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  • August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse from Chicago. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Witnessing the total Solar Eclipse in 1963 

    Witnessing the total Solar Eclipse in 1963 I have great eyesight in part because on July 20, 1963, my father showed me the proper way to view the total eclipse of the sun that took place that afternoon. By Ray Hanania My eyesight is great, in a large part because I didn't look up at the Sun during the total eclipse of the Sun that took place on July 20,… Read more… 

    Published on August 19, 2017

  • SRA Dave Orth (L) and SRA Clarence Tolliver (R), members of the 60th Security Police Squadron's Base Swat Team, Travis Air Force Base wearing black uniforms stand with M-9 pistols ready behind covering foliage. They are participating in a simulated hostage (Released to Public) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Bridgeview police search for armed suspect 

    Bridgeview police search for armed suspect Suspect sought in Bridgeview assault. On Aug 17, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Officers of the Bridgeview Police Department responded to an armed robbery, which had just occurred at the Salvation Army store located at 9000 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, Illinois. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a 31-year-old female victim [name withheld] who said she was exiting her vehicle in the north parking lot of the Salvation… Read more… 

    Published on August 17, 2017

  • WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2010) Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos introduces Sgt. Eric B. Walker as the USO Marine of the Year at the 2010 USO Gala. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Chicagoland auto dealers raise $147,000 for USO 

    Chicagoland auto dealers raise $147,000 for USO Record One-hundred Chicagoland New-car Dealers Raise $147,000 for the USO of Illinois in Fifth-annual Barbecue for the Troops Program. 2018 USO Barbecue for the Troops Date Announced: Sat., July 14 The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, partnered with the USO of Illinois for the fifth consecutive year of “Barbecue for the Troops.” On Sat., July 15, a record 100 local… Read more… 

    Published on August 17, 2017

  • Bridgeview looks to add hotel 

    Bridgeview looks to add hotel Lodging near Toyota Park for soccer and music fans  By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Village Board voted 6-0 at its Aug. 2 meeting to rezone 2.2 acres of the south parking lot at Toyota Park with an eye toward future development. During the meeting, Mayor Steve Landek said, "That’s rezoning of property by the stadium for a potential hotel.” Landek later said talks were ongoing… Read more… 

    Published on August 17, 2017

  • Eclipse viewing downstate for Lyons Township students 

    Eclipse viewing downstate for Lyons Township students Chance to witness rare solar event is too big to ignore By Steve Metsch About 40 students from Lyons Township High School will have a memorable first day of school Aug. 21. They will arrive at the north campus no later than 5:15 a.m., climb into a coach bus and ride six hours downstate, most likely to Goreville, a town of about 1,000… Read more… 

    Published on August 17, 2017

  • Sweet Beverage Tax, 1 cent per ounce on every drink that uses a sweetener or has a diet ingredient in Cook County

    Legislature joins Morrison push to repeal soda pop tax 

    Legislature joins Morrison push to repeal soda pop tax Republican and Democratic legislators this week introduced legislation in Springfield to prohibit home rule governments from imposing taxes on the sale of sweetened drinks and soda pop as Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison stepped up his campaign to repeal Board President Toni Preckwinkle's 1 cent-per-ounce sales tax on soda and sweetened drink sales.  Many Democrats fear Preckwinkle's Tax will have wider… Read more… 

    Published on August 17, 2017

  • Chicago Sketch Comedy Logo

    Chicago Sketch Comedy festival accepting applications 

    Chicago Sketch Comedy festival accepting applications Sketch comedy artists around the world are invited to apply for the 17th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival “Chicago SketchFest seizes the comedy moment…you need to hop to it.” – Chicago Tribune Stage 773 is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The nation’s largest and most highly anticipate sketch comedy festival takes place January 11th through January… Read more… 

    Published on August 15, 2017

  • The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Aug. 18 for the new performing arts center at Argo Community High School in Summit. The new center was made possible thanks in part to a $1 million donation from alumni Richard and Sharon Portillo. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

    Portillo Center opens Aug. 18 at Argo High 

    Portillo Center opens Aug. 18 at Argo High $1 million donation from hot dog chain founder helped fund arts center By Steve Metsch A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 for the $17.6 million Richard and Sharon Portillo Performing Arts Center at Argo Community High School, 7329 W. 63rd St., Summit. Those who attend will get their first peek inside the new center located on the… Read more… 

    Published on August 11, 2017

  • Countryside Criterium. Photo courtesy of Steve Metsch

    Countryside Criterium packs ’em in 

    Countryside Criterium packs 'em in Racers love the course, hope event returns in 2018  By Steve Metsch The first-ever Countryside Criterium on Saturday attracted bicyclists from around the Chicago area and Midwest, all dressed in colorful racing gear as they sped around the course at speeds up to 35 mph. The competitors were having a great time. So were residents like the boisterous crowd in front of the Smentek home… Read more… 

    Published on August 11, 2017

  • Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison leads coalition to repeal repressive Preckwinkle tax on sweetened drinks and soda pop Aug. 9, 2017. Photo courtesy of Commissioner Sean Morrison

    Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation 

    Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation Several members of the Cook County Board on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the oppressive sales tax pushed by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, responding to outrage and anger from over taxed cook county residents. By Ray Hanania Calling Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's 1 cent per ounce sales tax on sweetened drinks and sodas "oppressive," a coalition of Democratic and Republican members of the… Read more… 

    Published on August 9, 2017

FEATURES

  • Fundraiser for Cook County Commissioner Edward Mooney Aug 17, 2017
    Ed Moody fundraiser at Bourbon Street Aug 17, 2017

    Ed Moody fundraiser at Bourbon Street Aug 17, 2017 Cook County commissioner Edward Moody will host a fundraiser on Thursday August 17, 2017 at Bourban Street Restaurant and theater, 3359 W. 115th Street in Merrionette Park, Il., Tickets are $100 each and sponsorships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Moody will be officially launching his re-election […]

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