Posts Tagged “La Grange”

Guitars are silenced

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Guitars are silenced

Guitars are silenced Stonegrove shuttered by “hostile economy” By Steve Metsch The jamming guitars and pounding drums have been silenced at Stonegrove Guitar, 821 W. Hillgrove Ave., in La Grange. The place where for the past 18 years kids and adults learned how to play guitar and drum closed its doors on Halloween, another victim…

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Original Pancake House

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Original Pancake House

Original Pancake House Chain plans to fill vacant building in La Grange  By Steve Metsch The former Bakers Square site in La Grange will not be vacant for very long. Just four months after Bakers Squares closed, passersby now see a sign alerting them of a new restaurant there. The Original Pancake House will occupy…

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Peaceful protest in La Grange

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Peaceful protest in La Grange

Peaceful protest in La Grange No problems reported as hundreds march  By Steve Metsch Charlotte Wolf said she wanted to make a stand “because there is a lot going on in the world right now.” So, the recent graduate of Lyons Township High School organized a peaceful protest rally and march in La Grange on…

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Virtual Pet Parade a success

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Virtual Pet Parade a success

Virtual Pet Parade a success Organizers are pleased with participation, results By Steve Metsch The reviews are favorable for the first-ever virtual Pet Parade in La Grange. Molly Price, event coordinator for Pet Parade Charities, the non-profit which sponsors the parade, said Monday that “everybody was really supportive of it.” Fears of spreading the coronavirus…

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Grace aims for MWRD seat

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Grace aims for MWRD seat La Grange resident has 10 years local experience By Steve Metsch Mike Grace – who has spent the last 10 years learning all about wastewater, sewers, huge rainstorms and overflows – wants to bring his expertise to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Grace, 52, of La Grange, is one of…

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“I hate to see this go”

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“I hate to see this go” Patrons mourn Bakers Square in La Grange By Steve Metsch Eddie Mele stood for a moment outside the front door of Bakers Square in La Grange, turned and slowly walked back to his vehicle in stunned silence. “Holy mackerel,” Mele, of Orland Park, said. “I hate to see this…

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Going out a champion

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Going out a champion Flach, Illini win national club baseball crown   By Steve Metsch La Grange resident Matt Flach was hoping to end his baseball career in style. And did he ever. Flach was the starting centerfielder and the leadoff batter for the University of Illinois Club Baseball team that, on May 30, won…

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Raoul brings campaign to people

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Raoul brings campaign to people Whirlwind tour for attorney general candidate By Steve Metsch On a whirlwind tour of the suburbs, arranged by the Lyons Township Democratic Party, State Senator Kwame Raoul brought his campaign for Illinois Attorney General to a small church. There, at the La Grange Second Baptist Church, 26 Washington Ave., Raoul…

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La Grange focuses on infrastructure

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La Grange focuses on infrastructure

La Grange focuses on infrastructure Main intersection done soon; sewer work is next on agenda  By Steve Metsch La Grange Village President Thomas Livingston discussed the many road improvement that have been ongoing this year at a recent meeting of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce. “In La Grange, we really try to keep an…

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