Madigan muscle not as strong as it was

By Rich Miller October 9, 2020 It’s well known that the Illinois House Republicans (along with pretty much all Illinois Republicans) are using House Speaker Michael Madigan’s bad reputation to bludgeon their Democratic opponents. Madigan has been enormously unpopular in Illinois. It’s probably worse now because he’s been in the news so much during the…

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‘A real “wow” moment’

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Dem to challenge Madigan for speaker By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois and Tim Hadac The longest-serving state legislative speaker in U.S. history will have a challenger from his own party in January. Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego) announced earlier this month that she plans to challenge Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan (D-22nd) as Illinois…

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Trick-or-treating changes due to COVID-19

By Dermot Connolly Like many things this year, trick-or-treating and other traditional Halloween festivities will be a little different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health have prevented the opening of local haunted houses, including Midnight Terror in Oak Lawn,…

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Walgreens: we’ll be back

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Pharmacy giant plans to rebuild at 59th and Pulaski By Tim Hadac Walgreens will rebuild its store at 59th and Pulaski, a company spokesperson has told the Greater Southwest News-Herald. The news dispels rumors widely circulated in West Elsdon and West LawnÑthat the currently shuttered Walgreens building will be razed to expand parking for the…

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Police Blotter

PALOS HEIGHTS Theft Three pieces of lawncare equipment were reported stolen from an open landscaping truck parked in the 12900 block of South Oak Park Avenue, at 10 a.m. Friday. The landscaper who reported the equipment missing was working nearby at the time of the theft. Police are investing a report of theft from Jewel-Osco,…

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