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Farewell parade pays tribute to St. Joseph School

By Carol Mcgowan / June 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Farewell parade pays tribute to St. Joseph School

By Carol McGowan It was a warm Saturday, but that didn’t stop parents, children, the community and employees of St. Joseph School in Summit from having a few hours full…

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2021 Desplaines Valley News Graduation issue now available!

By Carol Mcgowan / June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 Desplaines Valley News Graduation issue now available!

The Desplaines Valley News 2021 Graduation issue is out! Copies are available for 25 cents at the Summit office, 7674 W. 63rd St. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4…

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Comings & Goings: Indian Springs School District to demolish building

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Comings & Goings: Indian Springs School District to demolish building

Big things are coming to Indian Springs School District 109. The school district is seeking bids to tear down a building the district acquired last year at 8000 S. Roberts…

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Pleasantdale School District 107 Board President Kristin Violante to Retire

By News Desk / April 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Pleasantdale School District 107 Board President Kristin Violante to Retire

Pleasantdale School District 107 announced today that Board President Kristin Violante will be retiring at the end of this year as a new board will be slated for next school…

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Schools getting a big share of COVID relief funds

By News Desk / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Schools getting a big share of COVID relief funds

By Bob Bong School districts throughout the southwest suburbs stand to gain millions of dollars from the COVID relief packages passed in response to the pandemic. Local school districts are…

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High School Football: Nazareth tops St. Laurence for Tim Racki’s 199th win

By Jason Maholy / March 28, 2021 / Comments Off on High School Football: Nazareth tops St. Laurence for Tim Racki’s 199th win

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Nazareth coach Tim Racki entered this season with 198 career victories. No. 199 on Saturday was completely different than the other 198. He helped guide the…

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Resource officer OK’d for Washington Middle School

By News Desk / March 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Resource officer OK’d for Washington Middle School

By Steve MetschÊ The Lyons School District 103 board approved a plan to have a police officer liaison stationed in George Washington Middle School, but it wasn’t a slam dunk.Ê…

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LTHS names principal as new superintendent

By News Desk / March 11, 2021 / Comments Off on LTHS names principal as new superintendent

From staff reports The Lyons Township High School Board of Education has announced Brian P. Waterman as the new District 204 superintendent. Waterman will replace Supt. Timothy Kilrea, who is…

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End of an Era

By News Desk / January 28, 2021 / Comments Off on End of an Era

St. Joseph School to close at end of school year By Bob Bong St. Joseph School in Summit will close its doors for the last time this summer when the…

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Martin Gross retires from King-Bruwaert House Board of Directors

By News Desk / September 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Martin Gross retires from King-Bruwaert House Board of Directors

After surpassing 30 years as an officer, former president and member of the King-Bruwaert House (KBH) Board of Directors, W. B. Martin Gross of Hinsdale recently retired from his position.…

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Two gardeners put in some plants at the new Justice Park District community garden beds. (Supplied photos)

Justice Park District debuts community garden beds

By Carol McGowan The Justice Park District has recently installed new garden beds in the area behind the park district building and the fire department at village hall, and they’re…

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Summit to hold National Night Out at Summit Park

By Carol McGowan Summit is making this year’s National Night Out bigger than ever. It will take place on Tuesday, August 3, from 5-8 p.m. in the Big Pavilion at…

Emmett Till historical marker at 7526 W. 64th St. in Summit. (Photo by Carol McGowan)

Civil Rights Icon Emmett Till honored

Historical marker placed at site of his boyhood home in Summit on 80th birthday weekend By Carol McGowan Last weekend was filled with events in Summit, Alsip and Chicago to…

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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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CAPITOL RECAP: Masks returning at driver's license facilities

CAPITOL RECAP: Masks returning at driver’s license facilities

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, and Gov. JB Pritzker said…

New law aims to expand affordable housing through $75 million investment, tax credits

New law aims to expand affordable housing through $75 million investment, tax credits

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday signed a measure aimed at increasing affordable housing investment in Illinois, as well as a measure…

MALDEF amends redistricting complaint

MALDEF amends redistricting complaint

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Attorneys for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, have filed an amended complaint in federal court in…

Pritzker ‘looking at all possible mitigations;’ masks mandated at driver facilities

Pritzker ‘looking at all possible mitigations;’ masks mandated at driver facilities

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, and Gov.…

Education services extended for special needs students

Education services extended for special needs students

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Students with special needs will be able to finish their last year of high school regardless of when their birthday falls…

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…

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