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Mona Lisa Hook

By benndevregional / July 19, 2012 / Comments Off on Mona Lisa Hook

Mona Lisa Hook, 60, née Bodinet, of Worth, died July 7 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. A private celebration of Mrs. Hook’s life will be celebrated at a later date. Arrangements will be made by Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Mrs. Hook is survived by her daughter, Amanda Ambrose; her brother, Kirk Bodinet;…

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Vivian E. Meyer

By benndevregional / July 19, 2012 / Comments Off on Vivian E. Meyer

Vivian E. Meyer, 95, née Russert, of Worth, died July 9 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice. Visitation was held July 12 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. A funeral service was held July 13 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Palos Heights. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery…

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Kathleen C. Basso

By benndevregional / July 12, 2012 / Comments Off on Kathleen C. Basso

Kathleen C. Basso, née Corbett, 70, of Worth, died June 1 at home. Visitation was held June 4 at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral service was held June 5 at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth. Mrs. Basso is survived by her husband, Salvatore;…

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Lillian Krenzel

By benndevregional / July 12, 2012 / Comments Off on Lillian Krenzel

Lillian Krenzel, 81, of Hickory Hills, died June 25 at Manor Care nursing home in Oak Lawn. A funeral service was held July 2 at Lack & Sons Funeral Home in Hickory Hills. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago. Mrs. Krenzel is survived by her son, John. Mrs. Krenzel was born in Chicago.…

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Geraldine M. Kuech

By benndevregional / July 12, 2012 / Comments Off on Geraldine M. Kuech

Geraldine M. Kuech, née Carey, 79, of Crestwood, died July 8 at home. Visitation was held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth on July 11. A funeral service was held at Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge on July 12. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth. Mrs. Kuech is survived by…

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Jacob Maser

By benndevregional / July 12, 2012 / Comments Off on Jacob Maser

Jacob Maser, 94, of Palos Hills, died June 27 at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. Visitation was held June 29 at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral Mass was held June 30 at Sacred Heart Church in Chicago. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth. Mr. Maser is survived by his…

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Edith B. Meyer

By benndevregional / July 12, 2012 / Comments Off on Edith B. Meyer

Edith B. Meyer, 100, of Oak Lawn, died June 28 at Sunny Hill nursing home in Joliet. Visitation was held July 2 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. A funeral Mass was held July 3 at First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn. Interment was at Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park. Mrs. Meyer is…

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Raymond Jacob Anderson

By benndevregional / July 5, 2012 / Comments Off on Raymond Jacob Anderson

Raymond Jacob Anderson, 97, of Hickory Hills, died June 21 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Palos Park. Visitation was held June 25 at Lack & Sons Funeral Home in Hickory Hills. A funeral Mass was also held Monday at Our Lady of the Woods Church in Orland Park. Interment was private. Mr. Anderson is survived…

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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound PDF December 1, 2021

A moment after ground was broken and tossed, smiles broke out among dignitaries celebrating PODER’s coming renovation. A computer-generated video offering a glimpse of what the new facility will look like is posted at southwestregionalpublishing.com. --Photo courtesy of Jorge Garza Norrick/JorgeTookYourPicture.com

New life for old city building

New PODER HQ to serve immigrants By Tim Hadac Ceremonial ground was broken on the west end of Gage Park last week to mark the coming renovation of a 94-year-old City of Chicago building and creation what is billed as Chicago’s first immigrant integration and job center. A lineup of political and business muscle…

UBAM President Anita Cummings and 22nd Ward Ald. Michael Rodriguez listen to feedback from UBAM members about the LeClaire redevelopment. --Greater Southwest News-Herald photo by Dermot Connolly

UBAM leaders hear LeClaire Courts plan

May break ground in mid-2022 By Dermot Connolly The $400 million redevelopment plans for the former LeClaire Courts public housing site were laid out over lunch at a recent meeting of the United Business Association of Midway. Several dozen business owners and community representatives attended the Nov. 10 event at the Red Barrel restaurant on…

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Sanad feeds the hungry in Chicago Lawn

More than a thousand served By Kathy Headley Have faith. Keep going. It will all work out. That was the advice Fatima Abu Eid, director of Sanad Social Services, gave to her daughter Aber, who runs the Sanad Food Pantry, upon being notified that the Greater Chicago Food Depository would indeed be giving them hundreds…

Chicago Police Department

Robbery crew hits Back of the Yards

From staff reports A cluster of robberies in Back of the Yards has promoted police to issue a community alert. Police said the bandits “approach the victims in or near the alley and demand property. Offenders then would flee in dark colored SUV or a red vehicle.” Crime scenes include: 1700 block of West 49th…

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Hug for a hero

CPD Officer Carlos Yanez Jr. (dark shirt) receives a welcoming hug from Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara, as Yanez’s family and friends shed tears of joy and applaud. Yanez walked into FOP Lodge 7 headquarters to pay a visit to his union brothers and sisters. Back in August, Yanez was shot…

Ray Stetz, of La Grange, talks with Township of Lyons Assessor Patrick Hynes (right) about possible property tax exemptions. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Township residents talk taxes with elected officials

By Steve Metsch Marek Gil, like many residents, has questions about his property taxes. Plenty of questions. Gil owns two properties, one in Hickory Hills and one in Justice. Asked if his taxes are too high, Gil replied: “Of course.” Gil, who resides in Justice, was among a group of residents who attended the “Coffee…

Summit village officials and employees stand in front of this year's Christmas Tree. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Summit lights village Christmas Tree

By Carol McGowan Nearly 50 people were on hand November 18 as the Village of Summit Christmas tree was lit. It was a true sign of the holidays to come, as the crowd gathered by the tree and sang a Christmas carol while sipping on hot chocolate and coffee. It was one of the first…

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau announces his intention to run for the 6th Congressional District. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Pekau joins crowded Republican field in 6th Congressional District

By Jeff Vorva In what could be one of the most interesting and heated congressional races in the state in 2022, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau announced Monday he is planning on running in the new 6th Congressional District. He will be running as a Republican and, so far, will battle energy consultant Niki Conforti in the…

Palos Park's Denise Cowan is one of four citizens to object to the village considering video gaming. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Palos Park delays gaming vote again

By Jeff Vorva Someone should send the mayor of Palos Park some Alka-Seltzer. For the third meeting in a row, the Palos Park Village Council did not take any action on bringing gaming machines to town. Mayor John Mahoney and Commissioner Dan Polk are leaning in favor of it to help out the local businesses…

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Illinois News

Hundsdorfer brings investigative experience to Capitol News Illinois reporting team

Hundsdorfer brings investigative experience to Capitol News Illinois reporting team

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Capitol News Illinois on Monday welcomed Beth Hundsdorfer to its full-time reporting staff. Hundsdorfer is a veteran investigative reporter who spent nearly 20 years at the Belleville News-Democrat, 13 of which were spent on the investigative beat. She also covered cops and courts. Her investigative journalism included work on…

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the General Assembly’s Democratic leaders filed documents in federal court Wednesday denying that newly drawn state legislative district maps amount to racial gerrymandering, instead accusing the plaintiffs in the three lawsuits of trying to use race to redraw districts for their own purposes. Wednesday’s…

House Democratic Leader Greg Harris announces retirement plans

House Democratic Leader Greg Harris announces retirement plans

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democratic Leader Greg Harris said Monday he will not seek reelection in 2022 and will step down from the General Assembly after eight terms in office. Harris, 66, of Chicago, is the first openly LGBTQ legislative leader in Illinois history who spent much of…

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

By ANDREW ADAMS For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Rep. Adam Niemerg grew up in a family that cared about politics, so it felt like a natural step for him when he ran his first campaign to get a seat in the House of Representatives in 2020. “There’s a lot of things that…

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

By ANDREW ADAMS For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Rep. Adam Niemerg grew up in a family that cared about politics, so it felt like a natural step for him when he ran his first campaign to get a seat in the House of Representatives in 2020. “There’s a lot of things that…

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

By MARIA GARDNER For Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas’ friends tease her for changing the meaning of words. “Solution” becomes a verb when she says “I’m about solutioning.” Pacione-Zayas, 43, D-Chicago, has been actively “solutioning” since she took office in December when then-state Sen. Iris Martinez stepped down to become Clerk of the…

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

By MARIA GARDNER For Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas’ friends tease her for changing the meaning of words. “Solution” becomes a verb when she says “I’m about solutioning.” Pacione-Zayas, 43, D-Chicago, has been actively “solutioning” since she took office in December when then-state Sen. Iris Martinez stepped down to become Clerk of the…

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

By TAYLOR AVERY For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Behind a window with a “Save the Byron Nuclear Plant” sign taped to the glass, Ricardo Montoya Picazo listened to a father of three wonder aloud if he would still be able to support his children in a few weeks. “If I lose this, the only…

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

By TAYLOR AVERY For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Behind a window with a “Save the Byron Nuclear Plant” sign taped to the glass, Ricardo Montoya Picazo listened to a father of three wonder aloud if he would still be able to support his children in a few weeks. “If I lose this, the only…

CAPITOL RECAP: In court documents, Democrats deny racial gerrymandering claims

CAPITOL RECAP: In court documents, Democrats deny racial gerrymandering claims

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the General Assembly’s Democratic leaders filed documents in federal court Wednesday, Nov. 24, denying that newly drawn state legislative district maps amount to racial gerrymandering, instead accusing the plaintiffs in the three lawsuits of trying to use race to redraw districts for their own purposes. Among other…

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