Posts Tagged “Lyons”

Off-duty firefighter saves two

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Off-duty firefighter saves two

Off-duty firefighter saves two Cicero firefighter runs into burning building in Lyons  By Steve Metsch An off-duty Cicero firefighter who happened to be driving past a burning building saved the lives of two Lyons men. Lyons Fire Chief Gordon Nord, Jr., said the two men “would be dead if it wasn’t for him because as…

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Lyons village trustee resigns

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Lyons village trustee resigns

Lyons village trustee resigns Kotur moving out of town, leaves the board By Steve Metsch Lyons is looking for a new trustee. Village Trustee Miodrag “Mike” Kotur, who had been on the board two years, has resigned. Kotur tendered his letter of resignation dated Feb. 2. Mayor Christopher Getty read the letter at the board…

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Three nabbed for armed robbery

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Three nabbed for armed robbery

Trio nabbed for armed robbery Promise of sex lured victim, Lyons police say. By Steve Metsch Three Lyons residents have been charged with the armed robbery of a man they lured into an apartment building basement with the promise of sex, Lyons Police Chief Thomas Herion said. Once in the basement with a woman, the…

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Woman dies in river

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Woman dies in river

Woman dies in river Body recovered near Hoffman Tower in Lyons By Steve Metsch The body of a 27-year-old Berwyn woman was pulled out of the Des Plaines River Sunday afternoon, Lyons Police Chief Thomas Herion said Monday. The woman apparently was the only person in a car that wound up in the river about…

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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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High-tech Santa

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High-tech Santa

High-tech Santa Jolly elf visited via Zoom with Lyons kids By Steve Metsch Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lyons parks and recreation department was unable to have Santa visit in person with kids this year. Thanks to modern technology, all was not lost. Kids were able to visit with the jolly old elf on…

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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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Park dedication on Saturday

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Park dedication on Saturday

Park dedication on Saturday Lyons’ new Red Oak Park to make its official debut  By Steve Metsch The newest park in Lyons will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, with a ceremony featuring village officials and Mayor Christopher Getty. The park is named Red Oak Park because 12 red oaks have been planted…

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Bike racks for Lyons

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Bike racks for Lyons

Bike racks for Lyons Village Hall, Veterans Park to soon have racks By Steve Metsch The village of Lyons plans to install bike racks at the Village Hall and next door at Veterans Park, Mayor Christopher Getty said. He discussed the plans during the village board’s finance committee meeting Monday night. “One would be for…

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Memorial Day online

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Memorial Day online

Memorial Day online Virus forces communities to honor a new way By Steve Metsch With Memorial Day fast approaching, several communities have opted to hold scaled back ceremonies and in some cases are going virtual. The Village of Lyons, which normally marks Memorial Day with a ceremony at the eternal flame outside the pumping station…

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Lyons, Brookfield drenched

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Lyons, Brookfield drenched

Lyons, Brookfield drenched Salt Creek overflows after heavy weekend rains By Steve Metsch With more rain forecast in the coming days, residents of Lyons and Brookfield who live near Salt Creek are hoping to avoid an encore of May 17. The Lyons Fire Department was busy that Sunday helping about 50 residents and 19 pets…

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Music beating virus so far

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Music beating virus so far

Music beating virus so far Communities planning free concerts this summer By Steve Metsch Local communities are hoping their summer music festivals are not casualties of the coronavirus, which has result in so many spring cancelations. Brookfield and Lyons are banking on the lifting of restrictions of large groups because of concerns of spreading the…

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