Local News

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE

By Tony Largent / July 7, 2021 /

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Village President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Worth, Illinois will hold a public hearing on the proposed annual appropriation ordinance and revenue sharing expenditures for the fiscal year May 1, 2021 and ending April 30, 2022, on…

Read More

Lien Notice

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

Notice is Hereby Given that on 7-28-21, a sale will be held at Hi-Tech Auto, 890 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090, 847-808-9544, to sell the following articles to enforce a Lien Existing Under the laws of the State of Illinois against such articles for labor, services, skill or material expended upon a storage furnished…

Read More

Lien Notice

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

Notice is Hereby Given that on 7-28-21, a sale will be held at Hi-Tech Auto, 890 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090, 847-808-9544, to sell the following articles to enforce a Lien Existing Under the laws of the State of Illinois against such articles for labor, services, skill or material expended upon a storage furnished…

Read More

Lien Notice

By Tony Largent / June 23, 2021 /

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is Hereby Given that on 8-7-21, a sale will be held at New Zacatecas Auto Repair, Inc., 3818 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60632, 773-927-2797, to sell the following articles to enforce a Lien Existing Under the laws of the State of Illinois against such articles for labor, services, skill or material…

Read More
Alex Knight, a Marist graduate now playing at Lake Forest College, was named to the All-Midwest Conference First Team. Knight’s average of 18.1 points per conference game led all players and he finished third in the conference in field goal percentage (52.6). Photo courtesy of Lake Forest College Athletics

College Notebook | Marist grad Alex Knight slaying buckets for Lake Forest

By Mike Walsh Correspondent Lake Forest College’s Alex Knight has been named to the All-Midwest Conference First Team in men’s basketball for the 2022-23 season. Knight, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard who prepped at Marist, was the league’s leading scorer this season, averaging 18.1 points per conference game. He finished third in the MWC in field…

The Chicago Hounds' Julian Dominguez (11) battles for the ball against Utah earlier this season. Dominguez scored two tries in a 24-22 victory over Dallas on March 18. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Sports Report | SeatGeek to host Major League Rugby championship; Hounds sniff out first win

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer SeatGeek Stadium, host of the expansion Chicago Hounds, will host this season’s Major League Rugby championship game. The game is scheduled to be played July 8 in Bridgeview. It will air nationally on FOX. “Moving the championship match to a predetermined venue has long been a goal of Major League…

Morton College's women's basketball team is playing in the NJCAA national tournament this week after celebrating its regional championship. Photo courtesy of Morton College

Area Sports Roundup | Nazareth grads Martinucci, Evans have unfinished business at NJCAA National Tourney

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer The Martinucci family carries a lot of weight in the Berwyn-Cicero area. Tony Martinucci has coached boys basketball at Morton High School for 24 years, racking up five regional titles and a trio of conference crowns during his tenure. His daughter, Jovanna, is hoping to do something even more spectacular:…

An artist's rendering of the rooftop green space.

$15 million expansion for Stagg approved

From staff reports The Consolidated High School District 230 Board of Education last week approved a $15 million expansion at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills. The expansion will include much-needed classroom space, several science labs, offices and teacher workspace, as well as a rooftop environmental learning space. The project is expected to…

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanical Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr., Palos Heights, created a little Irish magic as volunteers and staff dyed its waterfall emerald green. (Photos by Kelly White)

Lake Katherine goes green again for St. Patrick’s Day

By Kelly White One of Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanical Gardens’ most popular features is its large waterfall, which tumbles over four separate falls, travels a distance of over 300 feet and descends approximately 30 feet before joining the lake itself on the east side. With Irish festivities in full swing this St. Patrick’s…

Shepard High School teacher Joe Lerner receives a pie-in-the-face at the Respect Week assembly. Lerner and other staff members volunteered to get hit with pastry to raise money for Special Olympics. (Supplied photo)

Shepard breaks record for Special Olympics fund raising

Mostly through the traditional Polar Plunge, this year Shepard High School broke its record for fund raising for Special Olympics. More students and staff — including nearly all administrators, band director Chris Pitlik, and choir director Roland Hatcher — participated than ever. This year also featured a new fundraising vehicle: A pie-in-the-face contest. Many Shepard…

Palos Park Commissioner Mike Wade had some strong words about the recent controversy from residents about Wu's House parking expansion. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Wade implores Palos Park residents to stop the infighting

By Jeff Vorva Palos Park Commissioner Mike Wade has not been on the council for a year yet and hasn’t said much over that time except to talk about the business at hand with building and public property matters. But Wade came up with a strong speech on Monday night regarding some of the controversy…

oak lawn logo

Oak Lawn trustees back police, complain about threats from protesters

By Joe Boyle Oak Lawn officials spoke out in unison on Tuesday night, proclaiming their support for the village’s police department. Trustee Alex Olejniczak (2nd) served as mayor pro tempore because Mayor Terry Vorderer was unable to attend the village board meeting. Olejniczak began the meeting by requesting a moment of silence in memory of…

Century's Zedan Said (No. 52) starts to get mobbed by his teammates after he hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with four seconds left in the SWIC eighth-grade championship. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Area grade school teams win SWIC championships

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Century Junior High School’s eighth grade boys basketball team had a target on its back all season. After enjoying an unbeaten campaign as seventh-graders, the Wildcats were the team everyone wanted to beat this season. Not one of them one did. Zedan Said made sure of it. The 5-foot, 90-pound…

SRP-IMAGE-Logo

College Notebook | Area grads Hynes, McCormick earn honors

By Mike Walsh Correspondent University of Chicago women’s basketball player Grace Hynes has been named to the 2022-23 University Athletic Association’s First Team. The Maroons senior guard, a Mother McAuley graduate, led Chicago to a 23-4 overall record through their first 27 games, and went 10-4 in the UAA, good enough for second place in…

Illinois News

Illinois to relocate at least half of current residents at Choate

Illinois to relocate at least half of current residents at Choate

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois & MOLLY PARKER Lee Enterprises Midwest [email protected] This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Lee Enterprises, along with Capitol News Illinois. The Illinois Department of Human Services plans to dramatically reduce the number of patients with developmental disabilities who live at the embattled…

High prices, gaps in availability across Illinois highlight patchwork child care system

High prices, gaps in availability across Illinois highlight patchwork child care system

By ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois [email protected] In some Illinois communities, finding child care isn’t just a routine task for families to work through, but a seemingly impossible dream. In some of those places, costs are too high for middle class families to afford. In others, day cares have had to cut staff, limiting the…

Mendoza pushes for law requiring greater deposits in ‘rainy day’ fund

Mendoza pushes for law requiring greater deposits in ‘rainy day’ fund

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would trigger automatic payments into the state’s so-called “rainy day” fund is heading to the Illinois House for consideration after unanimous passage out of committee this week. Under House Bill 2515, automatic deposits in the rainy day fund and pension stabilization fund would…

Bill seeks to enforce federal anti-discrimination standards in state law

Bill seeks to enforce federal anti-discrimination standards in state law

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – In response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision restricting the ability of people to recover damages in federal court for certain discrimination claims, Democrats in the Illinois House are pushing a bill to allow the recovery of those damages in state court. House Bill 2248,…

Bill seeks to enforce federal anti-discrimination standards in state law

Bill seeks to enforce federal anti-discrimination standards in state law

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – In response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision restricting the ability of people to recover damages in federal court for certain discrimination claims, Democrats in the Illinois House are pushing a bill to allow the recovery of those damages in state court. House Bill 2248,…

Pritzker touts $70 million plan for addressing teacher shortage

Pritzker touts $70 million plan for addressing teacher shortage

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday highlighted a proposed grant program that would direct $70 million per year over the next three years to school districts facing the greatest teacher shortages. The Teacher Pipeline Grant Program, which Pritzker included in his budget proposal to lawmakers, would target…

Mendoza pushes for law requiring greater deposits in ‘rainy day’ fund

Mendoza pushes for law requiring greater deposits in ‘rainy day’ fund

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would trigger automatic payments into the state’s so-called “rainy day” fund is heading to the Illinois House for consideration after unanimous passage out of committee this week. Under House Bill 2515, automatic deposits in the rainy day fund and pension stabilization fund would…

One year after Madigan’s indictment, former speaker’s allies prepare for trial

One year after Madigan’s indictment, former speaker’s allies prepare for trial

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – One year ago today, former House Speaker Michael Madigan – for decades the most powerful figure in Illinois politics – was indicted on 22 counts of racketeering, bribery, wire fraud and extortion. The anniversary comes roughly two years after Madigan’s fellow Democrats forced him to cede…

Pritzker announces $60 million park grants, declines to endorse Chicago mayor candidate

Pritzker announces $60 million park grants, declines to endorse Chicago mayor candidate

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced the release of nearly $60 million in grant funding to help local governments develop public parks and open spaces, over 20 percent of which will go to “distressed” communities. The money through the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grants…

Court rulings supercharge Illinois’ strongest-in-nation biometric privacy law

Court rulings supercharge Illinois’ strongest-in-nation biometric privacy law

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of a pair of recent decisions from the Illinois Supreme Court strengthening the state’s law governing how companies must treat employees’ and customers’ biometric data, longtime critics of the law see an opening to weaken it. But backers of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy…