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Fire’s farewell saddens fans

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Fire’s farewell saddens fans

Fire’s farewell saddens fans Soccer team leaving Bridgeview for Soldier Field By Steve Metsch The likely final game in Bridgeview for the Chicago Fire soccer team had fans feeling bittersweet. They were happy to attend Sunday’s game. They were looking forward to what the future may hold. And, many were feeling sad. Juan Hernandez, 41,…

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Prepares for Fall 2019 Trout Fishing Season

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Prepares for Fall 2019 Trout Fishing Season

Forest Preserves of Cook County Prepares for Fall 2019 Trout Fishing Season Nearly 7,500 pounds of fish will be added to trout fishing lakes The 2019 fall inland trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Forest Preserves of Cook County trout fishing lakes: Axehead Lake and Belleau Lake in Park Ridge, Busse…

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Lyons needs to win Saturday

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Lyons needs to win Saturday

Lyons needs to win Saturday Must win  four of five for shot at football playoffs By Steve Metsch The Lyons Township football team finds itself in the unenviable position of needing to get hot – and fast – in order to have a shot at making the  state playoffs. The Lions are now 1-3 overall…

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Summit parking woes

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Summit parking woes

Summit parking woes Couple takes troubles to the village board By Steve Metsch Parking is at a premium in Summit. And few know that better than Danny Spataro and Daniele Drain-Tinder. After getting no help from their landlord, the couple brought its case to the Summit Village Board on Sept. 16. They live in an…

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11 Year-old Harvey resident in critical condition, victim of gun violence

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11 Year-old Harvey resident in critical condition, victim of gun violence

11 Year-old Harvey resident in critical condition, victim of gun violence On the evening of Monday, September 23, an 11-year-old girl became the latest victim of gun violence in Chicago’s south suburban region. The young girl was in her Harvey home, near 158th and Paulina streets, when she was shot in the head by a…

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Cicero hosts Houby Festival Oct 3 – 6, 2019

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Cicero hosts Houby Festival Oct 3 – 6, 2019

Cicero hosts Houby Festival Oct 3 – 6, 2019 The 51st Annual Houby Festival will kick off on Thursday, October 3, 2019 featuring a carnival with rides for family and children, a variety of Czech and other ethnic foods, a wide range of entertainment, and a parade on Sunday Oct. 6. Houby is the Czech/Slovak…

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Going out in style

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Going out in style

Going out in style Dukes, vintages cars bid farewell with a party By Steve Metsch Glancing around the crowded parking lot filled with classic cars and car buffs of all ages, Kevin Lawrence said he will miss Dukes Drive-In. Forty-four years of Italian beefs and – more importantly to those there  – 44 years of…

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Cicero celebrates Mexican Independence Day Parade

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Cicero celebrates Mexican Independence Day Parade

Cicero celebrates Mexican Independence Day Parade By Alejandra Herrera President Larry Dominick, the Cicero Board of Trustees together with The Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, CMCC, hosted the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. The parade took place Sunday, September 15th, starting at Cermak and Austin. As early as 11:30am all the floats and participants were ready…

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Second half powers Nazareth

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Second half powers Nazareth

Second half powers Nazareth Big rally “shows what we can do,” Morris says By Steve Metsch After being pushed around by Fenwick’s football team in the first half Sept. 13, Nazareth Academy knew something had to change. The host Roadrunners were clinging to a 7-0 lead after Riley Theobald’s 16-yard touchdown run in the second…

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SeatGeek has the blues

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SeatGeek has the blues

SeatGeek has the blues Windy City Blues Fest in Bridgeview Oct. 5 By Steve Metsch The Windy City Blues Fest scheduled to return in October has a new home, SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Last year, it was held over a three-day September weekend in Lyons. This year, it, will be held on a single day,…

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