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High School Softball: Marist tops Lincoln-Way Central for program’s third state title

By Randy Whalen Correspondent A gutsy performance for the ages helped Marist to the third state championship in program history. Abby Dunning, arguably the top pitcher in the state and…

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High School Softball: Marist tops Lincoln-Way Central for program’s third state title

By Randy Whalen Correspondent A gutsy performance for the ages helped Marist to the third state championship in program history. Abby Dunning, arguably the top pitcher in the state and…


The Scottsdale softball team stopped for a photo after the game at Rainey Park. --Supplied photo

Final score: a win-win

Scottsdale, West Lawn forge bonds on softball diamond By Tim Hadac The final score of last week’s softball game at Rainey Park was Scottsdale 17 West Lawn 14. But really,…

Flags are expected to fly July 1 at the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Patriot’s Day Parade. --Supplied photo

Patriot’s Day Parade coming to Archer

Will be smaller, ‘more Southwest Side’ By Tim Hadac With permit delays from City Hall behind, the annual Patriot’s Day Parade is moving forward for its annual run down Archer…

Morgan Gautraut, shown in a Challenge Cup match earlier this season, scored a game-tying goal in extra time against Washington on Saturday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Red Stars Report: ‘Plankton’ comes alive with late goal for draw v. Washington

  By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When she was growing up, Morgan Gautraut was nicknamed “Plankton.” “I was the smallest player on the field, so one of my friends came up…

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García hails new push for roads, bridges, mass transit

Wants to ‘undo decades of racially motivated disinvestment’  From staff reports Passage of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act out…

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Charge teen with gun crime

By Tim Hadac A 17-year-old boy was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and illegal possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, after he was arrested…

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Burglars hitting Chicago Lawn

From staff reports A cluster of burglaries of businesses and garages in Chicago Lawn has prompted the Chicago Police Department to issue a community alert. Crime scenes include: 3300 block…

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New FBI report details scams against the elderly

From staff reports People over age 60 lost nearly $1 billion in online frauds and scams last year, according to a report from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released earlier…

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The garden is green and growing

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I just had to share…

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Vols turn traffic circles into treasures

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 Greetings, neighbors! There were a lot of terrific activities going on in West Lawn this…



TROPHY – St. Laurence players gather around the third-place trophy Thursday after a 10-6 victory over Washington. It’s the fourth trophy the baseball team brought home in program history. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Quick Turnaround: St. Laurence rebounds after semifinal loss to take third in Class 3A

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Normally, the IHSA state baseball format lasts two days. The semifinals are usually held on Friday, with the championship and third-place games on Saturday. Because of…

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Sleepover leads to Gage Park adventures

By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park A few more days and we will be into the month of July already. Thank goodness I don’t live in Las Vegas…

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Rush hails move to protect black farmers

Wants Ag Dept. transparency  From staff reports Legislation designed to “lift the veil of secrecy regarding the race and gender of farm subsidy recipients and help ensure an end to…

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Good to see in-person graduations

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon We bid farewell to June, which is unbelievable the way it flew. There are only six more months until…

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Woman freed on plea deal after serving 19 years for McHenry murder

Woman freed on plea deal after serving 19 years for McHenry murder

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected]linois.com SPRINGFIELD — A woman found guilty of a McHenry County murder had her conviction vacated last week after serving 19 years of her…

Faith-based child welfare controversy may be reignited in Illinois

Faith-based child welfare controversy may be reignited in Illinois

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could reignite a 10-year-old controversy in Illinois over whether faith-based charities can be prohibited from…

Rauner agrees to settle robocall lawsuit for $1 million

Rauner agrees to settle robocall lawsuit for $1 million

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — People targeted by a campaign robocall from former Gov. Bruce Rauner since his first campaign in 2014 will be eligible to…

More than 660 bills will head to Pritzker after legislative session

More than 660 bills will head to Pritzker after legislative session

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – With the first year of the 102nd General Assembly mostly wrapped up, lawmakers as of Friday had officially passed 664 bills…

CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come 'this summer'

CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come ‘this summer’

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park,…

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers finished a two-day special session Thursday by passing some important legislation but without reaching agreement on the one issue…

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra…