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Chicago Ridge Library celebrates grand re-opening

By Kelly White / June 11, 2021 /

By Kelly White Proud to show off its new interior is the Chicago Ridge Public Library. The library, 10400 Oxford Ave., Chicago Ridge, held a grand re-opening event on Sunday,…

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Ridge Central School celebrates book program with cereal dominos

By Kelly White / May 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Ridge Central School celebrates book program with cereal dominos

By Kelly White Students in Chicago Ridge School District 127.5 have been reading together through the One District One Book Program. The selected book this semester was “The Lemonade War”…

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Comings & Goings: Cannabis store opens in Chicago Ridge

By News Desk / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Comings & Goings: Cannabis store opens in Chicago Ridge

By Bob Bong Ascend Wellness Holdings has opened its second Illinois cannabis dispensary in Chicago Ridge. Ascend by Midway – Chicago Ridge opened at 9820 S. Ridgeland Ave. in a…

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‘Enchanted’ day at Ridge Central School

By News Desk / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘Enchanted’ day at Ridge Central School

By Joe Boyle Students and faculty at Ridge Central School in Chicago Ridge gave a rousing reception to a charitable organization whose primary goal is to provide resources where there is…

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‘Bit of sadness’ as demolition begins at Evergreen Plaza

By News Desk / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘Bit of sadness’ as demolition begins at Evergreen Plaza

Demolition proceedings began yesterday for The Plaza, a mall that had been in existence for over 63 years in Evergreen Park but had fallen on difficult times in this century.…

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— ‘All politics is local’ and ours kick off Monday

By News Desk / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on — ‘All politics is local’ and ours kick off Monday

Bruce Rauner won’t be sworn in as Illinois’ 42nd governor until January, but the next election season is already underway as candidates for various local offices submit their nominating petitions…

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Sears to close last south suburban store at Chicago Ridge Mall 

By News Desk / April 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Sears to close last south suburban store at Chicago Ridge Mall 

By Bob Bong  Once mighty Sears, the store founded in Chicago in 1892 and for years America’s retail giant, announced last week it would be closing its last south suburban…

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How much Covid relief is coming to area communities

By News Desk / April 4, 2021 / Comments Off on How much Covid relief is coming to area communities

Alsip                                     $2,311,456 Burbank                     …

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A ‘part-time’ salary of $150,000

By News Desk / March 26, 2021 / Comments Off on A ‘part-time’ salary of $150,000

By Ray Hanania March 26, 2021 How can a part-time mayor collect more than $150,000 a year in salary? That’s a question being asked in Orland Park, where Mayor Keith…

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The candidate who ‘forgot’

By News Desk / March 19, 2021 / Comments Off on The candidate who ‘forgot’

By Ray Hanania March 19, 2021     Last week, I broke a story about a young woman who is running for trustee in Orland Township.   Like all big…

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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,…

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Oak Lawn moves Independence Day parade to July 3 

The Village of Oak Lawn announced Tuesday it will move this year’s annual Fourth of July parade to Saturday, July 3, at 4 p.m. In addition to the change in…

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Oak Lawn Library installs new air filtration system 

By Kelly White  Proudly keeping the air clean and its patrons safe is the Oak Lawn Public Library. The library, 9427 Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn, recently installed Respicaire Ultra Violet…

Aurelio's Pizza brought along some cheer and comfort to children undergoing treatment and frontline essential workers at Advocate Children’s Hospital, 4400 95th St, Oak Lawn, by donating 500 personal-sized pizzas on a mobile pizza truck, along with custom-made cookies, to the hospital on National Pizza Party Day on Friday, May 21.

Aurelio’s holds pizza party for children and staff at Advocate Children’s Hospital

By Kelly White Every year on the third Friday in May, pizza lovers across the nation share their love of pizza on National Pizza Party Day. Celebrated this year on…

The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., held a grand re-opening event on Sunday, June 6 showcasing modern renovations and providing fun for the entire family.

Chicago Ridge Library celebrates grand re-opening

By Kelly White Proud to show off its new interior is the Chicago Ridge Public Library. The library, 10400 Oxford Ave., Chicago Ridge, held a grand re-opening event on Sunday,…

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Cook County Assessor’s Office re-opens for in-person appointments

 Online services are also available for property owners From staff reports The Cook County Assessor’s Office has announced the resumption of in-person visits by the public to its downtown and branch…

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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…