Posts Tagged “Christopher Getty”

Music returns to Lyons

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Music returns to Lyons

Music returns to Lyons Five more concerts scheduled for Veterans Park By Steve Metsch A big crowd was on hand Wednesday night to see Strung Out, the third in a series of Wednesday night performances for the Music in the Park concert series at Veterans Park in Lyons. The concert series is back after being away for…

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Ken Getty celebrates his 80th birthday

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Ken Getty celebrates his 80th birthday

Ken Getty celebrates his 80th birthday Ken Getty, a longtime Southwest suburban activist, insurance company founder and former Lyons Mayor, celebrated his 80th birthday June 6, 2021 with friends and family at an outdoor picnic celebration. Getty, the father of Village ofd Lyons President Christopher Getty, is admired throughout the region for his leadership and…

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Lyons gets new truck

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Lyons gets new truck

Lyons gets new truck Cab can rise 50 feet above street for trees, lights By Steve Metsch The Lyons Public Works Department has a new truck to replace one that gave decades of service. Back in January 2020, the village board approved the purchase of a new bucket truck that will allow safer removal of…

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Lyons passes balanced budget

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Lyons passes balanced budget

Lyons passes balanced budget Like many villages, pandemic took a toll By Steve Metsch The village of Lyons faces a deficit after the pandemic hit revenues hard, but trustees have passed a balanced budget for 2021. And finance department officials think the village can weather the storm. The village will have a $240,000 deficit with…

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Garbage truck dazzles

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Garbage truck dazzles Trustees get look at Lyons’ new addition  By Steve Metsch Lyons trustees got their first look at the village’s new garbage truck, painted a gleaming white with an illustration of Hoffman Tower on each side, before their recent meeting. The truck has room for 25 yards of garbage, Public Works Director Ryan…

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Early voting in Lyons

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Early voting in Lyons

Early voting in Lyons Village among many sites in Cook County By Steve Metsch Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty welcomed local, state and federal officials and candidates to the front steps of the village hall on Oct. 19 to promote early voting in Cook County. Monday marked the opening of early voting which runs through Nov….

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Mustangs honor first responders

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Mustangs honor first responders

Mustangs honor first responders Free lunch provided by longtime organization in Lyons  By Steve Metsch McCook Police Lt. Steve Svetich and officer Carlo DiMundo were among the many first responders who enjoyed a free lunch Saturday courtesy the Lyons Mustangs Athletic Club. Svetich ate a cheeseburger. DiMundo enjoyed a bratwurst which he said was “delicious”…

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Small beer gardens OK in Lyons

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Small beer gardens OK in Lyons

Small beer gardens OK in Lyons Bronze Eagle Pub, BuckleDown Brewing both benefit By Steve Metsch The owners of the Bronze Eagle Pub and BuckleDown Brewing are pleased with recent action by the Lyons Village Board that positively impacts them. Rick Riggio, who has owned the Bronze Eagle Pub, 7320 W. Pershing Road, for six…

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Virus claims parks, libraries

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Virus claims parks, libraries Bridgeview Park District among few open By Steve Metsch In an attempt to slow spreading the coronavirus, scores of public facilities are closing their doors around the nation The Lyons, La Grange and Summit park district facilities are closed. However, the Bridgeview Park District is remaining open. The Summit, Lyons, Bedford Park…

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Donating to the future

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Donating to the future Township of Lyons helps The LeaderShop By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons is giving a sizable contribution of $12,500 to The LeaderShop, a program based in La Grange that helps teenagers. Township Supervisor Christopher Getty and other township officials think the program is a worthwhile recipient. “We previously this year…

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Local pols plan strategy

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Local pols plan strategy WCMC wants fair share of income tax By Steve Metsch Several hundred elected officials gathered Feb. 8 for a breakfast meeting to discuss the West Central Municipal Conference’s legislative priorities for 2020. The group, which includes communities in western Cook County and eastern Du Page County, met at Elmcrest Banquets in…

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Lyons block party a hit

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Lyons block party a hit Annual event filled with food and fun By Steve Metsch Lyons Village trustee Pat Alonzi was taking a well-deserved break Sunday afternoon. She rested on a folding chair during the annual block party she helps hosts every year in the village. “My legs,” she confided, “are killing me.” Alonzi, 81,…

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