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Trick-or-treat hours for Halloween

By Bob Bong / October 29, 2021 /

Here are the designated trick-or-treat hours for Sunday, October 31. Happy Halloween! Bedford Park from 3-6 p.m. Bridgeview from 2-6 p.m. Brookfield from 3-7 p.m. Burbank from 2-6 p.m. Countryside from 3-8 p.m. Forest View from 1-7:30 p.m. Hickory Hills from 3-7 p.m. Hodgkins from 3-6 p.m. Indian Head Park from 3-7 p.m. Justice from…

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SD103 teachers union unhappy with district, start of school year

By Bob Bong / October 7, 2021 / Comments Off on SD103 teachers union unhappy with district, start of school year

By Steve Metsch The teachers union in Lyons School District 103 is not pleased with COVID-19 cleaning, some paycheck issues and operation of its preschool. Union President Toni Jackman, at the school board’s meeting on Sept. 28, voiced the concerns of the 218 teachers she represents. Three other union members – of the two dozen…

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Boys Soccer: Mount Carmel’s Farias comes up big in win over St. Laurence

By Jason Maholy / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Boys Soccer: Mount Carmel’s Farias comes up big in win over St. Laurence

By Steve Millar Correspondent Sophomore goalkeeper Efrain Farias saved Mount Carmel’s win over St. Laurence on Sept. 21. Farias stopped a penalty kick with under two minutes to go to preserve a 2-1 victory for the visiting Caravan in a big Catholic League Blue game. Mount Carmel (6-3, 1-1) led 2-0 before St. Laurence (8-3,…

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Calendar for Sept. 23

By Bob Bong / September 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Calendar for Sept. 23

Justice Park District to show ‘Lion King’ The Justice Park District will show “The Lion King” at its Movie in the Park at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at 7747 S. Grove Ave. Free popcorn will be available. For information, call 708-458-1370. Bridgeview Plant a Tree Day Moms of Bridgeview will hold a Plant a…

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Argo to host Fall Festival

By Bob Bong / September 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Argo to host Fall Festival

Argo High School, 7329 W. 63rd St. in Summit, will host a Fall Festival from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, at the school. Admission is free. Everyone is invited. There will be inflatables, a food truck, arts and crafts and more.

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Lyons Village Board honors winning softball team

By Steve Metsch / September 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Lyons Village Board honors winning softball team

By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board paused from regular business to honor the Lyons-McCook softball team that won a district championship and took fifth in the state. Most of the players, wearing their bright red uniform T-shirts, gathered to receive plaques noting their accomplishment. Team Manager David Sandoval discussed the girls’ successful season. “It’s emotional, yes,”…

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Township of Lyons trustee scores hole in one

By Steve Metsch / September 17, 2021 /

By Steve Metsch Township of Lyons trustee Mark Anderson figured it wasn’t his day after he scored a nine on the par-three first hole at Zigfield Troy in Woodridge. Boy, was he wrong. On the 111-yard fifth hole Sept. 14, after struggling with his pitching wedge, Anderson pulled out his trusty 7-iron. He proceeded to…

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New bus will be rolling for Township of Lyons seniors

By Steve Metsch / September 17, 2021 / Comments Off on New bus will be rolling for Township of Lyons seniors

By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons is getting a new bus for its popular senior services that saw 2,300 riders in the month of August. The bus is officially called a “2021 Microbird DS Series 12+2 Wheelchair Bus” because it has room for two wheelchairs. The price tag is $69,860 with an interest rate…

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Pet Parade returns to La Grange for 75th year

By Steve Metsch / September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Pet Parade returns to La Grange for 75th year

By Steve Metsch After a year of not seeing folks march with their dogs, cats and other creatures down the streets, anticipation is high for this year’s La Grange Pet Parade. Last year, the parade was held virtually and people watched on their computers or cell phones. It was a far cry from the live-action…

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Lyons Township Democrats rally at Fall Fest’s return

By Steve Metsch / September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Lyons Township Democrats rally at Fall Fest’s return

By Steve Metsch The Democratic Party of Lyons Township Fall Fest reflects what the organization is all about, one official said. Brian Bernardoni, president of the Roberts Park Fire Protection District, said he attends each year to support fellow Democrats. “At the end of the day, this is still a political organization, a service organization,…

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Kaleb Brown, right, and Djabril McNabb talk before St. Rita’s playoff game against Rolling Meadows. Brown was ready to play after missing most of the season with an injury but sat out because of the rain and the Mustangs took a large lead early. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football Class 7A Playoffs: Sophomore RBs, Ulatowski lead St. Rita in romp over Rolling Meadows

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Kaleb Brown was all dressed up and ready to go. But he will have to wait another week before his return. The St. Rita senior star running back/wide receiver suited up for the first time since injuring a kneecap early in a loss to Mount Carmel the first game of the…

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IHSA Football Playoffs: Brother Rice, Marist, Mount Carmel, St. Rita, Richards, Nazareth advance to second round

By Bob Bong Brother Rice was the only area team to advance to this weekend’s second round of the IHSA state football tournament after Saturday’s slate of games. They join five teams that advanced after Friday night’s action. The Crusaders moved on thanks to a 27-26 squeaker over Wheaton-Warrenville South on Saturday. No. 9 seeded…

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Pro Soccer Report: Watt a finish! Red Stars to host playoff game Sunday

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent One more time. The Chicago Red Stars will play at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview for a final game when they host New York/New Jersey Gotham at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the opening round of the NWSL playoffs. The Red Stars finished the regular season with the fourth seed thanks…

Amarie’s Café in Palos Hills is named after owner Walter Narsolis’ wife. (Photo by Kelly White)

Restaurateur names new Palos Hills café for wife

By Bob Bong Walter Narsolis surprised his wife a few weeks ago when he converted one of his Fajitas Mexican restaurants into a new breakfast and lunch café and named it in her honor. “I sure surprised her,” Narsolis said. He closed the Fajitas location at 10296 S. 78th Avenue in Palos Hills near the Bridgeview…

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Moraine Valley needs local residents to host international students

Learn about other countries while welcoming an international student into your home. Moraine Valley Community College’s International Student Affairs Department needs local residents to help integrate these students into the U.S. and provide a safe place for them to stay through the Host Home Program. Hundreds of international students from countries such as Ireland, South…

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5 area teams advance to IHSA second round after Friday night victories

By Bob Bong Five area football teams won their games Friday night to advance to next weekend’s second round of the IHSA state tournament. Marist scored a 42-0 upset over higher seeded Glenbard East. Mount Carmel shut out Thornwood 20-0 in South Holland. St. Rita easily defeated Rolling Meadows 42-7. Richards knocked off Simeon 28-10.…

Aurora Jacobson, 3, of Oak Lawn, shows off her pumpkin pick at the First United Methodist Church's Pumpkin Patch at the church, 100th Street and Central Avenue, Oak Lawn. (Photos by Kelly White)

Pumpkin Patch Church an Oak Lawn tradition

By Kelly White Creating a feel for the fall season is First United Methodist Church in Oak Lawn. The church at 100th Street and Central Avenue is having a pumpkin patch now through Halloween. It is open every weekday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays noon to 7…

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Congressional redistricting plan clears General Assembly

Congressional redistricting plan clears General Assembly

By PETER HANCOCK & JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers gave final approval in the early hours of Friday morning to a new congressional redistricting plan that divides the state into 17 districts, one fewer than it currently has due to its loss of population since the 2010 U.S. Census. It…

Health Care Right of Conscience changes will head to governor

Health Care Right of Conscience changes will head to governor

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate joined the House on Thursday in approving a change to the Health Care Right of Conscience Act that was requested by the governor and attorney general, putting it one signature away from becoming law. The HCRC Act currently prohibits discrimination against anyone for…

Bill allowing in-state college sports betting will head to governor

Bill allowing in-state college sports betting will head to governor

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Betting on in-state college sports could become legal with the stroke of the governor’s pen after lawmakers in the General Assembly approved an amendment to the state’s sports betting law Thursday. The amendment to House Bill 3136 passed both the House and Senate with vast bipartisan…

Future of new congressional maps uncertain on final day of veto session

Future of new congressional maps uncertain on final day of veto session

By PETER HANCOCK & JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers appeared to be hitting some roadblocks Thursday in their effort to reach agreement on a new set of congressional district maps on the final scheduled day of their fall veto session. During a meeting of the Senate Redistricting Committee on Thursday…

UPDATED: Repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion will head to Pritzker

UPDATED: Repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion will head to Pritzker

By PETER HANCOCK & JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House late Wednesday gave final passage to a bill that repeals the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act, clearing the way for Gov. JB Pritzker to sign it into law. The bill narrowly passed out of the Senate on Tuesday night…

UPDATE: Repeal of parental notice of abortion clears House

UPDATE: Repeal of parental notice of abortion clears House

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House late Wednesday gave final passage to a bill that repeals the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act, clearing the way for Gov. JB Pritzker to sign it into law. The bill narrowly passed out of the Senate on Tuesday night on a 32-22…

House approves changes to Health Care Right of Conscience Act

House approves changes to Health Care Right of Conscience Act

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House passed a measure Wednesday night that would give employers greater authority to enforce COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirements. The final vote came after 10 p.m. Wednesday, passing on a 64-52 roll call with two present votes. No Republicans voted for it, and enough…

Repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion Act advances in House committee

Repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion Act advances in House committee

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A House committee advanced a bill Wednesday that would repeal the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act, moving it one step closer to being sent to Gov. JB Pritzker, who has said he supports it. The bill narrowly passed out of the Senate Tuesday night on…

State Senate revives measure to allow limited sports betting on in-state colleges

State Senate revives measure to allow limited sports betting on in-state colleges

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A state Senate committee revived a gambling bill Wednesday that would allow for limited betting on in-state college sports teams, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. A similar measure passed the House on the final day of the May legislative session, but the Senate…

UPDATED: Senate passes Parental Notice of Abortion Act repeal amid faith leader, GOP opposition

UPDATED: Senate passes Parental Notice of Abortion Act repeal amid faith leader, GOP opposition

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate advanced a measure to repeal the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act early Tuesday evening amid staunch opposition from Republicans and religious groups. The repeal bill passed the Senate Executive Committee on a 9-6-1 vote Tuesday shortly after 5 p.m., and passed the…

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