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Peter Wilt tells a UBAM audience about plans for another pro soccer team in Chicago. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House

By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped pioneer other soccer teams in the Midwest, said Chicago is big enough to support another pro team and has hatched the Chicago House Athletic Club,…

In the middle of the mob is Orland Park native and Chicago Red Stars defender Tatumn Milazzo, who may have tapped in a goal that was ruled an own-goal in her team’s 3-1 victory over the OL Reign. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Two more own-goals help vault Red Stars into second place

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent For a few hours on July 18, the Chicago Red Stars were in first place. After a 3-1 victory over the OL Reign in front of an announced crowd of 3,301 at SeatGeek Stadium improved their record to 5-4-2, the Stars were on top of the NWSL world with 17 points.…

Gov. JB Pritzker steps off a bus Friday afternoon with a group of dignitaries who toured the CSX facility in Bedford Park. (Photos By Jeff Vorva)

Buttigieg touts Biden infrastructure plan in visit to Bedford Park

By Jeff Vorva When it comes to President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am going to fight [it] every step of the way,” in April. In May, the senator said, “I think I can pretty safely say none of my Republican colleagues are going to support a $4.1 trillion…

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RoseMarie Lipinski (right), with her husband, former U.S. Rep. William O. Lipinski, and son, then-U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, at the 25th anniversary celebration of the CTA Orange Line in October 2018. --Supplied photo

‘A secret to his success’

Mourning the passing of RoseMarie Lipinski By Ray Hanania Special to the Greater Southwest News-Herald I’ve known Bill Lipinski for nearly all my journalism career. I met him as a 23rd Ward alderman when I started working at the Southtown Economist back in early 1977. I was covering local education and neighborhood stories. With his…

ACE members at the 2020 awards presentation at Argo Community High School. (file photo)

ACE to hold Annual Gigantic Garage Sale

The Argo Coalition for Education will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 17, at 7600 W. 64th St. in Summit. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As in years past, there will be a wide variety of items that’ll be sure to catch someone’s eye. Furniture, including…

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Tickets for Argo High School’s Centennial Gala on sale now

The final rescheduled date for Argo’s Centennial Gala is September 11. The Summit school celebrated its centennial year during the 2019-2020 school year. The gala was originally planned for June of last year, but had to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr…

Brian Badke will finish out his career with one more season as Brother Rice’s football coach. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Quick turnaround on tap for football

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The high school football season is off to a goofy start and the first kickoff is two months away. This is about the time of year when the IHSA releases its football schedules, and on July 8 sent a release to media members stating schedules would be released the following day.…

Houston’s Jasmyne Spencer (left) and the Red Stars’ Arin Wright battle for the ball in Sunday’s NWSL showdown at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Photo by Jeff Vorva

OG is MVP for Red Stars in bizarre win over Houston

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The most valuable player for the Chicago Red Stars the past few weeks has been Own Goal. Well, that’s not really a player. In soccer stat lingo it’s a stat abbreviated to OG. But it’s a thing with the offense staved Red Stars In a bizarre development, the Red Stars racked…

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Pritzker announces $40 million grant program to promote development-ready ‘megasites’

Pritzker announces $40 million grant program to promote development-ready ‘megasites’

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday announced the creation of a $40 million grant program to incentivize the creation of large development-ready areas known as “megasites” across the state. Megasites are large swaths of land, developed to attract businesses such as manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers.…

Illinois’ biometric privacy law strengthened by latest high court ruling

Illinois’ biometric privacy law strengthened by latest high court ruling

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – People who’ve been subject to fingerprinting, face or retinal scans as either employees or customers of Illinois companies have five years to file lawsuits if they believe the business violated a stringent state privacy law, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled this week. It’s the latest in…

Pritzker seeks more info on AP African American Studies course

Pritzker seeks more info on AP African American Studies course

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker this week asked the College Board for more information about its reasoning for changing the final framework of a new Advanced Placement course in African American studies after it had been criticized by Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Although we are pleased to…

Report pushes for greater focus on teacher recruitment and retention amid shortages

Report pushes for greater focus on teacher recruitment and retention amid shortages

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois schools are still grappling with a teacher shortage that seems to only be getting worse, a recent survey by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools shows. This mirrors the state’s own data, which shows Illinois’ teacher shortage is at the highest level in…

Illinois’ COVID-19 disaster proclamation to end in May

Illinois’ COVID-19 disaster proclamation to end in May

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol news Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Exactly 38 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Illinois will no longer be under a disaster proclamation as of May 11, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday. That’s the same day President Joe Biden will end the national public health emergency, which…

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun lawsuit restraining order remains in place

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun lawsuit restraining order remains in place

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD — A temporary restraining order that partially blocks Illinois’ new assault weapons ban from being enforced will remain in place after a divided state appellate court panel’s ruling Tuesday. The restraining order was issued Jan. 20 by Effingham County Circuit Judge Joshua Morrison, but it applies only to the 800…

Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban

Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A temporary restraining order that partially blocks Illinois’ new assault weapons ban from being enforced will remain in place after a divided state appellate court panel’s ruling Tuesday. The restraining order was issued Jan. 20 by Effingham County Circuit Judge Joshua Morrison, but it applies only…

Tony Sanders to become state superintendent of education

Tony Sanders to become state superintendent of education

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education announced Tuesday that Elgin-based School District U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders will become the next state superintendent of education. Sanders, 53, will succeed Carmen Ayala, who announced in November that she would retire effective Jan. 31. ISBE said Sanders will take…

Amid ‘unprecedented’ prolonged revenue boom, state finds budget breathing room

Amid ‘unprecedented’ prolonged revenue boom, state finds budget breathing room

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Sustained higher-than-predicted state tax revenues have in recent months given lawmakers a level of budgeting flexibility that is, at least in modern times, without precedent in a state with a reputation for perilous finances. For the current fiscal year and the one before it, that’s led…

‘Omnibus’ health care bill passed amid criticisms

‘Omnibus’ health care bill passed amid criticisms

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A law recently signed by Gov. JB Pritzker will extend the deadline for the state to transfer criminal defendants deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial from jail to a mental hospital. That same bill, House Bill 240, also gives nursing homes in Illinois two more years…

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