Posts Tagged “summit”

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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New fire contract in Summit

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New fire contract in Summit

New fire contract in Summit Hurckes: Pay hikes “in line” with nearby towns By Steve Metsch The Summit Village Board, at its monthly meeting on June 15 , approved a new contract with Teamsters Union Local 700, which represents the firefighters. The contract, which runs retroactively from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022, includes…

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This parade beats pandemic

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This parade beats pandemic

This parade beats pandemic St. Joseph School salutes retiring principal  By Steve Metsch Despite the coronavirus pandemic, parents, teachers, staff and students still managed to give St. Joseph School Principal Lawrence Manetti, Sr., a warm sendoff for his retirement. On the afternoon of June 12, they had a 40-vehicle parade that drove around the Summit…

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Virus claims parks, libraries

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Virus claims parks, libraries Bridgeview Park District among few open By Steve Metsch In an attempt to slow spreading the coronavirus, scores of public facilities are closing their doors around the nation The Lyons, La Grange and Summit park district facilities are closed. However, the Bridgeview Park District is remaining open. The Summit, Lyons, Bedford Park…

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Summit’s Katie 3rd in “Voice”

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Summit’s Katie 3rd in “Voice” Sad fans see a bright future for singer By Steve Metsch In one moment, pure elation morphed into utter despair at a watch party cheering Summit’s own Katie Kadan in the finals of “The Voice.” When host Carson Daly made the nation wait what seemed an eternity to find out…

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Summit loves Katie

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Summit loves Katie Big crowd at “The Voice” watch party By Steve Metsch There was a buzz in the air at Fergie & Foz, a tavern at 7245 Archer Avenue, and it wasn’t about Monday Night Football. Dozens of friends, family and Summit residents had gathered to watch and cheer one of their own, 38-year-old…

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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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9/11 remembered in Summit

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9/11 remembered in Summit “It was like God went silent” – woman recalls By Steve Metsch Wendy Esposito will never forget the “eerie quiet” of that September evening 18 years ago. Esposito was sitting on the front stoop of her home on 55thPlace in Summit, perhaps 12 hours after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New…

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Goodbye to ‘Mr. Summit’

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Goodbye to ‘Mr. Summit’ Memorial Saturday for late fire chief Nemeth  By Steve Metsch The man that many around town call “Mister Summit” will be honored on Saturday. John M. Nemeth Jr., former fire chief of Summit, who also worked in public works and was a part-time police officer in the village, died earlier this…

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Summit loses a friend

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Summit loses a friend Joseph Kurcz donated  land for firehouse By Steve Metsch Joseph Kurcz never forgot his roots. He was born in Summit, attended school in Summit, met his childhood sweetheart in Summit, raised their six children in Summit, worked his way from janitor to owner of a successful business in Summit and even…

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Mr. Everything of Summit retires

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Mr. Everything of Summit retires Paul Sawyer ends long career on Jan. 11 By Steve Metsch When asked what he did for the village of Summit, Paul Sawyer smiled and replied “everything.” The do-it-all Sawyer, whose final day with the public works department will be Friday, Jan. 11, was honored by the village board at…

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Legion Park dedicated in Summit

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Legion Park dedicated in Summit Refurbished anti-tank gun, bricks honor veterans By Steve Metsch A stunning new tribute to our armed forces was dedicated Tuesday evening in Summit. Legion Park, at the corner of 61st Street and 73rd Avenue, with its refurbished anti-tank gun, flag pole, gazebo and walking paths, is a shining tribute to…

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