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Bill of wrongs: Local schools, taxpayers aren’t buying Senate Bill 16

By benndevregional / October 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Bill of wrongs: Local schools, taxpayers aren’t buying Senate Bill 16

       Taxpayers who came to Sandburg High School ready for a fight last Thursday unclenched their fists a bit after hearing that proposed legislation that would strip millions of…

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D218 starts search for a new Super

By Jeff Vorva / October 30, 2014 / Comments Off on D218 starts search for a new Super

After eight  years at the helm, Community High School District 218 Superintendent John Byrne is leaving his post at the end of the school year and district officials hope to…

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Facebook birthday wishers help bring back Lincs to the past

By Bob Rakow / October 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Facebook birthday wishers help bring back Lincs to the past

It started with Lori-Cremins Bailey and ended with Brett Roseman. In between, 31 others took a minute out of their busy day to do it.   I turned 50 years…

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Bill of Wrongs – Local school officials and politicians cry foul over Senate Bill 16

By Kari Nelson / October 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Bill of Wrongs – Local school officials and politicians cry foul over Senate Bill 16

Well, at least one person had something High School District 230 President Rick Nogal holds up a copy of the 450-page Senate Bill 16 last week at a special meeting…

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Bill of wrongs

By Kari Nelson / October 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Bill of wrongs

Taxpayers receive ‘breathing room’ after announcement at Sandburg Taxpayers who came to Sandburg High School District 230 Superintendent James Gay addresses the crowd at Sandburg High School Thursday night. Photo…

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Taxpayer anger rising over school funding bill

By benndevregional / October 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Taxpayer anger rising over school funding bill

       Taxpayer anger appeared to be building a head of steam this week over proposed state legislation that may result in the loss of millions of dollars in state…

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Senate Bill 16 controversy set to explode

By Kari Nelson / October 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Senate Bill 16 controversy set to explode

Expect fireworks at Conrady’s town hall meeting Taxpayer anger appears to be building a head of steam this week over proposed state legislation that may result in the loss of…

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Leaving EP Bethless

By Kari Nelson / September 24, 2014 / Comments Off on Leaving EP Bethless

Beth Hart bursts out of the Evergreen Park High School banner before Friday’s homecoming game. The school’s superintendent will retire in June. Photo by Jeff Vorva.Longtime super Hart to retire in June…

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Lower levels

By Kari Nelson / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Lower levels

D218 bosses worried about fourth-grade reading levels of more than 130 students Despite another successful year in the eyes of the school board, issues of reading levels still remain in…

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Students reading at 4th-grade level is cause for concern in District 218

By benndevregional / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Students reading at 4th-grade level is cause for concern in District 218

Despite another successful year in the eyes of the school board, issues of reading levels still remain in District 218 high schools. More than 100 students in the district who…

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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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Illinois News

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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