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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 get past another perennially elite program to get there. The RedHawks will play Lincoln-Way East on on Tuesday, June 14 for the Marist Sectional championship…

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Thanks to those who made Memorial Day meaningful

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing & Garfield Ridge (708)496-0265 [email protected] The small patch of green at the heart of Garfield Ridge came alive with the sounds of a trumpet player, a rifle salute and the singing of patriotic songs, all to honor those who have served in the military and given, as Rhine…

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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 offices, in accordance with Cook County’s reopening plan on Monday, June 14. All in-person visits are by appointment only and will require a mask, physical…

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Pappas unveils new online tool to weigh government debt burden on individual property owners

From staff reports Property owners for the first time can find out what portion of local government debt falls on them, thanks to a new, groundbreaking online tool created by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. “Most reports identify government debt as an amount per person,” Pappas said. “My latest study takes a more targeted approach…

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High School Girls Soccer: De La Salle’s unbeaten season ends with loss in regional final

By Steve Millar Correspondent In what turned out to be its final win of the season, Mother McAuley had both a glimpse of the future and some memorable moments for its seniors in a dramatic playoff victory. Senior Jane Hynes and freshman Xotchil Ramirez scored in overtime Wednesday to lift the ninth-seeded Mighty Macs…

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High School Girls Track Sectional Roundup: Area has 10 individual and three relay champs

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent In her final official run on the Lyons track, Katie Dickman went out a winner. Anchoring the 1600-meter relay team that also consisted of Rebecca Phillips, Lillie George and Cate Judy, Dickman closed out the Class 3A Lyons Sectional on June 3 with a first-place finish in 4:01.31 seconds. The Lions…

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Clear-Ridge Reporter & NewsHound PDF June 9, 2021

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Boitsov Ballet will expand

Acclaimed ballet teacher to launch production company By Mary Hadac Eight years after she brought her classical ballet school to the Southwest Side, Madame Elizabeth Boitsov is looking to expand. An internationally acclaimed ballerina and ballet teacher, Boitsov recently hosted an invitation-only luncheon at her school’s storefront near Archer and Mason. Several Southwest Side leaders,…

Vanessa DiBernardo gets fired up during a home match against Gotham FC on May 22. She and her teammates were fired up four days later after beating KC on the road, 2-0. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Red Stars Report: Pugh shines as Stars get first win; Dames fumes at refs

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars will not be winless when they return to Bridgeview. The team pulled off its first victory of the NWSL season with a 2-0 road triumph over Kansas City on May 26. But on May 29, Red-Star-for-a-minute Kristy Mewis scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in…

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Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the General Assembly’s Democratic leaders filed documents in federal court Wednesday denying that newly drawn state legislative district maps amount to racial gerrymandering, instead accusing the plaintiffs in the three lawsuits of trying to use race to redraw districts for their own purposes. Wednesday’s…

House Democratic Leader Greg Harris announces retirement plans

House Democratic Leader Greg Harris announces retirement plans

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democratic Leader Greg Harris said Monday he will not seek reelection in 2022 and will step down from the General Assembly after eight terms in office. Harris, 66, of Chicago, is the first openly LGBTQ legislative leader in Illinois history who spent much of…

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

By ANDREW ADAMS For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Rep. Adam Niemerg grew up in a family that cared about politics, so it felt like a natural step for him when he ran his first campaign to get a seat in the House of Representatives in 2020. “There’s a lot of things that…

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

By ANDREW ADAMS For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Rep. Adam Niemerg grew up in a family that cared about politics, so it felt like a natural step for him when he ran his first campaign to get a seat in the House of Representatives in 2020. “There’s a lot of things that…

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

By MARIA GARDNER For Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas’ friends tease her for changing the meaning of words. “Solution” becomes a verb when she says “I’m about solutioning.” Pacione-Zayas, 43, D-Chicago, has been actively “solutioning” since she took office in December when then-state Sen. Iris Martinez stepped down to become Clerk of the…

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

By MARIA GARDNER For Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas’ friends tease her for changing the meaning of words. “Solution” becomes a verb when she says “I’m about solutioning.” Pacione-Zayas, 43, D-Chicago, has been actively “solutioning” since she took office in December when then-state Sen. Iris Martinez stepped down to become Clerk of the…

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

By TAYLOR AVERY For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Behind a window with a “Save the Byron Nuclear Plant” sign taped to the glass, Ricardo Montoya Picazo listened to a father of three wonder aloud if he would still be able to support his children in a few weeks. “If I lose this, the only…

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

By TAYLOR AVERY For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Behind a window with a “Save the Byron Nuclear Plant” sign taped to the glass, Ricardo Montoya Picazo listened to a father of three wonder aloud if he would still be able to support his children in a few weeks. “If I lose this, the only…

CAPITOL RECAP: In court documents, Democrats deny racial gerrymandering claims

CAPITOL RECAP: In court documents, Democrats deny racial gerrymandering claims

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the General Assembly’s Democratic leaders filed documents in federal court Wednesday, Nov. 24, denying that newly drawn state legislative district maps amount to racial gerrymandering, instead accusing the plaintiffs in the three lawsuits of trying to use race to redraw districts for their own purposes. Among other…

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the General Assembly’s Democratic leaders filed documents in federal court Wednesday denying that newly drawn state legislative district maps amount to racial gerrymandering, instead accusing the plaintiffs in the three lawsuits of trying to use race to redraw districts for their own purposes. Wednesday’s…

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