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Notice of Public Hearing Village of Stickney

By Carol Mcgowan / June 16, 2024 /

Notice of Public Hearing Village of Stickney Notice is hereby given by the Board of Trustees for the Village of Stickney of a hearing to be held at 6:45 p.m. on July 2, 2024, concerning the Village’s intent to adopt an ordinance providing for the appropriations for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2024 and…

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Notice of Public Hearing Before the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Stickney

By Carol Mcgowan / June 6, 2024 /

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS FOR THE VILLAGE OF STICKNEY, COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS JUNE 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM   Notice is given that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Stickney will conduct a public hearing on June 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m., at…

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Public Notice: Stickney Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will accept applications for lateral police candidates

By Carol Mcgowan / June 6, 2024 /

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Stickney Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will accept applications for lateral police candidates beginning Monday. March 04, 2024. 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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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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Cleveland Cavaliers guard-forward Max Strus hits a 3-pointer last season over the Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown. Photo courtesy of Max Strus

Hometown Hoops Hero: Stagg alum Max Strus discusses his rise through the NBA, hitting big shots and his annual youth hoops camp

By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent A lot of changes have taken place for Max Strus during the past year. While the Cleveland Cavaliers guard has played in an NBA Finals and been featured as No. 1 on ESPN SportsCenter’s “Top Plays,” among other noteworthy events, the Stagg alum is the same homegrown kid who grew up…

Chicago Red Stars forward Mallory Swanson (left) earned two big awards for her recent goal-scoring spree. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Red Stars’ Swanson picks up Best XI of Month honors

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Chicago Red Stars forward Mallory Swanson picked up some big honors recently, including being named to the NWSL’s Best XI of the Month for June. This is the seventh time in Swanson’s career and the fourth time as a Red Star she has won a best of the month award. In…

St. Laurence finished second in the state in Class 4A and is looking to win it all in 2024. Photo by Jeff Vorva

A bevy of changes ahead for the 2024 high school football season

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The IHSA’s annual posting of the coming season’s football schedule always gets people talking. This year is no exception. Tears for Fears meets David Bowie as there are changes, changes and more changes; fans might need pencils and scorecards to keep track. As a public service, we here at Southwest Regional…

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LeaderShop Alumni Association to host peaceful rally during Thursday board meeting

The LeaderShop Alumni Association, a group of volunteers, previous staff members, former board members, funders, donors, and stakeholders who are community minded and energized by the mission of The LeaderShop, will host a peaceful rally in support of change to current leadership for the nonprofit agency. The rally will be held during The LeaderShop Board…

The Mariano’s store in Frankfort would be among the stores transferred to a new owner if the Kroger-Albertson’s merger is approved. (Photo by Bob Bong)

Comings & Goings: Palos Jewel, Oak Lawn Mariano’s to be sold in merger deal

By Bob Bong Kroger and Albertson’s this week released the list of stores the companies plan to sell, should a merger between the grocery giants be approved by regulators. Jewel Food Stores in Alsip and Palos Heights are among the stores listed for sale as well as Mariano’s locations in Oak Lawn, Orland Park, and Frankfort. The…

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LeaderShop director faces more charges from former staffers

From staff reports The LaGrange-based LeaderShop, a social service agency that recently lost $300,000 in funding, is facing new charges of a toxic work environment, bullying, and inappropriate behavior by Executive Director Alan Morales. Since the story was first published in the Desplaines Valley News on June 24, at least six women have documented their…

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty presents a copy of the proclamation honoring the Lyons Mustangs Athletic Club for 100 years to President Gary Benedik. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Lyons Mustangs honored for 100 years of service

By Steve Metsch It’s not often a service organization hits 100 years. But there are not many service organizations like the Lyons Mustangs Athletic Club. “We don’t know of any other organization anywhere around here, maybe in the city of Chicago, but maybe around here that has made it 100 years. It’s quite a feat.…

Illinois News

Menard prison staff picket, citing unsafe working conditions

Menard prison staff picket, citing unsafe working conditions

By MOLLY PARKER Capitol News Illinois   mparker@capitolnewsillinois.com Hundreds of Menard Correctional Center employees and their supporters staged a rally alongside a busy street in Chester on Monday, highlighting what they described as perilous working conditions at the state’s largest maximum-security prison.   The problems at the southern Illinois facility stem from low staffing levels, said…

Pritzker ‘all in’ for Biden following visit to White House last week

Pritzker ‘all in’ for Biden following visit to White House last week

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Gov. JB Pritzker said Tuesday he is “all in” for President Joe Biden after visiting the White House last week with other Democratic governors.  He headed to Washington, D.C., to meet with the president and members of the Democratic Governors Association last Wednesday on the heels of Biden’s…

Illinois switching to ACT exams for state assessments

Illinois switching to ACT exams for state assessments

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – When Illinois high school students sit down to take their annual state assessments next year, they will take a different exam than in recent years. The Illinois State Board of Education recently announced that starting next spring, it will use the ACT exam rather than the…

Pritzker to meet with Biden, Dem governors concerned about president’s campaign

Pritzker to meet with Biden, Dem governors concerned about president’s campaign

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com Gov. JB Pritzker traveled to the White House to meet with President Joe Biden and his fellow Democratic governors on Wednesday amid rising worry within the party about the president’s ability to continue running for a second term. Pritzker – whose name had been floated by the pundit…

State ends fiscal year with nearly $5B cash on hand

State ends fiscal year with nearly $5B cash on hand

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois entered a new fiscal year Monday with a bit of a financial cushion as the prior year’s revenues exceeded final projections by about $123 million.  The state ended fiscal year 2024 with about $4.7 billion cash on hand, or about 9 percent of the allocated spending for…

Pritzker signs election bill to increase party power in primary elections

Pritzker signs election bill to increase party power in primary elections

By ANDREW ADAMS  Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com Changes to primary election fundraising, the electoral college and the state’s voter registration database are now law after Gov. JB Pritzker signed a wide-ranging bill on Monday. The legislation, containing several unrelated election measures, passed near the end of the legislature’s spring session on a vote of 68-38 in…

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Illinois’ assault weapons ban, for now

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Illinois’ assault weapons ban, for now

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines will remain in place, at least for now.  The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will not take up any of the pending challenges to the law until the cases have been fully heard in lower courts.  Illinois lawmakers…

ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS: Pritzker keeps economic development at forefront in exclusive interview

ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS: Pritzker keeps economic development at forefront in exclusive interview

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com With fiscal year 2025 slated to begin Monday, Gov. JB Pritzker continues to tout available state tax incentives and promote Illinois as a site for business development. On the season finale of “Illinois Lawmakers” this week, Pritzker pointed to a pair of developments in East Alton and Normal…

After 9 months, state data begins to detail new pretrial detention system

After 9 months, state data begins to detail new pretrial detention system

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Nine months after cash bail ended in Illinois, the state is taking its first steps in publishing the data that crafters of the bail reform law saw as essential to judging its effectiveness. The data shows that judges in the 75 counties served by the Illinois Supreme Court’s…

ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS: Pritzker keeps economic development at forefront in exclusive interview

ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS: Pritzker keeps economic development at forefront in exclusive interview

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com With fiscal year 2025 slated to begin Monday, Gov. JB Pritzker continues to tout available state tax incentives and promote Illinois as a site for business development. On the season finale of “Illinois Lawmakers” this week, Pritzker pointed to a pair of developments in East Alton and Normal…