Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 08 Apr 2021

    Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue

    Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue Chicago’s Italian American community remembers 130-year-old mass lynching After a Freedom of Information Act request to the Chicago Park District (CPD) about the Christopher Columbus statues removed this past summer, attorneys for The Joint Civic Committee of ...

  • 07 Apr 2021

    Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

    Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State  Pat Dowell,  Alderman and Committeeman of Chicago’s Third Ward, announced her candidacy for Illinois Secretary of State this week. “As a committed public servant, helping and serving people has always been my top priority,” said Dowell. “My singular goal of this office is to ...

  • 07 Apr 2021

    Von Drasek rolls in Countryside

    Von Drasek rolls in Countryside Alderman beats ex-mayor for fifth term on council By Steve Metsch Countryside Ald. John Von Drasek (2nd Ward) was in an interesting situation Wednesday morning. While residents he met congratulated him for winning his fifth term in office Tuesday, one reminded him to remove his campaign signs in a timely...

  • 07 Apr 2021

    Getty wins big in Lyons

    Getty wins big in Lyons Mayor credits volunteers with winning fourth term By Steve Metsch Crediting an old school approach of pounding the pavement and going door to door, Lyons Village President Christopher Getty thanked his large and diverse campaign army for delivering another four-year term in office Tuesday. According to unofficial totals ...

  • 06 Apr 2021

    State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park

    State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park Pfizer Part 1 – Advance Registration Required – Seniors will be Prioritized State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin, in partnership with the Village Presidents of Richton Park, Park Forest and Matteson, is pleased to announce a community vaccination event to ...

  • 06 Apr 2021

    Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

    Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, issued the following statement Tuesday (April 6, 2021) regarding newly released data showing that the U.S. ...

  • 06 Apr 2021

    Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

    Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan Convening of Chicagoland transportation leaders comes as Congress moves forward with passing President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a historic investment that will create millions of good jobs and rebuild our country’s infrastructure U.S. Representative Marie Newman ...

  • 04 Apr 2021

    Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence

    Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence The Orland Fire Protection District received multiple 911 calls at approximately 4:22 PM on Saturday (April 3, 2021). for a house fire located in the 15500 block of 116th Court. The fire was restricted to a small area of the home but spread rapidly...

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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...