Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 16 May 2018

    New hires in Bridgeview

    New hires in Bridgeview Police officer, firefighter are hired By Steve Metsch A new police officer and a new firefighter have been appointed to their departments by the Bridgeview Village Board. Board members at the May 2 meeting voted unanimously 6-0 in favor of ...

  • 16 May 2018

    Summit cleans up boat launch

    Summit cleans up boat launch Village hopes to develop recreational site By Steve Metsch Summit Mayor Sergio Rodriguez and other village officials, along with dozens of volunteers, were at the old boat launch site, 7800 Canal Bank Road, the morning of May 12 for a ...

  • 14 May 2018

    Stage 773 hosts 6th Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival May 17-20

    Stage 773 hosts 6th Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival May 17-20 Stage 773, the vibrant comedy hub of Chicago, hosts the 6th Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, beginning THIS Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20 at 1225 W. Belmont. This year’s line-up includes ...

  • 10 May 2018

    Orland Park Mayor disappointed in Trustees’ rejection of concert series plan

    Orland Park Mayor disappointed in Trustees’ rejection of concert series plan The Orland Park Village board, still angry over the voter’s rejection of Dan McLaughlin as Mayor and the election of Keith Pekau, continue to block Pekau’s ideas and ...

  • 08 May 2018

    Illinois ranks as 7th best state for Police Officers

    Illinois ranks as 7th best state for Police Officers In a comparison of all 50 states and how they treat their police officers, Illinois ranked 7th best. Rankings weighed safety, benefits and salaries among a host of criteria, according to a study prepared by WalletHub ...

  • 08 May 2018

    Orland Fire offers tips on avoiding mishaps while barbecuing

    Orland Fire offers tips on avoiding mishaps while barbecuing Safe grilling is the topic May 24 at the Orland Fire Protection District’s monthly program “Coffee and Conversations” which addresses a wide range of topics involving family and personal ...

  • 07 May 2018

    IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation

    IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation IDOT Awards $36 Million in Federal Grants to Enhance Transportation in Illinois Communities. Competitive ITEP grant emphasizes bicycle, pedestrian and streetscape projects aimed at improving travel and quality ...

  • 07 May 2018

    Illinois Holocaust Museum wins Architecture Award, named one of state’s 200 Great Places

    Illinois Holocaust Museum wins Architecture Award, named one of state’s 200 Great Places The Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places, in ...

  • 07 May 2018

    CEDA offers student scholarships for low-income families

    CEDA offers student scholarships for low-income families The Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) is offering scholarships for students in low-income families. The scholarships range from $500 to $3,000 for residents of Suburban Cook County. Students ...

  • 07 May 2018

    Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month

    Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month A Better Place Finding Peace in the Face of Tragedy Last June, thousands of people across the country observed Gun Violence Awareness Monthby rallying together and wearing orange. As the epidemic of ...

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  • The Bridgeview Stadium, Toyota Park, hosts many community regional, sports and entertainment events.

    Village of Bridgeview Announces SeatGeek Stadium SeatGeek to take over naming rights for Toyota Park upon completion of 2018 Chicago Fire season BRIDGEVIEW, IL and NEW YORK, NY (April 19, 2018) — SeatGeek and the Village of Bridgeview today announced a partnership for the naming rights to SeatGeek Stadium, the venue currently known as Toyota...

  • Mobile Stroke Unit from Rush Hospital available to Cicero residents. Photo courtesy of the Town of Cicero

    Cicero makes enhanced medical services available in emergencies The Town of Cicero has signed a deal with Rush University Medical Center to make a specialized Mobile Stroke Unit available bolster medical services to stroke victims. The new unit will be available initially every day between the hours of 7 am until 7 pm but plans...

  • Maria Pappas Cook County Treasurer Office. Photo courtesy of the Cook County Treasurer's office

    Pappas: 39,100 Property Owners Must Pay Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Sale Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, one of the most popular elected officials in the State of Illinois, cautioned Thursday there is a large list of property owners in Cook County whose properties could be sold for delinquent taxes. Pappas said that nearly half, or...

  • Cook County Commissioner Joe Berrios

    Assessor Joseph Berrios returns $1.8 million to schools,  municipalities in South and Southwest Cook County Money is part of $30 million collected to date and more than $50 million billed through Erroneous Exemptions Program created by the Berrios administration CHICAGO – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has announced that the most recent return of money...

  • Voting sticker from Chicagoland election. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania. Vote. Election

    Lincolnshire Republican Sukovic announces bid to run for 59th State Rep District   Marko Sukovic, a Stevenson High School alum and graduating senior from the University of Illinois, has announced he is circulating petitions to run for state representative in Illinois’ 59th District. Sukovic has worked his way through college and has been a tireless...