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Bridgeview promotes firefighter, second female police officer

By News Desk / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Bridgeview promotes firefighter, second female police officer

By Steve MetschÊ Personnel moves were on the agenda at the latest meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board.Ê The board unanimously approved promoting a firefighter to the rank of lieutenant,…

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Lyons recognizes firefighters for great work

By News Desk / March 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Lyons recognizes firefighters for great work

By Steve Metsch Several Lyons firefighters and paramedics have received commendations in recognition of impressive job performance. Fire Chief Gordon Nord Jr., presented the awards during the Feb. 16 meeting…

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4 people shot at Fire Station Pub in Summit

By News Desk / February 25, 2021 / Comments Off on 4 people shot at Fire Station Pub in Summit

From staff reports Four people were shot early Monday morning at the Fire Station Pub in Summit. Police said they received a call about the shooting at 3:15 a.m. Feb.…

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Off-duty firefighter hailed a hero

By News Desk / February 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Off-duty firefighter hailed a hero

2 men saved from burning building By Steve Metsch An off-duty Cicero firefighter who happened to be driving past a burning building the morning of Feb. 19 saved the lives…

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Daly retires as Bridgeview fire chief

By News Desk / February 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Daly retires as Bridgeview fire chief

By Steve Metsch Michael Daly, who had been Bridgeview’s fire chief in an acting or permanent role for five-plus years, has retired. Daly was named acting chief in September 2015.…

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Palos Hills community offers help following fire

By Dermot Connolly / January 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Palos Hills community offers help following fire

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Woman injured in Bridgeview house fire

By News Desk / December 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Woman injured in Bridgeview house fire

A woman was injured when fire hit a house at7819 W. 82nd Place at approximately 5:30 a.m. the morning of December 17, said Bridgeview Fire Chief Michael Daly. An adult…

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Summit Fire Dept can not man Station

By News Desk / September 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Summit Fire Dept can not man Station

Summit FD can never t man station and has to rely on neighboring Depts.’Do a FOIA to see how many times this has happened, it has been numerous times in…

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Oak Lawn has new police and fire chiefs

By Dermot Connolly / July 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Oak Lawn has new police and fire chiefs

By Dermot Connolly Changes were recently made at the top ranks of the Oak Lawn Fire Department, and they are also coming to the Police Department, with the retirement this…

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Illinois American Water to Flush Water System and Fire Hydrants in Des Plaines, Waycinden Service Ar

By News Desk / July 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Illinois American Water to Flush Water System and Fire Hydrants in Des Plaines, Waycinden Service Ar

Beginning the week of July 27, 2020, Illinois American Water will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants in the Waycinden Service area of Des Plaines. Flushing will be performed…

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High School Boys Volleyball: Brother Rice and St. Rita reach Sweet 16

    By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The four boys volleyball teams that battled it out on Saturday in the St. Rita Sectional all had major triumphs two days prior. All…

Marist’s boys track team won its first sectional since 1982. Photo courtesy of Marist High School

High School Track: Lyons’ Dickman medals at state; Marist boys enjoy big week

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Postseason track was hot and heavy in the Southwest Regional News area as girls completed the state competition and the boys were battling it out at…

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High School Softball: Ellie Giles’ gem lifts St. Ignatius over St. Laurence for sectional title

By Steve Millar Correspondent St. Laurence junior Abbey Pochie knew it was going to be a showdown of Division I-bound pitchers and that she would have to be on top…

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High School Boys Volleyball: Marist on the cusp of another trip to state

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Marist is one win away from another trip to the state tournament and the chance at a second consecutive title. But they will first have to…

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Oak Lawn’s 95th Street crossing closing June 16 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the Metra SouthWest Service Line crossing on 95th Street, east of 52nd Avenue, in Oak Lawn, will require a full closure, weather permitting,…

Ideal School, Countryside cut ribbon on Sensory Meditation Garden

By Carol McGowan Countryside Mayor Sean McDermott, School District 105 officials and others that brought the school’s new sensory meditation garden to life  were on hand May 207 for the…

Justice Park District Commissioner Mark Leahy (left), Judge Ed King (center), and Justice Park District Commissioner Tabatha Sutera. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Sutera, Leahy sworn onto Justice Park Board

By Carol McGowan A new era is underway for the Justice Park District. Commissioners Tabatha Sutera and Mark Leahy were sworn in as full-time commissioners of the park board May 24…

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CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come 'this summer'

CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come ‘this summer’

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park,…

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers finished a two-day special session Thursday by passing some important legislation but without reaching agreement on the one issue…

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra…

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Six Flags Great America has agreed to a $36 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit over the amusement park’s use…

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate is scheduled to return to the Capitol Tuesday to consider an energy regulatory overhaul bill that is years…

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Tuesday approved a change to next year’s budget at the request of Gov. JB Pritzker to correct…

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don…

‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday

‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday

‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday Day marks anniversary of last enslaved Americans learning of freedom By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The day that marks the anniversary…

House OKs remote voting on bills to pass budget amendment

House OKs remote voting on bills to pass budget amendment

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House changed its rules Wednesday to allow lawmakers to cast votes on legislation remotely, giving them enough votes to…

FOID bill strengthening enforcement for revoked cards will head to Pritzker

FOID bill strengthening enforcement for revoked cards will head to Pritzker

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a Firearm Owner Identification card law change that would strengthen law enforcement’s ability to retrieve…