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Seven-on-sevens up and running: Lyons hosts scrimmages featuring Marist, York and WW South

By Jeff Vorva / July 2, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Lyons quarterback Joseph Antonetti and Marist signal-caller Dontrell Jackson both found comfort and normalcy in 7-on-7 scrimmages held July 1 at the Lions’ home field in…

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Golden appointed to school township board

By News Desk / November 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Golden appointed to school township board

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs administered the oath of office to Caroline Jamieson Golden as she was appointed earlier this month to fill the vacancy of Trustee of Schools, Lyons…

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Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

By News Desk / October 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

Family gave land to village for new station By Steve Metsch An honor that was 20 years in the making has finally happened in Summit. At the urging of Mayor…

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Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

By News Desk / October 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

Family gave land to village for new station By Steve Metsch An honor that was 20 years in the making has finally happened in Summit. At the urging of Mayor…

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Nazareth Academy Announces Second Semester Honor Roll

By News Desk / July 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Nazareth Academy Announces Second Semester Honor Roll

Nazareth Academy is proud to announce its Second Semester Honor Roll for the 2017-18 school year. The “A” Honor Roll indicates a grade point average of 3.80-4.00 or above on…

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Students from western suburbs join annual Science Fair at Brookfield Zoo

By News Desk / March 22, 2018 / Comments Off on Students from western suburbs join annual Science Fair at Brookfield Zoo

Nearly 170 students representing 11 school districts in the West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence had the opportunity to showcase their engineering and science projects as a part of the…

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Countryside’s assistant city clerk receives international honors

By News Desk / August 3, 2017 / Comments Off on Countryside’s assistant city clerk receives international honors

Countryside’s Assistant City Clerk Margaret Carey was named a Certified Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and received a plaque at last week’s city council meeting. ÒThis…

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West Nile season has begun

By News Desk / July 19, 2017 / Comments Off on West Nile season has begun

The annual West Nile virus watch is in full swing in southwestern Cook County with mosquitoes already testing positive so far this summer in Brookfield, LaGrange Highlands, Summit, Evergreen Park…

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West Nile season has begun

By News Desk / July 19, 2017 / Comments Off on West Nile season has begun

The annual West Nile virus watch is in full swing in southwestern Cook County with mosquitoes already testing positive so far this summer in Brookfield, LaGrange Highlands, Summit, Evergreen Park…

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Countryside police to get new car cameras

By News Desk / July 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Countryside police to get new car cameras

Countryside police vehicles will be receiving new in-car cameras in the near future. Aldermen last week approved the purchase of the equipment from L3at a cost of $31,624. The price…

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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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