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High School Football: O’Connor is back in the saddle at Chicago Christian

By Steve Metsch Correspondent The new head football coach at Chicago Christian is a familiar face to Knights’ fans. Tom O’Connor served the past five seasons as special teams coordinator…

New Oak Lawn football coach Ryan Pattison is hoping to turn the Spartan program around. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: New coach Pattison looks to turn Oak Lawn around

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When Ryan Pattison was hired as the head football coach at Guerin, he was looking forward to leading the 2020 squad and rebuilding a program. He…

Jeannie Olson (left) takes the oath of office from Mayor Kelly Burke to become the newest trustee during the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting Monday night. Olson will fill the unexpired term of Burke after she became mayor in April. (Photo by Joe Boyle)

New oil change center to open in Evergreen Park

New trustee sworn in to replace Burke By Joe Boyle Concerns over noise and traffic congestion were addressed by officials affiliated with a new oil change center that will open…

The Allman Betts Band featuring three sons of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band will headline Friday night. (Supplied photo)

Ridgefest returns after a one-year absence for pandemic

By Bob Bong Chicago Ridge is bringing back its popular Ridgefest for three days starting Friday at 5 p.m. at Freedom Park, 6200 Birmingham St. “This was the fastest we…

Peter Wilt tells a UBAM audience about plans for another pro soccer team in Chicago. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Another pro soccer team in Chicago is in the House

By Jeff Vorva Peter Wilt is at it again. The man who was a huge influence in bringing the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars to the area and helped…

A makeshift memorial has been created next to the tree in Hickory Hills where four teenagers were killed in a crash Saturday afternoon. (Staff photo)

4 teens killed in Hickory Hills crash were Argo students

Driver charged with reckless homicide By Bob Bong and Carol McGowan Four teenagers from Justice were killed Saturday in what Hickory Hills Police believe was an attempt to go airborne…

Richards receiver Travis Garmon lets out a yell while the Bulldogs defense makes a stop against Sandburg during 7 on 7 drills. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Richards team under construction, Sandburg finds dual threat in Evans

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The new playing surface at Korhonen Field is shaping up. Periodic Twitter updates show the progress of the new turf field, which is expected to be…

Gov. JB Pritzker steps off a bus Friday afternoon with a group of dignitaries who toured the CSX facility in Bedford Park. (Photos By Jeff Vorva)

Buttigieg touts Biden infrastructure plan in visit to Bedford Park

By Jeff Vorva When it comes to President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am going to fight [it] every step of the way,” in…

Madalyn Davison, 5, of Oak Lawn, had fun riding the Ferris Wheel on Saturday afternoon at the Palos Hills Friendship Fest at Moraine Valley Campus, 107th and 88th Avenue in Palos Hills. (Photos by Kelly White)

Family fun returns at Palos Hills Friendship Fest

By Kelly White The Palos Hills Friendship Festival was back at it again this summer, celebrating the season with fun and entertainment for the entire family. “It’s such a fun…

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Oak Lawn names Phelan new village manager 

By Joe Boyle  Trustee Tom Phelan (6th) has been appointed the new village manager of Oak Lawn, replacing the retiring William “Randy” Palmer. The appointment was made following an executive…

Tom Farrell, marketing and public relations intern for the Oak Lawn Park District, shows a QR code for the Oak Lawn Park District's Summer Scavenger Hunt at Lawn Manor Park, 10800 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, on Saturday, July 10. (Photo by Kelly White)

Oak Lawn Park District’s Summer Olympics Scavenger Hunt

By Kelly White The Oak Lawn Park District is encouraging families to get outdoors together this summer. In celebration of the Summer Olympics, along with Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s…

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CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker launches second-term campaign with media tour

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund deficit, he told…

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

WITH PODCAST: Pritzker talks plans for Unemployment Trust Fund, pandemic response

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund…

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

Democratic leaders seek to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for Illinois’ Democratic legislative leaders last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans and a Mexican American…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker will seek a second term

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker will seek a second term

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday he will seek a second term, joined once again by Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton as a running mate.…

State ‘strongly encourages’ public, private colleges to require students to get COVID-19 vaccine

State ‘strongly encourages’ public, private colleges to require students to get COVID-19 vaccine

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state’s higher education agencies released updated COVID-19 guidance Monday encouraging all public and private higher education institutions in Illinois to…

Pritzker, Stratton announce reelection bid

Pritzker, Stratton announce reelection bid

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday he will seek a second term, joined once again by Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton as…

Pritzker has ‘no plans’ for added mitigations; ‘local control’ is focus of new school guidelines

Pritzker has ‘no plans’ for added mitigations; ‘local control’ is focus of new school guidelines

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The wide availability of COVID-19 vaccines has changed the state’s approach for mitigating the virus’ spread statewide and in schools. For…

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