Burbank businessman sentenced for income tax evasion

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By Bob Bong A Burbank businessman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for willfully evading more than $3.7 million in federal and state income taxes. Abraham Kiswani, 54, pleaded guilty last year to a federal tax evasion charge.  In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Manish S. Shah last Thursday…

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Campaign 2024: Rashid to seek re-election in 21st District 

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By Bob Bong  The holiday season also marks the beginning of the 2024 election cycle in Illinois as candidates in the March 19 primary have already filed their petitions to run. The 2022 primary was moved to June, but next year’s primary is moving back to its traditional third Tuesday in March date. The biggest…

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St. Albert students donate to AERO therapeutic center

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From staff reports In a heartwarming display of community spirit, students from St. Albert the Great School in Burbank came together to make a significant donation to Burbank’s New Therapeutic Center A Center Of Hope AERO Special Education Cooperative. Fifth-grade students collected donations and ordered therapeutic toys. Some students have siblings that attend AERO and their…

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AERO opens new facility in Burbank

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By Bob Bong When Queen of Peace High School in Burbank announced it was closing in 2018, the good folks at AERO special education co-op saw a golden opportunity. They purchased the school’s 13-acre site at 7659 S. Linder Ave. in August 2019 for $3.2 million. The plan was to retrofit the high school for…

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Antonio Clay-Jones carries Evergreen Park past Reavis

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By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent No deficit in sports is too great to overcome unless the double zeros on the clock are reached. Unfortunately for Reavis High School, that was the situation in their Week 3 matchup with Evergreen Park High School. Despite every Reavis Rams (1-2) effort to overcome their deficit, the Evergreen Park Mustangs…

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News from Springfield: 12 school districts to receive an additional $6.2 million 

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State Senator Mike Porfirio (D-11th) announced that 12 school districts across the area will receive over $6.2 million in additional funding to help address the financial challenges of recent years.  “Evidence-based funding supports educational opportunities that contribute to the long-term success of our students,” said Porfirio. “Through this funding formula, we can ensure that a…

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Police ID Burbank woman slain in home 

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By Bob Bong  Burbank police have identified the 77-year-old woman who was discovered dead in her home last week during a well-being check.  Police said the victim was identified as Mary Sarolas.  Police said they responded to a call for a well-being check at 2:44 p.m. on July 18 in the 8500 block of South…

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Sag Moraine Native Plant Community honors Bedford Park, Justice

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From staff reports  Sag Moraine Native Plant Community last week hosted its first Evening of Appreciation at the Bedford Park Community Center. At the June 15 event, individuals and municipalities were recognized for their efforts to improve the local ecosystem through the planting of native plants and providing education about the importance of restoring native…

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