Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 09 Jul 2020

    Madigan directs removal of Stephen Douglas portrait from State House Building

    Madigan directs removal of Stephen Douglas portrait from State House Building Research reveals Stephen Douglas, the Democratic candidate for president against Republican Abraham Lincoln, was a slave owner. Madigan also directed the removal of statues of both Douglas and also Pierre Menard, also a slave owner. Madigan said he is directing the ...

  • 08 Jul 2020

    The call of the sea

    The call of the sea Clerk Porfirio promoted to commander in Navy Reserve By Steve Metsch Mike Porfirio answers to “Clerk” at the Township of Lyons office. But in his other duties, he now can be called “Commander.” Last year, Porfirio, who is a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, was promoted to the...

  • 07 Jul 2020

    Judge Pat O’Brien Urges Solutions to End Tragic Violence

    Judge Pat O’Brien Urges Solutions to End Tragic Violence Cook County States Attorney Candidate Judge Pat O’Brien criticizes incumbent Kim Foxx for failing to provide relief to the surge in violence in Cook County and especially in Chicago. After a violent Fourth of July weekend where 79 people were shot and 15 killed, including a...

  • 07 Jul 2020

    Sims and County Board lead support for Black Lives Matter

    Sims and County Board lead support for Black Lives Matter Cook County commissioners urge passage of Justice for Black Lives resolution to shift resources from incarceration to human needs. Resolution would provide moral compass for County Commissioners in difficult budget decisions, ensure Black lives are protected and supported Cook County ...

  • 06 Jul 2020

    Orland Township To Hold July Drive-Thru Grocery Distribution

    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 ...

  • 01 Jul 2020

    Feeling sorry for failed Mayor Keith Pekau

    Opinion: Feeling sorry for failed Mayor Keith Pekau Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau attacked me, yet again, in his political newsletter once again making the false assertion of “factual inaccuracy” in my opinion columns. Of course, if anyone has a problem with facts and accuracy, it is Mayor Pekau who stumbles through leadership ...

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  • 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...

  • Taco Village Restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois offers face masks to customers. Photo courtesy of Taco Village

    Taco Village in Des Plaines offers free face masks with purchases A restaurant in Des Plaines is giving away face masks to customers for use against the coronavirus. Taco Village owners Maria Marquez says many customers have saids they can’t get masks because of hoarding during the pandemic and wants to help the public be...

  • Members of the Cicero Emergency Operations Committee have issued at least 10 citations to Cityview Multicare Center for failing to adhere to state executive orders to combat the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

    Cicero applauds court decision extending TRO protections to City View residents A Cook County Circuit Court Judge granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) forcing City View MultiCare Center to adhere to the state’s Executive Order on combatting the coronavirus, and rejected motions by City View, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Gov. Pritzker to...

  • Road construction cement truck. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Mile Long Bridge beam delivery continues in May on Central Tri-State (I-294) project Beam deliveries escorted by State Police will impact travel on I-90, I-290, I-355, I-80, I-57 and I-294 Transport and delivery of bridge beams will continue in May for the Illinois Tollway’s new northbound Mile Long Bridge on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294)...

  • PHOTO CAPTION: 200426-N-ZE328-1089 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 26, 2020) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jeriel Butler, from Chicago, stirs cheese sauce in the aft galley aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean April 26, 2020. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) remains at sea in the Atlantic as a certified carrier strike group force ready for tasking in order to protect the crew from the risks posed by COVID-19, following their successful deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Keeping HSTCSG at sea in U.S. 2nd Fleet, in the sustainment phase of OFRP, allows the ship to maintain a high level of readiness during the global COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelsey Trinh)

    Chicago resident on Navy assignment Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jeriel Butler, from Chicago, stirs cheese sauce in the aft galley aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean April 26, 2020. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) remains at sea in the Atlantic as a certified...

  • Jim Oberweis, candidate for Congress, Illinois

    Oberweis offers Speaker Pelosi ice cream if she goes to Washington D.C. to help small businesses Jim Oberweis, candidate for Congress in the 14th District, said he would send U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi ice cream, from his ice cream business, if she would go to Washington D.C. to develop and support support for small businesses...

  • Jeanne Charters, Author "Yellow: TV News Corrupted by Political Muscle"

    New Novel: “Yellow:” Greed, Lies and Scandals of 1980s World Of Broadcast Television Author Jeanne Charters has authored a new book that pulls the covers off of the scandals, lies and greed of the mainstream broadcast journalism As one of the only women in the male-dominated industry of broadcast television for many years, Jeanne Charters...

  • DuPage County Government Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA With reduced staffing, focus must remain on providing essential services and public health Nearly 200 mayors across the state have joined the Illinois Municipal League (IML) in urging Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office to issue an advisory opinion to grant public bodies additional time...