Archive For The “Suburban Chicagoland” Category

High school senior says writing book will improve student grades

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High school senior says writing book will improve student grades

High school senior says writing book will improve student grades Aaron Hanania will sign copies of his new book at an event on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Oak Lawn Library from 6 pm until 8 pm, and discuss how young students can become better students through disciplined writing and storytelling. A writing project…

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Portage to the future

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Portage to the future

Portage to the future Groups seek to promote historic Lyons site By Steve Metsch Driving on busy Harlem Avenue, just north of the Stevenson Expressway, you may have noticed a statue if you glanced west. It’s a towering statue of a native American, Louis Joliet, Father Marquette and a canoe, recalling their visit in 1673….

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Bridgeview may improve range

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Bridgeview may improve range

Bridgeview may improve range Sewer inspections also on village board’s agenda  By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Village Board was thinking beneath the surface at its latest meeting. The board approved a contract that will review its sanitary sewer system for illegal hookups. The board also okayed an agreement that will allow Advocate Christ Medical Center…

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Improvising pays for Nazareth

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Improvising pays for Nazareth

Improvising pays for Nazareth Punt turned touchdown highlights 49-20 win  By Steve Metsch You know it’s your night when your punter, sensing an imminent blocked kick, scampers 57 yards untouched for a touchdown. With Nazareth leading 28-7 early in the third quarter Friday night, Michael Love was set to punt from his 43-yard line. Noticing…

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Railroad flyover discussed

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Railroad flyover discussed

Railroad flyover discussed Plan would have impact on Summit By Steve Metsch Reducing the risk of potential accidents, along with ending delays in commuter railroad service, are goals of a proposed “flyover” that could be built from Harlem Avenue alongside the canal to Willow Springs. It’s all part of sweeping rail improvements proposed by the…

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Arab American voters to rally for Democratic candidates Oct. 21

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Arab American voters to rally for Democratic candidates Oct. 21

Arab American voters to rally for Democratic candidates Oct. 21 Dozens of Democratic candidates running in the November 6, 2018 General election will be showcased at the annual Candidate’s Breakfast & Brunch on Sunday, October 21 hosted by The Arab American Democratic Club. The keynote speakers at the event are Illinois House Speaker Michael J….

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District 103 administration excels in politics, name-calling and lies

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District 103 administration excels in politics, name-calling and lies

District 103 administration excels in politics, name-calling and lies Officials who have taken over the administration of the District 103 schools in Chicagoland’s west suburbs have turned the schools into a base of political activity. And its superintendent has made no bones about how he plans to use his “educational” position through biased reporting at…

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Media spins politics in state government issues

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Media spins politics in state government issues

Media spins politics in state government issues The Daily Herald has been doing a lot of stories critical of the Illinois Tollway Authority. Some think it has less to do with good journalism and more to do with the friendship between the newspaper’s reporter and a controversial member of the Tollway Authority board who has…

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Lyons buys new fire engine

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Lyons buys new fire engine

Lyons buys new fire engine Village board welcomes new police officer By Steve Metsch A new fire engine is being purchased by Lyons. It’s one of three vehicles being purchased by the village. The village board, at its Sept. 18 meeting, unanimously approved buying the three vehicles with the biggest being a new fire engine….

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Lyons honors employees

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Lyons honors employees

Lyons honors employees Four have a combined 111 years service By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board honored four employees with plaques recognizing their longtime service. The four have a combined 111 years working for the village. Rich Vabro has worked 30 years with the water department, is the foreman. Vabro “is very vital to…

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Glenn Hughes rocks St. Charles

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Glenn Hughes rocks St. Charles

Glenn Hughes rocks St. Charles Former Deep Purple bassist/singer an ageless wonder By Steve Metsch Please forgive the delay for this review. Life gets busy. But when you catch yourself still thinking about a concert nearly three weeks later, it’s worth writing about. I journeyed out to the lovely and intimate 900-seat Arcada Theatre in…

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Railroad “flyover” discussed

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Railroad “flyover” discussed

Railroad “flyover” discussed Proposal would cut risks, move Summit businesses By Steve Metsch Reducing the risk of potential accidents, along with ending delays in commuter railroad service, are goals of a proposed “flyover” that could be built west of Summit Park. It’s all part of sweeping rail improvements proposed by the Illinois Department of Transportation…

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