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Covid Relief Money

By News Desk / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on 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…

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Freshman legislator, biz leader square off in 11th State Senate District

By News Desk / October 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Freshman legislator, biz leader square off in 11th State Senate District

Spar over police funding, Fair Tax Amendment By Tim Hadac October 23, 2020 State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-11th) and her challenger, business leader Mary Ellen “Mari” Brown, appear to agree…

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Coronavirus cases surge in area communities

By News Desk / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus cases surge in area communities

By Bob Bong The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate inched higher to 4.2 last week led in part by a surge in confirmed cases in Lyons, Countryside, Bridgeview and Summit, according…

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COVID-19 drive-up testing now available in Burbank

By News Desk / May 13, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 drive-up testing now available in Burbank

By Bob Bong Pillars Community Health and the Stickney Public Health District have teamed up to offer drive-up testing in Burbank. Limited tests are available and appointments are required by…

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Coronavirus hits nursing homes hard

By Dermot Connolly / April 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus hits nursing homes hard

By Bob Bong The coronavirus has hit nursing homes hard since it first appeared in Illinois last month, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday in his daily briefing on the pandemic.…

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Coronavirus hits nursing homes hard

By News Desk / April 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus hits nursing homes hard

By Bob Bong The coronavirus has hit nursing homes hard since it first appeared in Illinois last month, Gov. JB Pritzker announced last Sunday in his daily briefing on the…

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Map allows tracking of COVID-19 cases

By News Desk / April 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Map allows tracking of COVID-19 cases

By Bob BongÊ The Cook County Department of Public Health has created a map that allows visitors to track the number of COVID-19 cases town by town in suburban Cook…

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He’s young, new and ready to serve

By News Desk / February 27, 2020 / Comments Off on He’s young, new and ready to serve

Gonzalez installed as 21st District representative By Tim Hadac The Illinois General Assembly’s newest member is a young man fresh out of college who credits his immigrant roots as laying…

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Lipinski camp announces mayoral endorsements

By Dermot Connolly / January 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Lipinski camp announces mayoral endorsements

By Bob Bong Cong. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd), who has been under fire by opponents for being one of two Democrats to sign the amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to…

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Lions Club returns to Justice

By News Desk / April 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Lions Club returns to Justice

International president from Iceland to attend charter party By Bob Bong A new Lions Club is coming to Justice and members will hold their charter party next week with the…

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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…

Emmett Till Memorial Center in Summit. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

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 jnowick[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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