Posts Tagged “Mayor Christopher Getty”

Drive-thru food pantry

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Drive-thru food pantry

Drive-thru food pantry 400 meals distributed Monday in Lyons By Steve Metsch Lyons Village Clerk Irma Quintero, State Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. (D-21st), the Rev. Kim Vasko and a host of volunteers braved Monday’s snow and bitter cold to help those in need. They set up shop in the parking lot of St. John’s United…

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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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125 years keeping Lyons safe

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125 years keeping Lyons safe

125 years keeping Lyons safe Birthday celebrations are likely for fire department By Steve Metsch A special birthday is being celebrated in Lyons: The Lyons Fire Department is 125 years old. “It’s a great accomplishment,” Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty said at a recent board meeting. “At the helm we have a phenomenal individual who very…

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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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New Sarge in Lyons

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New Sarge in Lyons

New Sarge in Lyons Four police officers will also be added Aug. 4 By Steve Metsch Lyons Police Officer Frank Formato, a 19-year veteran of the department, will be promoted to sergeant at the Aug. 4 meeting of the village board. Village Manager Tom Sheahan told the village board at its July 21 meeting that…

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Lyons board ‘zoned in’

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Lyons board ‘zoned in’

Lyons board ‘zoned in’ Village makes changes to solve zoning issues By Steve Metsch The Lyons Village Board was “zoned in” at its latest meeting, fixing a number of zoning issue that had been problematic in recent years. The board rezoned properties at 4125, 4133, 4137, 4141 and 4143 Joliet Avenue. That’s the block on…

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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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Fizzled Fourth

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Fizzled Fourth

Fizzled Fourth Virus forces cancelation of Lyons parade, fireworks By Steve Metsch The village of Lyons has canceled its Fourth of July parade, party in the park and fireworks this year because of – you guessed it – the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s disappointing,” Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty said of the parade being canceled. “It’s something…

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Vehicle owners get a break

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Vehicle owners get a break

Vehicle owners get a break Lyons has flat fee of $40 for village stickers By Steve Metsch Lyons is giving vehicle owners a break. No longer will there be staggered rates for different types of vehicles. Instead, a flat fee will be the same for each motorized vehicle. “We’re working to simplify things and make…

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Virus may hurt finances

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Virus may hurt finances

Virus may hurt finances Lyons financial director warns of fiscal challenges  By Steve Metsch Lyons Finance Director Dan Denys cautioned the village board, at its most recent meeting, that it may face financial challenges because of the virus. Like most communities in the nation, Lyons could be impacted negatively by the coronavirus pandemic in terms…

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Precautions taken in Lyons

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Precautions taken in Lyons

Precautions taken in Lyons Some attend meeting via teleconference   By Steve Metsch Lyons Finance Director Dan Denys – a mainstay at the village board meeting and the finance committee meeting twice monthly – did not attend either on April 7. He is in fine health. He is being cautious. “Dan is in self-quarantine at…

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Lyons focuses on park

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Lyons focuses on park

Lyons focuses on parks Big changes coming for sites in village By Steve Metsch Basketball games and use of the swings have been put on hold at Veterans Park in Lyons. The rims and backboards have been removed from the courts – which are very popular. And the swings have also been removed. Part of…

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