Posts Tagged “Lyons”

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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Farewell picnic for St. Hugh

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Farewell picnic for St. Hugh

Farewell picnic for St. Hugh Last Mass on Sunday; ending 96 years in Lyons  By Steve Metsch If Arlene Houda had her way, St. Hugh’s Roman Catholic Church would be open for at least four more years. That would give the Lyons church one century on Joliet Avenue. Houda, 82, is a lifelong Lyons resident….

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Prayers answered in Lyons

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Prayers answered in Lyons

Prayers answered in Lyons Preacher sets up box for those seeking help  By Steve Metsch More than 100 prayers have been delivered in the past 13 months to a Lyons couple. Some are neatly written on stationery. Some are scrawled on scraps of paper with handwriting that resembles what’s seen on a doctor’s prescription. Some…

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One hurt in garage fire

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One hurt in garage fire

One hurt in garage fire Man was welding car, Lyons fire chief says By Steve Metsch A Lyons resident was injured in a garage fire that resulted in thick black smoke that could be seen more than a mile away. A Riverside ambulance took the person to Loyola Medical Center for treatment, Fire Chief Gordon…

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Easter egg hunt in Lyons

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Easter egg hunt in Lyons

Easter egg hunt in Lyons March 28 event will be followed by others in ’21  By Steve Metsch For the first time in roughly a year, Ted Tala is busy planning events. Like many of us, Tala, the parks and recreation director for the village of Lyons, saw his routine thrown for a loss with…

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Off-duty firefighter saves two

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Off-duty firefighter saves two

Off-duty firefighter saves two Cicero lieutenant 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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