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Cook County Assessor’s Office re-opens for in-person appointments

By Tim Hadac / June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Cook County Assessor’s Office re-opens for in-person appointments

Online services are also available for property owners From staff reports The Cook County Assessor’s Office has announced the resumption of in-person visits by the public to its downtown and branch…

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123rd Street project gameplan offers clarity but little relief

By Jeff Vorva / June 10, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Traffic in parts of Palos Heights will still be a nightmare this summer and fall, but at least there is a little more clarity as to what…

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Pekau blasts state and thanks Newman and Cook County

By Jeff Vorva / June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Pekau blasts state and thanks Newman and Cook County

By Jeff Vorva When Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau has an issue with someone, he comes out with guns-a-blazing. He did not hold back about his opinions of the state…

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Pappas unveils new online tool to weigh government debt burden on individual property owners

By Tim Hadac / June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Pappas unveils new online tool to weigh government debt burden on individual property owners

From staff reports Property owners for the first time can find out what portion of local government debt falls on them, thanks to a new, groundbreaking online tool created by…

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Orland Park board talks up law and order

By Jeff Vorva / May 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Orland Park board talks up law and order

By Jeff Vorva Cops and crooks. Those two items were topics of conversation that took up a good chunk of time during Monday night’s Village of Orland Park Committee of…

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Bigger bang: Palos Heights adds new 4th of July festivities

By Jeff Vorva / May 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Bigger bang: Palos Heights adds new 4th of July festivities

By Jeff Vorva There will be a little more to Palos Heights’ Independence Day celebration than in the past. Ald. Jeffrey Key, who oversees recreation in the city, announced at…

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Road wage: New Palos Park budget features cash for street repairs

By Jeff Vorva / April 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Road wage: New Palos Park budget features cash for street repairs

By Jeff Vorva When Palos Park Finance Director/Treasurer Allen Altic read off some of the highlights of the village’s $11 million 2021-22 budget at Monday night’s council meeting, one number…

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Pekau defends blowing up Open Lands Funds Commission

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Pekau defends blowing up Open Lands Funds Commission

By Jeff Vorva Mayor Keith Pekau responded to what outgoing Village of Orland Park Trustee Kathleen Fenton called “the most despicable and disrespectful motion I’ve ever seen on my 28…

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Orland to honor vets four more times

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Orland to honor vets four more times

By Jeff Vorva Orland Park has traditionally been a village that makes it a point to honor its veterans with various events throughout the year. There will be four more…

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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…

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…

Peter Wilt tells a UBAM audience about plans for another pro soccer team in Chicago. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House

By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped…

New Sandburg coach Troy McAllister talks to his troops on the first day of summer camp on Tuesday, July 5. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Troy McAllister has taken an interesting journey to Sandburg

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Yes, new Sandburg football coach Troy McAllister had an interesting tenure at Phillips as he led the program to two state championships – the first and…

In the middle of the mob is Orland Park native and Chicago Red Stars defender Tatumn Milazzo, who may have tapped in a goal that was ruled an own-goal in her team’s 3-1 victory over the OL Reign. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Two more own-goals help vault Red Stars into second place

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent For a few hours on July 18, the Chicago Red Stars were in first place. After a 3-1 victory over the OL Reign in front of…

Richards receiver Travis Garmon lets out a yell while the Bulldogs defense makes a stop against Sandburg during 7 on 7 drills. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Richards team under construction, Sandburg finds dual threat in Evans

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The new playing surface at Korhonen Field is shaping up. Periodic Twitter updates show the progress of the new turf field, which is expected to be…

Gov. JB Pritzker steps off a bus Friday afternoon with a group of dignitaries who toured the CSX facility in Bedford Park. (Photos By Jeff Vorva)

Buttigieg touts Biden infrastructure plan in visit to Bedford Park

By Jeff Vorva When it comes to President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am going to fight [it] every step of the way,” in…

Madalyn Davison, 5, of Oak Lawn, had fun riding the Ferris Wheel on Saturday afternoon at the Palos Hills Friendship Fest at Moraine Valley Campus, 107th and 88th Avenue in Palos Hills. (Photos by Kelly White)

Family fun returns at Palos Hills Friendship Fest

By Kelly White The Palos Hills Friendship Festival was back at it again this summer, celebrating the season with fun and entertainment for the entire family. “It’s such a fun…

Palos Heights officials hope that within the next year the vacant corner on Harlem Avenue and College Drive will have a tenant. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Wait til’ next year? Vacant corner in Palos Heights remains empty

By Jeff Vorva So, what’s going to happen at the vacant northeast corner of Harlem Avenue and College Drive? The City of Palos Heights City Council isn’t sure. GW Properties,…

ACE members at the 2020 awards presentation at Argo Community High School. (file photo)

ACE to hold Annual Gigantic Garage Sale

The Argo Coalition for Education will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 17, at 7600 W. 64th St. in Summit. The sale will take place from 9…

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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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