Posts Tagged “Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty”

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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