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NOTICE OF VACANCY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS

By Tony Largent / July 7, 2021 /

OFFICE: Trustee of Schools QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified elector/registered voter. RESIDENCY: Must be a resident of Lyons Township. However, no applicant shall reside within the same school district as a current Trustee. Thus, no applicant can reside in Willow Springs Elementary School District #108 or Lyons Elementary School District #103. (105 ILCS 5/5-3) ELIGIBILITY: No person shall…

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SUMMIT PARK DISTRICT

By Tony Largent / July 1, 2021 /

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN THAT THE SUMMIT PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 13TH DAY OF JULY 2021 AT 5:00 P.M. THE HEARING WILL BE HELD IN THE SPARK RECREATION CENTER, 5700 S. ARCHER ROAD, SUMMIT, ILLINOIS. THE PURPOSE OF THE HEARING WILL BE TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS…

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Notice of Vacancy Summit Park District

By Tony Largent / July 1, 2021 /

Notice of Vacancy Summit Park District “Beginning on June 24, 2021, the Summit Park District Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from residents of the Park District who are interested in serving on the Park Board of Commissioners to fill one vacancy until that position is filled by the next statutorily held election. The Board…

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Village of Justice Treasurer’s Reporter

By Tony Largent / July 1, 2021 /
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Lien Notice

By Tony Largent / June 30, 2021 /

Notice is Hereby Given that on 8-14-21, a sale will be held at C.D.E. Collision Center, 1865 Busse Hwy., Des Plaines, IL, 60016, 847-824-1352 to sell the following articles to enforce a Lien Existing Under the laws of the State of Illinois against such articles for Hwy., Des Plaines, IL labor, services, skill or material…

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BEDFORD PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT ORDINANCE NO. 2021-01 PREVAILING WAGE RATE

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

BEDFORD PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT ORDINANCE NO. 2021-01 PREVAILING WAGE RATE WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has enacted “An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the State, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by any one under contract for public works,”…

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RESOLUTION 2021-13 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS PUBLIC REAL ESTATE

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

RESOLUTION 2021-13 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS PUBLIC REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, the Village of Justice is a municipal corporation duly formed and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois; WHEREAS, the Village of Justice owns a parcel of vacant real property, commonly known as 8916 W 86th Street, Justice Illinois (“Real…

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – McCOOK PARK DISTRICT

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – McCOOK PARK DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that a public hearing concerning the adoption of the proposed Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the McCook Park District for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2021 and ending April 30, 2022 will be held at 6:00 P.M. on July 13, 2021 in…

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Invitation for Proposals

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

Invitation for Proposals 7905 West 45th Street Lyons, Illinois The Village of Lyons is accepting proposals to purchase the property commonly known as 7905 West 45th Street, Lyons, Illinois. The property is vacant and currently zoned R-1. The approximate dimensions of the property are 33’ x 189’. Proposals are to be submitted on a form…

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INVITATION FOR BIDS VILLAGE OF McCOOK

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

INVITATION FOR BIDS VILLAGE OF McCOOK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the President and Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF McCOOK, Cook County, Illinois, that sealed bids will be received for the following improvement: PY 2020 CDBG ADA SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS CDBG NO. 2006-095 The proposed improvement consists of P.C. concrete sidewalk removal and replacement,…

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Ray Stetz, of La Grange, talks with Township of Lyons Assessor Patrick Hynes (right) about possible property tax exemptions. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Township residents talk taxes with elected officials

By Steve Metsch Marek Gil, like many residents, has questions about his property taxes. Plenty of questions. Gil owns two properties, one in Hickory Hills and one in Justice. Asked if his taxes are too high, Gil replied: “Of course.” Gil, who resides in Justice, was among a group of residents who attended the “Coffee…

Summit village officials and employees stand in front of this year's Christmas Tree. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Summit lights village Christmas Tree

By Carol McGowan Nearly 50 people were on hand November 18 as the Village of Summit Christmas tree was lit. It was a true sign of the holidays to come, as the crowd gathered by the tree and sang a Christmas carol while sipping on hot chocolate and coffee. It was one of the first…

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau announces his intention to run for the 6th Congressional District. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Pekau joins crowded Republican field in 6th Congressional District

By Jeff Vorva In what could be one of the most interesting and heated congressional races in the state in 2022, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau announced Monday he is planning on running in the new 6th Congressional District. He will be running as a Republican and, so far, will battle energy consultant Niki Conforti in the…

Ms. Xheraj's fifth-grade class at Wharton School. (Supplied photo)

Wharton fifth-graders take first place in math competition

By Carol McGowan A class at District 104’s Wharton 5th Grade Center in Summit recently celebrated a big win. Ms. Xheraj’s class took first place in the Region 7 Math Online Sumdog Competition. Sumdog’s free online math contests tout being a fun way to motivate students as they compete against other classes and schools, either…

Rory Dames, shown during the NWSL semifinals in Portland, resigned at the Chicago Red Stars coach a day after the team played in the league’s championship game. Photo by IMI

Pro soccer report: Red Stars lose Dames after losing in NWSL title game

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent After a bizarre season that saw many of their best players injured for much of the time, a 5-0 loss to open the season and the thrill of making it to the NWSL championship game, Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames announced late Sunday night he was resigning. “For 11 years,…

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St. Rita tops Prospect, advances to second straight state title game

By Steve Millar Correspondent After entering the season with huge expectations, St. Rita lost two of its first three games and star senior running back/receiver Kaleb Brown to injury. While some may have written the Mustangs off, they still believed they had a team that could win a state championship. “We’ve been able to stick…

Brian Badke gives his last postgame speech to Brother Rice’s football team after a loss to Wheaton North on Saturday. He is retiring after this season. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Crusaders playoff run ends with semifinal loss to Wheaton North

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent At age 47, Brian Badke has a lot of good coaching years left in him. But for now, he is stepping away and putting the whistle in storage. He has a lot of good spectating years ahead of him that he wants to take care of, first. The Brother Rice football…

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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…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker signs new congressional maps into law

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker signs new congressional maps into law

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday, Nov. 23, signed legislation redrawing the state’s congressional district maps, saying they reflect Illinois’ diversity and preserve minority representation. Due to the state’s declining population, Illinois will have only 17 congressional seats after the 2022 elections, one fewer than it currently has. Because most…

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