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Harlem to be resurfaced from 62nd to 111th streets starting Sept. 27

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that a resurfacing of Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43), from 62nd Street, in Chicago and Summit, to 111th Street, in Worth, passing through Bedford Park,…

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Master illusionist, Vitaly, to perform at Moraine Valley

The master illusionist and worldwide performer, Vitaly, will bring his entertaining show, “An Evening of Wonders,” to town on Saturday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., in the Dorothy Menker Theater at…

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IDES to resume in-person service at Burbank office

The Illinois Department of Employment Security will begin to restore its in-person workforce and limited unemployment services at the American Job Center in Burbank, state Sen. Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced…

Marist quarterback Dontrell Jackson, Jr., chased by Mount Carmel’s Charlie Fordon, had some big runs in the first half of a . Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Big third quarter lifts Mount Carmel over Marist

By Steve Metsch Correspondent After waiting through a 90-minute lightning delay for the second half to begin, Mount Carmel wasted no time getting back to full speed. The Caravan scored…

LAUSCH – Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch scores the second of his six touchdowns in a 49-46 loss to Loyola in a battle of Class 7A powers Friday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: Loyola tops Rice in Blue shootout

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent What happens when you put four monster football programs in one conference? Monster matchups. Monster games. And monster seasons. The third season of the Chicago Catholic…

SeatGeek Stadium’s field went through an unexpected resodding project, forcing the Chicago House to play two games in California in a seven-day span. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars have Thorn-y opponents

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars would like to wipe away the memories of a season-opening drubbing at the hands of Portland, and a great way to do…

Flanked by fellow Arab business owners, American Arab Chamber of Commerce of Chicagoland President Hassan Abdallah accused the Lightfoot Administration of actions he and others consider bigoted. --Greater Southwest News-Herald photo by Tim Hadac

Arab business owners accuse mayor of bigotry

Lightfoot unfairly shutting gas stations, they say By Tim Hadac and Jeff Vorva It’s not every day that Mayor Lori Lightfoot is likened to former President Donald Trump, but that’s…

In the aftermath of the double shooting Sunday night, police and others tend to the two men wounded. --Supplied photo

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Moms, kids terrified by gunfire near St. Nick’s By Tim Hadac The day after a double shooting down the block from the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Carnival, a range…

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Fiesta Back of the Yards cancelled

The vibrant sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the annual Fiesta Back of the Yards will be nowhere this year, as the long arm of the pandemic has claimed the…

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Pappas: tax sale coming up

Urges property owners to check status online From staff reports Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will conduct the first sale in more than two years of delinquent Cook County property…

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September waning, Halloween looming

By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] The temperature is dropping, and it’s making me happy. The Bears have started playing. Everyone is drinking and eating…

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Panther Patch closed by yellow jackets

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Our family spent Labor Day week in the north woods of Michigan.…

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U.S. unity starts with neighborhood unity

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 I was a Girl Scout for more than 10 years. One of the many great experiences…

Lyons Township Democratic Committeeman Steve Landek greets Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Fall Fest. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Lyons Township Democrats rally at Fall Fest’s return

By Steve Metsch The Democratic Party of Lyons Township Fall Fest reflects what the organization is all about, one official said. Brian Bernardoni, president of the Roberts Park Fire Protection…

American Quality Schools Corporation founder, President and CEO Michael J. Bakalis briefly outlines Harbridge College Prep plans to members of the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce. --Photo by Tim Hadac

Another new high school in Clearing?

Private school planned for old St. Rene bldg. By Tim Hadac The Clearing neighborhood has not been home to a high school in the last 100 years; but within the…

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Southern Illinois town pins hopes on river port development

Southern Illinois town pins hopes on river port development

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] CAIRO – Anyone who has driven America’s Interstate highway system is familiar with those standard blue signs near major exits indicating the services…

Supreme Court eviction order extended to coincide with governor’s moratorium

Supreme Court eviction order extended to coincide with governor’s moratorium

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday extended its order limiting judgements in certain eviction cases to Oct. 3, putting it in…

Illinois’ eviction moratorium set to expire Oct. 3

Illinois’ eviction moratorium set to expire Oct. 3

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state’s moratorium on enforcement of residential evictions will expire on Oct. 3, according to Gov. JB Pritzker’s latest COVID-19 executive…

California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to consider the laws of the state of California and the U.S. Constitution in…

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Sept. 15, signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the…

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he…

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Expressing concern that the Illinois State Board of Education might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold funding from school…

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