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Obituaries for Oct. 25

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for Oct. 25

ABIGAIL BARRIENTOS    Abigail Barrientos (nee Rodarte), age 85, of Chicago’s  Brighton Park community, passed away October 17 at home. Beloved wife of Guadalupe Barrientos; devoted mother of  Maria (Raul)…

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Community Calendar

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Community Calendar

AREA WIDE      ¥ Aging Care Connections’ 14th annual Sports Ball benefit gala will  be held Friday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Pinstripes in Oak Brook. Comedian Pat …

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Tenants hope Chick-Fil-A improvements ease traffic woes

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Tenants hope Chick-Fil-A improvements ease traffic woes

By Jeff Vorva The Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Orland Park is making its neighbors unhappy and the village’s board of trustees took a step in trying to make things right with…

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High School Football: Grant’s two TDs, Rolder’s two picks lead Marist over Nazareth

By Jason Maholy / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on High School Football: Grant’s two TDs, Rolder’s two picks lead Marist over Nazareth

By Steve Metsch, Correspondent Jimmy Rolder made two interceptions to contribute to a stifling defensive effort, Jamari Grant ran for two touchdowns and Marist blanked Nazareth, 13-0, on April 10…

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Palos Park looks forward to bringing back Autumn in the Park

By Bob Bong / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Palos Park looks forward to bringing back Autumn in the Park

By Jeff Vorva   Summer is not yet here but Palos Park’s Village Council is already getting down to business for its huge fall event. The village’s Autumn in the Park,…

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Obituaries for April 1

By News Desk / April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for April 1

MAUREEN C. BARRETT Maureen Catherine Barrett (nee LaVelle), 82, of Seminole, Fla., formerly of Chicago, passed away March 15. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Barrett; loving mother of Nancy…

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Orland Park  OKs Edwards Realty as Main Street Triangle consultant 

By Bob Bong / March 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Orland Park  OKs Edwards Realty as Main Street Triangle consultant 

By Jeff Vorva  Edwards Realty President Ramzi Hassan made a lengthy presentation to the Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees March 15 that included a slide show. Was it…

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Boys Soccer: St. Laurence tops Nazareth after 16-month layoff

By Jason Maholy / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Boys Soccer: St. Laurence tops Nazareth after 16-month layoff

By Steve Millar   Correspondent After winning the first state trophy in program history in 2019, finishing fourth in Class 2A, St. Laurence had to wait more than 16 months…

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Roofs collapse at Fitzjoy, Palos Hills Riding Stables

By Bob Bong / March 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Roofs collapse at Fitzjoy, Palos Hills Riding Stables

By Bob Bong  Roofs collapsed last week at riding stables in Palos Park and Palos Hills from the weight of more than two feet of snow that had fallen since…

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New restaurants coming to Orland Park 

By Bob Bong / January 17, 2021 / Comments Off on New restaurants coming to Orland Park 

By Dermot Connolly  The Orland Park Village Board, at its last meeting of 2020, finalized plans for several new restaurants and a long-awaited downtown residential development. The board first approved…

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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…

Illinois News

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…