Posts Tagged “Steve Landek”

Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

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Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts Thirteen local school districts are set to receive over $155 million in additional funding, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced today. The funding comes as part of the latest federal COVID-19 relief packages and is meant to address challenges caused by the pandemic. “Now…

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Bridgeview’s hero

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Bridgeview’s hero

Bridgeview’s hero Man runs into burning house to save neighbor By Steve Metsch Bridgeview resident Juan Carrillo never gave a second thought before he ran into a burning house to save a neighbor’s life. Carrillo was getting ready for work at 5 a.m. Dec. 17 when he noticed flickering lights on the screen showing the…

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Bridgeview OKs budget

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Bridgeview OKs budget

Bridgeview OKs budget Board also focuses on vacant properties By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Village Board has approved a balanced budget for 2021. The board unanimously approved the $30.6 million budget at its meeting held at noon on Dec. 16. “The budget is done on time and balanced this year,” Mayor Steve Landek said. No…

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New trash hauler in Bridgeview

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New trash hauler in Bridgeview

New trash hauler in Bridgeview Officials: SBC Waste Solutions offered best deal By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Village Board has approved a contract with a new scavenger company that will increase fees for homeowners by just 30 to 40 cents a year, officials said. The new scavenger company for the village is SBC Waste Solutions….

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Local pols plan strategy

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Local pols plan strategy WCMC wants fair share of income tax By Steve Metsch Several hundred elected officials gathered Feb. 8 for a breakfast meeting to discuss the West Central Municipal Conference’s legislative priorities for 2020. The group, which includes communities in western Cook County and eastern Du Page County, met at Elmcrest Banquets in…

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FedEx coming to Bridgeview

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FedEx coming to Bridgeview Company agrees to deal for 79th and Harlem By Steve Metsch FedEx and Bridgeview have hammered out a deal that will provide the company with needed space along busy Harlem Avenue and get the village a guaranteed income stream. FedEx will acquire 80 acres at the northeast corner of the intersection…

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Bridgeview OKs marijuana tax

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Bridgeview OKs marijuana tax No vendors yet, but tax in place in case By Steve Metsch No one has submitted proposals to open a business selling recreational marijuana in Bridgeview, but the village board is prepared if it happens. By a 6-0 vote, trustees at their Sept. 18 meeting approved setting up a cannabis retailers’…

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Democratic faithful rally

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Democratic faithful rally Fall Festers told “get out the vote” By Steve Metsch A well-attended Fall Fest, hosted by Citizens for Steve Landek, attracted some big names in the Democratic Party as they rallied the troops. The fest was held Sept. 8 on the sidewalk in front of the Lyons Township Democratic Organization, 7678 W….

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Villanueva named successor to Tabares in 21st Illinois House District

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Villanueva named successor to Tabares in 21st Illinois House District

Villanueva named successor to Tabares in 21st Illinois House District Community activist Celina Villanueva was named Monday night as the new State Representative for the 21st Illinois House district to fill the vacancy created when State Rep. Silvana Tabares who resigned to accept appointment as alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Villanueva, a youth engagement activist…

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Raoul brings campaign to people

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Raoul brings campaign to people Whirlwind tour for attorney general candidate By Steve Metsch On a whirlwind tour of the suburbs, arranged by the Lyons Township Democratic Party, State Senator Kwame Raoul brought his campaign for Illinois Attorney General to a small church. There, at the La Grange Second Baptist Church, 26 Washington Ave., Raoul…

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Hello, SeatGeek Stadium 

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Hello, SeatGeek Stadium Bridgeview approves renaming of Toyota Park By Steve Metsch and Ray Hanania By unanimous vote, the Bridgeview Village Board has approved a partnership which will have a new name for what’s long been called Toyota Park SeatGeek and the village have agreed on naming the popular soccer and concert venue SeatGeek Stadium…

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Governor misleads voters over education funding veto

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Governor misleads voters over education funding veto

Governor misleads voters over education funding veto By Illinois Senator Steve Landek In recent weeks, you may have heard Gov. Bruce Rauner justifying his opposition to an historic education funding reform bill by calling it a “Chicago Bailout.” That narrative is false and purposefully misleading. The governor’s veto is nothing more than an attempt to…

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