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High School Football: Punt return lifts Richards over Nazareth in opener

Garmon scores on 84-yarder in fourth quarter; Donnie Burton adds 2 TDs By Steve Metsch Correspondent Even after the hundreds of football games he’s coached, Tim Racki dreads the first…

Reavis freshman Krystian Paluch (left) and Marist’s Dom Lepore jostle for position Saturday Marist’s 3-1 quarterfinal victory in the Windy City Classic. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Boys Soccer: Marist and Shepard boot way into Windy City Ram semifinals

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Bryson Roberts is back on the pitch and better than ever. The Marist junior forward, who skipped his sophomore season to focus on club soccer, has…

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Will never go to Manny’s again

By Ray Hanania A few months back, I drove to Manny’s Deli to get a corned beef sandwich and matzo ball soup. I drove along Ogden Avenue between Cermak and…

Michael Lelko (left) admitted he buried his mother and sister in the backyard. He said brother John Lelko did not assist him. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Lyons police investigate backyard burials

By Steve Metsch Excavation was set to begin Saturday morning in the backyard of a house in the 3900 block of Center Avenue in Lyons, searching for two bodies reportedly…

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Eighth annual Halloween 5K run/walk, family activities at Moraine Valley

Throw on a costume with the kids and head to the eighth annual Halloween 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College…

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High School Football Preview: Maturation of Marist ‘D’ will be key to another postseason run

REDHAWKS AT A GLANCE CONFERENCE: Chicago Catholic League/East Suburban Catholic Blue HEAD COACH: Ron Dawczak 2019 RECORD: 8-5 2021 SPRING RECORD: 4-2 2021 FALL OUTLOOK: With quarterback Dontrell Jackson Jr.…

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High School Football Preview: Brother Rice has the goods to send Badke out on top

CRUSADERS AT A GLANCE CONFERENCE: Chicago Catholic League/East Suburban Catholic Blue HEAD COACH: Brian Badke 2019 RECORD: 8-5 2021 SPRING RECORD: 4-2 2021 FALL OUTLOOK: As if the Crusaders didn’t…

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Football Forecast: Week 1

The Week 1 Football Forecast from our motley crew of prognosticators is here. Defending champion is Steve Millar, who took the title in the spring with a strong finish and…

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Devoted Summit couple together for 78 years die 2 days apart

Lifelong Summit residents Edward “Red” Koenig and his wife, Louise “Lou” Koenig, both passed away last week after being together for 78 years. Red passed away peacefully at home on…

To help students, parents and coaches prepare for the fall season, Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., Chicago, hosted a Red/White Night last Friday. (Supplied photos)

Marist kicks off season with Red/White Night

By Kelly White With autumn just around the corner, fall athletes are emerging to shine. To help students, parents and coaches prepare for the season, Marist High School, 4200 W.…

Music teacher John Musick (right) teaches freshmen the LT fight song. (Supplied photo)

LT freshmen get a glimpse of South Campus

The Lyons Township High School Class of 2025 spent the day at South Campus before their first official day of the 2021-2022 school year. Incoming freshmen gathered for Freshman Experience…

Comings & Goings by Bob Bong

Comings & Goings: Bakers Square closes last south suburban location

Bakers Square, which once had several locations in the Chicago marketplace, has closed its last south suburban location, in Orland Park. Last year, before the pandemic hit, the chain closed…

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Why can’t I get a refund from Ticketmaster for this rescheduled show?

Diane Dukes can’t make it to comedian Ron White’s show after she receives a cancer diagnosis. Is there a way to get a refund for the event? Q: My husband…

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Grace Lutheran Church to hold Rummage and Bake Sale Grace Lutheran Church, at 212 S. Nolton in Willow Springs, will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, August 27,…

New Bridgeview Police Sgt. Daniel Matuszak is congratulated by Bridgeview Village Trustees James Cecott (from left), Norma Pinion, Mary Sutton and Patricia Higginson after the board approved his promotion. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Bridgeview police officer promoted to sergeant

By Steve Metsch The best part of being a police officer for Daniel Matuszak has been helping Bridgeview residents. Matuszak, 41, was appointed sergeant at the Aug. 18 meeting of…

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California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to consider the laws of the state of California and the U.S. Constitution in…

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Sept. 15, signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the…

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he…

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Expressing concern that the Illinois State Board of Education might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold funding from school…

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker, who says he…

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker,…

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

In our latest Capitol Cast, Jerry Nowicki and Peter Hancock analyze the massive energy overhaul bill that passed out of the House during a one-day return to session. Plus, a…

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