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Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue

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Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue

Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue Chicago’s Italian American community remembers 130-year-old mass lynching After a Freedom of Information Act request to the Chicago Park District (CPD) about the Christopher Columbus statues removed this past summer, attorneys for The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) found a plethora of…

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State  Pat Dowell,  Alderman and Committeeman of Chicago’s Third Ward, announced her candidacy for Illinois Secretary of State this week. “As a committed public servant, helping and serving people has always been my top priority,” said Dowell. “My singular goal of this office is to provide the residents…

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Von Drasek rolls in Countryside

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Von Drasek rolls in Countryside

Von Drasek rolls in Countryside Alderman beats ex-mayor for fifth term on council By Steve Metsch Countryside Ald. John Von Drasek (2nd Ward) was in an interesting situation Wednesday morning. While residents he met congratulated him for winning his fifth term in office Tuesday, one reminded him to remove his campaign signs in a timely…

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Getty wins big in Lyons

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Getty wins big in Lyons

Getty wins big in Lyons Mayor credits volunteers with winning fourth term By Steve Metsch Crediting an old school approach of pounding the pavement and going door to door, Lyons Village President Christopher Getty thanked his large and diverse campaign army for delivering another four-year term in office Tuesday. According to unofficial totals from the…

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State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park

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State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park

State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park Pfizer Part 1 – Advance Registration Required – Seniors will be Prioritized State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin, in partnership with the Village Presidents of Richton Park, Park Forest and Matteson, is pleased to announce a community vaccination event to be held this Thursday, April 8th between…

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, issued the following statement Tuesday (April 6, 2021) regarding newly released data showing that the U.S. maternal mortality rate increased in 2019. …

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan Convening of Chicagoland transportation leaders comes as Congress moves forward with passing President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a historic investment that will create millions of good jobs and rebuild our country’s infrastructure U.S. Representative Marie Newman (D-IL) on Tuesday convened Chicagoland area transit leaders…

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Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence

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Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence

Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence The Orland Fire Protection District received multiple 911 calls at approximately 4:22 PM on Saturday (April 3, 2021). for a house fire located in the 15500 block of 116th Court. The fire was restricted to a small area of the home but spread rapidly…

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Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist

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Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist Former Congressman William O. Lipinski has joined Suburban Chicagoland as a columnist writing Op-Ed commentary on national and regional politics writing the “Right from the Middle” Opinion Commentary column twice each month Lipinski served as the Democratic Committeeman from the Chicago 23rd Ward beginning in 1975 and…

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Loyola rambles to win

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Loyola rambles to win

Loyola rambles to win Running game too much for Brother Rice  By Steve Metsch Thanks to a formidable running game, stingy defense and a key penalty, Loyola proved it belongs in the elite of Chicago area football with a big win at Brother Rice. After a first quarter that saw each offense stuck in neutral,…

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‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents

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‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents

‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents Monday, April 12 Event at Georgios Banquets Open to Township. Residents in Phase 1B and with Underlying Medical Conditions or Otherwise Eligible Under Phase 1C Building on the success of Orland Township’s two recent vaccination events for local seniors, Supervisor Paul O’Grady announced…

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Thursday Morning Quarterback Show Features Prep Sports

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Thursday Morning Quarterback Show Features Prep Sports

By Steve Neuhaus Thursday Morning Quarterback is a weekly sports show live streamed on Facebook each Thursday morning. The one hour episode beginning at 7am is hosted by Jeff Vorva and Steve Metsch both news and sports reporters along with Sports Editor Jason Maholy and produced by Steve Neuhaus, former freelance newspaper photographer, now contributor…

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