending snow. There are homeless people in our neighborhood who are not as fortunate. Last week I shared some information about a collection drive to help the homeless: Bundled With Love. This drive was…

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