Summer concerts return to Brookfield

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By Steve Metsch After a year’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, Concerts in the Park has returned to Brookfield. Concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday nights through August 27. The series, which took a night off on July 2, began on June 18 and about 300 people attended the…

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Lyons Music in the Park returns

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By Steve Metsch After nearly two years, the village’s popular Music in the Park concert series returned last week to Veterans Park in Lyons. The concert series was put on hold last summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, with more people getting COVID-19 vaccinations, the number of cases dropping and the state re-opened to…

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St. Hugh Farewell: ‘We had it all in this parish’

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By Steve Metsch Ending 96 years on Joliet Avenue in Lyons, the last Mass was said Sunday at St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church. Current and former parishioners gathered in the red brick church with six elegant stained-glass windows. Others watched a closed-circuit broadcast in the school auditorium. Standing outside the church after Mass, Renee Zakosek,…

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Lyons grads aim to reel in a national championship

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By Steve Metsch Correspondent Two recent graduates of Lyons Township High School are hoping their fishing expertise reels in a national championship Jacob Muth, of Western Springs, and William Hadraba, of Willow Springs, placed second in the Illinois Bass Nation state championship on the Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers June 5 and 6. Their two-day…

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Lyons brings back annual Father’s Day Car Show

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By Steve Metsch The annual Father’s Day Car Show in Lyons was held again this year and it attracted dads, their kids, plenty of car lovers and devoted owners. There were 125 cars registered, Public Works Director Ryan Grace said Sunday. The owners competed for trophies in various categories. But for many of the owners,…

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New owner will keep Palmer Place name and burgers

By Steve Metsch Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten, a mainstay in downtown La Grange for nearly 40 years, will soon have new owners. But not much else will change. The name on 56 S. La Grange Road will still read Palmer Place. The employees now there will still have their jobs. And the hamburgers that…

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