Local mayors line up behind Newman


By Bob Bong U.S. Rep. Marie Newman is wasting no time lining up supporters for her bid to win the Democratic nomination in the new 6th Congressional District. Newman, who hopes to continue serving the southwest suburbs from the newly drawn district, announced Monday that 10 area mayors have endorsed her in next June’s primary election…

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LaGrange Road ramps to Tri-State Tollway to be closed next week

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The ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to close for two nights next week for utility and pavement work. Overnight Monday, November 15, ramp and lane closures are needed to accommodate overhead cable work as part of Archer Avenue Interchange improvements related to the reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway. Beginning at 8 p.m.,…

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Stagg High School’s Fall Craft Show Returns Nov. 13-14

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By Melinda Moore Live music performances will steal the show at the Stagg Music Boosters’ annual fall craft fair, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Stagg High School, 8015 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills. Madrigals will perform from…

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Worth Veterans Day Observance recalls 9/11 sacrifices

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By Joe Boyle Sunny skies and warmer temperatures were a welcome sight for the annual Veterans Day Observance on Sunday morning in Worth. Worth Mayor Mary Werner reminded a large crowd that attended the event at the Eternal Flame Memorial at 111th Street and Harlem Avenue that the day should be remembered for a lot…

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Oak Lawn wins push tax fight

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Village could see $1 million from video gaming levy By Dermot Connolly The Illinois Legislature handed Oak Lawn a preliminary victory in its battle against the video gaming industry with its Oct. 28 passage of a video gaming bill that allows the village to impose a “push tax” that could be worth an estimated $1…

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Hills Chamber delivers a trunk load of treats

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The Hills Chamber of Commerce sponsored its annual Trunk or Treats and Scarecrow Contest on October 30 in the parking lot of the Hickory Hills City Hall. The event was not held last fall due to COVID-19. A variety of decorated scarecrows were put together by 15 local businesses and local school children located at the adjacent…

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Burke recognizes Evergreen Park firefighters for work in fatal crash

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By Joe Boyle Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke praised the efforts of the village fire department for their efforts after a man was in a one-car collision last month. Burke presented Battalion 4, Engine Co. 61, Ambulance 33 the Fire Department Unit Performance Award during Monday night’s village board meeting. “They were recognized for exceptional performance during the…

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3 Shepard seniors create community garden

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Community contribution Aware that people in their community either cannot afford or find fresh produce, three seniors from Shepard High School in Palos Heights developed a community garden at Christ United Methodist Church in Alsip. “We first came up with the community garden project in the beginning of the summer. I’ve always been passionate about…

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Newman to challenge Casten in new 6th District

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By Bob Bong and Capitol News Illinois When the dust settled on congressional redistricting last week in Springfield, the old 3rd District was no more. Southwest Side city neighborhoods and southwestern suburbs that made up the 3rd District for the past 10 years were divvied up into at least three districts. Parts or all of Chicago’s Clearing…

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