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VILLAGE OF LYONS, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS ANNUAL TREASURER’S REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING 12/31/2020

By Tony Largent / August 25, 2021 /
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LEGAL NOTICE McCOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

LEGAL NOTICE McCOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the proposed budget and appropriation ordinance for the fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, is available for public inspection at the McCook Public Library Building, 8419 West 50th Street, McCook, Illinois, during regular business hours. Notice is further…

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RESOLUTION 2021-15 – CORRECTED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS PUBLIC REAL ESTATE

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

RESOLUTION 2021-15 – CORRECTED 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 real property, commonly known as 7819 South Blazer Avenue, Justice, Illinois…

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS PUBLIC WORKS YARD IMPROVEMENTS

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS PUBLIC WORKS YARD IMPROVEMENTS I. TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Hodgkins, 8990 Lyons Street, Hodgkins, IL 60525, until 10:00 a.m., August 17, 2021, and will be publicly opened…

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS RIVER ROAD PAVEMENT PATCHING

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS RIVER ROAD PAVEMENT PATCHING I. TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Hodgkins, 8990 Lyons Street, Hodgkins, IL 60525, until 10:15 a.m., August 17, 2021, and will be publicly opened…

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS SANTA FE DRIVE PAVEMENT PATCHING

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS SANTA FE DRIVE PAVEMENT PATCHING I. TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Hodgkins, 8990 Lyons Street, Hodgkins, IL 60525, until 10:30 a.m., August 17, 2021, and will be publicly…

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LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF McCOOK

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF McCOOK Notice is hereby given that on July 19, 2021, the Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of McCook, Illinois adopted rules and regulations, effective August 1, 2021. Copies of the rules and regulations are available during regular business hours in the office of the Village Clerk, 5000 Glencoe Avenue,…

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NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING VILLAGE OF SUMMIT

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING VILLAGE OF SUMMIT On August 09, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., the Village of Summit Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a public hearing on text amendments to the Village of Summit Zoning Ordinance, the following special use application and permitted use in Residential Zoning Districts. The public hearing will be held…

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PUBLIC NOTICE – OPEN POSITION

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

The Village of Bedford Park is currently accepting resumes for the Building Superintendent position. The full job notice can be found on our website: www.villageofbedfordpark.com. You can also contact Village Clerk Yvette Solis for more information at (708) 458-2067 or email [email protected]

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Notice of Vacancy Summit Park District

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

“Beginning on July 19, 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 will consider the best-qualified candidates for…

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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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Capitol Cast: Climate, Supreme Court and Redistricting

Capitol Cast: Climate, Supreme Court and Redistricting

Listen to the latest episode of Capitol Cast. Peter Hancock and Jerry Nowicki discuss Gov. JB Pritzker’s trip to the U.N. climate conference, an Illinois Supreme Court case concerning ride hailing services, and the latest developments in the legislative redistricting court cases. Capitol News Illinois · Climate, Supreme Court and Redistricting

GOP, advocacy groups submit changes to legislative district maps in court

GOP, advocacy groups submit changes to legislative district maps in court

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Plaintiffs in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that Democrats pushed through the General Assembly earlier this year have submitted their proposed changes, which would create more Latino- and Black-majority districts in Cook County and the Metro East region. The latest filings, submitted to…

State Supreme Court asked to rule in case of woman allegedly raped by Lyft driver

State Supreme Court asked to rule in case of woman allegedly raped by Lyft driver

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The rideshare company Lyft argued before the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday that a 2014 state law protects it from being held liable for the criminal actions of one of its drivers who allegedly raped a passenger in 2017. The case centers on the constitutionality of the…

Pritzker signs Health Care Right of Conscience change

Pritzker signs Health Care Right of Conscience change

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A new law in Illinois will soon clear the way for employers to enforce vaccination, testing and other mitigation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measure, Senate Bill 1169, amends the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act, a 1977 law originally intended to…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker pushes Illinois as EV leader at UN Climate Change Conference

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker pushes Illinois as EV leader at UN Climate Change Conference

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – As global leaders met in Glasgow, Scotland, over the past two weeks to discuss the effects of and potential policy solutions to climate change, Gov. JB Pritzker made the case in a pair of speaking events that Illinois is doing its part to counteract troubling climate trends. It was…

Pritzker makes Illinois pitch at world climate conference

Pritzker makes Illinois pitch at world climate conference

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – As global leaders met in Glasgow, Scotland, over the past two weeks to discuss the effects of and potential policy solutions to climate change, Gov. JB Pritzker made the case in a pair of speaking events that Illinois is doing its part to counteract troubling climate…

Application period for new round of rental assistance delayed one month

Application period for new round of rental assistance delayed one month

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The application period for a new round of financial assistance to renters through the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be delayed one month as the application portal undergoes additional testing, although funding remains available through other state programs. The latest round of funding, provided by the…

Redistricting lawsuit to be heard in early December

Redistricting lawsuit to be heard in early December

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A three-judge federal court panel on Friday set the week of Dec. 6 as the time it will hear three consolidated cases challenging the new legislative district maps that were drawn by Democrats and signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker earlier this year. During a…

Latest school report card shows impact of COVID-19 on learning

Latest school report card shows impact of COVID-19 on learning

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant drops in enrollment, academic performance and the likelihood of graduating high school on time, according to the latest school report card released recently by the Illinois State Board of Education. The report card is an annual report that tracks how…

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun violence a 'public health crisis,' governor says

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun violence a ‘public health crisis,’ governor says

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order Monday, Nov. 1, classifying ongoing gun violence in Illinois as a public health crisis and announced his intent to include greater funding for violence-prevention initiatives in upcoming budgets. At a news conference in Chicago, Pritzker touted the Reimagine Public Safety Act which…

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