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A now-healed bald eagle takes a few steps out of a carrying crate after being released at Ottawa Trail Woods in Lyons. (Supplied photos)

Eagle healed, released to mate

Rescuers thrilled with victory  By Kelly White Wildlife advocates last week released an eagle in the forest preserves several blocks northwest of Garfield Ridge. The eagle was the subject of a story last month in the Clear-Ridge Reporter & NewsHound. The release marked the end of a six-week rehabilitation stint that started when the bird…

City Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. updates the press and public on the course of the pandemic on Feb. 1. --Screenshot from a City of Chicago Facebook livestream

Ease off vax regs, aldermen ask

Quinn, Burke, Tabares say regs ‘cripple’ businesses  By Tim Hadac With numbers of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases falling across the city, the three aldermen serving Clearing and Garfield Ridge are among 11 City Council members who last week called on Chicago Department of Public Health Allison Arwady, M.D. to rescind a pandemic regulation many have…

Mike Del Galdo

Del Galdo named Super Lawyer for 12th straight year

Lauded by suburban mayors for skills  From staff reports A national legal magazine is out with its 2022 list of best Illinois lawyers and tapped eight Chicago-area attorneys as the state’s “super” local government lawyers–including Berwyn-based attorney Michael Del Galdo, a recognition that drew praise from several suburban Cook County mayors. “Super Lawyers” magazine, part of…

Joan Hadac

They had my back when I was stuck

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • joan.hadac@gmail.com We’ve dug out from snowmagedon, and I want to personally thank the three people on 61st Street who came to my rescue when I got stuck in the snow. I was nervous and I was making all the mistakes a driver could…

summit survey

Summit wants to hear from residents

The Village of Summit is looking to get input from its residents on a variety of issues. Summit, in partnership with Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority, is undertaking a Community Needs Assessment survey as a part of the Homes for a Changing Region process. This…

Ava (left) and Kendall Shine, daughters of Township of Lyons attorney Elizabeth Shine, led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Lyons Township to co-sponsor St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Countryside

By Steve Metsch The annual Countryside St. Patrick’s Day Parade is getting a boost from the Township of Lyons. The township board unanimously approved a $1,000 sponsorship for the city’s popular event. “We have traditionally sponsored this event,” Township Supervisor Christopher Getty said at the board’s Feb. 8 meeting. “Although we have not participated in…

Stephan Alheim pauses during his 19,431-foot climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. (Supplied photo)

Lyons man ‘accomplished something’ with Kilimanjaro climb

By Steve Metsch Stephan Alheim of Lyons learned a lot about himself while making the 19,341-foot climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He learned preparation is important, especially when it comes to breathing properly. He also learned to have faith in the climbing guides. And he learned to always bring an extra…