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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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Obituaries for August 19

By Tony Largent / August 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for August 19

JAN BEDNARZ Jan Bednarz, 73, passed away July 29. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Rzepka) Bednarz; loving father of Janina (Andrzej) Zolnierczyk, Maria Lassak and Wieslaw (Edyta) Bednarz; dear grandfather of Slawomir Zolnierczyk, Julia Lassak, Adrian Bednarz, Emilia Bednarz and Jacob Bednarz; cherished son of the late Maria (nee Tylka) and the late Jozef Bednarz;…

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Obituaries for August 12

By Tony Largent / August 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for August 12

ROSALINDA CARDENAS Rosalinda Cardenas, 72, 54-year resident of Summit, passed away July 29. She is survived by her beloved siblings Thomas (Marlene) Cardenas, Frank (Joyce) Cardenas, Raymond (Dora) Cardenas, Dora (Sid) Silvas, Olivia (Jose) Amador, Amado (Jill) Cardenas, Lydia (Miguel) Gallaga and Marie (Walter) Cybulski; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was employed…

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Obituaries for August 5

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for August 5

NANCY B. ALBERT Nancy B. Albert (nee Poore), age 86, of Berwyn, passed away July 27. Beloved wife of Raymond Albert; loving mother of David Albert and Sharon Pugh (fiancé James Bailey); sister of the late Jeanette (the late Tony) Novotny; fond sister-in-law to Phil (Jean) Albert; adored aunt to Kim (Don) Chase, Tim (Elaine)…

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Obituaries for July 22

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Obituaries for July 22

JOHN E. CICHOCKI John E. Cichocki, age 72, long-time resident of Justice, passed away in the early morning hours of June 28, due to complications from Cancer. US Army Veteran. Survived by his beloved wife, Estela Cichocki, dearest brother, David Cichocki and dear stepson, Stephen Ayala. Treasured friend and neighbor to many. In lieu of…

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Palos Township tax appeal workshop on January 26

For 68 years the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce has remained actively involved in the everyday life of the Palos area, residents and business community. (Supplied photo)

Palos Area Chamber dedicated to promoting area

By Kelly White Dedicated to helping local area businesses strive is the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber was formed in 1949 when a small group of merchants joined together for the purpose of advancing economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Palos Heights area. For 68 years, the Palos Area Chamber…

Peggy Zabicki

We need real solutions to crime

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Crime and safety concerns are the number one topic of all the calls and texts I receive. It seems that many politicians offer no solutions except the usual lists of ways to keep safe. I think everyone knows about locking their cars…

Mary Stanek

Icy spill yielded plenty of good will

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Here is a giant shout out to our first responders in the community. On Jan. 9, when a sheet of ice descended on Chicago, I was walking the dog. Walking around Peck School was great. Their snow…

Joan Hadac

It’s a busy January in Gage Park

By Joan Hadac Neighborhood correspondent at large Greetings, Gage Parkers! I’m pleased to be filling in this week for Karen Sala. It’s fun for me to report on Gage Park, the neighborhood where I lived for the first 26 years of my life. There’s always something happening in this big, exciting part of Chicago, so…

Kathy Headley

You can bank on good service here

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 In this world of corporate takeovers, it is kind of hard to feel safe in the hands of big business. First, we have to supply some of our personal information to the automated system. Then there’s the seemingly…

Palos Park police will hold an active shooter training session on January 30. (Supplied photo)

Palos Park police to hold active shooter drill

From staff reports Palos Park Police will fine tune their strategies for dealing with an active shooter to ensure the safety of both officers and citizens later this month. The end goal of the January 30 drlll is to test the department’s active shooter response plans and fine tune them. “Palos Park effective preventive measures…

Richards High School Principal Dr. Mike Jacobson and several staff members at the high school, 10601 Central Ave., Oak Lawn, walked for 24 hours on a treadmill to raise money for student scholarships starting bright and early on New Year's Day. (Supplied photos)

Richards’ Principal walks 24 hours for a cause

By Kelly White Most people spend New Year’s Day relaxing. Richards High School Principal Dr. Mike Jacobson spent it on the treadmill. For the second year in a row, Jacobson inspired generous donations of more than $20,000 on New Year’s Day by walking 24 hours on a treadmill without stopping. All of the money raised goes directly to benefit…

Victress Women's Wellness Center, 7120 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, welcomed in the new year with a goal-setting seminar open to women in the local community called, Achieve 2022: This year set goals, not resolutions. (Supplied photos)

Victress Women’s Wellness Center sets goals for 2022

By Kelly White Empowering women in the new year is Victress, a wellness center for women, in Palos Heights. The center opened in October at 7120 W. 127th St. and welcomed in the new year with a goal-setting seminar open to women in the local community called, Achieve 2022: This year set goals, not resolutions.…

Engineer Carl Germann (left) and executive producer Ron Jankowski helped Channel 4 in Palos Heights to a successful 2021. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Broadcast news — Palos Heights’ Channel 4 has big 2021

By Jeff Vorva The first Palos Heights city council meeting of 2022 featured a few minutes of bragging about Channel 4’s success in 2021. The local cable channel had a record-breaking year and Alderman Jerry McGovern was more than happy to run down the happy totals at Tuesday’s board meeting at City Hall. There were…

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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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