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Village of Stickney Annual Treasurer’s Report For Period Ending 04/30/2023

By Carol Mcgowan / October 11, 2023 /

VILLAGE OF STICKNEY ANNUAL TREASURER’S REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING 04/30/2023   REVENUE SUMMARY Property Tax $3,224,663.13; TIF Property Taxes $1,160,622.63; Personal Property Replacement Tax $447,786.70; State Income Tax $1,094,167.35; Local Use Tax $291,550.09; Cannabis Tax $10,955.37; State Sales Tax $714,888.77; Home Rule Sales Tax $495,313.24; Road & Bridge Tax $22,791.30; Municipal Utility Tax – Electric…

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Stickney Board of Fire and Police Commissioners accepting applications for lateral police candidates

By Carol Mcgowan / September 27, 2023 /

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Stickney Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will accept applications for lateral police candidates beginning Monday. October 02, 2023. Applications may be obtained at the Stickney Police Department located at 6533 Pershing Road, Stickney, Illinois 60402 or the Village of Stickney website (https://www.villageofstickney.com). The Village of Stickney is…

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Budget Notice-Forest View Park District

By Carol Mcgowan / June 13, 2023 /

BUDGET NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the proposed Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Forest View Park District, Cook County, Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning May 1st, 2022, and ending April 30th, 2023, is now available for public inspection at the Forest View Park District, located at 4621 Wenonah Ave., Forest View,…

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Notice of Public Hearing-Forest View

By Carol Mcgowan / June 13, 2023 /

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Forest View, acting as the Hearing Board in the absence of a Planning and Zoning Board, will hold a public hearing at Village Hall, 7000 West 46th Street, on June 27th, 2023, at 6:30pm. The purpose…

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Request for Proposals for the Purchase and Development of Property Owned by the Village of Lyons

By Carol Mcgowan / June 13, 2023 /

Request for Proposals for the Purchase and Development Of Property Owned by the Village of Lyons             Please take notice that the Village of Lyons will receive sealed proposals for the purchase and development of the real property commonly known as 7847 43rd Street, Lyons, Illinois. Proposals will be accepted at the Lyons Village Hall,…

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Proposals received-opened-Bedford Park

By Carol Mcgowan / June 13, 2023 /

  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS   Owner:                           Village of Bedford Park Township: Lyons, Stickney County:                                 Cook Project No.                                22500   TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS:   Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Bedford Park, 6701 S.…

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Request for Bids – Bedford Park

By Carol Mcgowan / June 13, 2023 /

REQUEST FOR BIDS   The Village of Bedford Park Public Works Department is asking for bids to build a garage 40 feet by 40 feet with 1 man door and 1 over head door 12 feet high by 14 feet wide with concrete foundation. This building will be next to garage at 7649 W 64th…

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City of Countryside Office Assistant-City Clerk’s Office

By Carol Mcgowan / June 6, 2023 /

CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE OFFICE ASSISTANT – City Clerk’s Office The City of Countryside is seeking a candidate for an Office Assistant in the City Clerk’s Office.  This is a full-time position, with a starting salary of $48,356 plus an excellent benefit package. Please go to the City’s website www.countryside-il.org for more information.  Click on Employment…

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Notice to Contractors Village of Summit 2023 Green Alley Program

By Carol Mcgowan / June 6, 2023 /

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS   VILLAGE OF SUMMIT 2023 GREEN ALLEY PROGRAM     TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Executive Director, Village of Summit, 7321 West 59th Street, Summit, IL 60501 until 10:15 a.m., June 13, 2023, and…

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Invitation for Bids Village of Summit 2023 C.D.B.G. Alley Improvements

By Carol Mcgowan / June 6, 2023 /

INVITATION FOR BIDS   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the President and Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF SUMMIT, Cook County, Illinois, that sealed bids will be received for the following improvement:   2023 C.D.B.G. ALLEY IMPROVEMENTS CDBG No. 2206-019   and consists of the construction of Portland Cement concrete alley pavement; driveway and…

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Hon. Koula Fornier

Fournier resigns from TTO to become judge

From staff reports The Lyons Township Trustees of Schools is accepting applications for a vacancy on their board, after Trustee Koula A. Fournier resigned earlier this month after being sworn-in as a Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court. Fournier was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the Maloney vacancy of the 4th…

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Boys Hoops Wrap | Curie, Rice and Marist among area regional champs

By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent The original March Madness got underway last week across Illinois, and several area teams were crowned regional champions. Teams still alive in Class 4A are Marist and Curie, and in Class 3A are Brother Rice, De La Salle, Evergreen Park and Mount Carmel.   CLASS 4A Marist (29-4) cruised to a…

Evergreen Park senior Tre Dowdell crosses over a Hillcrest defender during the Class 3A Evergreen Park Regional championship game on Feb. 23. Photo by Xavier Sanchez

Boys Basketball Class 3A Playoffs | Evergreen Park tops Hillcrest for first regional title since 1974

By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent Some Evergreen Park players have deep roots in the community, but it was a newcomer that carried the Mustangs to a monumental win. Senior guard Tre Dowdell put up a game-high 30 points and Mustangs rolled to a 74-60 win over Hillcrest in the Class 3A Evergreen Park Regional championship game…

SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview could be the site for Northwestern football games in 2024. Photo by Jeff Vorva

College Football | Northwestern football may play at SeatGeek

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent It appears that Chicago’s Big Ten team will be Bridgeview’s Big Ten team for at least one day. Maybe more. Northwestern has released its 2024 football schedule, but where the Wildcats will play their seven home games is unknown. Their home stadium, Ryan Field in Evanston, is undergoing a major facelift…

Nazareth senior Amalia Dray fight through a Kenwood defender during the Roadrunners’ 50-37 win in the Class 4A Mother McAuley Sectional title game. Photo by Xavier Sanchez

Girls Basketball | Nazareth tops Homewood-Flossmoor, heads to Illinois Final Four for fifth time in past six seasons

By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent Nazareth head coach Ed Stritzel has built his Roadrunners into a powerhouse program with a defense-first philosophy that is carrying the reigning Class 3A state champions through another deep postseason run. Four nights after Nazareth held Kenwood to a season-low 37 points in the Class 4A Mother McAuley Sectional championship game,…

Mount Carmel's wrestling team celebrates a Class 3A championship. Photo courtesy of Mount Carmel High School

Postseason Roundup | Mount Carmel wrestling wins fifth state title

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent During the regular season, only one wrestling team from Illinois beat Mount Carmel in a dual meet. Joliet Catholic got the better of the Caravan with a 38-27 victory on Jan. 18. That came two days after Mount Carmel lost to Crown Point (Indiana). The Caravan will be unable to square…

St. Laurence's Kathleen Martin gets off a shot against Hinsdale South in the Class 3A St. Ignatius Sectional on Feb. 22 in Chicago. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Area Sports Roundup | St. Laurence girls hoops has benchmark season

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The St. Laurence girls basketball team’s historic season came to a close with a 42-29 loss to Hinsdale South at the Class 3A St. Ignatius Sectional on Feb. 22, but the Vikings hit some milestone’s in former Marist and Saint Xavier star Claire Austin’s first year as coach. The Vikings: •…

Illinois News

House advances bill to lower small trailer license fees to $36

House advances bill to lower small trailer license fees to $36

By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News Illinoisgbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House passed a bill that would lower small trailer license fees from $118 to $36, which lawmakers said on the House floor Sunday could remedy an issue that has resulted in an uproar of complaints from their constituents. In 2019, lawmakers raised the fee for…

Senate passes bills creating affordable housing incentives, expanding telehealth services

Senate passes bills creating affordable housing incentives, expanding telehealth services

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed an omnibus bill Sunday aimed at creating additional affordable housing units in the state. House Bill 2621 aims to create monetary incentives including a COVID-19 Affordable Housing Grant program to provide funding to support affordable housing in areas “disproportionately impacted” by COVID-19. The…

General Assembly action: Seclusion and restraint ban will go to governor

General Assembly action: Seclusion and restraint ban will go to governor

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOISnews@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A bill to phase out the use of isolated timeouts and prone physical restraint in public schools will soon be sent to Gov. JB Pritzker. The Illinois House on Sunday voted unanimously to concur in changes the Senate made to House Bill 219, which include putting a virtual halt…

House sends controversial FOID card bill to Senate

House sends controversial FOID card bill to Senate

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House narrowly passed a bill Saturday that would require gun owners to submit fingerprints when applying for or renewing a Firearm Owner Identification card. Representatives debated for over an hour and a half regarding House Bill 1091, otherwise known as the “Fix the FOID Act.”…

College athletes could profit from likeness under bill passed by Illinois House

College athletes could profit from likeness under bill passed by Illinois House

By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News Illinoisgbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – College athletes in Illinois would be able to independently profit from their image or likeness under a bill passed by the Illinois House Saturday. It’s the latest development in a decades-old debate regarding policies overseen by the NCAA, which is the governing body of most intercollegiate athletics.…

Illinois House passes bipartisan ban on deceptive interrogation of minors

Illinois House passes bipartisan ban on deceptive interrogation of minors

By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinoisrtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House unanimously passed a bipartisan juvenile justice reform Saturday that outlaws the use of deceptive interrogation techniques on minors. The measure, contained in amendments to Senate Bill 2122, makes confessions by minors in custody inadmissible if they were obtained by “a law enforcement officer or…

House passes bill requiring 30 minutes of recess for K-5 students

House passes bill requiring 30 minutes of recess for K-5 students

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Elementary school children in all public schools in Illinois would be entitled to at least 30 minutes of unstructured playtime each day under a bill that passed the state House on Saturday. That’s only half the amount of playtime that the original bill would have required as…

CAPITOL RECAP: New legislative maps passed on little notice

CAPITOL RECAP: New legislative maps passed on little notice

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers passed measures Friday, May 28, to redraw state legislative and judicial district lines, less than 24 hours after the bills implementing the maps were introduced. The latest versions of the legislative maps were released about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The actual legislation to implement them was released in…

New legislative maps pass less than 24 hours after introduction

New legislative maps pass less than 24 hours after introduction

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois|phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers passed measures Friday to redraw state legislative and judicial district lines, less than 24 hours after the bills implementing the maps were introduced. The latest versions of the legislative maps were released about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The actual legislation to implement them was released in…

Sex education legislation passes House, will head to Pritzker

Sex education legislation passes House, will head to Pritzker

By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House passed legislation on Friday updating the state’s sex education curriculum in a partisan split. The bill, which creates a new “personal health and safety” curriculum for grades K-5, and a “sexual health education” for grades 6-12, received resistance from Republican lawmakers and religious…