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Peter Wilt tells a UBAM audience about plans for another pro soccer team in Chicago. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House

By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped…

In the middle of the mob is Orland Park native and Chicago Red Stars defender Tatumn Milazzo, who may have tapped in a goal that was ruled an own-goal in her team’s 3-1 victory over the OL Reign. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Two more own-goals help vault Red Stars into second place

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent For a few hours on July 18, the Chicago Red Stars were in first place. After a 3-1 victory over the OL Reign in front of…

Gov. JB Pritzker steps off a bus Friday afternoon with a group of dignitaries who toured the CSX facility in Bedford Park. (Photos By Jeff Vorva)

Buttigieg touts Biden infrastructure plan in visit to Bedford Park

By Jeff Vorva When it comes to President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am going to fight [it] every step of the way,” in…

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St. Nick’s Scouts beautify traffic circle

A traffic circle at 61st Place and Homan, once overgrown with unsightly weeds and litter, was recently transformed into a cheerful, colorful centerpiece by members of Girl Scout Troop 20713…

A release of doves, as depicted in this 2019 photo, is expected to be a part of the 2021 NNO event at West Lawn Park. --Greater Southwest News-Herald file photo

Crime fighters to surge back

‘National Night Out’ event set for West Lawn Park By Joan Hadac Hundreds and perhaps more than a thousand Southwest Side men, women and children are expected to take a…

RoseMarie Lipinski (right), with her husband, former U.S. Rep. William O. Lipinski, and son, then-U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, at the 25th anniversary celebration of the CTA Orange Line in October 2018. --Supplied photo

‘A secret to his success’

Mourning the passing of RoseMarie Lipinski By Ray Hanania Special to the Greater Southwest News-Herald I’ve known Bill Lipinski for nearly all my journalism career. I met him as a…

Members of the Cook County Jail Chess Team pose for a photo during the tournament. --Supplied photo

Nobody’s pawns

Cook County Jail Chess Team is one of the best in the world By Max Hornung They came close to checkmating Russia and say they are looking forward to a…

ACE members at the 2020 awards presentation at Argo Community High School. (file photo)

ACE to hold Annual Gigantic Garage Sale

The Argo Coalition for Education will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 17, at 7600 W. 64th St. in Summit. The sale will take place from 9…

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Tickets for Argo High School’s Centennial Gala on sale now

The final rescheduled date for Argo’s Centennial Gala is September 11. The Summit school celebrated its centennial year during the 2019-2020 school year. The gala was originally planned for June…

Brian Badke will finish out his career with one more season as Brother Rice’s football coach. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Quick turnaround on tap for football

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The high school football season is off to a goofy start and the first kickoff is two months away. This is about the time of year…

Houston’s Jasmyne Spencer (left) and the Red Stars’ Arin Wright battle for the ball in Sunday’s NWSL showdown at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Photo by Jeff Vorva

OG is MVP for Red Stars in bizarre win over Houston

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The most valuable player for the Chicago Red Stars the past few weeks has been Own Goal. Well, that’s not really a player. In soccer stat…

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Cracking a joke at the crack of dawn

By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] I am up at the crack of dawn on my day off. The first thing I have to do…

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Plenty of ideas from West Lawn ‘mayors’

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Do you remember last week’s column in which I posed the question: What would you…

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Pets don’t have to go missing

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. Some sources say a pet…

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Top-level congrats to SWOP for vax efforts

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 I’m sure you all heard that the Second Gentleman of the United States,…

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Illinois News

UPDATED: IDPH ‘fully aligns’ with new stricter CDC mask guidance

UPDATED: IDPH ‘fully aligns’ with new stricter CDC mask guidance

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state will have new COVID-19 guidance on face coverings after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its…

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Tuesday that repeals criminal penalties for people who transmit HIV to others. House…

Pritzker to review state masking guidance amid CDC reversal

Pritzker to review state masking guidance amid CDC reversal

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will reexamine the state’s guidance on face coverings after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated…

Bills expanding access to mental health care are among several signed into law

Bills expanding access to mental health care are among several signed into law

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents will soon have greater access to mental health services under measures Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law Friday. Starting…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund deficit, he told…

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund…

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for Illinois’ Democratic legislative leaders last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans and a Mexican American…

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