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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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AREA WIDE      ¥ Aging Care Connections’ 14th annual Sports Ball benefit gala will  be held Friday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Pinstripes in Oak Brook. Comedian Pat …

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Comings & Goings: Indian Springs School District to demolish building

Big things are coming to Indian Springs School District 109. The school district is seeking bids to tear down a building the district acquired last year at 8000 S. Roberts…

As one of the Chicago Ridge School District 127.5's Lemonade War Wrap Up, on Wednesday, May 12 at Ridge Central School, 10800 S. Lyman Avenue, Chicago Ridge, students brought food to their classrooms for a double purpose: for fun and to help those in need through a Cereal Box Domino event.

Ridge Central School celebrates book program with cereal dominos

By Kelly White Students in Chicago Ridge School District 127.5 have been reading together through the One District One Book Program. The selected book this semester was “The Lemonade War”…

From left, Greg Kotsiviras, Carter Schott, coach Jim Corcoran, Connor Richards, and Leo Glynn are on Sandburg’s unified bass fishing team, which qualified for this weekend’s state meet. Photo provided by Jim Corcoran

State Finals Roundup: Bass fishermen ready to give state title a Schott

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Illinois High School Association bass fishing state tournament rolls this weekend, and not only will Sandburg and Stagg send teams, the Sandburg unified team will…

Senior Ryan Stuursma pitched five innings of no-hit ball against Aurora Christian on May 11. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Baseball: Knights crank it up after loss

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Chicago Christian lost a baseball game on May 6. It was a bitter 6-5 setback to rival Illiana Christian, a school that moved to Indiana and…

Chris Sletcha, left, and Szymon Piton are heading to state in bass fishing after Sandburg qualified by winning a sectional championship. Photo courtesy of Jim Corcoran.

Bass Fishing: Anglers from Sandburg and Stagg headed to state finals

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent It could be said that Sandburg’s bass fishing team used a pod cast to win a sectional title. Not a podcast. The Eagles weren’t in their…

Danny Durkin of Sandburg struck out nine hitters in a 5-1 victory over Stagg on Friday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Baseball: Eagles get some air under wings with wins over Andrew, Stagg

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent Prom was waiting. And Sandburg’s baseball team wasted little time. The Eagles topped District 230 rival Stagg, 5-1, in roughly 90 minutes in a SouthWest Suburban…

Shepard coach John Rone and sophomore Elijah Tyson have fun posing with the team for postgame photos after the Astros beat Reavis on Saturday to earn their first league title since 1993. Photo by Jeff Vorva 
 

High School Football: Astros land at top of SSC Red for first league title since 1993

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent The last time Shepard had won a conference championship in football, Rudy Bajorek was patrolling the sidelines as an assistant coach. Fittingly, the Astros won the…

Mallory Pugh (right) goes flying as she makes her Red Stars debut on Wednesday night against Kansas City NWSC and Michella Maemone (left). Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pugh makes debut but Johnson gets goal in Red Stars’ draw

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent Forward Mallory Pugh made her highly anticipated debut with the Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday night but it was her replacement who stole the show. Pugh,…

Vikings slot back Aaron Woofford gets ready to follow the leads of locker Matt Ochoa in a loss to Providence on Friday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

A few smiles for St. Laurence after loss to Providence

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent There were smiles from some St. Laurence football players at Kavanaugh Field on Friday night after their game with Providence Catholic. But they may have been…

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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…