McCarthy named permanent police chief in Willow Springs

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By Carol McGowan Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was sworn in last week as the new permanent police chief in Willow Springs. McCarthy, who has been serving as acting police chief since April, was sworn in by Bob Sprinkle, longtime resident and chairman of the Willow Springs Police Commission. He served as Chicago’s top……

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Justice raises $5,000 for holiday baskets

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By Carol McGowan Justice Trustee Jeff Allen said the village raised almost $5 ,000 at the annual car show in August, which will go towards the annual holiday baskets and gift cards program for less fortunate residents. Allen said the car show brought in just over $4,919. Otherwise, it was business as usual at the……

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Lyons Township Democrats hold annual Fall Fest

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By Carol McGowan The Democratic Park of Lyons Township held its annual Fall Fest last Saturday. The party took place outside of the Township Democratic Headquarters at 63rd Street and Archer Road in Summit. Lyons Township Supervisor Christopher Getty was happy with the turnout. “The event was an overwhelming success. We had approximately 300 people……

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Assessor promises to fix errors for Lyons Township taxpayers

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By Carol McGowan After lengthy delays, some lasting years, some property owners in Lyons Township are finally getting help from the Cook County Assessor’s Office in fixing faulty property tax bills. Property owners that the Desplaines Valley News had been in touch with were just looking for fairness in what they were supposed to be……

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Stickney names street after retired Edison School principal

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By Carol McGowan The Village of Stickney last week unanimously approved a resolution dedicating part of 42nd Street in the village to retired principal and educator, Dr. Janice Bernard. The first sign was unveiled during the August 16 village board meeting at 42nd Street and Scoville Avenue. A second sign will go up at 42nd……

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Argo holds Walk The Halls Night

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By Carol McGowan Nearly 1,000 people were on hand last Friday evening for Argo Community High School’s second annual Walk The Halls Night. After a successful inaugural event in 2021, the Summit high school once again opened its doors for incoming students, their families, and the community to walk the halls and tour the campus.……

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Former Summit Trustee Ruben Guerrero passes away


By Carol McGowan Former Summit Village Trustee Ruben Guerrero passed away peacefully at his Summit home on Sunday, July 24. Guerrero served on the Summit Village Board for two terms, from 1997-2005, being the first Hispanic voted into the position. He ended his political career after he unsuccessfully ran for village clerk in 2005 when……

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Summit names acting police chief, public works director

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By Carol McGowan Summit Police Lt. Mel Ortiz has been named acting police chief to replace John Kosmowski and Jerry Rosales was appointed interim public works director to replace Bill Mundy. Both Kosmowski and Mundy are on unpaid leave after having been indicted by a federal grand jury. The appointments were announced earlier this month.……

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Kantas wins bid for 4th Subcircuit vacancy

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By Carol McGowan Nick Kantas came out on top in the Democratic primary for Cook County judge in the 4th Subcircuit. He won over Amanda Moira Pillsbury in the race to fill the Gavin vacancy. Kantas had 12,652 votes to 10,393 for Pillsbury with 99 percent the vote in (218 of 221 precincts), according to……

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