Suburban Chicagoland News

  • 01 Oct 2019

    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,...

  • 27 Sep 2019

    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...

  • 27 Sep 2019

    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...

  • 26 Sep 2019

    Bridgeview OKs marijuana tax

    Bridgeview OKs marijuana tax No vendors yet, but tax in place in case By Steve Metsch No one has submitted proposals to open a business selling recreational marijuana in Bridgeview, but the village board is prepared if it happens. By a 6-0 vote, trustees at their Sept. 18 meeting approved setting up a cannabis retailers’...

  • 24 Sep 2019

    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...

  • 22 Sep 2019

    Dansk and Sparks join the Chicago Wolves

    Dansk and Sparks join the Chicago Wolves The Chicago Wolves announced Sunday that goaltenders Oscar Dansk and Garret Sparks have been assigned to the team by the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. They’ll join the Wolves in time for Monday’s official start to training camp. Dansk served as the workhorse for the Wolves’ run to the...

  • 21 Sep 2019

    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...

  • 21 Sep 2019

    Chicago Wolves add nine players as training camp nears

    Chicago Wolves add nine players as training camp nears The Chicago Wolves announced Friday that nine players, including three who helped the team reach the 2019 Calder Cup Finals, have been assigned to the organization by the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Forwards Paul Cotter, Lucas Elvenes, Ben Jones, Jake Leschyshyn, Jermaine Loewen, Tye ...

  • 17 Sep 2019

    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...

  • 17 Sep 2019

    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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  • Young fisherman catches a decent size Perch at Candlewick Lake in Northern Illinois

    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...

  • Abe Matthew, candidate for Congress int he 3rd District

    Matthew urges impeachment inquiry into Trump Abe Matthew (D-Ill.), candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District (D-Lipinski), issued the following statement regarding impeachment of President Trump and the recent events surrounding the Ukraine: “The public reports of the President’s call with a foreign leader indicate that a whistleblower has raised serious concern about the...

  • More than 30,000 people attended the four-day Mexican Independence Day celebration hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cic bro, held from Thursday thur Sunday, Sept. 12 - 15, 2019. More than 30,000 people attended the festival and viewed the two hour long parade which featured more than 30 floats. Photo courtesy of the Town of Cicero

    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...

  • Graphic depicting fires savaging the Amazon forests, designed by Extinction Rebellion Chicago

    Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil Local members of the climate emergency group, Extinction Rebellion, and allied groups  Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Indivisible, as well as concerned individuals gathered for a protest outside the Brazilian Consulate to express and demonstrate solidarity with the indigenous  people being adversely affected by the fires being set by farmers,...

  • Geja's Cafe, Fondue specialities

    Geja’s Café Debuts Giro d’Italia – A Tour of Italy Wine Festival A three-month wine festival that features 18 carefully selected wines from 17 wine regions of Italy for a full-bodied experience all can enjoy Chicago’s oldest wine bar, Geja’s Café, perfectly nestled at 340 W. Armitage Ave, is welcoming the upcoming fall season with...

  • Charter Fitness exercise equipment

    Charter Fitness goes “All Access” raises fees We are proud to announce that we now offer 24 hour access to our Orland Park location with select plans. In addition, we now offer four different memberships to accommodate when you want to workout, where you want to workout and if you want professional guidance during your...

  • Typical Suburban street view. Courtesy of Wikipedia

    Chicago home values rank among lowest in nation Chicago ranks among the worst in terms of owning a home among 300 cities across the country, and among the worst in the top 64 largest cities in the country. A new study by WalletHub compares the health of the real estate market in 300 cities and...

  • Casino slot machine screen onboard Carnival Cfruise Line 2018

    Quad Cities Casinos Ready for New Sports Betting in Iowa Quad Cities (August 15, 2019) – Starting at noon on August 15, 2019, sports betting is now legal in Iowa, including on mobile devices that have a registered account.  The two Iowa casinos in the Quad Cities are ready for people to start wagering. Both...