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Obituaries for September 16, 2021

JODY S. BRYANT Jody S. Bryant, 50, passed away September 6. Will be forever missed by family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home Ltd., 4901 S. Archer…

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Obituaries for September 9, 2021

JOAQUIN ALMAGUER Joaquin Almaguer, 86, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 25. Beloved husband of 56 years to Irma (nee Teniente); loving father of Irma (Domingo) Martinez, Jackie…

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Obituaries for September 2, 2021

MADELINE H. CABANSKI Madeline H. Cabanski (nee Trochowski), 77, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 22, with her loving husband and children at her side. She was married…

Edward "Red" Koenig and Louise "Lou" Koenig.

Devoted Summit couple together for 78 years die 2 days apart

Lifelong Summit residents Edward “Red” Koenig and his wife, Louise “Lou” Koenig, both passed away last week after being together for 78 years. Red passed away peacefully at home on…

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Obituaries for August 19

JAN BEDNARZ Jan Bednarz, 73, passed away July 29. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Rzepka) Bednarz; loving father of Janina (Andrzej) Zolnierczyk, Maria Lassak and Wieslaw (Edyta) Bednarz; dear grandfather…

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Obituaries for August 12

ROSALINDA CARDENAS Rosalinda Cardenas, 72, 54-year resident of Summit, passed away July 29. She is survived by her beloved siblings Thomas (Marlene) Cardenas, Frank (Joyce) Cardenas, Raymond (Dora) Cardenas, Dora…

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Obituaries for August 5

NANCY B. ALBERT Nancy B. Albert (nee Poore), age 86, of Berwyn, passed away July 27. Beloved wife of Raymond Albert; loving mother of David Albert and Sharon Pugh (fiancé…

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Obituaries for July 22

JOHN E. CICHOCKI John E. Cichocki, age 72, long-time resident of Justice, passed away in the early morning hours of June 28, due to complications from Cancer. US Army Veteran.…

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Obituaries for July 15

CHARLES J. BRUCH Charles J. Bruch, age 35, of Tinley Park, formerly of Darien, passed away June 25. Beloved husband of Christina (nee Ciciora); cherished father of Henry and Lucy; devoted…

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‘Dedicated parish priest with a good sense of humor’

Rev. Michael Bowler served at St. Turibius, St. Thomas More From staff reports The Rev. Michael J. Bowler, former associate pastor of St. Turibius Parish, died June 29. He was…

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Obituaries for July 8

BERTHA AVILES Bertha Aviles (née Chavez), age 55, of Chicago’s Little Village community, passed away June 12. She was the beloved wife of 35 years of Juan Aviles; cherished mother…

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Obituaries for May 9

NICK G. BACUROS Nick Bacuros, age 89, lifelong resident of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 29. He was a Navy veteran. Throughout his life, Mr. Bacuros worked in…

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Obituaries for Oct. 25

ABIGAIL BARRIENTOS Abigail Barrientos (nee Rodarte), age 85, of Chicago’s Brighton Park community, passed away October 17 at home. Beloved wife of Guadalupe Barrientos; devoted mother of Maria (Raul)…

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BRIAN L. BAKALICH Brian Bakalich, 58, of La Grange Park, passed away May 5. He was an Army veteran. Beloved husband of Sandra Bakalich (nee Joyce); devoted father of Alexandra…

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Obituaries for April 22

FRANCIS ‘FRANKIE’ BLANDA Francis “Frankie” Blanda, 57, of Justice, passed away April 10. Devoted son of Lydia (nee Volmer) and the late Daniel A. Blanda Sr.; dearest brother of Julie…

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Death Notices Week of April 15

HELEN J. BAVLSIK Helen J. Bavlsik (nee Czuprynski), 99, of Chicago, passed away April 3 at Westmont Manor Health and Rehab Center. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late…

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David Michael Nelson

David Nelson, age 19 passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. David was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and raised in Lyons. In David’s short life he enjoyed spending time…

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New top cop in 8 committed to beat integrity

People have a right to feel safe, commander says By Tim Hadac The new police commander in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District is assuring Clearing and Garfield Ridge residents of…

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Let’s paint Vaunt’s parking lot pink

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] Hi everyone. I hope you’ve had a good week. The folks over at Vaunt Fitness have a…

David Sandoval describes to Mayor Christopher Getty the Lyons-McCook girls' run to finishing fifth in the state. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Lyons Village Board honors winning softball team

By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board paused from regular business to honor the Lyons-McCook softball team that won a district championship and took fifth in the state. Most of…

Two police officers watch as American Legion Post 1941 members fire a ceremonial salute. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Countryside remembers 20 years after 9-11

By Steve Metsch Countryside resident Christina Bader made sure to bring her three children to the city’s Patriot Day Remembrance last Saturday, marking two decades since the terrorist attacks of…

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…

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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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