Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 21 Sep 2018

    Munger named interim DCEO director

    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 ...

  • 21 Sep 2018

    McCarthy slams Preckwinkle blaming her for rising violence

    McCarthy slams Preckwinkle blaming her for rising violence Leading Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy today issued a warning to voters about the entry of Toni Preckwinkle into the mayor’s race.  McCarthy declaring, “It is difficult to identify a person more accountable ...

  • 18 Sep 2018

    Brew Moon Fest gets grant

    Brew Moon Fest gets grant Township of Lyons backs Oct. 20 festival in McCook By Steve Metsch The annual Brew Moon Beer & Band Festival, set for next month, is getting some assistance from the Township of Lyons. The township’s board of trustees, by unanimous vote, ...

  • 18 Sep 2018

    Birthday girl has the blues

    Birthday girl has the blues Tomiko Dixon excited for first Blues Fest in Lyons By Steve Metsch There’s no better way for Tomiko Dixon to celebrate her birthday than to play the blues music she loves at a new festival. Dixon is playing Saturday at the first-ever Windy ...

  • 17 Sep 2018

    Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section

    Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section By Dr. Jerry Field SuburbanChicagoland.com, the web site that services Chicago communities, will expand to cover Veteran news, benefit information, services and listing of events. The website will update weekly ...

  • 17 Sep 2018

    Lipinski Announces Over $700,000 Grant for Moraine Valley Community College

    Lipinski Announces Over $700,000 Grant for Moraine Valley Community College Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills has been awarded a $705,497 federal grant through the National Science Foundation.  The school, ...

  • 13 Sep 2018

    Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect

    Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect A Cicero Police Officer was seriously injured during a gunfight that occurred on an entrance ramp of the Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue following a routine traffic stop on Thursday evening (Sept. ...

  • 13 Sep 2018

    Democratic faithful rally

    Democratic faithful rally Fall Festers told “get out the vote” By Steve Metsch A well-attended Fall Fest, hosted by Citizens for Steve Landek, attracted some big names in the Democratic Party as they rallied the troops. The fest was held Sept. 8 on the ...

  • 13 Sep 2018

    Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica

    Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica A lawsuit filed alleges a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution Attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) on behalf of historian Heather Thompson, whose Pulitzer ...

  • 11 Sep 2018

    County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

    County law would make it harder to pass tax increases Cook County Commissioners submit bi-partisan amendment to require a two-thirds supermajority vote for any new tax or tax increase Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider and Cook County Commissioners Richard Boykin, Gregg ...

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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...