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Bill of wrongs: Local schools, taxpayers aren’t buying Senate Bill 16

By benndevregional / October 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Bill of wrongs: Local schools, taxpayers aren’t buying Senate Bill 16

       Taxpayers who came to Sandburg High School ready for a fight last Thursday unclenched their fists a bit after hearing that proposed legislation that would strip millions of…

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D218 starts search for a new Super

By Jeff Vorva / October 30, 2014 / Comments Off on D218 starts search for a new Super

After eight  years at the helm, Community High School District 218 Superintendent John Byrne is leaving his post at the end of the school year and district officials hope to…

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Facebook birthday wishers help bring back Lincs to the past

By Bob Rakow / October 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Facebook birthday wishers help bring back Lincs to the past

It started with Lori-Cremins Bailey and ended with Brett Roseman. In between, 31 others took a minute out of their busy day to do it.   I turned 50 years…

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Bill of Wrongs – Local school officials and politicians cry foul over Senate Bill 16

By Kari Nelson / October 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Bill of Wrongs – Local school officials and politicians cry foul over Senate Bill 16

Well, at least one person had something High School District 230 President Rick Nogal holds up a copy of the 450-page Senate Bill 16 last week at a special meeting…

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Bill of wrongs

By Kari Nelson / October 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Bill of wrongs

Taxpayers receive ‘breathing room’ after announcement at Sandburg Taxpayers who came to Sandburg High School District 230 Superintendent James Gay addresses the crowd at Sandburg High School Thursday night. Photo…

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Taxpayer anger rising over school funding bill

By benndevregional / October 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Taxpayer anger rising over school funding bill

       Taxpayer anger appeared to be building a head of steam this week over proposed state legislation that may result in the loss of millions of dollars in state…

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Senate Bill 16 controversy set to explode

By Kari Nelson / October 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Senate Bill 16 controversy set to explode

Expect fireworks at Conrady’s town hall meeting Taxpayer anger appears to be building a head of steam this week over proposed state legislation that may result in the loss of…

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Leaving EP Bethless

By Kari Nelson / September 24, 2014 / Comments Off on Leaving EP Bethless

Beth Hart bursts out of the Evergreen Park High School banner before Friday’s homecoming game. The school’s superintendent will retire in June. Photo by Jeff Vorva.Longtime super Hart to retire in June…

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Lower levels

By Kari Nelson / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Lower levels

D218 bosses worried about fourth-grade reading levels of more than 130 students   Despite another successful year in the eyes of the school board, issues of reading levels still remain in…

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Students reading at 4th-grade level is cause for concern in District 218

By benndevregional / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Students reading at 4th-grade level is cause for concern in District 218

Despite another successful year in the eyes of the school board, issues of reading levels still remain in District 218 high schools. More than 100 students in the district who…

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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 sm[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…