Justice Chamber treasurer Dennis Ber dies

By News Desk / June 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Justice Chamber treasurer Dennis Ber dies

Dennis Ber, 69, treasurer for the Justice Chamber of Commerce for the last 16 years, died suddenly Monday. Ber was an Air Force veteran and an usher at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills. Survivors include his wife, Karen; two daughters, Andrea Burns and Melissa Le Claire, and a son, Steven; a sister, Diane Roach;…

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Services set for Lisa Radogno

By News Desk / June 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Services set for Lisa Radogno

Funeral services will be Saturday for Lisa Radogno, a daughter of Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, who died suddenly last week of a “massive pulmonary embolism.” Radogno, 31, was an executive assistant in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Hallowell…

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Death Notices 6-19-14

By Kari Nelson / June 24, 2014 / Comments Off on Death Notices 6-19-14

Joyce L. Demblon Joyce L. Demblon, 76, formerly of Worth died on March 31 at home in Indio Cal. Services were held in Phoenix Ariz. in June 5. Ms. Demblon was survived by her children Janice (Jim) Corey and Cathy Cissna. She was born in San Diego. Rose Sorci Rose Sorci, née Vendetti, 90, of Worth, died Monday…

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Obituaries for June 19

By News Desk / June 19, 2014 / Comments Off on Obituaries for June 19

Klementyna Bafia Klementyna Bafia, age 96, formerly of Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood, died June 12 in her Orland Park home. Mrs. Bafia was a laborer and one of the founding members of Kolo 24 Szaflary of the Polish Highlanders Association of North America. Survivors include one son, Jan (the late Helena); two daughters, Janina (the…

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Janet A. Boomsma

By benndevregional / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Janet A. Boomsma

Janet A. Boomsma, nee Mulder, 86, of Palos Park, died on June 12. Memorial visitation is to be held at Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church in Palos Heights this Friday, June 20, at 4:30 p.m. until time of memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Interment is to be private at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak…

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Andrew J. Lanenga

By benndevregional / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Andrew J. Lanenga

Andrew J. Lanenga, 60, of Orland Park, died on June 8 at Pals Hills Healthcare in Palos Hills. Visitation was held June 11 at Colonial Chapel funeral home in Orland Park. A funeral service was held at Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church on June 12. Interment was at Skyline Memorial Park. Mr. Lanenga is survived…

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Eulene Viskocil

By benndevregional / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Eulene Viskocil

Eulene Viskocil, nee Hammonds, 96, of Palos Heights, formerly of Tinley Park, died on June 10. Visitation was held at Colonial Chapel funeral home on June 12. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on June 13. Interment was held at Chapel Hill Gardens South cemetery in Oak Lawn. Mrs. Viskocil is survived…

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Obituaries for June 13

By News Desk / June 12, 2014 / Comments Off on Obituaries for June 13

Chester Gorak Chester A. Gorak, age 98, of Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood, died June 5 at Manor Care Palos East. Mr. Gorak was a retired machinist with Ryerson Steel. Survivors include one son, David (JoAnn) Gorak; two daughters, Gabrielle (the late Wayne) Henley and Althea Gorak; 2 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was…

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Death Notice from 1-12-14

By Kari Nelson / June 11, 2014 / Comments Off on Death Notice from 1-12-14

Mary Ann BaileyMary Ann Bailey (nee Tipping), 81, of Worth died May 27 at Christ Hospital. Visitation was May 30 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. The funeral was June 1 at New Hope Church and interment was at Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park. Ms. Bailey was survived by children Keith (Maribeth), Steven…

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Emilia E. Borka

By benndevregional / June 11, 2014 / Comments Off on Emilia E. Borka

Emilia E. Borka, nee Berecz, age 82, died June 2 at Holy Family Villa in Palos Park. Visitation was held at Thornridge Funeral Home in Orland Park on June 5. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Family Villa in Palos Park on June 6. Inurnment was private. Mrs. Borka is survived by her children…

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Condors prevail on gridiron

Members of the Curie High School girls’ flag football team share a moment of triumph, moments after they won neighborhood bragging rights over Solorio Academy with a 22-8 victory last week. The Condors were paced by game MVP Destiny Miranda and QB Lexi Urzula. – Supplied photo

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Lyons buys property near old quarry

By Steve Metsch The village of Lyons has agreed to pay $2,770,416 for approximately 8.56 acres just south of the former quarry on Ogden Avenue. “This is something we talked about at previous board meetings. It’s finally coming to fruition,” Mayor Christopher Getty said at the Aug. 16 village board meeting. Dubbed the Lyons South…

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Lyons Township Democrats hold annual Fall Fest

By Carol McGowan The Democratic Park of Lyons Township held its annual Fall Fest last Saturday. The party took place outside of the Township Democratic Headquarters at 63rd Street and Archer Road in Summit. Lyons Township Supervisor Christopher Getty was happy with the turnout. “The event was an overwhelming success. We had approximately 300 people…

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City expands security-camera program

Free cams available for the poor From staff reports The City’s Community Safety Coordination Center (CSCC) has announced the launch of a new Income-Based Application that allows Chicagoans to obtain outdoor security devices, based on income. The expansion builds on what officials call the success of the Home and Business Protection Rebate Application, which helps…

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Is the pandemic over?

Not so fast, city Health Dept. seems to say From staff reports While both public health and political commentators assessed the accuracy of President Joe Biden’s recent proclamation that the pandemic is over, the Chicago Department of Public Health appears to be saying, not so fast. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem…

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A labor of love

  Stained glass entry glows with inspiration at St. Richard Church By Tim Hadac For many years, the north wall of St. Richard Church offered parishioners inside a distracting view of 50th Street. These days, it offers a glimpse into eternal salvation. The clear glass in the windows and doors of the church’s main entrance…

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St. Francis of Assisi in Orland Park to Host Blue Mass on Sunday

Hundreds of police officers, firefighters, emergency services personnel and their families are expected to attend the annual Blue Mass at noon on Sunday, Sept. 25, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Orland Park. Hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish and the Knights of Columbus Council 16369, the Blue Mass is a Catholic tradition…

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‘That’s more like it’

Neighbors praise police for confronting rowdy crowds By Tim Hadac A year ago, crowds of Mexican Independence Day revelers trashed Pulaski Road—mostly between the Stevenson Expressway and Archer Avenue. In 2022, the partiers were back, but this time they appeared to be met by a more robust and coordinated police response—much to the satisfaction of…

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Father Tom’s welcome lives on

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Back in the June 10 edition of the Greater Southwest News-Herald, we talked about the passing of the Rev. Tom Mescall, who would become the last pastor of St. Adrian Parish before it was combined with Queen of…

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The Mechs are making a difference

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Every day we hear about the crime going on in the area, like shootings, carjackings, drag racing, theft, battery, house and garage break-ins and catalytic converter thefts. These crimes are so discouraging to hear about. Well, here’s some good news. Long time…

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State Sen. Emil Jones III pleads not guilty in bribery case

State Sen. Emil Jones III pleads not guilty in bribery case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to three felony counts stemming from an alleged bribery scheme involving a red light camera company. Jones, 44, is a Chicago Democrat who has served in the Senate since 2009. He is also the…

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker called on two Democratic state senators Thursday to resign their seats amid allegations of misconduct. Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, was charged in federal court earlier this week with soliciting a $5,000 bribe from a red light camera company. And Sen. Michael Hastings,…

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker called on two Democratic state senators Thursday to resign their seats amid allegations of misconduct. Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, was charged in federal court earlier this week with soliciting a $5,000 bribe from a red light camera company. And Sen. Michael Hastings,…

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed by two former state legislators who sued for back pay they believed they were due for raises that they voted against while in office. Former Sen. Michael Noland, D-Elgin, and former Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, argued…

CAPITOL RECAP: Another Democratic senator charged in bribery scheme

CAPITOL RECAP: Another Democratic senator charged in bribery scheme

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III has been charged in federal court with three criminal counts tied to his dealings with a red light camera company. Jones, a Chicago Democrat, is the son of former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. The younger Jones has served in the Senate since 2009…

Treasurer’s Race: Frerichs touts investment gains, Demmer sees opportunity for GOP check

Treasurer’s Race: Frerichs touts investment gains, Demmer sees opportunity for GOP check

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – In Illinois, the role of state treasurer is that of chief investment officer. Treasurer Michael Frerichs has held that position for two full terms, winning by less than 10,000 votes in 2014 before cruising to an 18 percentage-point victory in 2018. He boasts that Illinois has…

Sen. Emil Jones III charged in bribery scheme

Sen. Emil Jones III charged in bribery scheme

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III has been charged in federal court with three criminal counts tied to his dealings with a red light camera company. Jones, a Chicago Democrat, is the son of former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. The younger Jones has served in the…

Capitol Briefs: State Fair sets record; jury awards $363 million in Sterigenics lawsuit

Capitol Briefs: State Fair sets record; jury awards $363 million in Sterigenics lawsuit

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The 2022 Illinois State Fair set an all-time attendance record with more than 636,700 visitors. Weekend attendance increased by 95,000 from one year ago. Attendance topped 2021 overall by more than 160,000 and 2019 by more than 127,000. There was no fair in 2020 for the…

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Vice President Kamala Harris came to Chicago Friday, Sept. 16, to rally voters who support abortion rights and urge them to turn out in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking at a roundtable discussion on reproductive rights at the University of Illinois Chicago, Harris said the recent U.S. Supreme Court…

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Vice President Kamala Harris came to Chicago Friday, Sept. 16, to rally voters who support abortion rights and urge them to turn out in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking at a roundtable discussion on reproductive rights at the University of Illinois Chicago, Harris said the recent U.S. Supreme Court…

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