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– Palos Heights Alderman Jeffrey Key updates the council on the fireworks situation for next year. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Palos Heights locks in fireworks show for 2022

By Jeff Vorva On the final day of summer, the City of Palos Heights made arrangements for the fireworks show for next year’s Independence Day celebration. The city council voted…

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Harlem to be resurfaced from 62nd to 111th streets starting Sept. 27

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that a resurfacing of Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43), from 62nd Street, in Chicago and Summit, to 111th Street, in Worth, passing through Bedford Park,…

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Palos Park Police warn motorists it’s deer mating season

Palos Park Police are advising motorists to slow down after sundown and before sunrise to reduce their risk of having a close encounter with a deer. Deer collisions are an…

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Palos South Middle School to host vaccine clinics

The Illinois Department of Public Health will host two vaccine clinics in September and October at Palos South Middle School, 13100 S. 82nd Avenue in Palos Park. Both clinics are…

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau pets the village’s new therapy dog, Leo, as officer Rich Miller looks on. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Orland Park officials have plenty to bark about with new comfort dog

By Jeff Vorva Well, someone was able to bark at the mayor without a gavel slamming down. Village of Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau and the board of trustees were…

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Master illusionist, Vitaly, to perform at Moraine Valley

The master illusionist and worldwide performer, Vitaly, will bring his entertaining show, “An Evening of Wonders,” to town on Saturday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., in the Dorothy Menker Theater at…

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Hurley to host second annual art contest

To promote creativity and artistic ideas, state Rep. Fran Hurley (D-Chicago) is hosting her second annual art contest for seventh- and eighth-grade students in the 35th District. “To honor and…

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IDES to resume in-person service at Burbank office

The Illinois Department of Employment Security will begin to restore its in-person workforce and limited unemployment services at the American Job Center in Burbank, state Sen. Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced…

Richards senior running back Jadon Wilson — seen here in Week 3 against Argo, a game in which he ran for three touchdowns — ran for 116 yards and four scores in the Bulldogs' 42-21 win over Shepard on Sept. 17. Photo by Jason Maholy

Southwest Football Roundup: Richards rolls, EP’s shutout streak ends, Chi. Christian forfeits

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When Shepard beat Richards 42-8 in the spring season, it was the first time the Astros had beaten the Bulldogs since 1993. “That left a bad…

Marist quarterback Dontrell Jackson, Jr., chased by Mount Carmel’s Charlie Fordon, had some big runs in the first half of a . Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Big third quarter lifts Mount Carmel over Marist

By Steve Metsch Correspondent After waiting through a 90-minute lightning delay for the second half to begin, Mount Carmel wasted no time getting back to full speed. The Caravan scored…

LAUSCH – Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch scores the second of his six touchdowns in a 49-46 loss to Loyola in a battle of Class 7A powers Friday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: Loyola tops Rice in Blue shootout

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent What happens when you put four monster football programs in one conference? Monster matchups. Monster games. And monster seasons. The third season of the Chicago Catholic…

SeatGeek Stadium’s field went through an unexpected resodding project, forcing the Chicago House to play two games in California in a seven-day span. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars have Thorn-y opponents

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars would like to wipe away the memories of a season-opening drubbing at the hands of Portland, and a great way to do…

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Rooftop owner hopes Palos Heights taps into video gaming

By Jeff Vorva In the past 10 years, the topic of video gambling has been a hot-button issue in Palos Heights whenever it has been brought up. And it was…

Palos Park police officer Ross Chibe explains what happened the night two confused elderly women from South Carolina found their way to town. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Palos Park cop honored for helping elderly South Carolina women

By Jeff Vorva Right place. Right time. In a story full of what-if scenarios, Palos Park police officer Ross Chibe found himself in an unusual situation on July 26 in…

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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…

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Southern Illinois town pins hopes on river port development

Southern Illinois town pins hopes on river port development

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] CAIRO – Anyone who has driven America’s Interstate highway system is familiar with those standard blue signs near major exits indicating the services…

Supreme Court eviction order extended to coincide with governor’s moratorium

Supreme Court eviction order extended to coincide with governor’s moratorium

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday extended its order limiting judgements in certain eviction cases to Oct. 3, putting it in…

Illinois’ eviction moratorium set to expire Oct. 3

Illinois’ eviction moratorium set to expire Oct. 3

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state’s moratorium on enforcement of residential evictions will expire on Oct. 3, according to Gov. JB Pritzker’s latest COVID-19 executive…

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…

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