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By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Community Calendar

AREA WIDE ¥ Aging Care Connections’ 14th annual Sports Ball benefit gala will be held Friday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Pinstripes in Oak Brook. Comedian Pat …

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Hodgkins gives COVID aid to Buck’s Pit Stop and new brewery

By News Desk / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Hodgkins gives COVID aid to Buck’s Pit Stop and new brewery

By Allison Templin The Village of Hodgkins has allocated money to help two businesses in town recover from the toll the pandemic has taken on businesses. The village’s COVID-19 Restaurant/…

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Evergreen Park mayor is optimistic about economy post-pandemic

By News Desk / April 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Evergreen Park mayor is optimistic about economy post-pandemic

By Joe Boyle Despite marking a year of the pandemic this past week, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton believes he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The…

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2 men charged with murder in Bridgeview shooting

By News Desk / April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on 2 men charged with murder in Bridgeview shooting

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…

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Evergreen Park mayor is optimistic about economy post-pandemic

By Dermot Connolly / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Evergreen Park mayor is optimistic about economy post-pandemic

By Joe Boyle Despite marking a year of the pandemic this past week, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton believes he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The…

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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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Oak Lawn’s 911 regional center will relocate

By Dermot Connolly / January 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Oak Lawn’s 911 regional center will relocate

By Dermot Connolly The Oak Lawn Village Board has approved plans by the Oak Lawn Regional Emergency Communications Center to relocate from Village Hall to a new site in the…

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Comings & Goings: Palos Hospital to join Northwestern Medicine

By News Desk / December 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Comings & Goings: Palos Hospital to join Northwestern Medicine

By Bob Bong Palos Health announced last week that it will join Northwestern Medicine on January 1. Earlier this year, the governing boards for both organizations approved the merger and…

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Hodgkins Elementary School Earns Blue Ribbon Award

By News Desk / October 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Hodgkins Elementary School Earns Blue Ribbon Award

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Hodgkins Elementary School has earned the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for 2020. Hodgkins Elementary was chosen as an Exemplary Achievement Gap School,…

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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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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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Illinois News

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…

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.…

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