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Lifelong area resident, Betty Brady, passes away at 94

By Carol McGowan Betty Brady, a lifelong area resident of Summit and Bedford Park, and the mother of Bedford Park Mayor David Brady, passed away on February 26 at the age of 94. She was born in Summit on November 3, 1927. Mrs. Brady graduated from Zion Lutheran School in Summit in 1941, and from…

New Argo head football coach Phil Rossberg on the sidelines during a game last season. (Photo courtesy of Argo High School)

Rossberg takes over Argo football program

By Carol McGowan Phillip Rossberg may be the new head football coach at Argo High School, but he’s been a familiar face on the sidelines and in the classroom at the school for the last seven years. He started working at the school in 2015, and along with being the new head football coach, he’s…

CELEBRATE – Marist’s softball team had plenty to celebrate last year and hopes for more celebrations in 2022. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Seven reasons this spring sports season could be special

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Things are a little quiet right now, but it’s the calm before the storm. Get ready for a monster sports spring in the area. The IHSA offers 13 spring sports and activities, including bass fishing. Area colleges will be busy, especially with baseball and softball. The Chicago Red Stars, who…

Bianca St. Georges of the Chicago Red Stars tries to advance the ball against Portland on Saturday. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer, USA Today Sports

Area Sports Roundup: Top pick Ava Cook scores Red Stars’ lone goal in winless trip to Portland

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Mixing a blend of veterans and newcomers, the Chicago Red Stars lost two games and tied one while scoring just one goal during a three-game preseason series in Portland. New coach Chris Petrucelli watched his team open with a 0-0 deadlock with the U23 U.S. Women’s National Team on March…

Evergreen Park native Zach Rothstein has traded the volleyball for an iPad for his tools of the trade as he is an assistant coach for his alma mater, Fontbonne University. Photo by Jeff Vorva

College Report: Rice grad Rothstein enjoying coaching at Fontbonne

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer After hitting the floor time after time after time as a libero at Brother Rice and Fontbonne University, Zach Rothstein’s body is glad he is now a graduate assistant with the latter. The Evergreen Park native admits there is a time or two where he wouldn’t mind diving to make…

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Roberts Road, 87th Street overnight closures start March 14

From staff reports Overnight road closures with detours will be scheduled on Roberts Road and 87th Street during the next two weeks to accommodate mainline bridge beam placement on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. Overnight lane closures will also be scheduled in both directions on I-294 during this time to complete the work. The temporary closures are necessary to…

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Joliet Road reduced to one lane in Indian Head Park thru the summer

From staff reports The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin a long-term lane closure starting March 14 on Joliet Road under the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Indian Head Park as work resumes to rebuild the I-294 bridge over Joliet Road. Reconstruction of bridges and ramps in the I-55 Interchange area is necessary to accommodate the…

Dancing sweethearts at Justice Park District Valentine’s Day dance. (Supplied photos)

Justice Park District holds Lil’ Sweetheart Dance

By Carol McGowan The Justice Park District held its first ever Lil’ Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 12. Parents, grandparents, and other family members gathered for dancing, refreshments, activities, and a photo booth with their Lil’ Sweethearts. “The response to the event has been wonderful,” said Jennifer Bonbrake, Executive Director of the Justice Park District. …

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OLCHS art students win awards

From staff reports Oak Lawn Community High School students Bre Buttney, Shelbylyn Dykstra, Hedaya Hasan, Madison Iwema, and Hailey Rabideaux excelled in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  This competition takes place yearly across the country. Spartan artists submitted artwork and won awards at the regional level. Over 40 schools participated and over 2,000 pieces…

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LTHS musicians play their way to top

From staff reports One dozen Lyons Township High School students were recently named All-State Musicians in the annual Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Student Programs. Students participated via auditions through the process of district and regional festivals. The 12 LT musicians were selected through an audition in the ILMEA District Festival. This is one of…

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Moraine Valley looking for local residents to host international students

Learn about another culture while welcoming an international student into your home. Moraine Valley Community College’s International Student Affairs Department has immediate needs for local residents to help integrate students into the U.S. and provide a safe place for them to stay through its Host Home Program. Hundreds of international students from countries such as…

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Obituaries March 10, 2022

THOMAS P. ANDRICOPOULOS Thomas P. Andricopoulos, 74, passed away on February 26. He was the beloved husband of Gitana; Loving father of Paul and Sofia; Beloved son of the late Paul and Catherine; Dearest brother of Cathe (Joe); Fond uncle of Christe and Anthony and numerous other nieces and nephews; Loved cousin and friend to…

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RoseMarie Lipinski Foundation offers $10,000 scholarship

From staff reports The RoseMarie Lipinski Foundation is offering a $10,000 scholarship to a woman who is seeking to return to or start college, Foundation President William O. Lipinski announced this week. Lipinski said the scholarship, named after his late wife, is intended to help a mother with two children who are in elementary school…

Claire Austin and SXU's women's basketball team play in in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament on Friday in Nebraska. Photo courtesy of St Xavier University

College Roundup: Saint Xavier women’s hoops heading to national tourney

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer St. Xavier’s women’s basketball team may have ended the conference tournament on a rough note, but it is still going to the NAIA National Tournament with a top-five seed in regionals. The Cougars (25-6) earned the fifth seed in the Omaha Sports Commission Bracket and will play No. 12 Bethel…

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Chicago Christian leaving Metro Suburban for new conference

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Chicago Christian will be changing conferences in two years. The Knights are leaving the Metro Suburban for a the Chicagoland Christian Conference, a new league to consist of private schools. They will be joined by Aurora Christian, Bishop McNamara, Hope Academy, Christ the King, Marian Central Catholic, St. Edward, Timothy…

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Capitol Briefs: Pritzker touts manufacturing training funding, announces cultural districts

Capitol Briefs: Pritzker touts manufacturing training funding, announces cultural districts

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS news@capitolnewsillinois.com Gov. JB Pritzker was in Normal Tuesday to call attention to recent state funding for manufacturing training academies – including at Heartland Community College.  The governor and college officials celebrated the new 45,000-square-foot facility that opened in January. It includes remodeled space to support programs such as robotics, HVAC, welding…

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois draju@capitolnewsillinois.com State and community leaders on Monday celebrated the planned opening of a new freestanding birth center on Chicago’s South Side while emphasizing proposed maternal health spending increases in Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget. The nonprofit Chicago South Side Birth Center will mark the city’s second active midwife-led birth center,…

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois draju@capitolnewsillinois.com State and community leaders on Monday celebrated the planned opening of a new freestanding birth center on Chicago’s South Side while emphasizing proposed maternal health spending increases in Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget. The nonprofit Chicago South Side Birth Center will mark the city’s second active midwife-led birth center,…

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois draju@capitolnewsillinois.com State and community leaders on Monday celebrated the planned opening of a new freestanding birth center on Chicago’s South Side while emphasizing proposed maternal health spending increases in Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget. The nonprofit Chicago South Side Birth Center will mark the city’s second active midwife-led birth center,…

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois draju@capitolnewsillinois.com State and community leaders on Monday celebrated the planned opening of a new freestanding birth center on Chicago’s South Side while emphasizing proposed maternal health spending increases in Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget. The nonprofit Chicago South Side Birth Center will mark the city’s second active midwife-led birth center,…

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

New birth center to open on Chicago’s South Side as Pritzker touts proposed maternal health spending

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois draju@capitolnewsillinois.com State and community leaders on Monday celebrated the planned opening of a new freestanding birth center on Chicago’s South Side while emphasizing proposed maternal health spending increases in Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget. The nonprofit Chicago South Side Birth Center will mark the city’s second active midwife-led birth center,…

With budget proposal and fiery address, Pritzker paints himself as progressive pragmatist

With budget proposal and fiery address, Pritzker paints himself as progressive pragmatist

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – In delivering his annual State of the State and budget address on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker cast his administration as both progressive and pragmatic – a balance he’s worked to strike as his national profile has grown. Some elements of the governor’s proposed spending plan, like…