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Obituaries for August 13

By News Desk / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Obituaries for August 13

NICOLE A. BOSI Nicole A. Bosi, age 35, passed away July 21, leaving behind a legacy of love for her 2 children, family and friends to cherish. She was a…

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Death Notices for August 6

By News Desk / August 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Death Notices for August 6

MARIE J. “JOANNE” ABRAMS Marie J. “Joanne” Abrams, age 81, passed away July 3. Beloved wife of Clyde Abrams; loving mom of Russell (Diane) Abrams, Sandra Abrams, Tina Abrams and…

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Death Notices for July 23

By News Desk / July 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Death Notices for July 23

ALICE M. CEPA Alice M. Cepa (nee Szymanski), age 95, late of Oak Lawn and Chicago passed away from COVID-19 July 10. When the U.S. declared war on Germany in…

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Obituaries for July 10

By News Desk / July 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Obituaries for July 10

RICHARD BIELSKI SR. Richard J. Bielski Sr., age 82, of Chicago’s Brighton Park community, passed away peacefully June 26. He was the beloved husband of the late Leona; adored father…

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Obituaries for July 3

By News Desk / July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Obituaries for July 3

JAMES M. BOWEN James M. Bowen, age 72, passed away June 21. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Devoted husband to the late Mary Lou (nee Flanigan)…

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Stanley Balzekas Jr. dies, a ‘true friend’ to Lithuania, and Chicago

By Jeff Vorva / June 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Stanley Balzekas Jr. dies, a ‘true friend’ to Lithuania, and Chicago

By Tim Hadac For decades, people accurately described Stanley Balzekas Jr. as a pillar of the Southwest Side’s business community, as well as the Chicago-area’s Lithuanian-American community. A native of…

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Colleagues remember former lawmaker Robert S. Molaro

By Jeff Vorva / June 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Colleagues remember former lawmaker Robert S. Molaro

By Tim Hadac For decades, Robert S. Molaro served Chicago’s Southwest Side and nearby suburbs in a number of roles, most notably as a legislator and a Democratic Party official.…

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Colleagues remember former lawmaker Robert S. Molaro

By News Desk / June 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Colleagues remember former lawmaker Robert S. Molaro

By Tim Hadac For decades, Robert S. Molaro served Chicago’s Southwest Side and nearby suburbs in a number of roles, most notably as a legislator and a Democratic Party official.…

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Former Summit police sergeant Harron Beene dies

By News Desk / June 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Former Summit police sergeant Harron Beene dies

By Carol McGowan If you were in the presence of former Summit Police Sgt. Harron Beene, you knew it. He was larger than life, but not only in height. He…

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Death Notices Week of June 25

By News Desk / June 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Death Notices Week of June 25

MARIA A. BARAN Maria A. Baran (nee Bryniarski), age 64, of Orland Park, formerly of Chicago’s Archer Heights community, passed away June 16. Loving mother of Kinga (Krzysztof) Chudoba and…

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Flanked by fellow Arab business owners, American Arab Chamber of Commerce of Chicagoland President Hassan Abdallah accused the Lightfoot Administration of actions he and others consider bigoted. --Greater Southwest News-Herald photo by Tim Hadac

Arab business owners accuse mayor of bigotry

Lightfoot unfairly shutting gas stations, they say By Tim Hadac and Jeff Vorva It’s not every day that Mayor Lori Lightfoot is likened to former President Donald Trump, but that’s…

In the aftermath of the double shooting Sunday night, police and others tend to the two men wounded. --Supplied photo

Shooting mars church carnival

Moms, kids terrified by gunfire near St. Nick’s By Tim Hadac The day after a double shooting down the block from the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Carnival, a range…

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Fiesta Back of the Yards cancelled

The vibrant sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the annual Fiesta Back of the Yards will be nowhere this year, as the long arm of the pandemic has claimed the…

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Pappas: tax sale coming up

Urges property owners to check status online From staff reports Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will conduct the first sale in more than two years of delinquent Cook County property…

Township of Lyons Trustee Mark Anderson scored a hole in one. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Township of Lyons trustee scores hole in one

By Steve Metsch Township of Lyons trustee Mark Anderson figured it wasn’t his day after he scored a nine on the par-three first hole at Zigfield Troy in Woodridge. Boy,…

Township of Lyons Trustee Colleen Kelly (center) discusses a new senior services bus with Trustee Donna McDonald and Supervisor Christopher Getty. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

New bus will be rolling for Township of Lyons seniors

By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons is getting a new bus for its popular senior services that saw 2,300 riders in the month of August. The bus is officially…

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September waning, Halloween looming

By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] The temperature is dropping, and it’s making me happy. The Bears have started playing. Everyone is drinking and eating…

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Panther Patch closed by yellow jackets

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Our family spent Labor Day week in the north woods of Michigan.…

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U.S. unity starts with neighborhood unity

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 I was a Girl Scout for more than 10 years. One of the many great experiences…

Pooches, cats and other critters, as seen here in June 2019, will return to the streets of La Grange on Saturday for the 75th Pet Parade. (File photo)

Pet Parade returns to La Grange for 75th year

By Steve Metsch After a year of not seeing folks march with their dogs, cats and other creatures down the streets, anticipation is high for this year’s La Grange Pet…

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California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to consider the laws of the state of California and the U.S. Constitution in…

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Sept. 15, signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the…

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he…

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Expressing concern that the Illinois State Board of Education might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold funding from school…

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker, who says he…

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker,…

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

In our latest Capitol Cast, Jerry Nowicki and Peter Hancock analyze the massive energy overhaul bill that passed out of the House during a one-day return to session. Plus, a…

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill heads to Senate, Pritzker says he will sign it

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill heads to Senate, Pritzker says he will sign it

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved an energy regulation and decarbonization bill Thursday, which aims to bring Illinois’ energy generation sector to 100 percent carbon-free by…

House passes energy bill with labor, environmental groups on board

House passes energy bill with labor, environmental groups on board

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved an energy regulation and decarbonization bill Thursday, a major step forward for a wide-ranging omnibus bill that…

Ethics bill clears House on second try, will head back to governor

Ethics bill clears House on second try, will head back to governor

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House on Thursday voted to accept changes to an ethics bill that Gov. JB Pritzker had requested, paving the…

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