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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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Lyons grads aim to reel in a national championship

By Steve Metsch / June 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Lyons grads aim to reel in a national championship

By Steve Metsch Correspondent Two recent graduates of Lyons Township High School are hoping their fishing expertise reels in a national championship Jacob Muth, of Western Springs, and William Hadraba,…

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Obituaries for May 9

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for May 9

NICK G. BACUROS Nick Bacuros, age 89, lifelong resident of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 29. He was a Navy veteran. Throughout his life, Mr. Bacuros worked 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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History in Willow Springs: Neddermeyer sworn in as first woman mayor

By Carol Mcgowan / May 20, 2021 / Comments Off on History in Willow Springs: Neddermeyer sworn in as first woman mayor

By Carol McGowan It was a packed house, in fact, standing room only, May 13 in the Willow Springs Village Hall. Melissa N. Neddermeyer was about to be sworn in…

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Obituaries for April 22

By News Desk / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for April 22

FRANCIS ‘FRANKIE’ BLANDA Francis “Frankie” Blanda, 57, of Justice, passed away April 10. Devoted son of Lydia (nee Volmer) and the late Daniel A. Blanda Sr.; dearest brother of Julie…

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Willow Springs School District 108 hires new principal

By News Desk / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Willow Springs School District 108 hires new principal

From staff reportsÊ Willow Springs School District 108 has hired Alexandra Oreluk as the new principal of Willow Springs School starting on July 1.Ê The thorough interview process involved a…

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Neddermeyer first woman mayor for Willow Springs

By News Desk / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Neddermeyer first woman mayor for Willow Springs

By Carol McGowan For the first time in its history, the Village of Willow Springs is set to have a woman as it’s mayor. The historic event will occur next…

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Schools getting a big share of COVID relief funds

By News Desk / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Schools getting a big share of COVID relief funds

By Bob Bong School districts throughout the southwest suburbs stand to gain millions of dollars from the COVID relief packages passed in response to the pandemic. Local school districts are…

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Death Notices Week of April 15

By News Desk / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Death Notices Week of April 15

HELEN J. BAVLSIK Helen J. Bavlsik (nee Czuprynski), 99, of Chicago, passed away April 3 at Westmont Manor Health and Rehab Center. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late…

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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 [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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