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Summit to get parking

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Summit to get parking

Summit to get parking Demolition frees up much-needed space  By Steve Metsch Much-needed parking may soon be available for businesses along Archer Road in Summit Using grant money received earlier this year, the village board voted unanimously Monday night to spend $10,000 to acquire a burned-out apartment building at 7641 West 61stPlace. “This is the…

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Lipinski wins again

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Lipinski wins again

Lipinski wins again Longtime Congressman pleads for return to civility  By Steve Metsch U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd), who easily rolled to victory Tuesday past a white supremacist Republican and three write-in longshots, made a plea during his victory speech for a return to civility in our country. “We need to change the way people…

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Hollywood in Lyons

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Hollywood in Lyons

Hollywood in Lyons Mario Van Peebles directs scenes for new TV series  By Steve Metsch A bit of Hollywood visited Lyons. Film crews were in the village shooting scenes for “Proven Innocent,” a new FOX-TV series starring Kelsey Grammer. They shot scenes at Stella’s Batting Cages, at a makeshift campground set up near the Des…

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Legion Park dedicated in Summit

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Legion Park dedicated in Summit

Legion Park dedicated in Summit Refurbished anti-tank gun, bricks honor veterans By Steve Metsch A stunning new tribute to our armed forces was dedicated Tuesday evening in Summit. Legion Park, at the corner of 61st Street and 73rd Avenue, with its refurbished anti-tank gun, flag pole, gazebo and walking paths, is a shining tribute to…

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Nazareth routs Andrew

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Nazareth routs Andrew

Nazareth routs Andrew Evans plays through heartache, scores three TDs By Steve Metsch Diamond Evans was given an option by Coach Tim Racki before Nazareth’s first-round Class 7A playoff game. The star receiver’s grandfather, Wesley Ivy, died in Missouri on Friday. Racki told Evans he could grieve with his family, watch the game, play in…

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Double Eagles

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Double Eagles

Double Eagles Two concerts in four nights makes for great fun By Steve Metsch Attention all concert goers: If you want to have a memorable experience, try seeing the same band twice in a few nights. I had the pleasure of doing so recently. Saw the Eagles at the United Center on Oct. 15. Then…

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Controversy in Lyons SD 103

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Controversy in Lyons SD 103

Controversy in Lyons SD 103 Hiring teacher charged in shooting fuels outrage By Steve Metsch Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty and other elected officials are calling for sweeping changes at Lyons School District 103 after it was learned a sixth-grade teacher who has been charged with attempted murder was hired in August. Getty, the father of…

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Durkin faces rare challenge

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Durkin faces rare challenge

Durkin faces rare challenge Darien Ald. Chlystek says change is needed By Steve Metsch Voters have a rarity in the 82ndHouse, a choice this Election Day. State Rep. Jim Durkin, the minority leader, is being challenged by Democrat Tom Chlystek, an alderman in Darien. Durkin was appointed to the job in 2006, won an election…

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Write-ins hopeful vs. Lipinski

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Write-ins hopeful vs. Lipinski

Write-ins hopeful vs. Lipinski Two challengers take on longtime Congressman By Steve Metsch In his re-election campaign, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) is facing three write-in candidates and a Republican nominee. The Republican nominee, Art Jones, and one of the write-in candidates, Richard Mayers, have alleged ties to white supremacist organizations. Kenneth Yerkes, a dentist…

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Lyons improves path safety

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Lyons improves path safety

Lyons improves path safety Flashing signs to be installed at three intersections By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board has approved an intergovernmental agreement with Cook County to provide safer travels for those using the Salt Creek Bike Trail. The board voted unanimously at its Oct. 16 meeting to install beacon lights where the trail…

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Budget-minded Bridgeview

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Budget-minded Bridgeview

Budget-minded Bridgeview Village saves big bucks buying used backhoe By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Village Board was in a budget-minded mood at its most recent meeting. The board unanimously approved purchasing a used backhoe at considerable savings. Bridgeview has agreed to pay the South Stickney Sanitary District $20,000 for a used backhoe. Trustee James Cecott…

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Tollway interchange for Justice

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Tollway interchange for Justice

Tollway interchange for Justice New ramps may be open in four years By Steve Metsch Justice Mayor Kris Wasowicz was beaming Tuesday morning as he chatted with various elected and state agency officials as they stood on a gravel parking lot overlooking the Tri-State Tollway. It was cold. It was windy. And Wasowicz felt like…

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