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Mexican American activist and former state legislator Frank Aguilar named to succeed Tobolski

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Mexican American activist and former state legislator Frank Aguilar named to succeed Tobolski

Mexican American activist and former state legislator Frank Aguilar named to succeed Tobolski Democratic Committeemen in Chicagoland’s west and southwest suburbs voted to name former State Rep. Frank J. Aguilar to fill the vacancy on the Cook County Board’s 16th District that was vacated with the resignation of Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski. Aguilar will…

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Precautions taken in Lyons

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Precautions taken in Lyons

Precautions taken in Lyons Some attend meeting via teleconference   By Steve Metsch Lyons Finance Director Dan Denys – a mainstay at the village board meeting and the finance committee meeting twice monthly – did not attend either on April 7. He is in fine health. He is being cautious. “Dan is in self-quarantine at…

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Lyons focuses on park

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Lyons focuses on park

Lyons focuses on parks Big changes coming for sites in village By Steve Metsch Basketball games and use of the swings have been put on hold at Veterans Park in Lyons. The rims and backboards have been removed from the courts – which are very popular. And the swings have also been removed. Part of…

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Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103

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Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103

Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103 In a heated election contest in the west suburban Lyons School District 103 where controversy, scandal and excessive spending dominate the board majority’s focus, voters need to take an active role in sweeping out the failed leadership and electing new trustees to restore the educational…

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Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation

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Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation

Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan ruled that Lyons School District 103 violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act when it refused to permit parents to address the board’s decision to hire as a 6th grade teacher a man accused of attempted murder and seven counts…

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Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public

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Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public

Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public The outrageous indifference to the needs of School District 103 by the dictatorial board majority led by Marge Hubacek prevented parents and taxpayers from expressing their concerns about the board majority’s poor decisions. Hubacek illegally blocked the parents from speaking limiting to only five the number who…

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Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons

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Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons

Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons Headliners include Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Lurrie Bell, and The Mike Wheeler Band. Tomiko Dixon (granddaughter of blues legend Willie Dixon), and Buddy Guy’s daughter Carlise Guy and the NuBlu Band along with Deak Harp & Quicksand from Clarksdale Mississippi round out the big Saturday Showcase. The…

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Camp Lyons opens June 4

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Camp Lyons opens June 4 Summer camp to include more field trips By Steve Metsch Registration is open for Camp Lyons, a summer camp which promises to be bigger and better than last year with more emphasis on field trips. The 11-week camp starts on Monday, June 4 and runs through Frida, Aug. 17, said…

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Popular Lyons chicken BBQ returns

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Popular Lyons chicken BBQ returns Mustangs host 64th annual event June 10 By Steve Metsch The Lyons Mustangs Athletic Club will soon hold its chicken BBQ, an annual tradition in the village now in its 64thyear. This year’s cookout will be held from noon to 7 p.m. June 10 at the Mustangs Hall, 4047 Leland…

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Chicagoland communities prepare for snow storm impact

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Chicagoland communities prepare for snow storm impact

Chicagoland communities prepare for snow storm impact The National Weather Service has issued a major storm alert for the Chicagoland area and suburbs. Schools, governments and many public agencies are closing, urging residents to be cautious while driving, to do welfare checks on neighbors who are disabled or seniors, and identifying warming centers in the…

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Lyons’ early Christmas gift

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Lyons’ early Christmas gift Residents get new and improved recycling bins By Steve Metsch Residents living in the southwest corner of Lyons found an early Christmas gift in their alleys the week of Dec. 11: Bright blue 65-gallon recycling bins. The new bins replace the old, smaller versions that had no lids. These are designed…

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Lyons police chief gets extension

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Lyons police chief gets extension Two more years, option for third for Keating By Steve Metsch Pleased with his performance since he was hired in February 2016, the Lyons Village Board has rewarded Lyons Police Chief James Keating with a contract extension. It’s a two-year contract with an option for a third year. The first…

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