Posts Tagged “Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty”

Lose church and school, gain homes

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Lose church and school, gain homes

Lose church and school, gain homes Getty has a plan for St. Hugh property in Lyons By Steve Metsch Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty has a plan for the land that for nearly 100 years was home to St. Hugh Catholic Church. “I can see us doing single-family houses along Joliet Avenue, tearing down the auditorium,…

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Lyons native is new trustee

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Lyons native is new trustee

Lyons native is new trustee Lazich selected for board vacancy by Mayor Getty By Steve Metsch The new village trustee in Lyons has deep roots in the village. Ivica “Otis” Lazich has lived in Lyons his entire 44 years, is a graduate of Robinson School, served on the public library board, and owns a business…

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Lyons honors fire hero

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Lyons honors fire hero

Lyons honors fire hero Off-duty firefighter had saved two in February blaze Lyons By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board honored a hero at its recent meeting, and also paid tribute to the fire department. First, the heroics of Riverside resident Brian Kulaga. A Cicero Fire Department Lieutenant, Kulaga, 54, was driving past a burning…

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Lyons planting trees

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Lyons planting trees

Lyons planting trees Planned for parkway along improved Joliet Avenue  By Steve Metsch Trees will be planted along Joliet Avenue from 39th Street to 47th Street in Lyons. The Lyons Village Board, at its April 20 meeting, approved paying Roy Erikson Outdoor Maintenance, Inc., based in Crestwood, an amount not to exceed $38,400 to plant…

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Getty wins big in Lyons

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Getty wins big in Lyons

Getty wins big in Lyons Mayor credits volunteers with winning fourth term By Steve Metsch Crediting an old school approach of pounding the pavement and going door to door, Lyons Village President Christopher Getty thanked his large and diverse campaign army for delivering another four-year term in office Tuesday. According to unofficial totals from the…

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Raising funds on-line

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Raising funds on-line

Raising funds 0n-line Virus forces cancelation of  UCP’s breakfast for 500 By Steve Metsch Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual fundraiser for the United Citizens Party led by Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty will not be held in-person this year. Usually held at The Drake Hotel Oak Brook on a Saturday in October, the breakfast…

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Late Legion Cmdr. honored

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Late Legion Cmdr. honored

Late Legion Cmdr. honored Lyons gathers to say goodbye to Charles “Moe” Gerny By Steve Metsch The late Charles “Moe” Gerny got a fitting send-off from the village he loved. Gerny, a former commander of Emil Scheive American Legion Post 699, was honored with an outdoor ceremony in front of the Lyons Village Hall on…

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Lyons boosts motel tax

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Lyons boosts motel tax

Lyons boosts motel tax Extra $25,000 to $30,000 is expected annually By Steve Metsch The village of Lyons expects to make an extra $25,000 to $30,000 each year with a new hotel/motel tax, Financial Director Dan Denys said. The village board at its July 7 meeting unanimously approved increasing the hotel/motel tax from 3.5 percent…

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New start for Lyons motel

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New start for Lyons motel Officials hope restrictions prevent seedy encore By Steve Metsch With a laundry list of restrictions and requirements, what had been called the Presidential Inn in Lyons has re-opened under strict surveillance by the village. The plans were unveiled at the village board meeting on May 5,  13 months after the…

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Presidential Inn is shut down

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Presidential Inn is shut down Mayor pulls license, court denies appeal    By Steve Metsch Just three vehicles were parked in the lot at The Presidential Inn in Lyons on Friday, one day after a Cook County judge denied an emergency motion to stay a business license revocation. The motel, 3922 S. Harlem Ave., long…

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Hundreds mourn student in Lyons

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Hundreds mourn student in Lyons Somber prayer vigil for seventh-grader after suicide By Steve Metsch About 300 people attended a prayer vigil Thursday night at the entrance of Washington Middle School in Lyons, mourning a seventh-grade student who took his own life. Johany Juan Bueno, 13, of Stickney, shot himself while at school around 1:30…

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Clean sweep in SD 103

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Clean sweep in Lyons SD 103 Mayor’s slate wins four contested seats on board By Steve Metsch Voters in Lyons School District 103 gave Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty a ringing endorsement Tuesday night. They voted against a 40-year board member, a new board member, a former board member and a newcomer on the Putting Students…

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