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Cause for celebration: Lyons doesn’t let runner-up finish spoil its party

By Steve Millar Correspondent For Lyons senior forward Ava Dallavo there was no hesitation. She and her teammates grabbed a jug of ice water from their sideline and gave…

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High School Softball: Marist tops Lincoln-Way Central for program’s third state title

By Randy Whalen Correspondent A gutsy performance for the ages helped Marist to the third state championship in program history. Abby Dunning, arguably the top pitcher in the state and…

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High School Softball: Marist tops Lincoln-Way Central for program’s third state title

By Randy Whalen Correspondent A gutsy performance for the ages helped Marist to the third state championship in program history. Abby Dunning, arguably the top pitcher in the state and…

Morgan Gautraut, shown in a Challenge Cup match earlier this season, scored a game-tying goal in extra time against Washington on Saturday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Red Stars Report: ‘Plankton’ comes alive with late goal for draw v. Washington

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When she was growing up, Morgan Gautraut was nicknamed “Plankton.” “I was the smallest player on the field, so one of my friends came up with…

TROPHY – St. Laurence players gather around the third-place trophy Thursday after a 10-6 victory over Washington. It’s the fourth trophy the baseball team brought home in program history. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Quick Turnaround: St. Laurence rebounds after semifinal loss to take third in Class 3A

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Normally, the IHSA state baseball format lasts two days. The semifinals are usually held on Friday, with the championship and third-place games on Saturday. Because of…

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High School Softball: ‘Princess’ helps bring Marist one step closer to crown

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Marist senior Abby Dunning was a beast on the mound Monday. Wait a minute. Scratch that. The softball star doesn’t like being referred to in that…

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From break to busy, Red Stars to play three games in eight days

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent After two weeks away from competition, the Chicago Red Stars begin a three-game-in-eight-days stretch this weekend. The NWSL took time off because many of their players…

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

Red Stars keep powerhouse Courage winless in Bridgeview

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Ever since North Carolina came into the National Women’s Soccer League, it has been a power. The Courage debuted in 2017 and won the regular-season league…

Brother Rice players celebrate a three-set victory over Lyons in the St. Rita Sectional semifinals. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Boys Volleyball: Brother Rice and St. Rita reach Sweet 16

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The four boys volleyball teams that battled it out on Saturday in the St. Rita Sectional all had major triumphs two days prior. All four Southwest…

Marist’s boys track team won its first sectional since 1982. Photo courtesy of Marist High School

High School Track: Lyons’ Dickman medals at state; Marist boys enjoy big week

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Postseason track was hot and heavy in the Southwest Regional News area as girls completed the state competition and the boys were battling it out at…

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High School Softball: Ellie Giles’ gem lifts St. Ignatius over St. Laurence for sectional title

By Steve Millar Correspondent St. Laurence junior Abbey Pochie knew it was going to be a showdown of Division I-bound pitchers and that she would have to be on top…

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High School Boys Volleyball: Marist on the cusp of another trip to state

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Marist is one win away from another trip to the state tournament and the chance at a second consecutive title. But they will first have to…

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Dickman, Marist boys enjoy big track week

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The postseason track was hot and heavy in the Southwest Regional News area as girls completed state competition and the boys were battling it out at…

Brother Rice players celebrate a three-set victory over Lyons in the St. Rita Sectional semifinals. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Boys Volleyball: Brother Rice and St. Rita reach Sweet 16

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The four boys volleyball teams that battled it out on Saturday in the St. Rita Sectional all had major triumphs two days prior. All four Southwest…

Marist’s boys track team won its first sectional since 1982. Photo courtesy of Marist High School

High School Track: Lyons’ Dickman medals at state; Marist boys enjoy big week

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Postseason track was hot and heavy in the Southwest Regional News area as girls completed the state competition and the boys were battling it out at…

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High School Softball: Ellie Giles’ gem lifts St. Ignatius over St. Laurence for sectional title

By Steve Millar Correspondent St. Laurence junior Abbey Pochie knew it was going to be a showdown of Division I-bound pitchers and that she would have to be on top…

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High School Boys Volleyball: Marist on the cusp of another trip to state

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Marist is one win away from another trip to the state tournament and the chance at a second consecutive title. But they will first have to…

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Burbank Little League owes T-ball field makeover to Ball Park Buns

From Staff Reports Children 6 to 9 years were among the first to play on the newly renovated T-ball field in Narragansett Park on June 5. Ball Park Buns provided…

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High School Girls Soccer: De La Salle’s unbeaten season ends with loss in regional final

By Steve Millar Correspondent In what turned out to be its final win of the season, Mother McAuley had both a glimpse of the future and some memorable moments…

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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Grappling under the sun: Sandburg tops Andrew in outdoor dual

By Steve Millar Correspondent Wrestling being moved to the IHSA’s new summer season and shortened, with no state series, has certainly not been ideal. However, wrestling in June as…

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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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Burbank Little League field benefits from Ball Park Buns

From Staff Reports Children 6 to 9 years were among the first to play on the newly renovated tee-ball field in Narragansett Park on June 5. Ball Park Buns provided…

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Stopped by a sprinkle: Richards and Shepard baseball tie after field irrigation system goes awry

By Steve Millar Correspondent Shepard baseball coach Frank DiFoggio considered the bizarre ending of the Astros’ regular-season finale against Richards to be appropriate for 2021. The District 218 rivals…

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Arab business owners accuse mayor of bigotry

Lightfoot unfairly shutting gas stations, they say By Tim Hadac and Jeff Vorva It’s not every day that Mayor Lori Lightfoot is likened to former President Donald Trump, but that’s…

In the aftermath of the double shooting Sunday night, police and others tend to the two men wounded. --Supplied photo

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Moms, kids terrified by gunfire near St. Nick’s By Tim Hadac The day after a double shooting down the block from the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Carnival, a range…

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Fiesta Back of the Yards cancelled

The vibrant sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the annual Fiesta Back of the Yards will be nowhere this year, as the long arm of the pandemic has claimed the…

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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…

Township of Lyons Trustee Mark Anderson scored a hole in one. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Township of Lyons trustee scores hole in one

By Steve Metsch Township of Lyons trustee Mark Anderson figured it wasn’t his day after he scored a nine on the par-three first hole at Zigfield Troy in Woodridge. Boy,…

Township of Lyons Trustee Colleen Kelly (center) discusses a new senior services bus with Trustee Donna McDonald and Supervisor Christopher Getty. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

New bus will be rolling for Township of Lyons seniors

By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons is getting a new bus for its popular senior services that saw 2,300 riders in the month of August. The bus is officially…

Pooches, cats and other critters, as seen here in June 2019, will return to the streets of La Grange on Saturday for the 75th Pet Parade. (File photo)

Pet Parade returns to La Grange for 75th year

By Steve Metsch After a year of not seeing folks march with their dogs, cats and other creatures down the streets, anticipation is high for this year’s La Grange Pet…

Lyons Township Democratic Committeeman Steve Landek greets Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Fall Fest. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Lyons Township Democrats rally at Fall Fest’s return

By Steve Metsch The Democratic Party of Lyons Township Fall Fest reflects what the organization is all about, one official said. Brian Bernardoni, president of the Roberts Park Fire Protection…

Certified Canine Massage Therapist and Owner of Feel So Good Canine Massage, JoAnne Dykhuizen, discussed the many physical and psychological benefits of canine massage at the library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., Evergreen Park. (Photo by Kelly White)

Residents learn the benefits of canine massage at the Evergreen Park Library

By Kelly White Summer can leave some pets stressed. In order to cure some of that anxiety, the Evergreen Park Public Library held a class on understanding the benefits of…

American Quality Schools Corporation founder, President and CEO Michael J. Bakalis briefly outlines Harbridge College Prep plans to members of the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce. --Photo by Tim Hadac

Another new high school in Clearing?

Private school planned for old St. Rene bldg. By Tim Hadac The Clearing neighborhood has not been home to a high school in the last 100 years; but within the…

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Boy Scout seeks vols to help clean trails

Working to earn the Eagle Scout rank By Tim Hadac A Garfield Ridge Boy Scout is looking for help with his Eagle Scout project. Matthew Salinas, 15, is looking for…

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Garfield Ridge Civic to hear about home equity

From staff reports The Garfield Ridge Civic League is inviting all to their next meeting, set for 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at CrossRoads Community Church, 5433 S. Austin. Scheduled…

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