Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 14 Jun 2019

    Summit TIF hearing heats up

    Summit TIF hearing heats up Residents question need for district along Harlem By Steve Metsch Things got a bit heated Monday afternoon during a hearing about a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in Summit. The area is on the west side of Harlem Avenue, stretching from the railroad tracks on the north to 63rdStreet...

  • 14 Jun 2019

    Lawsuit filed in Lyons SD 103

    Lawsuit filed in Lyons SD 103 Molina charges union head Jackman with defamation  By Steve Metsch Al Molina, the soon-to-be former principal of Robinson School in Lyons, has filed in Cook County Circuit Court a defamation of character lawsuit against teacher union president Toni Jackman, seeking at least $800,000 in damages. In the lawsuit, Molina...

  • 13 Jun 2019

    Lipinski pushes to add Poland to US Visa Waiver program

    Lipinski pushes to add Poland to US Visa Waiver program Lipinski Praises Step Forward Towards Admitting Poland to the Visa Waiver Program as Polish President Visits U.S. House to review Polish Visa Waicver legislation introduced by U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski. Chicago and its suburbs have one of the largest concentrations of Polish Americans ...

  • 11 Jun 2019

    State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes

    State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes Illinois Officials Caution Residents Recreating in Illinois Lakes or Rivers to be Aware of Blue-Green Algae As temperatures begin to rise, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to be cautious if they are planning ...

  • 11 Jun 2019

    Palos Police arrest five protestors at Township meeting

    Palos Police arrest five protestors at Township meeting Five protestors who are part of a group criticizing popular Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan for comments she made in 2017 about immigration reform, were arrested and charged by Palos Police. The group claims they were abiding by the laws when they were arrested, but Township ...

  • 10 Jun 2019

    Moraine Valley Fire Academy graduate earns state medal of valor

    Moraine Valley Fire Academy graduate earns state medal of valor Learning that a 2014 graduate of Moraine Valley Community College’s Fire Academy was honored by the state for an act of bravery did not come as a surprise to Andy Hufnagl, Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Science Technology coordinator at Moraine Valley. “Bryan Lowery was...

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  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Beautiful Brown. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain Marquez

    Glencoe Native Serves at Fleet Weather Center San Diego By Bryan Dunn Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Navy Office of Community Outreach SAN DIEGO – Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed in the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s area...

  • U.S. Navy Seaman Melissa Van Barriger, from Oswego, Illinois. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy

    Oswego Navy Recruit works on guided missile destroyer U.S. Navy Seaman Melissa Van Barriger, from Oswego, Illinois, uses a controller to operate a sliding pad eye onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) in the South China Sea, March 3, 2019. The John...

  • Road construction concrete pavement worker. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Illinois Tollway to host Construction Event for potential bidders Illinois Tollway to host construction event for firms interested in bidding on the mile long bridge project. February 14 pre-bid meeting and networking event scheduled for work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) The Illinois Tollway will host a pre-bid meeting and construction networking event on...

  • “Burr Ridge Village Center - Burr Ridge, IL. Recently acquired by a joint venture of IL based Edwards Realty Company and Core Acquisitions”

    Joint Venture to energize Burr Ridge Village Center following purchase Orland Park, IL/Feb. 4, 2019 – Edwards Realty Company, which owns several popular outdoor lifestyle and mixed-use centers, and Core Acquisitions, which has a successful track record of acquiring and repositioning commercial real estate assets in the retail, office, industrial and multi-family property sectors, have...

  • Electrical power lines. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Service Restored to ComEd Customers Impacted by Polar Vortex ComEd restores service to 61,000 customers within first 24 hours ComEd crews and contractors restored electrical service this week to 64,000 customers affected by the polar vortex that plunged the temperature to negative 23 degrees, the second coldest in recorded history for the Chicago area. Power...