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Goodbye to ‘Mr. Summit’

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Goodbye to ‘Mr. Summit’

Goodbye to ‘Mr. Summit’ Memorial Saturday for late fire chief Nemeth  By Steve Metsch The man that many around town call “Mister Summit” will be honored on Saturday. John M. Nemeth Jr., former fire chief of Summit, who also worked in public works and was a part-time police officer in the village, died earlier this…

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TIF heats up Willow Springs

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TIF heats up Willow Springs

TIF heats up Willow Springs Tempers flare at meeting about ballroom land By Steve Metsch The place to be at 4 p.m. Monday was the Willow Springs Village Hall. Seats in the village board meeting room were filled early. The overflow crowd filled the hallway outside the room, another meeting room and extended up a…

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Presidential Inn is shut down

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Presidential Inn is shut down

Presidential Inn is shut down Mayor pulls license, court denies appeal    By Steve Metsch Just three vehicles were parked in the lot at The Presidential Inn in Lyons on Friday, one day after a Cook County judge denied an emergency motion to stay a business license revocation. The motel, 3922 S. Harlem Ave., long…

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Sounded like ‘a door slamming’

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Sounded like ‘a door slamming’

Sounded like ‘a door slamming’ Washington principal discusses boy’s suicide By Steve Metsch Two teachers compared the noise to the sound of “a door slamming,” Washington Middle School Principal Don Jones said Monday evening. It was a sound from a day that those teachers and Jones will never forget. The “door slamming” was the sound…

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Hundreds mourn student in Lyons

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Hundreds mourn student in Lyons

Hundreds mourn student in Lyons Somber prayer vigil for seventh-grader after suicide By Steve Metsch About 300 people attended a prayer vigil Thursday night at the entrance of Washington Middle School in Lyons, mourning a seventh-grade student who took his own life. Johany Juan Bueno, 13, of Stickney, shot himself while at school around 1:30…

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Best of old and new

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Best of old and new

Best of old and new Yes singer Jon Anderson shines in solo show By Steve Metsch Usually, when you’re at a concert and the band says “here’s a new song,” quite a few fans bolt out to get beverages. That wasn’t the case Thursday night at the intimate Arcada Theatre in St. Charles where Jon…

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