Medeisis promoted to fire battalion chief in Bridgeview

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By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Fire Department has a new battalion chief. Michael Medeisis, 55, was promoted from the rank of lieutenant at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board. “Hey, hot diggity dog, we’ve got a great guy (promoted),” village Trustee Michael Pticek said. Trustee James Cecott said the promotion was due.…

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Retired village employee appointed to Lyons ZBA

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By Steve Metsch The Karasek family has a long history of working for the village of Lyons dating back decades. And that history is getting a new chapter. Steven Karasek, 60, who two years ago retired after 36 years in the public works department, has been appointed by Mayor Christopher Getty to serve on the…

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Evans, Adams lead Argo past Shepard on Alumni Night

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By Steve Metsch Corrspondent Argo’s Davonte Evans and Will Adams both knew it was just a matter of time before the Argonauts would find a way to beat Shepard. That time came in the third quarter of a South Suburban Red matchup, when Argo outscored Shepard en rout to a 61-52 on Jan. 14. “We…

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Bittersweet tree lighting in McCook

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By Steve Metsch The Christmas tree lighting in McCook last week was bittersweet for the family of Theron Tobolski. Tobolski, who was the village treasurer, died of a heart attack at age 45 on June 18. In recognition of his service to the village, Mayor Terry Carr invited his family – notably Tobolski’s two young…

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Lyons approves budget, hears update on quarry fill

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By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board approved a $12 million budget for the coming year, but it wasn’t without some concern. Specifically, it’s about water that’s being lost in the village’s supply system. “After all the money we’ve spent on the water system, not only are we not realizing improvements in our water efficiency,…

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Lyons hosts Christmas party for seniors

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By Steve Metsch After last year’s event was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florence Zaagman and cousin Dorothy Allen were thrilled to return to the annual Senior Christmas Party in Lyons. Presented by the Lyons-McCook Business Association and held in the Lyons Village Hall, 4200 Lawndale Ave., the event attracted an estimated 250 on…

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Bridgeview adds full-time police officer, two vehicles

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By Steve Metsch The village of Bridgeview has a new full-time police officer, and is buying two new vehicles for the department. That was among action taken by the village board at its matinee meeting on Dec. 15. The board approved all actions by a 5-0 vote. Trustee Michael Pticek did not attend the meeting.…

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Lyons, McCook to plant trees along revamped 47th Street

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By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board has approved a tree planting plan along 47th Street. Lyons will work neighboring McCook on the project, Mayor Christopher Getty said. “As everyone knows, earlier this year, the Illinois Department of Transportation completed a resurfacing of 47th Street that ran from Harlem Avenue to Plainfield Road,” Getty said.…

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Bridgeview approves stadium insurance

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By Steve Metsch In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, the Bridgeview Village Board unanimously approved the insurance premium for SeatGeek Stadium. When it met on Nov. 17, the board approved paying $152,344 for the 2021-22 renewable insurance premium when “It covers liability and the property values,” said Trustee Michael Pticek, who pinch-hit…

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