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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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Warren K. Sherman

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Warren K. Sherman, 77, of Alsip, died July 14 at home. Visitation and a chapel service were held July 18 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Interment was private. Mr. Warren is survived by his wife, Phyllis Richards; his sons, Ross, Todd, and Paul; his brother, Kenneth; and four grandchildren. Mr. Warren was born in……

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Nancy J. Stiers

By benndevregional / July 19, 2012 / Comments Off on Nancy J. Stiers

Nancy J. Stiers, 79, née Jenks, of Crestwood, died July 7 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Visitation was held July 10 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. A funeral service was held July 11 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Palos Park. Interment was private. Mrs. Stiers is survived by her……

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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

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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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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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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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Feds indict Summit police chief, building inspector

Indictment says they shared a bribe over liquor license for the Mars Bar A federal grand jury this week indicted Summit Police Chief John Kosmowski and building inspector Bill Mundy with sharing a bribe from a business owner in 2017 to facilitate the transfer of a liquor license for the Mars Bar. The indictment returned……

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Orland Park to add 7 names during Memorial Day ceremony

The Orland Park community is invited to join the village this Memorial Day in remembrance of those who have given their lives for our country. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30, at the village’s memorial, Ara Pace – Place of Peace, located outside of Village Hall at 14700 S.……

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Girls Soccer: De La Salle tops Bremen for program’s first regional title

By Steve Millar Correspondent De La Salle coach Carlos Nunez has seen his teams come up a bit short in the postseason repeatedly over the years. The Meteors had never won a regional championship in girls soccer. Until this year, that is. “I’ve been in every single one that we’ve lost in,” Nunez said. “We’ve……

Mallory Pugh, middle, moves the ball during the preseason. She played her first NWSL game Sunday and had two goals and an assist. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro soccer report: Pugh tallies twice return in Red Stars’ win over Orlando

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Mallory Pugh gave a sample of what could be a big 2022 season when she scored four goals in the exhibition Challenge Cup series. But the Red Stars scoring threat missed the first two games of the NWSL season with an injury, and the team split decisions against Louisville and……

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New ward map OKed

Reflects Madigan’s power By Tim Hadac The City Council this week approved a new ward map that, among other things, will see all of Clearing and most of Garfield Ridge shifted to the 13th Ward. Midway International Airport also would shift from the 23rd Ward to the 13th. Monday’s 43-7 vote means the issue will……

Sandburg's Jeremy Johnson, the hero of a semifinal win over Homewood-Flossmoor, legs out a hit in a 6-3 loss to Lockport on Saturday at Ozinga Field. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Area Sports Roundup: Sandburg takes 2nd at Bajenski tourney

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer The Sandburg baseball team has had more downs than ups this season. But the Eagles finished the regular season on a strong note with a run to second place at the Steven M. Bajenski Memorial Tournament, which wrapped up May 21 at Ozinga Field in Crestwood. To get to the……

Sandburg's 3200 meter relay team of (left to right) Sean Marquardt Declan Tunney, Trent Anderson and Brock Rice ran the third-best time in the nation Thursday at Lockport and finished in second place. Photo courtesy of Sandburg High School.

Track Postseason Report: Sandburg boys 3200 relay records nation’s third-best time in 2022

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer How good was the competition in the boys track Class 3A Lockport Sectional in the 3200 meter relay? Sandburg’s relay team of Brock Rice, Declan Tunney, Trent Anderson and Sean Marquardt ran a time of 7:42.42, which tied for the third-best time in the nation in 2022. And that was……

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Pop’s to celebrate National Italian Beef Day with week of specials

Palos Heights-based Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage is beefing up May this year with a week-long celebration of National Italian Beef Day at each of their locations. As part of the celebrations, Pop’s is hosting an interactive contest on their Facebook page during the week of National Italian Beef Day from Monday, May 23, through……

Members of the “Small Island, Big Song” presented educational workshops to students at Moraine Valley Community College. (Supplied photo)

‘Small Island, Big Song’ workshops enrich classroom learning at MVCC

From staff reports Coming from some of the smallest islands in the world, performers from “Small Island, Big Song” talked about climate change, indigenous cultures and island history from their homelands to students in select sociology and geography classes at Moraine Valley Community College last month. The group performed their musical and spoken word endeavor……

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Former lawmaker sentenced in bribery scheme

Former lawmaker sentenced in bribery scheme

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Former state Rep. Luis Arroyo was sentenced this week to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving a state senator and one of Arroyo’s private lobbying clients who sought favorable legislation for the sweepstakes gambling industry. Arroyo, 67, is a…

Republican governor candidates on the issues

Republican governor candidates on the issues

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Abortion, January 6, Donald Trump, Critical Race Theory and whether Joe Biden is rightfully the president of the United States were the basis of questions asked to a field of six Republican candidates for Illinois governor Tuesday. A pair of debates took place on two stages…

CAPITOL RECAP: Republican candidates debate

CAPITOL RECAP: Republican candidates debate

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – The six Republican candidates for Illinois governor faced off Tuesday night in Chicago, albeit on two separate debate stages, hours after a shooting at a Texas elementary school that dominated a large portion of the debates. A scheduling conflict between two TV networks – WGN and NBC 5 –…

ANALYSIS: Illinois’ official U.S. census numbers have not changed

ANALYSIS: Illinois’ official U.S. census numbers have not changed

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Tuesday that he is asking President Joe Biden and the federal government to increase Illinois’ share of federal funding to reflect the results of a recent Census Bureau study showing the state was very likely undercounted in the 2020 census. The news…

GOP debate: Candidates address rising crime, Texas school shooting

GOP debate: Candidates address rising crime, Texas school shooting

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The six Republican candidates for Illinois governor faced off Tuesday night in Chicago, albeit on two separate debate stages, hours after a shooting at a Texas elementary school that dominated a large portion of the debates. A scheduling conflict between two TV networks – WGN and…

GOP Floor Leader Batinick ready to ‘pass the baton’

GOP Floor Leader Batinick ready to ‘pass the baton’

By GRACE KINNICUTT Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republican Floor Leader Mark Batinick, a self-described “policy guy,” came to Springfield with the goal of pushing good policy. A father of five who resides in Plainfield with his wife, Batinick said after eight years in the General Assembly, it was either time to…

Longtime lawmaker reflects on time in General Assembly, calls it ‘honor of lifetime’

Longtime lawmaker reflects on time in General Assembly, calls it ‘honor of lifetime’

By GRACE KINNICUTT Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – House Majority Leader Greg Harris, the number two Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives, never imagined landing the role of state representative – or that he would leave office feeling that he has been successful at it. The first openly LGTBQ leader in Illinois History,…

11th contempt citation filed against DCFS director

11th contempt citation filed against DCFS director

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday afternoon, a Cook County judge found Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith in contempt of court for the 11th time for violating court orders to move children to proper placements. The 11-year-old girl at the center of the case has…

Criminal case against senior staff at state-run hospital dismissed

Criminal case against senior staff at state-run hospital dismissed

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The official misconduct case against a Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center senior staff member was dismissed on Thursday. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Tripp dropped the charges, related to a cover-up of abuse at the state-run facility, against Choate’s quality assurance manager Gary Goins. The…

ANALYSIS: Fuel retailers sue over ‘compelled speech’ at the gas pump

ANALYSIS: Fuel retailers sue over ‘compelled speech’ at the gas pump

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] “As of July 1, 2022, the State of Illinois has suspended the inflation adjustment to the motor fuel tax through December 31, 2022. The price on this pump should reflect the suspension of the tax increase.” Those two sentences may be coming to a gas pump near you…

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