Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 23 Jun 2021

    Summer Theatre in the Quad Cities

    Summer Theatre in the Quad Cities Quad Cities Theatre is not to be missed this summer because in-person shows are back.  Whether you want a family-friendly afternoon, musical, or an edgy evening, the Quad Cities has it all this summer. Nestled in Prospect Park in Moline, Quad City Music Guild presents “Mamma Mia” on July...

  • 23 Jun 2021

    Orland Township “Off to the Races”

    Orland Township “Off to the Races” Residents invited to Senior Group Outing at Hawthorne Race Course this Summer. Ready to witness the next Secretariat? Orland Township is offering an evening of hospitality, happiness, & horse racing this Summer! Hawthorne Race Course, located at 3501 S. Laramie in Stickney, IL., is the oldest ...

  • 23 Jun 2021

    Community voices unheard in debate over renaming Millennium Park in honor of DuSable, Friends of the Parks argues

    Community voices unheard in debate over renaming Millennium Park in honor of DuSable, Friends of the Parks argues Friends of the Parks’ Statement on DuSable Park and Recognition for Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable and his wife, Kitihawa As support staff to the 30-plus year collective DuSable Park Coalition struggle to actualize DuSable ...

  • 21 Jun 2021

    Buona Beef in Countryside

    Buona Beef in Countryside Popular area chain opens 25th location in suburb By Steve Metsch The people who run Buona Beef have had their eyes on Countryside for years. And folks in Countryside, La Grange and other towns nearby now have their eyes on Buona Beef’s menu. The popular Italian beef chain that started 40...

  • 21 Jun 2021

    Farewell picnic for St. Hugh

    Farewell picnic for St. Hugh Last Mass on Sunday; ending 96 years in Lyons  By Steve Metsch If Arlene Houda had her way, St. Hugh’s Roman Catholic Church would be open for at least four more years. That would give the Lyons church one century on Joliet Avenue. Houda, 82, is a lifelong Lyons resident....

  • 19 Jun 2021

    President Preckwinkle kicks-off 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Sand Ridge Nature Center 

    President Preckwinkle kicks-off 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Sand Ridge Nature Center  Cook County Board and Forest Preserves President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Forest Preserves General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Commissioner Stanley Moore, Commissioner Donna Miller, Commissioner Brandon Johnson, Commissioner Frank Aguilar, ...

  • 19 Jun 2021

    WGN’s Paul Konrad offers deep look into his career on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania

    WGN’s Paul Konrad offers deep look into his career on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania Nine time Emmy Award winning weatherman Paul Konrad talks about his career from news reporting to meteorology, his colleagues, and why the combination of serious news reporting and a strong edge of humor has made WGN...

  • 18 Jun 2021

    Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park

    Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park Tinley Park officials said Friday that Metra and Tinley police investigating the death of a pedestrian hit by a METRA train Friday afternoon Tinley Park police are assisting the Metra Police Department in investigating a pedestrian vs. train incident that occurred Friday afternoon near the Oak Park...

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  • Chicago Wolves courtesy of the Chicago Wolves

    Ross, Chicago Wolves earn rollercoaster win in Rockford Chicago rallies from two deficits to extend winning streak to four games Rookie forward Jamieson Rees’ third-period goal erased the game’s fourth and final tie as the Chicago Wolves claimed a 5-4 victory over the host Rockford IceHogs Sunday afternoon. Rees produced the Wolves’ final two goals...

  • Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas honors Arab American Heritage Month with Samir Khalil (left), president of the Arab American Democratic Club, and Hassan Nijem, president of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.

    Pappas commemorates Arab American Heritage Month By Ray Hanania Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas on Tuesday saluted two leaders of the Arab American community in conjunction with the celebration this April of Arab American Heritage Month. Pappas presented Certificates of Excellence to Samir Khalil, a businessman and founder of the Arab American Democratic Club, and...

  • Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich appears in a commercial endorsing the Orland Residents for Responsible Government (ORRG) slate challenging Orland Township Supervisor Paul O'Grady. Photo from video

    Orland Township Republicans should reject the “Not Really” Republicans on April 6 Orland Township Republican Committeewoman Elizabeth “Liz” Gorman slams Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau for endorsing controversial slate of fake Republicans in the April 6 election. The slate includes one candidate who had an outstanding  arrest warrant and another who claims to be a...

  • Goodman Theater in Chicago, Photo courtesy of the Goodman Theater

    Casting announced for “Future Labs” reading of Layalina at Goodman Theater Casting announced for the January 30, “Future Labs” reading of Layalina by Martin Yousif Zebari, directed by Azar Kazemi. The Goodman’s first streaming effort of 2021 is near capacity Goodman Theatre announces the full cast for the FREE live reading of Layalina, January 30...

  • Fire Truck, Fire District. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

    Supporting Our Police: Statement from the Orland Fire Protection District The Orland Fire Protection District strongly condemns the Illinois Legislature’s adoption of a law, HB 3653, that impose sweeping changes to police departments throughout the State of Illinois that undermine the support of our men and women in Blue and their ability to fight crime....

  • 3rd Congressional District Congresswoman Marie Newman

    Marie Newman sworn in as Congresswoman for 3rd District Congresswoman Newman becomes first woman in history to represent Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District Marie Newman (IL-03) was sworn in as Congresswoman to the 117th Congress proudly representing Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District, which covers the Southwest Side of Chicago as well as its surrounding suburbs. A lifelong...

  • Democratic endorsed candidate Marie Newman at rally Sept. 4, 2020 hosted by the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and American Palestine Club. Photo courtesy of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce

    Marie Newman Appointed to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure On Friday, Dec. 17, 2020, Congresswoman-elect Marie Newman (D-IL) announced her appointment to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation, critical aspects of our nation’s infrastructure system, as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation, Amtrak...

  • Goodman Theater in Chicago, Photo courtesy of the Goodman Theater

    Ridley play premieres free online at Goodman Theater GHOST GUN BY OLIVIA RIDLEY MAKES ITS DIGITAL PREMIERE AS PART OF “#ENOUGH: PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE,” SHORT PLAY COMPETITION FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, DECEMBER 14 – 20 ON BROADWAYONDEMAND.COM. RIDLEY JOINS PULITZER PRIZE NOMINEE DAEL ORLANDER SMITH, TONY AWARD WINNER DAVID HENRY HWANG...