Archive For The “Suburban Chicagoland” Category

National Night Out in Lyons

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National Night Out in Lyons

National Night Out in Lyons Annual event links residents with village police, fire By Steve Metsch Residents of Lyons got to know their village departments, specifically police and fire, a bit better on Aug. 7. That’s when Lyons, for the third straight year, participated in National Night Out, which was being held in widespread communities…

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses

Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses Band delivers hit songs in a dazzling concert By Steve Metsch So it took 35 years for Jeff Lynne to bring his Electric Light Orchestra back on the road. It was well-worth the wait. Lynne and this version of his ELO band – which did not include any other original members…

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Dryer fire in Orland Park home at 144th Block of Mason Lane

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Dryer fire in Orland Park home at 144th Block of Mason Lane

Dryer fire in Orland Park home at 144th Block of Mason Lane The Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) responded to a house fire located in the 14400 block of Mason Lane at approximately 11:56 PM on Friday night. OFPD Fire companies arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke coming from the sub-basement of the…

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Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District

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Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District

Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District “We need everyday people to fix Illinois for the sake of our children and grandchildren.” Rick Lesser, a successful small business owner and one of the leading estate planning attorneys in Illinois, announced his candidacy today for Illinois State Representative in the 58th District. Lesser was slated…

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The verdict on Jury Duty in Cook County

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The verdict on Jury Duty in Cook County

The verdict on Jury Duty in Cook County I received my summons to appear at Jury Duty. I didn’t want to use any excuses having been a reporter covering the court system, being a political columnist who writes about court cases, having been in several legal cases as a defendant and plaintiff in political cases in…

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Suburban backyard pool deck destroyed by fire, photos

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Suburban backyard pool deck destroyed by fire, photos

Suburban backyard pool deck destroyed by fire At approximately 10:30 PM on Friday August 3, 2018, the Orland Fire Protection District was notified of a house fire in the 100 block of Windmill Road in Orland Park. Upon arrival, Fire companies found a large pool deck and attached pool house fully involved in the rear…

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Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction

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Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction

Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction The Orland Fire Protection and 13 other municipalities including several from the southwest suburbs have filed a class action suit against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of opioid-based prescription drugs, and 26 other defendants accused of downplaying the negative impact of opioids on users and fueling…

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Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store

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Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store

Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store Commissioner Morrison’s efforts help keep 131 year old Hart Schaffner Marx suit company from leaving Illinois — Saving over 300 manufacturing jobs in Cook County Hart Schaffner Marx suit company has been manufacturing men’s suits in the Chicago area since 1887, including a suit for President Obama…

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Walmart Truck Fire Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018

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Walmart Truck Fire Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018

Walmart Truck Fire Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018 On Wednesday, July 25 (2018), the Orland Fire Protection District received a 911 emergency call regarding a fire at the Walmart SuperCenter store at 9265 159th Street in Orland Hills. Upon arrival, Firefighters found a fully involved box-truck parked against the store building on the east side…

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“Yellow Submarine” a treat

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“Yellow Submarine” a treat

“Yellow Submarine” a treat Fifty years later, restored movie is eye-popping fun By Steve Metsch It’s not often an animated movie released 50 years ago can pack ’em in. But that was the case  when a restored version of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine,” first released in 1968, was shown at selected movie theater around the…

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Warehouses for Bridgeview

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Warehouses for Bridgeview

Warehouses for Bridgeview Nearly 1 million square feet to be available By Steve Metsch The village of Bridgeview will be getting two warehouses at the northeast corner of 79thStreet and Harlem Avenue. At its July 18 meeting, the board approved a letter of understanding between Sponte Sales, doing business as Hawk “This is the sale…

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Hard work rewarded in Bridgeview

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Hard work rewarded in Bridgeview

Hard work rewarded in Bridgeview Linden is new fire battalion chief  By Steve Metsch After nearly three decades working for the Bridgeview Fire Department, Ed Linden has a new title. Linden, 52, was promoted from lieutenant to battalion chief at the July 18 meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board. He is one of three battalion…

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