Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 26 Nov 2020

    Study shows Cicero has lowest tax increases in Chicagoland

    Study shows Cicero has lowest tax increases in Chicagoland A recent study released by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas shows that the Town of Cicero had the lowest tax increases of more than 35 suburban Chicagoland communities during the past 20 years. The Pappas study shows the average increase is 95.4 percent with many communities...

  • 25 Nov 2020

    Garbage truck dazzles

    Garbage truck dazzles Trustees get look at Lyons’ new addition  By Steve Metsch Lyons trustees got their first look at the village’s new garbage truck, painted a gleaming white with an illustration of Hoffman Tower on each side, before their recent meeting. The truck has room for 25 yards of garbage, Public Works Director Ryan...

  • 25 Nov 2020

    Bridgeview adds defibrillators

    Bridgeview adds defibrillators Grant eases financial burden of purchase By Steve Metsch Bridgeview is acquiring three defibrillators for use in ambulances. And thanks to grant money, the price tag is not too large, officials said. The price is $91,000, but $79,000 comes from federal grant, Fire Chief Michael Daly said. The village is out $12,000...

  • 24 Nov 2020

    Patlak and Wendt exchange courteous words in example of positive election transition

    Patlak and Wendt exchange courteous words in example of positive election transition After a grueling election fight for the First District of the Cook County Board of Review, the Cook County Board of Elections issued a certification officially declaring Democrat Tammy Wendt as the winner over Republican incumbent Dan Patlak. The two ...

  • 21 Nov 2020

    The Coronavirus versus the “cost virus,” the public is paying for it

    The Coronavirus versus the “cost virus,” the public is paying for it As American’s continue to suffer through the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, the virus continues to create opportunities for industries like Cable TV for price gouging and requires fees for everything. It’s not subtle. But Americans are being forced to pay a steep ...

  • 18 Nov 2020

    Suspect in Bridgeview car and child theft arrested, charged and to appear in bond court this morning

    Suspect in Bridgeview car and child theft arrested, charged and to appear in bond court this morning Bridgeview Police filed multiple charges against Rudy Gutierrez, 28, in the theft of a vehicle and four-year-old child Liam Barbarasa on Monday evening around 5:35 PM from in front of a 7-Eleven at 79th and Roberts Road. Barbarasa was...

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  • Town of Cicero Alley. Courtesy of the Town of Cicero

    Study shows Cicero has lowest tax increases in Chicagoland A recent study released by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas shows that the Town of Cicero had the lowest tax increases of more than 35 suburban Chicagoland communities during the past 20 years. The Pappas study shows the average increase is 95.4 percent with many communities...

  • Christmas Lights. Great Chicago Light Fight Kowalczyk home at 173rd and Avon Avenue in Tinley Park. 2019 Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Tinley Park hosting Holiday House Decorating Contest Residents can help light up Tinley Park by participating in the Village’s Holiday House Decorating Contest! To enter, residents can visit TinleyPark.org/HolidayShine and fill out the provided form on the page. A photo of the decorated home is required with the submission. Residents can also text a five-second...

  • CoronaVirus courtesy of Wikipedia

    More than 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths in Illinois Public health officials report 9,935 new cases since yesterday. Orland Park infection rates spike, doubling the average monthly increase to nearly 700 new cases The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 9,935 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths. – Adams...

  • Interior of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba formerly the Great Mosque of Córdoba. The original mosque (742), since much enlarged, was built on the site of the Visigothic Christian 'Saint Vincent basilica' (600).

    History of Al-Andalus featured in special “Deep Dive” by the Arab News newspaper How eight centuries of Muslim rule in what is now Spain led to a golden age of culture and science in the emirates of the Iberian Peninsula. An investigation by Arab News’ new Research & Studies Unit tracks down some of the descendants of...

  • Biden seen as being better for Middle East according to Arab News/YouGov poll sees  Biden seen as better for the Middle East, but most Arabs want him to shun Obama era policies: Arab News/YouGov poll. Majority of respondents believe both Presidential candidates would be bad for the region. Trump scores higher on Iran policies, but not on Jerusalem...

  • CDC Image of girl sneezing. Coronavirus

    Illinois Health officials announce highest one-day COVID-19 totals – 4,015 new cases Orland Park, one of many of Illinois’ pandemic-challenged communities, sees spike in Coronavirus infections but takes no action to address the continued COVID-19 infection rate as infections grow throughout the state. At leads the State is trying to take action The Illinois Department...

  • Arab American Democratic Club President Samir Khalil. Khalil’s Facebook Page.

    Arab American Democratic Club to host online rally Arab American Democrats will fete Democratic candidates running in the Nov. 3, 2020 General election at an online Zoom Conference that will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 beginning at 11 AM. The conference includes elected officials, government officials of all parties, local community journalists and leaders...

  • Arab News newspaper promotional layout, by Faisal Abbas, "rewriting the future"

    New Research and Studies Unit exploring Middle East issues launched by Arab News Newspaper New department will commission papers and host expert debates and policy briefings by high-level officials  The Arab News, the Middle East’s leading English-language daily, has announced the establishment of a new Research and Studies Unit (RSU) that will provide information on...