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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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Mayors take wait-and-see approach to Covid relief 

By News Desk / April 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Mayors take wait-and-see approach to Covid relief 

By Bob Bong Congress approved and President Biden last week signed the massive federal Covid relief bill that includes direct payments to most taxpayers, more aid for restaurants and other…

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Covid Relief Money

By News Desk / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Covid Relief Money

Here’s the amount of money going to local communities Bedford ParkÊ$74,623 BridgeviewÊ$1,988,626 BrookfieldÊ$2,262,161 BurbankÊ$3,495,044 CountrysideÊ$733,009 Forest ViewÊ$82,283 Hickory HillsÊ$1,693,841 HodgkinsÊ$243,513 Indian Head ParkÊ$459,474 JusticeÊ$1,557,691 LyonsÊ$1,281,438 McCookÊ$27,181 StickneyÊ$811,215 SummitÊ$1,373,358 Willow SpringsÊ$694,462…

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Bigger towns hit covid relief jackpot

By News Desk / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Bigger towns hit covid relief jackpot

Millions in aid coming while officials wait on spending rules By Bob Bong Congress approved and President Biden last week signed the massive federal Covid relief bill that includes direct…

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Worth Township trustee charged for failure to file tax return  

By Dermot Connolly / January 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Worth Township trustee charged for failure to file tax return  

By Bob Bong A Worth Township trustee was charged Monday for failing to file an income tax return for 2018. Richard Lewandowski, 61, of Palos Heights, was named in a…

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Freshman legislator, biz leader square off in 11th State Senate District

By News Desk / October 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Freshman legislator, biz leader square off in 11th State Senate District

Spar over police funding, Fair Tax Amendment By Tim Hadac October 23, 2020 State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-11th) and her challenger, business leader Mary Ellen “Mari” Brown, appear to agree…

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Feds indict another official in red-light camera scandal

By Dermot Connolly / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Feds indict another official in red-light camera scandal

 By Joe Boyle Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a primary figure associated with a red-light camera company that has come under scrutiny with the investigation having links to the southwest…

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Memories of Summit

By News Desk / August 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Memories of Summit

PASTED BELOW IS AN ARTICLE FROM MY DAD, AND HIS MEMORIES OF SUMMIT. I AM INCLUDING MY CONTACT INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. I am writing this to share…

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Coronavirus cases surge in area communities

By News Desk / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus cases surge in area communities

By Bob Bong The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate inched higher to 4.2 last week led in part by a surge in confirmed cases in Lyons, Countryside, Bridgeview and Summit, according…

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Area communities eligible for $8 million in COVID-19 relief funds

By News Desk / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Area communities eligible for $8 million in COVID-19 relief funds

By Bob Bong Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar announced that nearly $8 million will be available for area communities facing unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money…

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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…