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Palos Heights residents oppose sidewalk idea for 123rd Street

By Jeff Vorva / August 19, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva When it comes to the idea of putting sidewalks on 123rd Street from Palmer Park to 76th Avenue, some residents on that street gave a loud “no”…

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Some ‘troubled roads’ in Palos Park to receive makeovers

By Jeff Vorva / August 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Some ‘troubled roads’ in Palos Park to receive makeovers

By Jeff Vorva Later this month will be the start of what Palos Park Mayor James Mahoney calls “our most significant road project in a long time.” The Palos Heights…

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Alderman warns that silence is golden for unknown phone IDs

By Jeff Vorva / August 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Alderman warns that silence is golden for unknown phone IDs

By Jeff Vorva They have you at “hello.” During Tuesday night’s Palos Heights City Council meeting, Ald. Robert Basso, the head of public safety, had some sobering information about scams…

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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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Pappas: tax sale coming up

Urges property owners to check status online From staff reports Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will conduct the first sale in more than two years of delinquent Cook County property…

Certified Canine Massage Therapist and Owner of Feel So Good Canine Massage, JoAnne Dykhuizen, discussed the many physical and psychological benefits of canine massage at the library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., Evergreen Park. (Photo by Kelly White)

Residents learn the benefits of canine massage at the Evergreen Park Library

By Kelly White Summer can leave some pets stressed. In order to cure some of that anxiety, the Evergreen Park Public Library held a class on understanding the benefits of…

Riverside-Brookfield sophomore quarterback Diego Gutierrez is chased by Chicago Christian freshman linebacker Brock Sperling. Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Riverside-Brookfield puts bite on Chicago Christian

By Steve Metsch Correspondent A lethal combination of mistakes and a quality opponent resulted in a loss for Chicago Christian. The host Knights fell 42-6 to Riverside-Brookfield in Metro Suburban…

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High School Football: Shepard still winless after loss to Lemont; battle with Richards awaits

By Steve Millar Correspondent Shepard coach John Rone believes he has seen steady improvement from his team each week. But at 0-3 with a game against Richards looming in…

Stagg’s boys cross country team did a ton of offseason work to help open the season with two meet victories. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Cross Country: Stagg boys’ hard offseason work contributing to big results

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Stagg won the boys preseason SouthWest Suburban Red cross country race on Aug. 30. But some people think it was won long before that date. The…

Sanad Alshubbak reacts after drilling a 40-yard field goal against Andrew. Photo by Jeff Vorva

No chance of rain: Sandburg shuts out T-Bolts as McAllister gets first win as an Eagle

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Before every game, football defenses usually make it a goal to post a shutout. Sandburg has been doing that for years. Friday night, it actually happened…

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Blue Mass on Saturday at St. Francis of Assissi

Many police officers, firefighters, emergency services personnel and their families are expected to attend a Blue Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish…

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Football Forecast: Week 3

Millar had a great week going 10-2, two games better than anyone else, and correctly picking Marist to beat Richards in the Game of the Week to jump into the…

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MWRD worker killed at Melvina Ditch worksite

By Bob Bong A worker for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District was struck and killed this morning by an excavator driven by another worker at the Melvina Ditch restoration project…

Orland Park resident Maryann Mallen passes out literature to Village of Orland Park Trustee Cynthia Nelson Katsenes at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Mask mandate again a hot topic at Orland Park meeting

By Jeff Vorva This just might be the first time in the history of Orland Park Village Board meetings that the “Beverly Hills Cop” quote, “Don’t fall for the banana…

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California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to consider the laws of the state of California and the U.S. Constitution in…

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Sept. 15, signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the…

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he…

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Expressing concern that the Illinois State Board of Education might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold funding from school…

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker, who says he…

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker,…

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

In our latest Capitol Cast, Jerry Nowicki and Peter Hancock analyze the massive energy overhaul bill that passed out of the House during a one-day return to session. Plus, a…

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill heads to Senate, Pritzker says he will sign it

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill heads to Senate, Pritzker says he will sign it

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved an energy regulation and decarbonization bill Thursday, which aims to bring Illinois’ energy generation sector to 100 percent carbon-free by…

House passes energy bill with labor, environmental groups on board

House passes energy bill with labor, environmental groups on board

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved an energy regulation and decarbonization bill Thursday, a major step forward for a wide-ranging omnibus bill that…

Ethics bill clears House on second try, will head back to governor

Ethics bill clears House on second try, will head back to governor

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House on Thursday voted to accept changes to an ethics bill that Gov. JB Pritzker had requested, paving the…

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