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Obituaries for Oct. 21

By Tony Largent / October 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for Oct. 21

PATRICIA JAMIE “PJ” COTTER Patricia Jamie “PJ” Cotter, 73, of Willow Springs, passed away September 29. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Georgia (née Svarkonis) Cotter; loving sister of Michael (Karen) and the late James. Fond cousin to many and loving, caring and generous friend to many more. Visitation was held October 8 at…

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Obituaries for Oct. 14

By Tony Largent / October 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for Oct. 14

JOSEPH C. BYRNE   Joseph C. Byrne, age 86, of Brookfield, formerly of Omaha, NE, passed away October 1. Beloved husband of Eleanor Byrne (nee Engle); loving father of Carey (Ernest Newmann) Byrne and the late Eric Byrne; grandfather of Andrew Newmann and Sarah Newmann; brother of the late Jack Byrne; uncle of Daniel,…

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Obituaries for Oct. 7

By Tony Largent / October 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for Oct. 7

LINDA L. CHRISTENSEN Linda L. Christensen, age 73, passed away September 26, at RML Hospital in Hinsdale. Beloved wife of John Korda; loving mother of Josh (Alicia) Yeager and Maggie Yeager; cherished grandmother of Breslin and Huxley Yeager; dear sister of Cynthia Vogal. Linda was the Vice President of Chicagoland Town Roofing in Cicero, IL.…

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Obituaries for September 30, 2021

By Tony Largent / September 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for September 30, 2021

STANLEY J. BONCZYK Stanley J. Bonczyk, age 96, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community; passed away September 19 surrounded by his loving family. WWII Veteran Ex-POW Army. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Symanski); dear father of Susan Johnson, Nancy (Dan) Coyne, Mary (Brian) Gordon, and Jim (Sandie) Bonczyk; proud grandfather of Peter and Kathryn Johnson, Bradley (Jessica)…

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Elsie A. Hafner Pichman

By Bob Bong / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Elsie A. Hafner Pichman

Elsie A. Hafner Pichman, 98, passed away of natural causes peacefully on August 10, 2021. She is now together again with her beloved husband of 72 years, Larry Pichman who preceded her in death. Elsie was born to Valentine and Amalia Hafner. Elsie was a loving and devoted mother of Valarie Bryant, Ginger Peterman, Vicki…

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Obituaries for September 23, 2021

By Tony Largent / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for September 23, 2021

KIP LEON ANDERSON Kip Leon Anderson, 53, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away September 16. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Belair); loving and devoted father of Emily and Stella; cherished son of James and Marjorie (nee Buesking) Anderson and dear son-in-law of Elaine (the late Richard Sr.) Belair; fond brother of Scott (Jenny) Anderson,…

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Obituaries for September 16, 2021

By Tony Largent / September 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for September 16, 2021

JODY S. BRYANT Jody S. Bryant, 50, passed away September 6. Will be forever missed by family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home Ltd., 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral mass was held at St Richard Catholic Church, 5032 S. Kostner Ave., Chicago. Final resting place is Resurrection Cemetery. JOHN CHIKEROTIS John…

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Obituaries for September 9, 2021

By Tony Largent / September 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for September 9, 2021

JOAQUIN ALMAGUER Joaquin Almaguer, 86, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 25. Beloved husband of 56 years to Irma (nee Teniente); loving father of Irma (Domingo) Martinez, Jackie Almaguer, Alma Almaguer-Luna, Elsa Almaguer, Gracie (Jose) Garza and Jack Almaguer; proud grandfather of Andrea, Michael, Adam, Irma, Mauricio, Mia and Isabella; great grandfather of…

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Obituaries for September 2, 2021

By Tony Largent / September 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for September 2, 2021

MADELINE H. CABANSKI Madeline H. Cabanski (nee Trochowski), 77, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 22, with her loving husband and children at her side. She was married to her devoted husband, Dennis for 55 years. Cherished mother of Michael (Jodie) Cabanski and Michelle (Mark) Suchinski; devoted and proud grandmother of Cory Cabanski…

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Devoted Summit couple together for 78 years die 2 days apart

By Bob Bong / August 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Devoted Summit couple together for 78 years die 2 days apart

Lifelong Summit residents Edward “Red” Koenig and his wife, Louise “Lou” Koenig, both passed away last week after being together for 78 years. Red passed away peacefully at home on August 20. Two days later, Lou passed away. Red was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of VFW Post 6863 and…

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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound PDF December 22, 2021

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Girls Basketball: Lockport plays Grinch, steals win from Stagg

By Randy Whalen Correspondent There was some confusion about the number of points Gail Korbitz scored against Lockport last week. The 6-foot-1 inch Stagg senior forward had 21 points, according to the scoreboard. But she finished with a career-high 23 points. “She had a great game,” Chargers coach Bill Turner said. Unfortunately for Stagg, the…

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Girls Basketball: Oak Lawn off to strong start, takes 2nd at Lady Spartan tourney

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Mia Kennelly has not forgotten the impact the program’s seniors had on her the past three seasons. Now, as the Spartans’ only senior, she has embraced the role of being a leader. “It’s been very different being the only senior on the team,” Kennelly said. “But I like helping the younger…

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St. Rita sophomores star in win over Marist

By Steve Millar Correspondent After missing a loss to Carmel on Dec. 11 because of an illness, Jaedin Reyna was ready to get back on the court and make a difference. “It definitely fired me up to come back and help the team,” said Reyna, who was not happy St. Rita lost without him. “I…

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Start fast, finish strong: Niego hits five threes in 1st, Rice rolls past Richards

By Steve Millar Correspondent Ahmad Henderson took his punishment in stride and was ready to play when the opportunity arose. Henderson, Brother Rice’s star junior point guard, did not start against Richards on Dec. 17 because he arrived a few minutes late to the team’s pre-game activities. “I just had the same mindset as if…

Richards’ Greg Miller had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, in a win over St. Laurence on Dec. 15. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Boys Basketball: Richards knocks Oak Forest from ranks of unbeaten

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Crossover victories in the South Suburban Conference have not come easy for boys basketball teams in the Red division. Heading into action on Dec. 14, the Blue teams displayed dominance with a 16-4 record over the Red foes. Richards had the tall task of going on the road to face Oak…

Orland Park's John Richardson is one of several Brother Rice football players on teams who are in bowl games. Photo by Lon Horwedel

College Report: Ex-Crusaders go bowling; Rettke helps Badgers win NCAA volleyball title

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Brother Rice graduates are dotting several college football rosters during this bowl season, which got started on a wild note with a former Crusader in the middle of the action. John Richardson, a redshirt sophomore kicker from Orland Park, booted two field goals and five extra points for Northern Illinois in…

Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch signed to play football at Northwestern, which came in with a last-minute offer. He had verbally committed to be a preferred walk-on at Notre Dame in two sports. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Fifteen area players commit on early signing day; Lausch chooses Northwestern

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The last-minute offer from Northwestern had Brother Rice senior Jack Lausch weighing some options. He was already a preferred walk-on for baseball and football at Notre Dame and for a long time, that appeared to be his college destination. Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald came in and made an offer to the…

Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation workers clean up waste generated by squatters under the Cicero Avenue overpass at the Stevenson Expressway. --Supplied photo

‘Here we go again’

Frustration as squatters return to expy. overpass By Tim Hadac Back in July, when neighborhood advocates succeeded in pressuring city and state officials to clean up years of filth under and around the Stevenson Expressway overpass at Cicero Avenue, they warned that unless the area were fenced off, the problem would return. It did. In…

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Invite public to ward remap hearings

Council logjam to continue in 2022 By Tim Hadac A sure sign that the city’s ward remapping battle won’t end soon was delivered last week by Eighth Ward Ald. Michelle Harris, who chairs the City Council’s Rules Committee. Harris announced four additional public hearings in January for the city’s redistricting process and encouraged all Chicagoans…

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Illinois News

New law ends parental notification in Illinois

New law ends parental notification in Illinois

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law on Friday that ends parental notification, a requirement that doctors notify the parents of a minor seeking an abortion. “With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, Illinois is once again establishing itself as a leader in ensuring access to health care…

Illinois jobless rate falls to 5.7%

Illinois jobless rate falls to 5.7%

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a point in November to 5.7 percent as employers added 19,500 payroll jobs to the economy. Preliminary data released by the Department of Employment Security and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the biggest job gains during…

Illinois jobless rate falls to 5.7%

Illinois jobless rate falls to 5.7%

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a point in November to 5.7 percent as employers added 19,500 payroll jobs to the economy. Preliminary data released by the Department of Employment Security and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the biggest job gains during…

Potential buyer identified for James R. Thompson Center

Potential buyer identified for James R. Thompson Center

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Plans are moving ahead for the sale of the James R. Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street in Chicago. Gov. JB Pritzker announced on Wednesday plans to enter into exclusive negotiations with JRTC Holdings, LLC, for the purposes of acquiring and redeveloping the Thompson Center…

CAPITOL RECAP: JRTC Holdings will enter negotiations with state for $70 million purchase of Thompson Center

CAPITOL RECAP: JRTC Holdings will enter negotiations with state for $70 million purchase of Thompson Center

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS CHICAGO – Plans are moving ahead for the sale of the James R. Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street in Chicago. Gov. JB Pritzker announced on Wednesday, Dec. 15, plans to enter into exclusive negotiations with JRTC Holdings, LLC, for the purposes of acquiring and redeveloping the Thompson Center that…

Lawmakers push for nursing home reforms this spring

Lawmakers push for nursing home reforms this spring

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Several Illinois lawmakers said this week they are determined to pass a bill in the spring that would overhaul the way nursing homes are paid through the state’s Medicaid program to address critical staffing shortages, but the state’s largest nursing home industry group is still pushing…

New law provides for licensure path of certified professional midwives in Illinois

New law provides for licensure path of certified professional midwives in Illinois

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Colleen Marotta has delivered hundreds of babies. Marotta, 43, of Arlington Heights, became a nurse in 2001. Ten years later, she became a certified professional midwife, or CPM. When Marotta was a CPM the law barred her from delivering babies in Illinois, forcing her to drive to Wisconsin…

Edwardsville chief on Amazon warehouse: ‘It was definitely one of our worst days’

Edwardsville chief on Amazon warehouse: ‘It was definitely one of our worst days’

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] In the wake of Friday night storms that left six dead at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, a disaster proclamation was issued Monday for 28 counties in southern and central Illinois. The proclamation will bring personnel or equipment from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to assist with storm…

Reimagine Public Safety Act to drive violence intervention funds to state’s most dangerous areas

Reimagine Public Safety Act to drive violence intervention funds to state’s most dangerous areas

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A state program aiming to take a “comprehensive approach to ending Illinois’ firearm violence epidemic” will be expanded under a law signed Friday by Gov. JB Pritzker. The Reimagine Public Safety Act became law in June, but the expansion signed Friday clarifies guidelines in the original…

CAPITOL RECAP: Oral arguments begin in state redistricting challenges

CAPITOL RECAP: Oral arguments begin in state redistricting challenges

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS CHICAGO – Oral arguments began Tuesday, Dec. 7, in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that lawmakers passed earlier this year with three federal judges asking detailed questions of all the parties in the cases. Each case centers on the question of whether Democrats in the General Assembly violated…

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