New Summit trustees take their seats

New Summit Trustees

By Carol McGowan Three new trustees were sworn-in at last week’s Village of Summit board meeting. Lorena Manriquez, Sonia Ponce, and Aurora Rodriguez took the oath of office at the beginning of the meeting, then took their seats in the board room with other village officials. Judge Iris Chavira did the honor of swearing them…

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Stickney mulls creating TIF district

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By Carol McGowan The Village of Stickney is contemplating creating what it is calling the Pershing and Harlem TIF District. Because of a larger than usual meeting crowd expected, the hearing and subsequent village board meeting were moved to the basement of St. Pius Church. Officials explained that a TIF district is a flexible financing…

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Hodgkins hosts inaugural business appreciation breakfast

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By Carol McGowan Nearly 100 business leaders gathered in the Larry Rice Room at Hodgkins Village Hall last week for the inaugural Business Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the village. Mayor Ernest Millsap, a panel of village officials, and department heads spoke April 18 about what their various departments, or areas they represented, had going on.…

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Local teachers honored by Lions Clubs

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By Carol McGowan The Lions clubs of Argo-Summit, Bridgeview, and Justice recently honored two teachers at their Appreciation Awards ceremony at the Bridgeview Community Center. The event was presented by the Lions Clubs, and Indian Springs School District 109, and, sponsored by the Village of Bridgeview. The welcome was given by Bridgeview resident, Lion Raymond…

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Home2Home opens East Vintage Market in Hodgkins

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By Carol McGowan Home2Home has new warehouse as well as a new retail outlet in Hodgkins. The grand opening and ribbon cutting took place last month at 6119 East Avenue in Hodgkins. That’s the site of the Home2Home warehouse and the East Vintage Market. Home2Home began in 2016 as a service project for the Towne…

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Mama Luigi’s celebrates big on their 75th anniversary


By Carol McGowan The spotlights to the skies directed folks into the parking lot of Mama Luigi’s restaurant at 75th and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview on St. Patrick’s Day as the restaurant celebrated its 75th anniversary. More than 175 guests, including family, village officials, and the public, were on hand to celebrate and take in…

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Forest View write-in’s hoping for victory on April 4

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By Carol McGowan The Village of Forest View has a trustee race that can add new faces to the boardroom after the April 4 election. Up for grabs are three, four-year terms for trustee. All three incumbents have filed petitions to be on the ballot. They are Maria A. Ramirez, Mike Grossi, and Jim Sudkamp.…

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Justice junior officials run board meeting

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By Carol McGowan Village officials in Justice took a step back at their last board meeting and handed the reins over to students from Indian Springs School District 109. The February 27 village board meeting observed the yearly tradition of Honorary Junior Official Day, as students had the honor of sitting in the seats of…

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