Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 02 Aug 2020

    The Political Pundit Comic Strip: The Wrath of Keith

    The Political Pundit Comic Strip: The Wrath of Keith By all measures including those of Klingons, or any of the Star Trek characters, the Nemesis of Truth, Mayor Keith “Khan Noonien Singh” Pekau, seems to go where no insane politician has gone before. The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many. Enjoy...

  • 01 Aug 2020

    Coronavirus cases in Orland Park increase nearly 50 percent in past month

    Coronavirus cases in Orland Park increase nearly 50 percent in past month The popular Taste of Orland Park opened this weekend despite rising cases of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported for Orland Park by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The confirmed cases of Coronavirus have increased 47.4 percent in the past 30 days. Orland Park Mayor...

  • 30 Jul 2020

    Park dedication on Saturday

    Park dedication on Saturday Lyons’ new Red Oak Park to make its official debut  By Steve Metsch The newest park in Lyons will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, with a ceremony featuring village officials and Mayor Christopher Getty. The park is named Red Oak Park because 12 red oaks have been planted...

  • 30 Jul 2020

    New Sarge in Lyons

    New Sarge in Lyons Four police officers will also be added Aug. 4 By Steve Metsch Lyons Police Officer Frank Formato, a 19-year veteran of the department, will be promoted to sergeant at the Aug. 4 meeting of the village board. Village Manager Tom Sheahan told the village board at its July 21 meeting that...

  • 30 Jul 2020

    Lyons board ‘zoned in’

    Lyons board ‘zoned in’ Village makes changes to solve zoning issues By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board was “zoned in” at its latest meeting, fixing a number of zoning issue that had been problematic in recent years. The board rezoned properties at 4125, 4133, 4137, 4141 and 4143 Joliet Avenue. That’s the block on...

  • 30 Jul 2020

    Hands-free shopping

    Hands-free shopping Bridgeview Walmart will shop for the customers By Steve Metsch If you’re in need of groceries or other shopping, but are reluctant to be in larger crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart may have a solution. The Walmart in Bridgeview, at 10260 S. Harlem Ave., is introducing a new service that will...

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  • Don's Hot Dogs destroyed by fire Wednesday July 29, 2020. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

    Drone video of fire that seriously damaged Don’s Hot Dogs in Orland Park A fire seriously damaged the very popular fast food restaurant Don’s Hot Dogs early Wednesday Morning (July 29, 2020 at around 12: 45 AM). The Orland Fire Protection District responded quickly and fought the blaze that caused serious damage to the building....

  • Don's Hot Dogs destroyed by fire Wednesday July 29, 2020. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

    Popular hot dog restaurant, Don’s in Orland Park, damaged by fire The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a 911 report of a structure fire at Don’s Hot Dogs located at 7245 W. 151st Street in Orland Park early Wednesday morning.  Upon arrival,  firefighters found heavy fire that broke through the roof. Crews began an...

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    Pappas: Pay Cook County property taxes through October 1 with no penalty Second Installment Cook County property tax bills are due August 3, 2020, but property owners have two extra months to pay without a late fee, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. “In my nearly 22 years as Treasurer, I’ve never told people not to...

  • Norfolk based aircraft stands by for Hurricane Michael relief

    Naval Aviators team with U.S. Coast Guard to safeguard Mariners On Wednesday, June 24 as a five-person crew aboard VAW-124’s E-2C Hawkeye were manning the skies above Hampton Roads they heard a potential Search and Rescue (SAR) distress call announced on the Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and took action. By Jennifer Cragg Commander, Naval Air...

  • Attorney Pat O'Brien announced his candidacy for the Republican Nomination for Cook County State's Attorney on Sept. 3, 2019

    Pat O’Brien slams Kim Foxx record on felony prosecutions at press conference Under the failed reign of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, gang-related gun violence has surged in Cook County, and as Chicago experiences one of its bloodiest summers, a national study that analyzes prosecutorial malpractice names Kim Foxx as one of the worst prosecutors in...

  • Photo: Chief Culture Officer, Charlotte Hoffer Canning

    South Elgin’s Hoffer Plastics: “We’re Hiring” Hoffer Plastics Corporation, an industry leader and innovator in the custom injection molding industry, announced today that is is hiring immediately to fill positions in the following departments: Inspector Technician (Shifts 2 & 3) Set-Up Molding Technician (Shifts 2 & 3) Mold Repair Hoffer Plastics offers its employees competitive...

  • Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas with elected officials and Arab community leaders at the Arab American Heritage celebration at Oozi Restaurant April 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of Anthony Caciopo

    Pappas: Stay home! Everything you can do at my office you can do at cookcountytreasurer.com Homeowners and business people can avoid a trip downtown by taking care of their property taxes at cookcountytreasurer.com, including making payments, searching for refunds and verifying tax exemptions, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. “Stay home!” Pappas said. “Millions of people...

  • lunteers load a resident’s car with free food, water and other necessities during a previous grocery distribution held at Orland Township to assist those experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Orland Township To Hold July Drive-Thru Grocery Distribution Free, pre-packaged food boxes available for residents on Friday, July 17 Orland Township will hold a free, drive-thru grocery distribution for Township residents who are experiencing financial hardship since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady. The Township Food Pantry...