Countryside Police Chief Joe Ford to retire in May

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By Steve Metsch After 10 years as Countryside Police Chief and 40 years in law enforcement, Joe Ford has decided it’s time to retire. Ford, 62, said his last day as chief will be May 13. Mayor Sean McDermott announced Ford’s plan to step down during the April 12 meeting of the city council. “Forty…

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Bridgeview hires Novotny Engineering; finds new deal for insurance

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By Steve Metsch The village of Bridgeview has a new engineering firm. At its meeting held on April 5, the village board unanimously approved hiring Novotny Engineering. Robinson Engineering formerly worked with Bridgeview. “Our specialty is municipal engineering. That’s all we focus on,” said Tom Brandstedt, vice president of Novotny. “The mayor reached out to…

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McDermott and allies sweep in Countryside

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By Steve Metsch In the end, it all came down to hard work, Countryside Mayor Sean McDermott said Tuesday night. “Hard work. Eight years of hard work,” he said when asked how his Countryside Leadership Party was able to post a clean sweep of six seats on Election Day. “The people recognized we have a…

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Crossman named to open seat on Lyons Township board

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By Steve Metsch It turns out that Gary Crossman likes to stay busy. About a year after he retired from the public works department in Bridgeview – with traveling on his agenda – Crossman has agreed to become a trustee for the Township of Lyons. Crossman, 62, fills the vacancy created when former township trustee…

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