Local News

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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Evergreen Park’s competitive dance team performs a routine that vaulted the Mustangs to sixth in the state on Saturday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Competitive Dance State Finals | Evergreen Park has sixth sense again

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer BLOOMINGTON — For the second straight year, Evergreen Park’s competitive dance team qualified for the second day of state competition. For the second straight year, the Mustangs were the first team to perform on the second day. And for the second straight year, they finished sixth in the state in…

Shepard's cheerleaders won the coed division of the Bradley-Bourbonnais Sectional and will head to state. Photo courtesy of Shepard High School

Area Sports Roundup: Shepard, Sandburg and Marist win cheerleading sectional titles

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer The area collected three sectional cheerleading championships and head into the state competition with a head of steam. Sandburg, Marist and Shepard came out of sectional competition with trophies and will compete in the IHSA state finals, to be held Friday and Saturday at Grossinger Arena at Illinois State University…

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Grace Hynes, a senior at the University of Chicago and a Mother McAuley graduate, shot 17-for-36 from the field and 10-for-13 from the free-throw line during a two game stretch that included a win over previously unbeaten New York University. Photo courtesy of University of Chicago Athletics

College Notebook | Grace Hynes helps Maroons end NYU’s unbeaten run

By Mike Walsh Correspondent Mother McAuley alum Grace Hynes was the University Athletic Association’s Athlete of the Week in women’s college basketball for the timeframe ending January 17. Hynes, a senior at the University of Chicago, had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Maroons’ handed top-ranked New York University its first loss of the…

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Boys Basketball | TF North ends Oak Lawn’s win streak at seven

By Steve Millar Correspondent Oak Lawn had a seven-game winning streak snapped last week in Calumet City, but Spartans coach Jason Rhodes knows it’s still been a heck of a January for a team thriving despite the loss of its leading scorer. Junior guard Corey Lee scored 14 points and senior guard Ayham Salah finished…

Palos School District 128 has launched a Therapy Dog visitation program for students at Navajo Elementary and Independence Jr. High in Palos Heights. (Supplied photos)

District 128 schools are going to the dogs and the kids love it

By Kelly White Pet therapy has also been shown to improve energy levels, self-esteem, social skills, verbal communication and mood, as well as decrease depression. Palos Heights School District 128 made the decision to bring pet therapy into the classroom to help both its students and staff reap these benefits while enjoying the company of…

Michael Benjamin has a laugh after being named Orland Park’s Officer of the Year during a ceremony on Jan. 16. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Orland Park cops honored and defended

By Jeff Vorva The Village of Orland Park hosted its police awards ceremony last week and, as usual, Mayor Keith Pekau expressed his gratitude for the job the police force does. He also was irked by some comments he has seen online with negative comments on a post. On Jan. 7, Orland police responded to…

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Illinois News

‘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…

Veteran Statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel joins Capitol News Illinois reporting team

Veteran Statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel joins Capitol News Illinois reporting team

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS [email protected] Longtime Statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel has joined the Capitol News Illinois team as a full-time state government and politics reporter. She’s had a number of assignments covering the Statehouse and Illinois government since the 2014 legislative session, most recently serving as Statehouse editor for NPR Illinois from 2020 until after…

Replacing Illinois institution as secretary of state, Giannoulias makes modernization push

Replacing Illinois institution as secretary of state, Giannoulias makes modernization push

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – For newly sworn-in Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, customer service is the central mission as he assumes the state’s second-largest constitutional office, replacing the man who had held it for nearly a quarter century. “Modernization and bringing new technology is going to be at the forefront…

UPDATED: State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

UPDATED: State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Monday filed a petition asking an appellate court to vacate a temporary restraining order that was issued late Friday afternoon blocking enforcement of the state’s recently-passed assault weapons ban. Raoul’s office filed the petition in the 5th District Appellate Court in…

State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and legislative leaders said they were disappointed but not surprised by a judge’s decision late Friday putting a temporary and limited halt to enforcement of the state’s recently-passed assault weapons ban. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the temporary restraining order late Friday…

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Rifle Association has joined forces with other gun rights advocates in filing a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new ban on the sale and manufacture of semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. It’s the latest legal challenge to the law, which went into effect…

DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards

DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday was named in a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of children in state care who have been held in juvenile detention centers after a judge ordered their release. Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert is a…

At World Economic Forum, Pritzker plays role of Illinois’ ‘best chief marketing officer’

At World Economic Forum, Pritzker plays role of Illinois’ ‘best chief marketing officer’

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – After his second-term inauguration amid a frenzied “lame duck” legislative session last week, Gov. JB Pritzker took the global stage this week at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The governor and high-ranking members of his staff joined a bipartisan delegation of U.S.…

Watchdog seeks harsher penalties in wake of abuse at Choate

Watchdog seeks harsher penalties in wake of abuse at Choate

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois & MOLLY PARKER Lee Enterprises Midwest This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Lee Enterprises, along with Capitol News Illinois. The watchdog for the Illinois Department of Human Services is seeking harsher penalties against health care workers who obstruct abuse and neglect investigations. IDHS…

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Rifle Association has joined forces with other gun rights advocates in filing a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new ban on the sale and manufacture of semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. It’s the latest legal challenge to the law, which went into effect…

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