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Ald. Quinn Reminds Seniors to call Ward Office for Help with Snow Removal 

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Ald. Quinn Reminds Seniors to call Ward Office for Help with Snow Removal 

Ald. Quinn Reminds Seniors to call Ward Office for Help with Snow Removal  Ald. Marty Quinn today reminded seniors in the 13th Ward to call his office for help with snow and ice removal. In light of this week’s extreme weather conditions and more snow predicted for tomorrow, Quinn wants people to be sure they have…

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Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub

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Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub

Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan criticized the Lyons School District 103 board and its chairman Marge Hubacek for violating the Open Meetings Act when she denied parents the ability to speak at a meeting on October 22, 2019. Hubacek, seeking to silence criticism of the hiring…

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Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation

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Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation

Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan ruled that Lyons School District 103 violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act when it refused to permit parents to address the board’s decision to hire as a 6th grade teacher a man accused of attempted murder and seven counts…

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District 103 School Candidates launch Facebook Page

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District 103 School Candidates launch Facebook Page

District 103 School Candidates launch Facebook Page The candidates for School District 103 launched a new Facebook Page, Parents for Student Excellence, to promote their candidacies and to also promote issues and events related to the controversy-plagued School District 103. School District 103 serves 2,400 students living in Brookfield, Forest View, Lyons, McCook and Stickney….

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Chances of surviving heart attack the best in Orland Fire District

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Chances of surviving heart attack the best in Orland Fire District

Chances of surviving heart attack the best in Orland Fire District By Chief Michael Schofield Your chances of surviving a heart attack — cardiac arrest — in the region served by the Orland Fire Protection District are better than in most other regions in the country. This achievement has been recognized nationally and was the…

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Pappas refunds taxes to 30,000 Cook County homeowners

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Pappas refunds taxes to 30,000 Cook County homeowners

Pappas refunds taxes to 30,000 Cook County homeowners Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas helped taxpayers cut through the county’s bureaucracy and ordered refunds of more than $8.3 million to 30,000 homeowners who qualified for refunds but failed to apply. Pappas said the refunds were made without the taxpayers having to file refund request forms The…

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Tollway contracts $83 million for professional engineering and road construction for December

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Tollway contracts $83 million for professional engineering and road construction for December

Tollway contracts $83 million for professional engineering and road construction for December Illinois Tollway awards more than $83 million in contracts for construction and professional engineering services in December. Nearly $6.3 billion invested since start of Move Illinois Program The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today approved five construction contracts and three professional engineering service contracts…

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Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois

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Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois

Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois Access to training, apprenticeships and careers within skilled construction trades offered through the Tollway’s new ConstructionWorks program Earlier this week, Senator Sandoval was joined by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Representative Marcus Evans, Illinois Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Executive Director Liz Gorman to…

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Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase

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Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase

Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase In an urgent press conference at the Illinois State building the Illinois Representatives Allen Skillicorn (R) and Jeanne Ives (R) warned of an impending fuel tax hike. According to Representative Skillicorn, “There is a horrible rumor going around Springfield. Actually this is the worst kept secret in…

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Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book

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Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book

Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book Videographer Steve Neuhaus interviews first-time author Aaron Hanania, 17, discusses his new book “The King’s Pawn”, why he wrote it, what it is about, and some of the key aspects of the characters in the book. Soon to be a high school senior. He urges other…

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Two Major Chicagoland Construction Groups Merge

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Two Major Chicagoland Construction Groups Merge

Two Major Chicagoland Construction Groups Merge Tuhowski III: “We will be using our combined resources and strength to help our members and better the industry.” Two of the largest Chicagoland general contractor’s associations announced this week the two have merged effective January 1, 2018 to become the Chicagoland Associated General Contractors (CAGC). The former Builders…

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Black Chamber hosts 12th Annual Convention August 9 – 10

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Black Chamber hosts 12th Annual Convention August 9 – 10

Black Chamber hosts 12th Annual Convention August 9 – 10 ILLINOIS BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST 12TH ANNUAL CONVENTION IN EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS  WHO: Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce  WHAT: 12th Annual State Convention WHEN: ​Wednesday and Thursday, August 9-10, 2017 Paradice Hotel & Casino, 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611 WHY: The Illinois…

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