Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 01 Jun 2020

    Radio host files lawsuit against Governor Pritzker

    Radio host files lawsuit against Governor Pritzker Chicago radio talkshow host Amy Jacobson, a popular former Chicago TV reporter, has been banned by Gov. J.B. Pritzker from attending his daily and political coronavirus briefings. Jacobson co-hosts the conservative weekday morning radio show “The Answer” with political activists ...

  • 27 May 2020

    Maywood man charged with aggravated battery to a child after incident May 23 at Super Target in Tinley Park

    Maywood man charged with aggravated battery to a child after incident May 23 at Super Target in Tinley Park A 31-year-old Maywood man was charged with aggravated battery to a child, endangering the life or health of a child, domestic battery, criminal damage to property and two counts of fleeing and eluding police after an...

  • 27 May 2020

    Virtual Pet Parade on Saturday

    Virtual Pet Parade on Saturday Virus results in 180 video entries submitted By Steve Metsch Organizers of the 74th annual La Grange Pet Parade, another victim of the coronavirus pandemic, are overwhelmed by the response from the public. Forced to cancel the parade because of the governor’s ban on large public gatherings, they had asked...

  • 25 May 2020

    Pritzker issues guidelines for businesses/workplaces to reopen in Phase 3

    Pritzker issues guidelines for businesses/workplaces to reopen in Phase 3 Governor J.B. Pritzker released guidelines that will allow businesses to reopen under Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, expected to begin May 29, 2020 in the wake of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance Developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce ...

  • 24 May 2020

    Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19

    Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19 Maintaining social distancing and meeting at the Bank of Springfield Building, a multi-purpose arena that holds 80,000, the Illinois House approved a $42.6 billion budget to provide support to victims of the coronavirus and ensuring that statewide services to residents continues, ending an ...

  • 22 May 2020

    Memorial Day online

    Memorial Day online Virus forces communities to honor a new way By Steve Metsch With Memorial Day fast approaching, several communities have opted to hold scaled back ceremonies and in some cases are going virtual. The Village of Lyons, which normally marks Memorial Day with a ceremony at the eternal flame outside the pumping station...

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  • 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...

  • CDC Image of girl sneezing. Coronavirus

    Public Health Officials Announce 1,465 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,465 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 68 additional deaths.  – Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 7 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s,...

  • CoronaVirus courtesy of Wikipedia

    South suburban leaders unite in message against coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic South suburban leaders unite in message against coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Stay Home! COVID-19 disproportionately hitting South Suburbs, taking black lives due to unacceptable health disparities South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) and Southland Regional Black Mayoral Caucus (SRBMC) officials join other Chicagoland leaders to...