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Pappas: tax sale coming up

Urges property owners to check status online From staff reports Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will conduct the first sale in more than two years of delinquent Cook County property…

Township of Lyons Trustee Mark Anderson scored a hole in one. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Township of Lyons trustee scores hole in one

By Steve Metsch Township of Lyons trustee Mark Anderson figured it wasn’t his day after he scored a nine on the par-three first hole at Zigfield Troy in Woodridge. Boy,…

Township of Lyons Trustee Colleen Kelly (center) discusses a new senior services bus with Trustee Donna McDonald and Supervisor Christopher Getty. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

New bus will be rolling for Township of Lyons seniors

By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons is getting a new bus for its popular senior services that saw 2,300 riders in the month of August. The bus is officially…

Pooches, cats and other critters, as seen here in June 2019, will return to the streets of La Grange on Saturday for the 75th Pet Parade. (File photo)

Pet Parade returns to La Grange for 75th year

By Steve Metsch After a year of not seeing folks march with their dogs, cats and other creatures down the streets, anticipation is high for this year’s La Grange Pet…

Lyons Township Democratic Committeeman Steve Landek greets Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Fall Fest. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Lyons Township Democrats rally at Fall Fest’s return

By Steve Metsch The Democratic Party of Lyons Township Fall Fest reflects what the organization is all about, one official said. Brian Bernardoni, president of the Roberts Park Fire Protection…

Certified Canine Massage Therapist and Owner of Feel So Good Canine Massage, JoAnne Dykhuizen, discussed the many physical and psychological benefits of canine massage at the library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., Evergreen Park. (Photo by Kelly White)

Residents learn the benefits of canine massage at the Evergreen Park Library

By Kelly White Summer can leave some pets stressed. In order to cure some of that anxiety, the Evergreen Park Public Library held a class on understanding the benefits of…

New Willow Springs School Supt. Steve Bahn.

Bahn named as superintendent for Willow Springs SD 108

By Carol McGowan There’s a new superintendent at Willow Springs School. Steve Bahn has taken over the position on an interim basis after the retirement of Frank Patrick, who was…

Four friends dressed up as bananas to enjoy the North Coast Music Festival. (Photo by Jenn O’Brien)

North Coast Music Festival rocks SeatGeek Stadium

By Carol McGowan An estimated 75,000 people flocked to SeatGeek Stadium last weekend for the annual three-day North Coast Music Festival, which was held in Bridgeview for the first time.…

Ted Tala, director of Lyons parks and recreation, gave a glowing review of the summer camp it operated in tandem with School District 103. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Lyons summer camp gets glowing review at SD103 board meeting

By Steve Metsch The summer camp program co-presented by the Lyons Parks and Recreation Department and Lyons School District 103 was such a success, plans are underway for an encore…

Bridgeview has approved tax breaks for Billy Jo's, a restaurant in the village. (File photo)

Speedy Bridgeview approves tax plan for restaurant

By Steve Metsch When Trustee Claudette Struzik saw students from Reavis High School in the audience at the Sept. 1 meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board, she cautioned them that…

Stagg’s boys cross country team did a ton of offseason work to help open the season with two meet victories. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Cross Country: Stagg boys’ hard offseason work contributing to big results

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Stagg won the boys preseason SouthWest Suburban Red cross country race on Aug. 30. But some people think it was won long before that date. The…

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Football Forecast: Week 3

Millar had a great week going 10-2, two games better than anyone else, and correctly picking Marist to beat Richards in the Game of the Week to jump into the…

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Anti-maskers protest on Harlem Avenue

A crowd estimated by police at between 50 and 75 people gathered near 103rd Street and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview Friday afternoon to wave signs protesting Governor JB Pritzker’s mask…

Oak Lawn running back Nicco Reyes runs for a chunk of his 93 yards during the Spartans’ 40-21 win over Stagg on Sept. 3. Oak Lawn ran for 395 yards and piled up 508 overall. Photo by Jason Maholy

High School Football: Oak Lawn’s McGlynn, Duer star on offense and ‘D’ in win over Stagg

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor Oak Lawn defensive end Jack McGlynn had never played offense in a game prior to the Spartans’ Week 2 matchup with Stagg. After his performance…

Junior Zion Nix proved hard to tackle. He ran nine times for 77 yards and one touchdown. Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Lions feast against Addison Trail

By Steve Metsch Correspondent Heading into Week 2, Lyons coach Jon Beutjer wanted his team to bounce back from an opening-week loss and tune up for a Week 3 showdown…

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Energy bill negotiations head to House after talks once again derailed

Energy bill negotiations head to House after talks once again derailed

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate approved an energy bill in the early hours of Wednesday morning but it’s likely to change as negotiations…

UPDATED: Democrats pass new legislative maps after contentious debate

UPDATED: Democrats pass new legislative maps after contentious debate

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in the General Assembly pushed through a new set of legislative maps during a one-day special session Tuesday, although the…

Ethics bill fails as Republicans pull support; lawmakers override governor on ambulance veto

Ethics bill fails as Republicans pull support; lawmakers override governor on ambulance veto

By JERRY NOWICKI and PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House failed to muster the votes Tuesday to accept Gov. JB Pritzker’s amendatory veto to an…

Latest legislative maps spark contentious debate, await Tuesday night action

Latest legislative maps spark contentious debate, await Tuesday night action

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in the General Assembly unveiled yet another set of proposed new legislative district maps Tuesday morning, just hours before the…

Energy bill could see a vote as state lawmakers return for redistricting session

Energy bill could see a vote as state lawmakers return for redistricting session

By JERRY NOWICKI and PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers will return to the Statehouse on Tuesday for what is scheduled as a one-day special session to…

Governor sends ethics bill back to lawmakers

Governor sends ethics bill back to lawmakers

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – An ethics bill that was hotly debated during the spring legislative session is headed back to the General Assembly with a…

State eviction moratorium stands despite U.S. Supreme Court decision on federal order

State eviction moratorium stands despite U.S. Supreme Court decision on federal order

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – While the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a federal eviction moratorium Thursday, a recently-extended state stay on residential eviction enforcement remains in…

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