Justice veterans eligible for county discount card

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By Carol McGowan Veterans and military personnel in Cook County are now eligible for a military and veterans discount card sponsored by the Cook County Clerk’s Office and the county’s Department of Veterans Affairs. Village Clerk Dave Kroll said the cards are being offered to veterans, active-duty personnel and other members of the military. The…

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Summit to sell vacant lots for new homes

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By Carol McGowan Summit trustees have decided to sell off four parcels of property that were acquired when the village tore down abandoned homes. The homes were torn down after the village acquired the lots and obtained grant money from Cook County. The village intends for whomever buys the lots to build single-family homes on…

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Justice honors vehicle sticker contest winners

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By Carol McGowan Three Indian Springs District 109 students were honored at last week’s Justice Village Board meeting as winners of the 2022-23 vehicle sticker design contest. The yearly contest has local students draw a design for the new village vehicle stickers, which residents have to buy annually. The first-place design is then used on…

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Argo girls track team wins Morton Invite

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By Carol McGowan Argo High School’s girls varsity track team recently came in first place at the Girls Morton High School Varsity Indoor Track and Field Invite 2022. Argo head coach Eva Manzke said, “It was our last indoor meet and we won at the varsity level. We competed against some higher-level teams such as…

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Summit Oks hiring 4 new police officers

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By Carol McGowan Summit’s Neighborhood Watch is up and running again after pausing during the pandemic and it is starting to attract more residents. Last week’s meeting was another packed house. The meetings take place on the third Thursday of every month. They start at 6:30 p.m., in the courtroom next to the police station.…

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Argo’s Coach McCarthy scores 300th win

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By Carol McGowan Argo High School head girls varsity basketball coach, Dan McCarthy, has done something not many others can claim. During this last season, he had his 300th win as a coach. If you’ve ever been to a game at Argo, where McCarthy was coaching, you would notice his calm demeanor on the floor. …

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Electric violinist Mark Wood coming to Argo

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By Carol McGowan Legendary electric violinist Mark Wood is coming to Argo High School. He will perform in concert with the Argo and Wilkins Junior High Orchestras on May 2, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Portillo Performing Arts Center at the Summit school. Wood has quite the background. He was…

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Crazy Bingo in Summit makes for a fun day

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By Carol McGowan Nearly 100 players and vendors got together at Summit Park on April 6 for a few hours of fun with Crazy Bingo. The event was in partnership with state Senator Steven Landek’s office, and took place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It was free to play for Summit residents 50 and…

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