Nazareth rally celebrates fourth state football championship

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By Steve Metsch Two huge cheers rocked the Rooney Student Center at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park late Monday morning. The first was when Zach Hayes – joined by the coaches and teammates – walked in carrying the IHSA Class 5A state football championship trophy high over his head. The second was when school…

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Not all are happy with Lyons Township plan to ease flooding

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Most residents approve buying house for detention pond By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons will proceed with plans to buy a house in the 6200 block of Linden Lane, demolish it and put in a detention pond to ease area flooding, but it wasn’t an easy approval process. Resident voted in favor of the…

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Koc rejoins Lyons ZBA; mayor honors longtime dentist

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By Steve Metsch One familiar face is returning to the Lyons Zoning Board of Appeals. And another familiar face was honored by Mayor Christopher Getty when the village board held its meeting on Oct. 18. First, the board unanimously approved appointing James Koc to the ZBA. Getty later presented dentist Mira Andre, owner of Very…

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Nazareth blanks Morgan Park, advances to Class 5A semifinals

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By Steve Metsch Correspondent Justin Taylor has not forgotten the sting he felt watching Fenwick celebrate its IHSA Class 5A quarterfinal victory on Nazareth’s home field roughly one year ago. Taylor repeatedly reminded his teammates of that scene during practice last week as the Roadrunners prepared for this season’s quarterfinal matchup against Morgan Park. “That…

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Porfirio rolls to victory in 11th Senate District

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By Steve Metsch Michael Porfirio, who has a long history of public service, added a new job title to his resume on Election Day: State Senator. Porfirio, 40, of La Grange, rolled past Republican candidate Thomas “Mac” McGill on Nov. 8 to win in the 11th Senate District. According to unofficial totals with 100 percent…

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Hundreds attend Halloween celebration in Lyons

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By Steve Metsch Carmen Perez was looking for a distinctive Halloween costume this year. She sure found one. Carmen’s costume made it appear that a bright green space alien was carrying her around the Halloween Celebration in Smith Park on Oct. 31 hosted by the village of Lyons. In reality, Carmen’s legs were in the…

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