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Early voting in Lyons

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Early voting in Lyons

Early voting in Lyons Village among many sites in Cook County By Steve Metsch Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty welcomed local, state and federal officials and candidates to the front steps of the village hall on Oct. 19 to promote early voting in Cook County. Monday marked the opening of early voting which runs through Nov….

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Argo teachers, board at odds

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Argo teachers, board at odds

Argo teachers, board at odds Teachers remotely argue their case during meeting By Steve Metsch Five teachers at Argo Community High School shared their dissatisfaction with ongoing contract talks during a recent meeting of the School District 217 board. The five addressed the board from remote locations via a video screen set up in Room…

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Raising funds on-line

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Raising funds on-line

Raising funds 0n-line Virus forces cancelation of  UCP’s breakfast for 500 By Steve Metsch Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual fundraiser for the United Citizens Party led by Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty will not be held in-person this year. Usually held at The Drake Hotel Oak Brook on a Saturday in October, the breakfast…

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Landlords’ beef with Summit

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Landlords’ beef with Summit

Landlords’ beef with Summit Say $75 annual inspection fee per unit is too steep By Steve Metsch Nine months after it was approved and a few months after it was implemented, a new $75 annual safety inspection fee charged per rental unit was met with opposition by 10 or so landlords at the Summit Village…

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Mustangs honor first responders

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Mustangs honor first responders

Mustangs honor first responders Free lunch provided by longtime organization in Lyons  By Steve Metsch McCook Police Lt. Steve Svetich and officer Carlo DiMundo were among the many first responders who enjoyed a free lunch Saturday courtesy the Lyons Mustangs Athletic Club. Svetich ate a cheeseburger. DiMundo enjoyed a bratwurst which he said was “delicious”…

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Pohl leads Lyons golfers

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Pohl leads Lyons golfers

Pohl leads Lyons golfers Shoots two-under as Lions roll to regional win By Steve Metsch Standing in a sand trap beside the 18th green at Harborside International’s Starboard course, Lyons Township senior Griffin Pohl knew he “had to get up and down.” If he did, he’d win the Class 3A boys golf regional. Pohl neatly…

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