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Democratic Justices, citing Republican predecessor, won’t step aside from assault weapons case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them. Attorneys for the plaintiffs…

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Democratic Justices, citing Republican predecessor, won’t step aside from assault weapons case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them. Attorneys for the plaintiffs…

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Democratic Justices, citing Republican predecessor, won’t step aside from assault weapons case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them. Attorneys for the plaintiffs…

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Democratic Justices, citing Republican predecessor, won’t step aside from assault weapons case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them. Attorneys for the plaintiffs…

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Democratic Justices, citing Republican predecessor, won’t step aside from assault weapons case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them. Attorneys for the plaintiffs…

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Democratic Justices, citing Republican predecessor, won’t step aside from assault weapons case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them. Attorneys for the plaintiffs…

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Democratic Justices, citing Republican predecessor, won’t step aside from assault weapons case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them. Attorneys for the plaintiffs…

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Capitol Cast: Lawmakers Return

The Capitol News Illinois reporting team takes a look at the state of state government in the final one month of the legislative session and recaps the week’s developments in the ComEd Four trial. Capitol News Illinois · LAWMAKERS RETURN

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Cheesie’s coming to Garfield Ridge

. Popular ‘pub & grub’ coming to Archer/Nashville .  By Tim Hadac A business strip in need of a shot of adrenaline is about get a bit of zing next month. Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, a well known favorite on the North Side, is bringing its casual dining fun to the vacant Lindy’s/Gertie’s building at…

Nancy Diaz, area coach of operations for Panda Express, cuts the ribbon at the new Oak Lawn restaurant on Feb. 15. Joining her for the ceremony were (far left) Oak Lawn Trustee Paul Mallo (3rd) and Mayor Terry Vorderer. Xin Qin, the regional director of operations for the new Panda Express, is at far right. (Photos by Joe Boyle)

Oak Lawn welcomes second Panda Express restaurant

By Joe Boyle A large crowd of customers began lining up outside the new Panda Express in Oak Lawn the morning of Feb. 15 and were not disappointed when they entered the restaurant. A major draw to the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was that the first 88 customers to enter the restaurant would receive…

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Evergreen Park officer arrests armed driver after traffic stop

By Joe Boyle What appeared to be a routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of an armed man in Evergreen Park. At Monday’s Evergreen Park Village Board meeting, Police Chief Michael Saunders requested that Officer Adrian Ortiz receive a commendation for making an arrest of a suspect who may have been a danger to…

Ruby, Palos Hills mascot, visits the local McDonald's. (Supplied photo)

Palos Hills to start posting job openings

By Nuha Abdessalam The Palos Hills Economic Development Department will start making job postings accessible for locals to scope out the job scene. Mayor Gerald Bennett and aldermen highlighted the city’s flourishing local business climate during the city council meeting on Feb. 15. Ald. Donna O’Connell said the city’s Economic Development Department will be able…

Oak Lawn Library patrons were able to talk to local authors at the library's second annual RomCon. (Photos by Kelly White)

Love is in the air at RomCon 2024

By Kelly White Love made an appearance at the local library this past weekend. Back by popular demand again this year, the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn, held RomCon 2024, celebrating the romance genre on February 17. “RomCon is a time for fellow romance readers to get together to meet romance…

Richards High School students met after school on January 31 at the high school, 10601 Central Avenue in Oak Lawn, to make fleece comfort blankets for pediatric cancer patients at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital. (Supplied photos)

Richards students make blankets for kids with cancer

By Kelly White Richards High School students brought warmth and love to those who need it most this winter season. Under the supervision of Richards Activities Facilitator, Deborah Swanson, 75 students met after school on January 31 at the high school, 10601 Central Avenue in Oak Lawn, to make fleece comfort blankets for pediatric cancer…

Fernway students scoot with their new scooters on Feb. 14. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

Fernway Park School receives kindness – and scooters

By Jeff Vorva Scooters. Dollars. Kindness. Those were the three themes of the day on Feb. 14 at Fernway Park Elementary School in Orland Park thanks to a group of high school athletes in the Buddy’s Helpers group. There were 102 students in first and second grade at the school who were greeted in the…

Joey’s Red Hots will open its seventh location on Monday at 9135 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills. (Photo by Steve Neuhaus)

Comings & Goings: Joey’s Red Hots to open Monday in Orland Hills

By Bob Bong Co-owner Anthony Nardo is not one to miss an opportunity to expand the reach of the Joey’s Red Hots empire. The Orland Park-based chain of restaurants has set Monday, February 26, as the opening date for its newest Joey’s location, in Orland Hills. Nardo and his partner Nick Iozzo jumped quickly when…

Orland Park's Fawzy Hassan speaks to the Orland Park Village Board on Monday in front of a backdrop of posters of members of his family who served the United States in wartime. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

No ruckus this time between Orland board, protesters

By Jeff Vorva More than 80 people crowded Orland Park’s Village Hall Monday night with many there to protest the village board’s decision not to draw up a resolution asking for a ceasefire in Gaza. Unlike a Feb. 5 meeting, in which there was yelling and chants and Mayor Keith Pekau having police clear the…

Investigator Joel Frias holds the plaque that he just received from Police Chief Tim Denton (left) for being selected as "Officer of the Year." (Photo by Joe Boyle)

Worth approves new parking, traffic regulations

By Joe Boyle Two ordinances were passed at the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night requiring changes for pedestrian crossings and vehicular traffic. Police Chief Tim Denton said one ordinance needed to be amended regarding pedestrian and vehicular traffic. It needed to be made clear that individuals should not be walking along main streets and…

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