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Charge Evergreen Park man with attempted murder

By Tim Hadac / July 30, 2021 /

From staff reports An 18-year-old Evergreen Park man was charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a March shooting in the Gage Park neighborhood. Christopher Solis-Govea, of the 2600…

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New oil change center to open in Evergreen Park

By Bob Bong / July 22, 2021 /

New trustee sworn in to replace Burke By Joe Boyle Concerns over noise and traffic congestion were addressed by officials affiliated with a new oil change center that will open…

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Oak Lawn police looking for missing senior

By Bob Bong / June 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Oak Lawn police looking for missing senior

At the request of the Oak Lawn Police Department, the Illinois State Police is activating an Endangered Missing Person Advisory. The Oak Lawn Police Department is requesting your assistance in…

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Kids, Grace Point Place residents fly kites

By Kelly White / June 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Kids, Grace Point Place residents fly kites

By Kelly White After months of sheltering at home, elementary students and residents at an Oak Lawn memory care community were able to spread their wings recently. Residents residing within…

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Rush sees ‘sliver of optimism’ on mail delivery

By Tim Hadac / June 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Rush sees ‘sliver of optimism’ on mail delivery

From staff reports U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-1st) hosted a meeting recently with United States Postal Service (USPS) Vice President Elvin Mercado, Midwest District Manager Randy Stines, city Alds.…

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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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Washington the center of attention vs. Evergreen Park

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Washington the center of attention vs. Evergreen Park

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent Because he is prone to making dramatic and spectacular plays on both offense and defense, Shepard football player Kendrick Washington finds himself to be the center…

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High School Football: Richards ‘D’ stands strong at end as Bulldogs hold off Mustangs

By Jason Maholy / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on High School Football: Richards ‘D’ stands strong at end as Bulldogs hold off Mustangs

By Jason Maholy, Sports Editor The Richards defense found itself in an eerily familiar spot late in the Bulldogs game against South Suburban Red rival Evergreen Park. One week prior,…

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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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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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Emmett Till historical marker at 7526 W. 64th St. in Summit. (Photo by Carol McGowan)

Civil Rights Icon Emmett Till honored

Historical marker placed at site of his boyhood home in Summit on 80th birthday weekend By Carol McGowan Last weekend was filled with events in Summit, Alsip and Chicago to…

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Charge Evergreen Park man with attempted murder

From staff reports An 18-year-old Evergreen Park man was charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a March shooting in the Gage Park neighborhood. Christopher Solis-Govea, of the 2600…

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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…

New Oak Lawn football coach Ryan Pattison is hoping to turn the Spartan program around. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: New coach Pattison looks to turn Oak Lawn around

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When Ryan Pattison was hired as the head football coach at Guerin, he was looking forward to leading the 2020 squad and rebuilding a program. He…

Jeannie Olson (left) takes the oath of office from Mayor Kelly Burke to become the newest trustee during the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting Monday night. Olson will fill the unexpired term of Burke after she became mayor in April. (Photo by Joe Boyle)

New oil change center to open in Evergreen Park

New trustee sworn in to replace Burke By Joe Boyle Concerns over noise and traffic congestion were addressed by officials affiliated with a new oil change center that will open…

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…

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)

4 teens killed in Hickory Hills crash were Argo students

Driver charged with reckless homicide By Bob Bong and Carol McGowan Four teenagers from Justice were killed Saturday in what Hickory Hills Police believe was an attempt to go airborne…

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…

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CAPITOL RECAP: Masks returning at driver's license facilities

CAPITOL RECAP: Masks returning at driver’s license facilities

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, and Gov. JB Pritzker said…

New law aims to expand affordable housing through $75 million investment, tax credits

New law aims to expand affordable housing through $75 million investment, tax credits

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday signed a measure aimed at increasing affordable housing investment in Illinois, as well as a measure…

MALDEF amends redistricting complaint

MALDEF amends redistricting complaint

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Attorneys for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, have filed an amended complaint in federal court in…

Pritzker ‘looking at all possible mitigations;’ masks mandated at driver facilities

Pritzker ‘looking at all possible mitigations;’ masks mandated at driver facilities

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, and Gov.…

Education services extended for special needs students

Education services extended for special needs students

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Students with special needs will be able to finish their last year of high school regardless of when their birthday falls…

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…

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