Archive For The “Suburban Chicagoland” Category

‘Light of our family’

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‘Light of our family’ Justice Police Officer Peter Lenos is laid to rest By Steve Metsch Family and friends of late Justice Police Officer Peter Lenos focused on the good times – and there were plenty – as they bid him goodbye. Lenos, 39, was laid to rest on Friday. The 15-year veteran of the…

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Chicago Alderman David Moore Enters Secretary of State Race

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Chicago Alderman David Moore Enters Secretary of State Race

Chicago Alderman David Moore Enters Secretary of State Race Chicago South Side Alderman David Moore is announcing his run for Illinois Secretary of State to replace long time incumbent Jesse White, who is retiring at the end of his term in January 2023. Moore is the fifth candidate to enter the race for one of…

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Welcome back

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Welcome back

Welcome back Students finally return to buildings in Lyons SD 103  By Steve Metsch “It’s weird.” With those two words, seventh-grader Daniel Mercado neatly summed up the entire 2020-21 school year. Mercado was standing in line Tuesday, patiently waiting to enter George Washington Middle School in Lyons. He and his schoolmates have not been able…

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Three new board members

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Three new board members

Three new board members Newcomers sworn in at Lyons School District 103  By Steve Metsch A changing of the guard took place at the most recent meeting of the Lyons School District 103 board. Three members bid adieu and three newly elected members were sworn in. Marge Hubacek, Sharon Anderson and Shannon Johnson are the…

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SD 103 students return today

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SD 103 students return today

SD 103 students return today After long pandemic delay, 36% of kids are back By Steve Metsch Tuesday afternoon will be the first time in the 2020-21 academic year that students will be permitted in Lyons School District 103 school buildings. Supt. Kristopher Rivera, at the school board’s meeting on April 27, announced that the…

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Carr gives up acting role

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Carr gives up acting role

Carr gives up acting role Restaurant owner is sworn in as McCook’s mayor By Steve Metsch Terrance Carr is no longer an acting mayor. Carr, who had been named acting mayor of McCook on April 1 of last year, was sworn in for a four-year term as mayor Monday night by Cook County Circuit Court…

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Right from the Middle: The Three dictators, Last time

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Right from the Middle: The Three dictators, Last time

Right from the Middle: The Three dictators, Last time The process of creating legislation has been undermined by personal political interests and a dictatorship of power that has corrupted the system that was originally envisioned by the Founding Fathers of America, former Congressman William O. Lipinski explains By William Lipinski and Brian Broeking We talked…

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Prayers answered in Lyons

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Prayers answered in Lyons

Prayers answered in Lyons Preacher sets up box for those seeking help  By Steve Metsch More than 100 prayers have been delivered in the past 13 months to a Lyons couple. Some are neatly written on stationery. Some are scrawled on scraps of paper with handwriting that resembles what’s seen on a doctor’s prescription. Some…

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Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

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Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague When it comes to the record-setting murder rate in Chicago’s neighborhoods, the real priority should be fighting street gangs over sometimes exaggerated claims of racism. But the news media sees that exaggerating racism claims especially with regards to police sells newspapers while Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is…

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Wolves finish in style defeating Grand Rapids Griffins

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Wolves finish in style defeating Grand Rapids Griffins

Wolves finish in style defeating Grand Rapids Griffins Max Lajoie’s career-high-tying 3-point night features highlight-reel pass The Chicago Wolves capped an eight-game, 23-day road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday night at Van Andel Arena. Forwards Anthony Richard, Phil Tomasino and David Cotton and defenseman Max Lajoie scored for…

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Wolves create six new Project Thrive Zoom sessions

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Wolves create six new Project Thrive Zoom sessions

Wolves create six new Project Thrive Zoom sessions Super Bowl champion Chukky Okobi leads first session May 6 The Chicago Wolves, together with #SameHere Global Mental Health Movement founder Eric Kussin, continue to change the conversation about mental health in Chicago through Project Thrive. After launching Project Thrive with six successful Zoom sessions from February…

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Lyons honors fire hero

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Lyons honors fire hero

Lyons honors fire hero Off-duty firefighter had saved two in February blaze Lyons By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board honored a hero at its recent meeting, and also paid tribute to the fire department. First, the heroics of Riverside resident Brian Kulaga. A Cicero Fire Department Lieutenant, Kulaga, 54, was driving past a burning…

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