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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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Glendora Banquet Hall closes as owners retire

By Bob Bong The Glendora Banquet Hall closed August 17 in Chicago Ridge after longtime owners Stanley and Mary Bielanski decided to retire. “They want to enjoy life,” said their son, Stan Jr., explaining why the couple decided to close the restaurant at 10225 S. Harlem Ave. after operating it for 31 years. He and…

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Cook County Board unanimously repeals county wheel tax

Cook County commissioners last week unanimously voted to eliminate the so-called wheel tax for residents in unincorporated areas. The vote on September 22 will permanently end the county’s vehicle registration fines and fees. “Anytime we have an opportunity to cut or eliminate taxes it’s always the right thing to do for Cook County taxpayers,” said…

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Summit Police Department launches new crime website

By Carol McGowan The Summit Police Department has launched a digital crime fighting tool. The department is the second in Illinois to join the CrimeWatch Network. It’s a new website that offers direct access to crime and public safety-related information. Interim Police Chief Mel Ortiz announced the launch of the site, saying it gives people…

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Comings & Goings: Butera closing Frankfort supermarket

By Bob Bong Elgin-based Butera Finer Foods, which reacquired its former supermarket at 20825 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort in 2018, announced the store would be closing sometime in October. The family-owned Butera chain took over the former Walt’s Food Center on Nov. 11, 2018, and christened the store a Butera Fruit Market. Walt’s had…

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Soccer match triggers call for help in Bridgeview

By Bob Bong A soccer match on one of the practice fields at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview got heated Sunday evening, which led to mutual aid calls by the Bridgeview police. “Two teams got into it,” said Bridgeview Police Chief Ricardo Mancha. “Then some of their fans got into it.” To keep it from getting…

Rich Przybycien, who organized the sixth annual Veterans Thank You Luncheon last Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church Friendship Hall in Oak Lawn, plays “Taps” during a solemn moment at the event. (Photos by Joe Boyle)

Church luncheon thanks and salutes U.S. veterans

By Joe Boyle Veterans from all walks of life can use some assistance in receiving the benefits they deserve. Carlo Melone, senior national service officer for the Disabled American Veterans, said that servicemen and women are entitled to certain benefits that were not available to them in the recent past. Melone was the guest speaker at the…

Darren Bailey, who is running for governor, speaks to a crowd in McCook on Sept. 22. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Bailey vows to repeal SAFE-T Act during stop in McCook

By Jeff Vorva Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey had several hundred “friends” eating out of the palm of his hand in McCook on Sept. 22. Bailey used the term “friends” countless times during his 15-minute speech at a rally in a huge parking lot across from the McCook Athletic and Exposition building, and they…

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Illinois News

Breach reported by attorney general confirmed to be ransomware attack

Breach reported by attorney general confirmed to be ransomware attack

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A data breach reported by Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office nearly three weeks ago was a ransomware attack, according to a Thursday news release. Raoul’s office has launched a new hotline to provide information to residents following the data breach first reported on April 10. A Thursday…

Maternal mortality report finds Black, rural, Medicaid mothers more likely to die after childbirth

Maternal mortality report finds Black, rural, Medicaid mothers more likely to die after childbirth

By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday issued its second report on maternal mortality rates in the state, which found there were 103 pregnancy-associated deaths in Illinois in 2017 – the highest number of any year in that decade. The report looked at deaths during or…

Maternal mortality report finds Black, rural, Medicaid mothers likelier to die after childbirth

Maternal mortality report finds Black, rural, Medicaid mothers likelier to die after childbirth

By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday issued its second report on maternal mortality rates in the state, which found there were 103 pregnancy-associated deaths in Illinois in 2017 – the highest number of any year in that decade. The report looked at deaths during or…

Emergency housing assistance bill will head to governor

Emergency housing assistance bill will head to governor

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to pass House Bill 2877, which aims to extend emergency protections to renters and homeowners financially impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It needs only a signature from Gov. JB Pritzker to become law after passing the House last week.…

Pritzker releases new plan for spending multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlement

Pritzker releases new plan for spending multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlement

By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration released a revised plan for how to spend the state’s share of a multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlement, which found the vehicle manufacturer in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. Illinois initially received approximately $108 million from the settlement. The plans that were…

Ethics commission finds ex-Exelon lobbyist sexually harassed colleague

Ethics commission finds ex-Exelon lobbyist sexually harassed colleague

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — A state ethics commission has found a former Exelon lobbyist sexually harassed one of his female colleagues on two separate occasions in Springfield, in violation of the Lobbyist Registration Act. David Fein, formerly Exelon’s senior vice president of state governmental and regulatory affairs, will have to…

CAPITOL RECAP: Governor's office unveils energy overhaul bill

CAPITOL RECAP: Governor’s office unveils energy overhaul bill

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The governor’s office unveiled a 900-page energy overhaul bill Wednesday, accelerating a yearslong process which advocates hope will end in a comprehensive clean energy platform as the session nears its final month. The stated goal of the bill is to drive Illinois to 100 percent “clean” energy by 2050.…

Judge finds firearm ownership card law invalid – as applied to one Illinois woman

Judge finds firearm ownership card law invalid – as applied to one Illinois woman

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — For the second time, a county judge in southern Illinois has ruled the state’s Firearm Owner Identification Card law unconstitutional, as applied to one state resident, Vivian Brown. The ruling from Judge T. Scott Webb means the Illinois Supreme Court will, also for the second time,…

Pritzker unveils energy plan amid session’s final stretch

Pritzker unveils energy plan amid session’s final stretch

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s office unveiled a 900-page energy overhaul bill Wednesday, accelerating a yearslong negotiating process which advocates hope will end in a comprehensive clean energy platform as the session nears its final month. The stated goal of the bill is to drive Illinois to 100…

State lawmakers consider lifting ban on betting on in-state colleges, universities

State lawmakers consider lifting ban on betting on in-state colleges, universities

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers are considering a number of changes to Illinois gambling laws, including a measure that would lift the prohibition on gambling on in-state colleges and universities. Other measures discussed by the House Executive Committee Wednesday would legalize and regulate certain internet gambling programs, or I-gaming, and…

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