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Sandburg’s Todd Allen, shown coaching against Stagg earlier this year, left the boys basketball program but will coach the girls bowling team and continue as the girls golf coach at the school. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Sandburg coaching merry-go-round produces ‘Fab Five’

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent In a whirlwind of interviewing activity, Sandburg Athletic Director Steve Schanz has what he calls a “Fab Five” of new coaches replacing those who had some…

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High School Girls Track Sectional Roundup: Area has 10 individual and three relay champs

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent In her final official run on the Lyons track, Katie Dickman went out a winner. Anchoring the 1600-meter relay team that also consisted of Rebecca Phillips,…

Rachel Hill gets ready to take a shot for the Red Stars against North Carolina. Later the in the match, she scored the lone goal in Saturday’s 1-0 win in Bridgeview. Photo by Jeff Vorva

An en-Courage-ing result: Red Stars down North Carolina behind Naeher’s third shutout

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent North Carolina has been an NWSL power since coming into the league. The Courage debuted in 2017 and won the regular season title in its expansion…

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Rush sees ‘sliver of optimism’ on mail delivery

From staff reports U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-1st) hosted a meeting recently with United States Postal Service (USPS) Vice President Elvin Mercado, Midwest District Manager Randy Stines, city Alds.…

St. Laurence’s Kevin McCormick and his teammates picked up a top seed in a Class 3A baseball sectional. They finished second in the state in 2019. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Crowns are coming: Spring sport state finals to return in Illinois beginning June 10

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Boys volleyball and boys and girls lacrosse teams across the state celebrated in mid-May when the IHSA opened up the postseason to those sports, including state…

Vanessa DiBernardo gets fired up during a home match against Gotham FC on May 22. She and her teammates were fired up four days later after beating KC on the road, 2-0. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Red Stars Report: Pugh shines as Stars get first win; Dames fumes at refs

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars will not be winless when they return to Bridgeview. The team pulled off its first victory of the NWSL season with a…

Sandburg’s 3200-meter relay team of, from left, Ava Giblin, Brielle Morris Katie Roche and Lily Molloy show their medals after winning the event at the SWSC Blue meet in Bolingbrook. Photo by Jeff Vorva.

High School Girls Track: Sandburg 3200 has steep climb for state

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent A trip to state would do a lot of good for Sandburg’s girls track 3200-meter relay team. Sectional competition opened this week, and Sandburg and Stagg…

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LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Freshmen

Lyons Township High School announces its second semester Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 school year. The Semester Honor Roll is based on the entire semester work including final semester examinations.…

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LTHS announces honor roll for second semester: Juniors

Lyons Township High School announces its second semester Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 school year. The Semester Honor Roll is based on the entire semester work including final semester examinations.…

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LTHS announces honor roll for first semester

Lyons Township High School announces its first Semester Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year: FRESHMEN Margaret Abbs Thomas Abbs Joseph Abrahamson Natalie Adkins Isabelle Ahrens Elena Ainalakis Diego Alamo-Morales…

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LTHS announces honor roll for first quarter

Lyons Township High School has announced its first quarter Advisory Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 school year. The Advisory Honor Roll is based on quarter work only, including mid-term examinations.…

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CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come 'this summer'

CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come ‘this summer’

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park,…

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers finished a two-day special session Thursday by passing some important legislation but without reaching agreement on the one issue…

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra…

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Six Flags Great America has agreed to a $36 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit over the amusement park’s use…

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate is scheduled to return to the Capitol Tuesday to consider an energy regulatory overhaul bill that is years…

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Tuesday approved a change to next year’s budget at the request of Gov. JB Pritzker to correct…

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don…