Crossman named to open seat on Lyons Township board

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By Steve Metsch It turns out that Gary Crossman likes to stay busy. About a year after he retired from the public works department in Bridgeview – with traveling on his agenda – Crossman has agreed to become a trustee for the Township of Lyons. Crossman, 62, fills the vacancy created when former township trustee…

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Longtime Lyons Trustee Pat Alonzi resigns for health reasons

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By Steve Metsch Longtime Lyons Village Trustee Pat Alonzi has decided to resign as she faces mounting health issues. Mayor Christopher Getty read her letter of resignation, dated Jan. 3, into the record when the village board met on Feb. 7. Alonzi, 85, had been a trustee for 12 years, Getty said. Her letter to…

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Countryside’s 342 water valves to be inspected

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By Steve Metsch  Water valves and fire hydrants were on the agenda when the Countryside City Council’s Infrastructure Committee met on Jan. 25. With 342 valves in the Countryside water system, the City Council’s Infrastructure Committee wants to make sure there are no surprise problems. That’s why every other year, the city pays a company…

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Record turnout for BEDS Plus Soup & Bread fundraiser

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By Steve Metsch  Thousands of cups of soup were savored during the Soup & Bread event hosted by BEDS Plus, which organizers called a smashing success. Attendance was 700, which exceeded the 600 who attended in 2020, just before the pandemic broke loose. “It’s our biggest ever,” BEDS Plus Community Relations Manager Erin Molek said.…

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