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Obituaries September 29, 2022

By Tony Largent / September 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries September 29, 2022

MARY ROSE ALVAREZ Mary Rose Alvarez (nee Heredia), 84, of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away September 18. Beloved wife of the late Pedro; loving mother of Lydia (Phyllis Parker) Trujillo, Rosemary (late Daniel) Kurczodyna, Consuelo (Marcelino Cervantes) Alvarez and Teresa (Dennis) Prieto; much loved grandmother of Sylvia (Juve) Ortega, Patricia (Jose Luis) Arteaga, Marcos (Alma)…

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Obituaries September 22, 2022

By Tony Largent / September 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries September 22, 2022

JOSEPHINE CAHUE-RECK Josephine Cahue-Reck, passed away August 19. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Cahue and the late Maurice Reck; loving mother of Debra (Manuel) Fernandez, Diane (Dave) Garratt and Denise (Tim) Erdmann; dear grandmother of Adrienne Fernandez, Mariah (Dustin) Vail, Elisabeth (Nicholas) Hernandez and David Andrew Garratt. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.…

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Obituaries September 15, 2022

By Tony Largent / September 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries September 15, 2022

DAVID BAISA SR. David Baisa Sr., 66, of Orland Park, passed away on September 4. He was the beloved husband of Sandra, nee Russelburg. Proud father of Aimee (Brad), Katie (Mark), David Jr., Emilee (Brett), Lucy, and the late Paul. Dearest grandpa of Andrew, Isabella, Nathen, Franklin, Everett, Caden, Joseph, Leo, Neenah, and Ivy. Dave…

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Obituaries September 8, 2022

By Tony Largent / September 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries September 8, 2022

BRONISLAW CIEZCZAK Bronislaw Ciezczak, 84, of Orland Park, formerly of Chicago’s Archer Heights area, passed away on August 29. He was the beloved husband of the late Stanislawa (nee Zatloka) Ciezczak; loving father of Czeslaw (Zofia) Ciezczak, Aniela (Stanislaw) Szczechowicz, Andrzej (Dorota) Ciezczak, Wladzia (Andrzej) Lojek and Zofia (Jan) Bzdyk; dearest grandfather of Christopher (Samantha)…

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Obituaries September 1, 2022

By Tony Largent / September 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries September 1, 2022

JOYCE GRESKA Joyce Greska (nee Wydra), age 64, passed away August 6. Beloved wife of Michael Greska; loving mother of Breeanna (Julian) Villalpando and Michael Greska; cherished daughter of Shirley (nee Erjavec) and the late Stanley Wydra; dearest sister of Karen (the late Mark) Powley. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation was…

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Former Lyons trustee Richard Schuppe dies

By Tony Largent / September 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Former Lyons trustee Richard Schuppe dies

By Bob Bong Richard E. Schuppe, 80, former Lyons trustee and police employee, passed away on August 23. Lyons Mayor Chris Getty ordered flags in the village to be flown at half-staff in his memory. Getty said Schuppe served as a village trustee for one term from 2007 to 2011. He worked for the Lyons…

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Obituaries August 25, 2022

By Tony Largent / August 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries August 25, 2022

PATRICIA E. ANGUIANO Patricia E. Anguiano passed away peacefully August 12, with her loving sons at her side. She was the beloved mother of Jaime (April) Pulido and Alejandro (Griselda) Pulido; cherished grandmother of Ethan, Francesca, Natalia, Vincent and Alessandra; much loved sister of Dolores Tamez, Eleanore Sierra, Monica (late Gabriel) Ortiz and the late…

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Obituaries August 18, 2022

By Tony Largent / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries August 18, 2022

LOUISE C. BUCHER Louise C. Bucher, 99, of Palos Hills, passed away on August 14. She was the devoted daughter of the late Frank and Louise nee Koch Bucher; loving sister of Dorothy Bucher, Loretta (the late Ernest) Gregory, and the late Lawrence (the late Lottie) Bucher; cherished aunt of 6; great-aunt of four. Family…

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Obituaries August 11, 2022

By Tony Largent / August 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries August 11, 2022

GRACIELA AGUILAR Graciela Aguilar, age 90, of Chicago, Gage Park community, passed away July 24. She was the loving mother of Guillermo (Isabel) Aguilar Vega, Adrian Aguilar Vega, Albert Aguilar Vega, and Javier Aguilar Vega; cherished grandmother of Veronica (Ronald Anrade) Aguilar, Eric Toress, Ronny Andrade, David Aguilar, Luis Aguilar, Van Aguilar and Tatiana Aguilar;…

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Obituaries August 4, 2022

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries August 4, 2022

SHANNON BRENNAN Shannon Brennan, age 49, passed away July 20. Beloved daughter of Bonnie Brennan; dear sister of Colleen (Carl) Brennan-Powell and Sean (April) Brennan; loving aunt of Kinzie, Kole, Sean Jr. and Nicole. Funeral was held July 28 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church. Visitation was held July 27 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home…

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Chicago Police Department

Warn of burglars in Garfield Ridge

From staff reports A cluster of residential burglaries in Garfield Ridge has prompted police to issue a warning to the community. Crime scenes include: 5200 block of South Normandy on Jan. 1. 5600 block of South Mobile on Jan. 7. 5300 block of South Mason on Jan. 10. 6000 block of West 60th Street on Jan.…

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Casten scolds sheriff on new gun control law

Says he can’t pick which laws to enforce By Tim Hadac U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-6th) and several other Democratic members of the state’s Congressional delegation recently sent a letter to DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, expressing concern over his Jan. 13 statement that he will not enforce the Protect Illinois Communities Act (H.B. 5471).…

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Bust accused shooter in Clearing

By Tim Hadac Chicago Police and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force visited Clearing late last month to apprehend a man wanted in connection with a West Side shooting. Shaheer Muhammad, 24 of the 3800 block of West Grenshaw, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at a home in the 6000 block of South…

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2023 Illinois tax filing season now open

From staff reports The Illinois Department of Revenue began accepting 2022 state individual income tax returns on Monday, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service began accepting federal individual income tax returns. “Taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically as early as possible in the tax season and choose direct deposit in order to ensure…

Palos Park Police Officer Ross Chibe, shown at a village council meeting in 2021, and the Palos Park force are staying on top of a sextortion scam that has become prevalent. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Palos Park tries to stay ahead of the curve on sextortion scams

By Jeff Vorva The Palos Park Police Department is trying to stay ahead of a disturbing trend that has not been talked about publicly very much. When it comes to the topic of sextortion scams, the Palos Park police are monitoring things very closely and Detective Ross Chibe was called on to provide some wisdom…

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Former hospital employee charged in Palos Heights identity theft

From staff reports A Hazel Crest man was charged last week with aggravated identity theft stemming from an incident that happened on December 27. Palos Heights police took a report on December 27 from a patient at Northwestern Palos Hospital who reported their wallet was missing and then observed two unauthorized charges on her debit…

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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound January 25, 2023

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Boys Bowling | Stagg charges to first state finals appearance

By Randy Whalen Correspondent For Stagg, it’s a first. For Sandburg, it’s a return trip. Both teams survived the Plainfield North Sectional at Town & Country Lanes in Joliet to advance to the state tournament. The finals will be Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, and 28 at St. Claire Bowl in Fairview Heights. The Chargers, who…

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Boys Bowling | Reavis rolls to sectional title, sixth straight trip to state

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor A strong all-around team effort and a runner-up performance by Ethan Deluna powered Reavis to the championship of the IC Catholic Sectional and a trip to the state tournament. The Rams totaled 6338 to top second-place Glenbrook North by 100 pins on Jan. 21 at Bowlero in Glendale Heights. Lyons…

McKendree sophomore tight end Jordan Sprycha, and Oak Lawn alum, finished third on the Bearcats in receiving touchdowns with five, and tied for sixth in both receptions (22) and receiving yards (193) for the 2022 season. Photo courtesy of McKendree Athletics

College Notebook: Ex-Spartan Sprycha balling with Bearcats

By Mike Walsh Correspondent The fall of 2022 was successful both in the classroom and on the football field for Jordan Sprycha. In the classroom, the Oak Lawn graduate was one of eight McKendree University chosen to the 2022 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team. CSC Academic All-District Award nominees must be a starter or…

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‘Omnibus’ health care bill passed amid criticisms

‘Omnibus’ health care bill passed amid criticisms

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A law recently signed by Gov. JB Pritzker will extend the deadline for the state to transfer criminal defendants deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial from jail to a mental hospital. That same bill, House Bill 240, also gives nursing homes in Illinois two more years…

Veteran Statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel joins Capitol News Illinois reporting team

Veteran Statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel joins Capitol News Illinois reporting team

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS [email protected] Longtime Statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel has joined the Capitol News Illinois team as a full-time state government and politics reporter. She’s had a number of assignments covering the Statehouse and Illinois government since the 2014 legislative session, most recently serving as Statehouse editor for NPR Illinois from 2020 until after…

Replacing Illinois institution as secretary of state, Giannoulias makes modernization push

Replacing Illinois institution as secretary of state, Giannoulias makes modernization push

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – For newly sworn-in Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, customer service is the central mission as he assumes the state’s second-largest constitutional office, replacing the man who had held it for nearly a quarter century. “Modernization and bringing new technology is going to be at the forefront…

UPDATED: State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

UPDATED: State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Monday filed a petition asking an appellate court to vacate a temporary restraining order that was issued late Friday afternoon blocking enforcement of the state’s recently-passed assault weapons ban. Raoul’s office filed the petition in the 5th District Appellate Court in…

State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and legislative leaders said they were disappointed but not surprised by a judge’s decision late Friday putting a temporary and limited halt to enforcement of the state’s recently-passed assault weapons ban. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the temporary restraining order late Friday…

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Rifle Association has joined forces with other gun rights advocates in filing a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new ban on the sale and manufacture of semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. It’s the latest legal challenge to the law, which went into effect…

DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards

DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday was named in a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of children in state care who have been held in juvenile detention centers after a judge ordered their release. Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert is a…

At World Economic Forum, Pritzker plays role of Illinois’ ‘best chief marketing officer’

At World Economic Forum, Pritzker plays role of Illinois’ ‘best chief marketing officer’

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – After his second-term inauguration amid a frenzied “lame duck” legislative session last week, Gov. JB Pritzker took the global stage this week at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The governor and high-ranking members of his staff joined a bipartisan delegation of U.S.…

Watchdog seeks harsher penalties in wake of abuse at Choate

Watchdog seeks harsher penalties in wake of abuse at Choate

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois & MOLLY PARKER Lee Enterprises Midwest This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Lee Enterprises, along with Capitol News Illinois. The watchdog for the Illinois Department of Human Services is seeking harsher penalties against health care workers who obstruct abuse and neglect investigations. IDHS…

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

Rifle Association files federal suit against assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Rifle Association has joined forces with other gun rights advocates in filing a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new ban on the sale and manufacture of semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. It’s the latest legal challenge to the law, which went into effect…

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