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Bridgeview promotes firefighter, second female police officer

By News Desk / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Bridgeview promotes firefighter, second female police officer

By Steve MetschÊ Personnel moves were on the agenda at the latest meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board.Ê The board unanimously approved promoting a firefighter to the rank of lieutenant,…

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Palos Hills community offers help following fire

By Dermot Connolly / January 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Palos Hills community offers help following fire

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Red Cross, community come to aid of Palos Hills residents left homeless by fire

By Dermot Connolly / January 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Red Cross, community come to aid of Palos Hills residents left homeless by fire

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Neighbor’s fast response prevents major fire damage to Orland home

By Bob Bong / October 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Neighbor’s fast response prevents major fire damage to Orland home

From staff reports A fast-acting neighbor who saw smoke coming from an Orland Hills home Thursday, arrived at the scene with a fire extinguisher to find a stovetop burning and…

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Father and son carry on family tradition at Palos Fire District

By Bob Bong / September 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Father and son carry on family tradition at Palos Fire District

By Bob Bong It’s not unusual for a son to follow in his father’s footprints. That is definitely the case for the Mathias family whose tradition of fighting fires for…

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Firefighters respond to Orland home fire they saw from their firehouse

By Bob Bong / September 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Firefighters respond to Orland home fire they saw from their firehouse

From staff reports Firefighters at the Orland Fire Protection District’s Station 5 at 8851 W. 143rd St. did not have far to go when responding to a house fire on…

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Oak Lawn has new police and fire chiefs

By Dermot Connolly / July 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Oak Lawn has new police and fire chiefs

By Dermot Connolly Changes were recently made at the top ranks of the Oak Lawn Fire Department, and they are also coming to the Police Department, with the retirement this…

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Fire levels Don’s Dogs in Orland Park

By Jeff Vorva / July 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Fire levels Don’s Dogs in Orland Park

By Bob Bong A fire early Wednesday morning heavily damaged Don’s Hot Dogs in Orland Park. Orland firefighters responded to a call about 1 a.m. of a fire at the…

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Oak Lawn fire chief terminated due to budget strain

By Dermot Connolly / June 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Oak Lawn fire chief terminated due to budget strain

By Dermot Connolly Expecting a budget shortfall of $8 million to $10 million this year, largely due the shutdown of businesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oak Lawn Village…

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Man takes Bridgeview fire vehicle for a ride

By News Desk / July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Man takes Bridgeview fire vehicle for a ride

By Bob Bong A Bridgeview Fire Department SUV was taken for a joyride last week by the homeless man who askeda Bridgeview battalion chief for assistance outside the fire station…

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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…

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Fall on the Green returns for 25th year

From staff reports Although last year’s event was called off because of the pandemic, the Village of Oak Lawn is bringing back Fall on the Green this weekend. This year’s…

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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…

Oak Lawn running back Nicco Reyes runs for a chunk of his 93 yards during the Spartans’ 40-21 win over Stagg on Sept. 3. Oak Lawn ran for 395 yards and piled up 508 overall. Photo by Jason Maholy

High School Football: Oak Lawn’s McGlynn, Duer star on offense and ‘D’ in win over Stagg

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor Oak Lawn defensive end Jack McGlynn had never played offense in a game prior to the Spartans’ Week 2 matchup with Stagg. After his performance…

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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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