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Golden appointed to school township board

By News Desk / November 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Golden appointed to school township board

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs administered the oath of office to Caroline Jamieson Golden as she was appointed earlier this month to fill the vacancy of Trustee of Schools, Lyons…

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Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

By News Desk / October 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

Family gave land to village for new station By Steve Metsch An honor that was 20 years in the making has finally happened in Summit. At the urging of Mayor…

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Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

By News Desk / October 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Summit names firehouse for Kurcz family

Family gave land to village for new station By Steve Metsch An honor that was 20 years in the making has finally happened in Summit. At the urging of Mayor…

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Nazareth Academy Announces Second Semester Honor Roll

By News Desk / July 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Nazareth Academy Announces Second Semester Honor Roll

Nazareth Academy is proud to announce its Second Semester Honor Roll for the 2017-18 school year. The “A” Honor Roll indicates a grade point average of 3.80-4.00 or above on…

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Students from western suburbs join annual Science Fair at Brookfield Zoo

By News Desk / March 22, 2018 / Comments Off on Students from western suburbs join annual Science Fair at Brookfield Zoo

Nearly 170 students representing 11 school districts in the West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence had the opportunity to showcase their engineering and science projects as a part of the…

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Countryside’s assistant city clerk receives international honors

By News Desk / August 3, 2017 / Comments Off on Countryside’s assistant city clerk receives international honors

Countryside’s Assistant City Clerk Margaret Carey was named a Certified Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and received a plaque at last week’s city council meeting. ÒThis…

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West Nile season has begun

By News Desk / July 19, 2017 / Comments Off on West Nile season has begun

The annual West Nile virus watch is in full swing in southwestern Cook County with mosquitoes already testing positive so far this summer in Brookfield, LaGrange Highlands, Summit, Evergreen Park…

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West Nile season has begun

By News Desk / July 19, 2017 / Comments Off on West Nile season has begun

The annual West Nile virus watch is in full swing in southwestern Cook County with mosquitoes already testing positive so far this summer in Brookfield, LaGrange Highlands, Summit, Evergreen Park…

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Countryside police to get new car cameras

By News Desk / July 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Countryside police to get new car cameras

Countryside police vehicles will be receiving new in-car cameras in the near future. Aldermen last week approved the purchase of the equipment from L3at a cost of $31,624. The price…

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Countryside police to get new car cameras

By News Desk / July 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Countryside police to get new car cameras

Countryside police vehicles will be receiving new in-car cameras in the near future. Aldermen last week approved the purchase of the equipment from L3at a cost of $31,624. The price…

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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…