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With an All Exterior Contractors crew busy on her roof above, Garfield Ridge homeowner Susan Donner (right) holds her congratulatory banner with AEC owner Geno Randazzo. --Photo by Tim Hadac

All Exterior Contractors to the rescue

Installs 400th roof in Garfield Ridge for homeowner in need By Tim Hadac A company known for saving homeowners and business owners thousands of dollars has come through for a Garfield Ridge homeowner in her time of need. Late last month, All Exterior Contractors donated a new roof (both house and garage) to Susan Donner,…

St. Laurence’s Sophia Sanchez slides on a seventh-inning play at the plate and St. Ignatius catcher Elise Wolf applies the tag. Sanchez was called out on the close play and the Vikings went on to lose, 1-0 at the Rosemont Supersectional on Monday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Postseason Softball: St. Ignatius one-ups St. Laurence in supersectional heartbreaker

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer It took a near perfect game — and a close play at the plate — to eliminate St. Laurence from its historic season. St. Laurence pitcher Sarah Klonowski and St. Ignatius hurler Ellie Giles were throwing zeroes through five innings in the Class 3A Rosemont Supersectional at the Parkway Bank…

Marist's Kellen O'Keefe gets ready to pound a shot against Lincoln-Way East in a three-set sectional title loss in Orland Park. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Postseason Roundup: Lincoln-Way East tops Marist in battle of volleyball powers

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer For the first time since 2014, no area boys volleyball advanced to the Elite Eight. In the past seven postseasons, either Marist, Sandburg, Brother Rice or St. Rita made it to the quarterfinals. This year, Marist was the last team standing, but dropped a wild 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 decision to…

Mallory Pugh scored her fourth goal of the year in the Red Stars 1-0 win over OL Reign on Saturday in Bridgeview. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Pugh continues hot run, helps Red Stars top OL Reign

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Despite missing the first two games of the season, Chicago Red Stars standout Mallory Pugh entered this week’s action in a three-way tie for second in goals scored in the NWSL. Pugh scored her fourth goal of the season to help the Red Stars (3-1-2) beat OL Reign, 1-0, in…

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‘Never too old to grow’

Reflects on eve of her 100th birthday By Clementine Twardosz as told to her granddaughter, Catherine Oh My parents immigrated to Chicago from Poland in the early 1900s. They came to the Chicago area because they had many friends and family here. They did not like to talk much about their life back in Poland,…

Many dog owners dress their pets in costumes. Mimi, a 6-year-old Chihuahua, was dressed as a taco at the 2018 event. --File photo

Garfield Ridge Chamber’s pet parade almost here

Paws to hit pavement at Wentworth Park By Tim Hadac Hundreds of Clearing and Garfield Ridge dogs—and perhaps even a few reluctant cats—are expected to parade around Wentworth Park, 57th and Narragansett, this Saturday, June 4. Sponsor of the event is the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce. “This event has been extremely well-received by the…

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Runners, joggers, walkers, rollers still welcome

  Registration is still open for the 2022 Garfield Ridge Stars & Stripes 5K, set for Saturday morning, July 2 on a course that starts and ends at Wentworth Park, 57th and Narragansett. Participants must be able to maintain at least a 16-minute mile pace to join. Welcome are walkers, joggers, walkers and wheelchair users.…

Kathy Headley

Marquette links are smooth and green, of course

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 The golf course is in full swing at Marquette Park. With the weather finally cooperating a bit more, the course is busy. I was talking to Herb, who is an important part of Nick Pulido’s crew at the…

Peggy Zabicki

Today is indeed a special day

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Happy June 3rd to all. There are so many observances and holidays that fall on June 3. There is something for everyone. June 3 is National Egg Day, World Cider Day, National Chocolate Macaroon Day, Insect Repellent Awareness Day, National Donut Day, Love…

Joan Hadac

Plenty of news in Greater Ashburn

By Joan Hadac Greater Southwest News-Herald correspondent-at-large (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] This week, I’m filling in for Laura Ortega, the Greater Southwest News-Herald’s correspondent for Greater Ashburn (the Wrightwood, Ashburn, Parkview and Scottsdale neighborhoods). So let’s get right to it. A friendly game of 16-inch softball (Scottsdale Neighborhood Watch versus Chicago Police) is set for 11…

Renee Chimino (left) was an assistant for Mary Pat Connolly at Marist, and took over for her mentor as RedHawks girls basketball coach after Connolly retired. Photo courtesy of Renee Chimino

‘The right gig’: Marist alum Renee Chimino to succeed Mary Pat Connolly

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Renee Chimino was like many people who thought Mary Pat Connolly was going to coach at Marist forever. But Connolly recently announced her retirement, and Chimino was hired to take her place last week. Chimino is a Marist graduate who played on Connolly’s best squad, the 2007-08 team that finished…

Chicago Christian's Luke Jelderks popses with his four medals with Knights coaches Jake Christiansen (left) and Jacob Goble. Photo courtesy of Chicago Christian High School

Postseason Roundup: Chicago Christian’s Jelderks is state high jump champ; Sandburg 3200 relay takes title

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer It was as easy as 1-2-3. Actually, it was more like it was easy as 1A-2A-3A. Two area individuals and a relay team emerged from the IHSA state boys track meet over the weekend as champions — one in each classification. Luke Jelderks of Chicago Christian won the Class 1A…

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Pro Soccer Report: Pugh scores again in Red Stars draw; Fire II offense gets hot

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Chicago Red Stars coach Chris Petrucelli doesn’t mince words when it comes to describing star player Mallory Pugh. “Quite frankly, I think she’s the best player in the league,” the first-year coach said. “There’s nobody I would rather have, honestly. I’m lucky I get a chance to work with her…

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Boys Volleyball Sectionals: Marist tops Br. Rice, will face LW East in sectional finals

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Michael Bos had just put down what was probably the biggest block of his high school career. It sent Brother Rice team into a frenzied celebration. The Crusaders hadn’t won the match, but they had moved to a third set against the top-ranked team in the state. Rice eventually fell short,…

Anita Cummings, executive director of UBAM (center), talks at the May 11 UBAM meeting, flanked by guest speakers Alex Leon, deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, and Elizabeth Granados-Perez, managing deputy commissioner of Midway Airport. --Greater Southwest News-Herald photo by Dermot Connolly

Midway bouncing back

UBAM hears update from airport chief By Dermot Connolly Midway International Airport is bouncing back from the pandemic, and the $333 million Midway Modernization program is nearing completion, Chicago Department of Aviation officials told local business leaders earlier this month. Elizabeth Granados-Perez, managing deputy commissioner of Midway, and Alex Leon, deputy commissioner in charge of…

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ANALYSIS: Poll shows Illinoisans more moderate than GA on abortion

ANALYSIS: Poll shows Illinoisans more moderate than GA on abortion

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A new survey released this week suggests Illinoisans are more moderate on the issue of abortion than the current Democratic-controlled General Assembly, but it is unclear whether that will cost Democrats votes in November. The poll by the Chicago-based firm Ogden & Fry – which is…

DCFS timeline shows agency visited family one day before 8-year-old’s death

DCFS timeline shows agency visited family one day before 8-year-old’s death

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Amaria Osby’s friends and family were to gather Tuesday, not to celebrate her eighth birthday, but to attend her funeral. Andrea Hagler, Amaria’s mother, won’t be there. She is charged with the first-degree murder of her daughter. Amaria’s death once again drew scrutiny of Illinois’ child protection agency,…

Pritzker willing to call out National Guard to Chicago, if asked

Pritzker willing to call out National Guard to Chicago, if asked

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker indicated Monday he would be willing to deploy the National Guard to help deal with a violent crime spree in Chicago, but only if he’s asked to do so. “Well, I think you know that I have called up the National Guard whenever…

CAPITOL RECAP: GOP candidates on the attack in recent debate

CAPITOL RECAP: GOP candidates on the attack in recent debate

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – All six Republican candidates participated in a single debate Thursday, June 2, and for the most part, candidates aimed criticisms at the man who has recently had a slight polling lead, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin. Darren Bailey, a state senator from Xenia best known for challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s…

Pritzker announces progress in processing rape case evidence, signs highway camera expansion

Pritzker announces progress in processing rape case evidence, signs highway camera expansion

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police announced Friday that all sexual assault evidence is being processed within the 180-day timeframe outlined in state law – bringing to zero the number of legally “backlogged” cases that rose as high as 1,815 in March 2019. It’s the first time all…

ANALYSIS: More attacks as GOP governor field takes single stage for 1st time

ANALYSIS: More attacks as GOP governor field takes single stage for 1st time

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Things got a bit chippy Thursday night when the six Republican candidates took the stage together for the first time for a debate in Chicago. For the most part, candidates aimed criticisms at the man who has recently had a slight polling lead, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin. Darren…

Attorney general files first civil hate crime lawsuit under authority expanded in 2018

Attorney general files first civil hate crime lawsuit under authority expanded in 2018

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – For the first time since lawmakers expanded the state’s hate crime law in 2018, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is launching a civil lawsuit against two Illinoisans for allegedly engaging in hate crimes. The lawsuit says two residents of Carroll County in northwest Illinois lynched an…

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