NEWS

  • English: American baseball player Babe Ruth in 1921 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    La Grange hosts state baseball tourney 

    La Grange hosts state baseball tourney 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars start play tonight, winner crowned Sunday By Steve Metsch La Grange Babe Ruth Baseball is again hosting the Northern Illinois 13-year-olds All-Star Tournament at Sedgwick Park, 47th Street and East Avenue. Play begins today, July 20, with Evergreen Park playing Downers Grove at 5 p.m., followed by Galesburg and La Grange at 8 p.m. Tournament games are set for 5… Read more… 

    Published on July 20, 2017

  • Score board at Sox Park

    La Grange Babe Ruth wins 16-18 state title 

    La Grange Babe Ruth wins 16-18 state title All-Stars win five straight, begin regional play July 20 in Crown Point By Steve Metsch Thanks to an impressive run – winning five straight and beating one team twice in one day - the 16-18 Year-Old All-Star team from La Grange Babe Ruth Baseball is the Northern Illinois State Champ. La Grange swept top-seeded Moline 3-2 and 6-2 on July 16 in… Read more… 

    Published on July 20, 2017

  • Chicago Police Officers, courtesy of Wikipedia

    Lyons, Justice, Willow Springs team for 911 

    Lyons, Justice, Willow Springs team for 911 Not doing so would cost communities in state funding By Steve Metsch The village of Lyons is teaming up with Justice and Willow Springs for its 911 services. The villages are following a trend of other smaller communities in Illinois, many of which are doing the same thing in order to provide 911 services and not lose any funding in the process. The… Read more… 

    Published on July 20, 2017

  • Suspect Edward Busse charged in theft of vehicle left by mother with a toddler in the backseat in Cicero. Photo courtesy of the Town of Cicero Police Department

    Suspect arrested in theft of vehicle with toddler in backseat 

    Suspect arrested in theft of vehicle with toddler in backseat Cicero Police investigators identified Edward N. Busse as the suspect who allegedly stole a Jeep Cherokee that was parked Monday night in front of Al’s Italian Restaurant and that had a toddler strapped into a car seat on the back seat. Busse, 33, of 4100 W. 31st Street, was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft and with Endangering the Life of… Read more… 

    Published on July 19, 2017

  • Summit looking at handicapped parking signs 

    Summit looking at handicapped parking signs Property owner suggests posted fines good idea for residential streets By Steve Metsch Summit will look into whether it can post fines on handicapped parking signs on residential streets after hearing from a concerned property owner. Former Summit resident Bill Ally, who co-owns a house in the village, said during the public comments portion of Monday night’s board meeting that there should be a… Read more… 

    Published on July 19, 2017

  • Employees at Work. Photo courtesy of RobertHalf.com

    Most employees not always working at work 

    Most employees not always working at work Working hard or hardly working? Employees Waste More Than One Day a Week on Non-Work Activities If you've ever felt like there's not enough time in the work week, your cell phone and list of errands may be to blame. Professionals surveyed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they squander an average of 56 minutes per day, or the equivalent of nearly five hours… Read more… 

    Published on July 19, 2017

  • AARP promo photo on seniors retiring. Courtesy of the AARP

    40 % of seniors have no assets for retirement 

    40 % of seniors have no assets for retirement AARP and Ad Council Launch New PSA Campaign to Empower Millions of Americans to Get on Track for Retirement.  The Campaign Introduces an Interactive Digital Experience that Breaks Down the Challenge of Saving into Simple, Achievable Steps Two in five households headed by Americans age 55-64 have no assets saved for retirement, according to the National institute on Retirement Security.* To… Read more… 

    Published on July 19, 2017

  • Tania H. Madrigal Booking mug shot. Photo courtesy of the Town of Cicero Police

    Charges filed against mother who left child in car 

    Charges filed against mother who left child in car Police in the Town of Cicero filed charges against the mother of a toddler she left in the back seat of a running vehicle as she went into a restaurant to pick up a pizza. While she was in the restaurant, a suspect stole the car with the baby in the back. The car was later found abandoned a few blocks… Read more… 

    Published on July 18, 2017

  • Pete's Fresh Market store rendering, courtesy of Pete's Fresh Market

    Pete’s Fresh Market to open in Wheaton, Illinois 

    Pete's Fresh Market to open in Wheaton, Illinois Locally owned and operated Pete's Fresh Market has leased two adjacent spaces vacated by Whole Foods Market and Sports Authority at Rice Lake Square in Wheaton, Illinois. According to property manager Annette Eastman of Mid-America Asset Management, Inc., Pete's will open a 69,586 square-foot, enhanced concept grocery store at this location in fall 2018. A multiple Talk of the Town winner and Illinois produce distributor, Pete's Fresh Market began as a small… Read more… 

    Published on July 17, 2017

  • McCook Reservoir, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Photo courtesy of the MWRD

    Water Reclamation District opens the McCook reservoir to public viewing 

    Water Reclamation District opens the McCook reservoir to public viewing Latest MWRD engineering marvel set to open to the public. Call to register for McCook Reservoir tours  WHO: The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will host public tours of the first phase of the McCook Reservoir set for completion in late 2017. WHAT: The MWRD will provide free tours of the Mainstream Pumping Station and then bus visitors… Read more… 

    Published on July 17, 2017

FEATURES

  • Entertainment
    Cast of the Goodman Theater's production of A Christmas Carol. Courtesy of the Goodman Theater
    Do you feel like Tiny Tim, and want to play him?

    Do you feel like Tiny Tim, and want to play him? The Goodman Theater is putting out a call for all aspiring “Tiny Tims” for a 40th Anniversary production of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will be held Saturday August 12. The production will feature acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando who stars, in his 10th year, […]

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    U2 Skips Chicagoland in latest tour

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    Dean Martin Home, courtesy of Top Ten Real Estate Deals
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