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Block party raises money for center that services special needs kids

By Steve Metsch / July 18, 2021 /

By Steve Metsch Rides on a mechanical bull, a visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and plenty of hot dogs – of course – were part of a fundraiser held…

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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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Obituaries for Oct. 25

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for Oct. 25

ABIGAIL BARRIENTOS Abigail Barrientos (nee Rodarte), age 85, of Chicago’s Brighton Park community, passed away October 17 at home. Beloved wife of Guadalupe Barrientos; devoted mother of Maria (Raul)…

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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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Tenants hope Chick-Fil-A improvements ease traffic woes

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Tenants hope Chick-Fil-A improvements ease traffic woes

By Jeff Vorva The Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Orland Park is making its neighbors unhappy and the village’s board of trustees took a step in trying to make things right with…

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High School Football: Grant’s two TDs, Rolder’s two picks lead Marist over Nazareth

By Jason Maholy / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on High School Football: Grant’s two TDs, Rolder’s two picks lead Marist over Nazareth

By Steve Metsch, Correspondent Jimmy Rolder made two interceptions to contribute to a stifling defensive effort, Jamari Grant ran for two touchdowns and Marist blanked Nazareth, 13-0, on April 10…

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Palos Park looks forward to bringing back Autumn in the Park

By Bob Bong / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Palos Park looks forward to bringing back Autumn in the Park

By Jeff Vorva Summer is not yet here but Palos Park’s Village Council is already getting down to business for its huge fall event. The village’s Autumn in the Park,…

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Obituaries for April 1

By News Desk / April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for April 1

MAUREEN C. BARRETT Maureen Catherine Barrett (nee LaVelle), 82, of Seminole, Fla., formerly of Chicago, passed away March 15. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Barrett; loving mother of Nancy…

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Orland Park OKs Edwards Realty as Main Street Triangle consultant

By Bob Bong / March 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Orland Park OKs Edwards Realty as Main Street Triangle consultant

By Jeff Vorva Edwards Realty President Ramzi Hassan made a lengthy presentation to the Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees March 15 that included a slide show. Was it…

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Boys Soccer: St. Laurence tops Nazareth after 16-month layoff

By Jason Maholy / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Boys Soccer: St. Laurence tops Nazareth after 16-month layoff

By Steve Millar Correspondent After winning the first state trophy in program history in 2019, finishing fourth in Class 2A, St. Laurence had to wait more than 16 months…

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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…

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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 j[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 [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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