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LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Freshmen

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Freshmen

Lyons Township High School announces its second semester Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 school year. The Semester Honor Roll is based on the entire semester work including final semester examinations.…

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LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Juniors

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Juniors

Lyons Township High School announces its second semester Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 school year. The Semester Honor Roll is based on the entire semester work including final semester examinations.…

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LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Seniors

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Seniors

Lyons Township High School announces its second semester Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 school year. The Semester Honor Roll is based on the entire semester work including final semester examinations.…

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LTHS announces honor roll for first semester

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on LTHS announces honor roll for first semester

Lyons Township High School announces its first Semester Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year: FRESHMEN Margaret Abbs Thomas Abbs Joseph Abrahamson Natalie Adkins Isabelle Ahrens Elena Ainalakis Diego Alamo-Morales…

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LTHS announces honor roll for first quarter

By News Desk / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on LTHS announces honor roll for first quarter

Lyons Township High School has announced its first quarter Advisory Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 school year. The Advisory Honor Roll is based on quarter work only, including mid-term examinations.…

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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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Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty sworn in for fourth term

By Carol Mcgowan / May 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty sworn in for fourth term

By Carol McGowan Lyons Village President Christopher Getty was given the oath of office as mayor for the fourth time Tuesday evening, May 18. Three members of the village board…

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Pride of Lyons: Boys gymnastics takes home first state title

By Jason Maholy / May 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Pride of Lyons: Boys gymnastics takes home first state title

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent In its ninth trip to the state meet, the Lyons boys gymnastics program won a state championship. The Lions, who have brought home one second-place and…

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Boy Volleyball: Lyons rebounds with rout of Proviso West

By Jason Maholy / May 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Boy Volleyball: Lyons rebounds with rout of Proviso West

By Steve Metsch, Correspondent It would have been easy for Lyons to take its foot off the gas during its match last week against Proviso West. The Lions jumped to…

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Moraine Valley student wins speech award while helping team to gold medal

By News Desk / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Moraine Valley student wins speech award while helping team to gold medal

Moraine Valley Community College Speech and Debate Team co-captain Tyler Orel, of Bridgeview, was awarded the peer-voted Don Haggarty Award while helping his team win a gold medal at the…

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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…