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Winging it

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Winging it

Winging it Denny Laine delivers solid concert of hit songs By Steve Metsch Throughout his years with Wings, there were two constants by Paul McCartney’s side. His wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. Linda has since passed away. But guitarist/singer/songwriter Laine is still going strong, as evidence by his solid concert Thursday at night at the…

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One more week with Mom

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One more week with Mom

One more week with Mom Bridgeview cops save woman, daughter grateful By Steve Metsch Two Bridgeview police officer shrug off their actions as part of their jobs, but they did  play a key role in saving a woman’s life. Sadly, that woman died one week later. But her daughter is thankful to the officers. “They…

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Mr. Everything of Summit retires

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Mr. Everything of Summit retires

Mr. Everything of Summit retires Paul Sawyer ends long career on Jan. 11 By Steve Metsch When asked what he did for the village of Summit, Paul Sawyer smiled and replied “everything.” The do-it-all Sawyer, whose final day with the public works department will be Friday, Jan. 11, was honored by the village board at…

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Politics at Moraine Valley?

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Politics at Moraine Valley?

Politics at Moraine Valley? Hastings denies involvement; candidate disagrees By Steve Metsch An election challenge of five candidates for the Moraine Valley Community College board appears to be politically motivated, said one candidate. Joseph Murphy, an 18-year incumbent whose candidacy is one of those targeted, said the challenges are “a big power play by (Orland…

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Lyons 103 school supplies

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Lyons 103 school supplies

Lyons 103 school supplies Four candidates help kids get ready for semester By Steve Metsch Four candidates seeking election to the Lyons School District 103 board spent part of Jan. 5 giving supplies to kids and meeting with parents. Olivia Quintero, Winifred Rodriguez, Vito Campanile and incumbent Jorge Torres are running on the Parents for…

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Lyons Township fourth at York

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Lyons Township fourth at York

Lyons Township fourth at York Boys barely miss Jack Tosh Holiday finale  By Steve Metsch The Lyons Township boys basketball team had a memorable run in the 45thAnnual Jack Tosh Holiday Classic at York High School, nearly playing for the championship. After losing an overtime semifinal game on Dec. 29, they played in the third-place…

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Lyons SD 103 board fires teacher

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Lyons SD 103 board fires teacher

Lyons SD 103 board fires teacher Application, not attempted murder charge, costs job  By Steve Metsch It didn’t have the overflow crowd of just two months ago, when news broke about Andres Rodriguez’ background. No elected officials showed up demanding changes be made. No Chicago TV reporters made breathless reports from “an embattled west suburban…

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Township of Lyons clerk retires

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Township of Lyons clerk retires

Township of Lyons clerk retires Mary Jo Noonan ends 33-year run, 25 as clerk By Steve Metsch Mary Jo Noonan, after 33 years of working for the Township of Lyons, has decided it is time to move on. Noonan, 75, of Western Springs, first was a township trustee for two terms, from 1985 through 1993….

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Weinberg resigns as Lyons coach

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Weinberg resigns as Lyons coach

Weinberg resigns as Lyons coach Missed playoffs for first time; cites personal reasons  By Steve Metsch After 10 seasons as the head football coach for Lyons Township High School, Kurt Weinberg has resigned. The move comes after one of the most dismal seasons in school history. Lyons was winless in five home games, was shut…

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PTO Prez joins Lyons SD 103 board

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PTO Prez joins Lyons SD 103 board

PTO Prez joins Lyons SD 103 board Tom Weiner judged best of eight candidates  By Steve Metsch As the newest board member, Tom Weiner said his main focus is making sure Lyons School District 103 continues “moving in the right direction.” Weiner, 57, on Dec. 10 was selected by the board to serve the remaining…

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New truck for Summit

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New truck for Summit

New truck for Summit Santa due at Summit Park 11 a.m. Saturday By Steve Metsch With a pickup truck that is “literally falling apart,” according to village Trustee Aleco Julius, the Summit Village Board on Monday night voted unanimously to buy a new vehicle. The board voted 5-0 – Trustee Mayra Ortiz was absent –…

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McCook to have special GLo

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McCook to have special GLo

McCook to have special GLo New 76-room hotel planned for 47th Street By Steve Metsch McCook is not only getting a new hotel. It’s getting a hotel that’s part of a stunning new GLo brand promoted by worldwide hotel giant Best Western. The new hotel will be built in the business park on 47th Street,…

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