Posts Tagged “Mayor Sergio Rodriguez”

Landlords’ beef with Summit

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Landlords’ beef with Summit

Landlords’ beef with Summit Say $75 annual inspection fee per unit is too steep By Steve Metsch Nine months after it was approved and a few months after it was implemented, a new $75 annual safety inspection fee charged per rental unit was met with opposition by 10 or so landlords at the Summit Village…

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Summit parking woes

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Summit parking woes Couple takes troubles to the village board By Steve Metsch Parking is at a premium in Summit. And few know that better than Danny Spataro and Daniele Drain-Tinder. After getting no help from their landlord, the couple brought its case to the Summit Village Board on Sept. 16. They live in an…

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Summit to get parking

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Summit to get parking Demolition frees up much-needed space  By Steve Metsch Much-needed parking may soon be available for businesses along Archer Road in Summit Using grant money received earlier this year, the village board voted unanimously Monday night to spend $10,000 to acquire a burned-out apartment building at 7641 West 61stPlace. “This is the…

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Summit honors Kurcz

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Summit honors Kurcz Firehouse named for family that donated land By Steve Metsch An honor that was 20 years in the making has finally happened in Summit. At the urging of Mayor Sergio Rodriguez, the current village administration decided to dedicate the firehouse at 7339 W. 59th St. to the people who made it possible,…

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Railroad flyover discussed

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Railroad flyover discussed Plan would have impact on Summit By Steve Metsch Reducing the risk of potential accidents, along with ending delays in commuter railroad service, are goals of a proposed “flyover” that could be built from Harlem Avenue alongside the canal to Willow Springs. It’s all part of sweeping rail improvements proposed by the…

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Railroad “flyover” discussed

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Railroad “flyover” discussed Proposal would cut risks, move Summit businesses By Steve Metsch Reducing the risk of potential accidents, along with ending delays in commuter railroad service, are goals of a proposed “flyover” that could be built west of Summit Park. It’s all part of sweeping rail improvements proposed by the Illinois Department of Transportation…

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New ambulance in Summit

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New ambulance in Summit Automated lift among many improvements By Steve Metsch It took a few moments, but Summit firefighters were able to figure out how to operate an automated, self-loading stretcher during a demonstration to a visitor. Hey, it takes a while to learn all the bells and whistles in their new ambulance. They…

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Summit wants new water meters

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Summit wants new water meters Loan from state EPA may provide them at no cost  By Steve Metsch Summit hopes to get a loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to pay for new water meters at homes and businesses throughout the village. Village officials think Summit could qualify for a loan of up to…

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Launching Summit’s future

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Launching Summit’s future Tour of boat launch site reels in ideas By Steve Metsch For the first time in three years, the Summit boat launch on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal was open to visitors on a recent sun-kissed morning. Invited by Summit Mayor Sergio Rodriguez, representatives from several organizations toured the site. Representatives…

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Summit tables paving contract

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Summit tables paving contract Officials to decide parking lot’s future By Steve Metsch The Summit Village Board on Monday night tabled plans to approve a $140,479 contract with M&J Asphalt, of Cicero, for the paving a gravel lot the village owns on 63rdStreet, behind Taste of Heaven on the west side of Archer. “We are…

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Summit police promote pair

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Summit police promote pair Ortiz is first Hispanic lieutenant in village By Steve Metsch Monday night’s meeting of the Summit Village Board had a law enforcement flavor. Longtime lieutenant David Otto retired. Officer Steve Kirkolis was promoted to sergeant. And detective sergeant Mel Ortiz was promoted to lieutenant. Each was unanimously approved by the village…

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Summit to test raffles

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Summit to test raffles St. Joe’s raffle to be closely watched by village By Steve Metsch The Summit Village Board wants to take a look at how raffles are run and how to best regulate them. With that in mind, the board approved an ordinance that would allow raffles in Summit, using one run at…

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