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Denise Huguelet was retired from Evergreen Park School District 124. (Supplied photo)

Tributes honor retired teacher killed in Dan Ryan shooting

From staff reports Friends and former colleagues are mourning the death of Denise Huguelet, a retired teacher who was slain last week while driving home to Orland Park from a…

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Football Forecast: Week 1

The Week 1 Football Forecast from our motley crew of prognosticators is here. Defending champion is Steve Millar, who took the title in the spring with a strong finish and…

Chicago Christian senior Luke Jelderks has moved to quarterback this season. The Knights have made the playoffs the past two full seasons. File photo

High School Football Preview: Chicago Christian looks to keep good times rolling under new coach

KNIGHTS AT A GLANCE CONFERENCE: Metro Suburban Red HEAD COACH: Tom O’Connor 2019 RECORD: 6-4 2021 SPRING RECORD: 5-1 2021 FALL OUTLOOK: The Knights lost a lot of talent from…

To help students, parents and coaches prepare for the fall season, Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., Chicago, hosted a Red/White Night last Friday. (Supplied photos)

Marist kicks off season with Red/White Night

By Kelly White With autumn just around the corner, fall athletes are emerging to shine. To help students, parents and coaches prepare for the season, Marist High School, 4200 W.…

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Comings & Goings: Bakers Square closes last south suburban location

Bakers Square, which once had several locations in the Chicago marketplace, has closed its last south suburban location, in Orland Park. Last year, before the pandemic hit, the chain closed…

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Why can’t I get a refund from Ticketmaster for this rescheduled show?

Diane Dukes can’t make it to comedian Ron White’s show after she receives a cancer diagnosis. Is there a way to get a refund for the event? Q: My husband…

Gov. JB Pritzker speaks during a news conference Thursday morning in Chicago during which he announced a statewide indoor mask mandate effective Monday.(blueroomstream.com)

Pritzker orders masks be worn indoors in Illinois; vaccines required for teachers, health care workers

By Jerry Nowicki SPRINGFIELD – The statewide mask mandate indoors is back, and educators and health care professionals will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. JB Pritzker announced…

Shepard junior quarterback Quran McClellan will look to build on his strong spring season and help the Astros repeat as South Suburban Red champs. File photo

High School Football Preview: Shepard in unfamiliar spot as defending conference champ

ASTROS AT A GLANCE CONFERENCE: South Suburban Red HEAD COACH: John Rone 2019 RECORD: 6-4 2021 SPRING RECORD: 5-1 2021 FALL OUTLOOK: The Astros made history when they won their…

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Pappas: taxes biting businesses, blacks, Latinos harder

From staff reports Businesses in Cook County, as well as black and Latino suburban property owners are bearing the brunt of 2020’s property tax increases, according to an analysis of…

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High School Football Preview: Richards looks to bounce back after spring growing pains

BULLDOGS AT A GLANCE CONFERENCE: South Suburban Red HEAD COACH: Tony Sheehan 2019 RECORD: 10-2 2021 SPRING RECORD: 3-3 2021 FALL OUTLOOK: When it comes to wins and losses, the…

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Argo High School’s Centennial Gala tickets on sale

By Carol McGowan Tickets are still available for Argo Community High School’s Centennial Gala. It’ll be held on Saturday, September 11, at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge. The…

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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,…

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