Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Bridgeview may improve range

    Bridgeview may improve range Sewer inspections also on village board’s agenda  By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Village Board was thinking beneath the surface at its latest meeting. The board approved a contract that will review its sanitary sewer system for illegal ...

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Improvising pays for Nazareth

    Improvising pays for Nazareth Punt turned touchdown highlights 49-20 win  By Steve Metsch You know it’s your night when your punter, sensing an imminent blocked kick, scampers 57 yards untouched for a touchdown. With Nazareth leading 28-7 early in the third quarter ...

  • 13 Oct 2018

    Railroad flyover discussed

    Railroad flyover discussed Plan would have impact on Summit By Steve Metsch Reducing the risk of potential accidents, along with ending delays in commuter railroad service, are goals of a proposed “flyover” that could be built from Harlem Avenue alongside the ...

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

    Social Security to increase slightly over 2018 Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security ...

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Arab American voters to rally for Democratic candidates Oct. 21

    Arab American voters to rally for Democratic candidates Oct. 21 Dozens of Democratic candidates running in the November 6, 2018 General election will be showcased at the annual Candidate’s Breakfast & Brunch on Sunday, October 21 hosted by The Arab American ...

  • 10 Oct 2018

    WMAQ TV Reporter Warner Saunders passes away at 83

    WMAQ TV Reporter Warner Saunders passes away at 83 Iconic African American television journalist Warner Saunders dies. Saunders was a brilliant reporter who fairly covered the news and sympathized with those who were oppressed. By Ray Hanania Warner Saunders was almost ...

  • 04 Oct 2018

    LaGrange-based social services agency, Pillars, receives Lipinski grant

    LaGrange-based social services agency, Pillars, receives Lipinski grant Lipinski Announces Grant for Pillars Community Health in La Grange Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Pillars Community Health Center in La Grange has been awarded a federal ...

  • 02 Oct 2018

    Republican Kelly urges Mayor Emanuel to stepdown

    Republican Kelly urges Mayor Emanuel to stepdown During a recent appearance on the PBS show, “Chicago Tonight,” William J. Kelly, the only Republican candidate for Chicago mayor, blasted the Chicago media and national Democrats for giving Rahm a pass on the ...

  • 02 Oct 2018

    Democrat Underwood features new Ads in Illinois 14th Congressional District race

    Democrat Underwood features new Ads in Illinois 14th Congressional District race With just 35 days until Election Day and early voting underway, Lauren Underwood has unveiled her second campaign commercial of the general election. The ad, “It’s On”, tells the story of ...

  • 01 Oct 2018

    Lyons buys new fire engine

    Lyons buys new fire engine Village board welcomes new police officer By Steve Metsch A new fire engine is being purchased by Lyons. It’s one of three vehicles being purchased by the village. The village board, at its Sept. 18 meeting, unanimously approved buying the ...

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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes legislation that would force suburban taxpayers to pay for waste and corruption at the Chicago Public Schools. The bill would take the majority of school funding from the suburbs and earmark it to bailout Chicago Public Schools, which are in debt to the amount of more than $17 billion. Photo courtesy of Governor Rauner

    Munger named interim DCEO director Takes business development role as McCarthy leaves for private sector Gov. Bruce Rauner today said that Deputy Gov. Leslie Munger would be taking on the new role of acting director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). She replaces Director Sean McCarthy, who has accepted a position...

  • Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    Madigan’s staff challenges report on gender diversity Statement from Chief of Staff Jessica Basham on Gender Diversity Statistics Jessica Basham, chief of staff for the Office of the Speaker, released the following statement Tuesday on diversity and the hiring of women: “While recent reporting by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform recognizes the importance of...

  • Fire Truck

    Federal Judge Enters Judgment in Favor of Orland Fire Protection District After a week-long trial in the Northern District of Illinois, Federal Judge Thomas M. Durkin ruled in favor of the Orland Fire Protection District in a lawsuit filed against it by a major fire alarm monitoring company.  The lawsuit alleged that the Fire District violated...

  • Community activist Tio Hardiman, courtesy of Tio Hardiman

    Hardiman breaks ties with organizers of anti-violence protests Organizers of the Successful Lake Shore Drive Demonstration Sever Ties. Activist Tio Hardiman No Longer Sees Eye to Eye with Pastor Greg Livingston About Getting All of Chicago To Feel the Pain of Chicago’s Surging Violence Tio Hardiman, the executive director of the Violence Interrupters and one of...

  • Summit Mayor Sergio Rodriguez, State Rep. Silvana Tabares and Lyons Mayor and Township Supervisor Christopher Getty at the Lyons Township Democratic Party Fall Festival Sept 10, 2017

    Villanueva named successor to Tabares in 21st Illinois House District Community activist Celina Villanueva was named Monday night as the new State Representative for the 21st Illinois House district to fill the vacancy created when State Rep. Silvana Tabares who resigned to accept appointment as alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Villanueva, a youth engagement activist...