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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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Sandburg players celebrate their Class 4A regional championship after defeating Romeoville in overtime on Feb. 15. Photo by Xavier Sanchez

Girls Basketball | Sandburg outlasts Romeoville for first regional crown since 2016

By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent It was the Eagles’ game to win and no one was going to change the outcome. On its home floor against a Romeoville team that had not lost this year, Sandburg used overtime to defeat the Spartans, 62-58, on Feb. 15 for the Class 4A Sandburg Regional title. It is the…

Evergreen Park guard Taylor Yeaman drives past Hinsdale South's Amelia Lavorato during the Hornets' regional final victory on Feb. 16. Photo by Xavier Sanchez

Girls Basketball | Evergreen Park’s Scaduto signs off after career spanning four decades

By Xavier Sanchez Correspondent The box score does not always give the full story of a game. Evergreen Park visited Hinsdale South on Feb. 16 with the hope of winning a regional championship.  Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the game did not go their way. The Hornets jumped to an 18-3 lead in the first quarter…

One man was shot to death and another was critically wounded early Saturday outside this McCook tavern. A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

McCook police arrest Chicago man in fatal shooting

By Bob Bong A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in Saturday’s early morning shooting outside All Star Bar, 7949 W. 47th St. in McCook, which left one man dead and a second man wounded. Sisto A. Brito, 32, was charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted…

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty presents Desmond Zuro a Standing Tall Award. Zuro, a sophomore at Morton West High School, placed 19th in the IHSA state bowling championship. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Lyons awards outstanding Morton high school bowler

By Steve Metsch Desmond Zuro has loved bowling since the first time he sent a ball toward the pins at Bowlero Lyons on 47th Street. Six years later, the Lyons resident is one of the best high school bowlers in the state. A sophomore at Morton West High School, Zuro placed 19th of 180 bowlers…

Summit firefighters clean up a chemical spill on Interstate 55 on February 16. (Photo courtesy of Summit Fire Department)

Chemical spill on I-55 shuts down traffic for hours

By Carol McGowan Chemicals leaking from a semi-trailer truck that was stopped on the right shoulder of Interstate 55 near LaGrange Road in Summit caused the expressway to be shut down in both directions for most of the day last Friday, and caused traffic headaches in the surrounding area. All lanes were closed from just…

Township of Lyons trustees Donna McDonald (left) and Colleen Kelly discuss an issue at the Jan. 9 board meeting. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Renting copiers pays off for Township of Lyons

By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons is actually saving money by renting four copiers instead of buying them. At its January meeting, the township board unanimously approved renewing a contract with Proven-IT for four new multi-function copiers. The township has worked with the company for five years, Township Supervisor Christopher Getty said. “It’s an…

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch via Zoom at a recent Village of Stickney board meeting. (Supplied photo)

Speaker Welch joins in on recent Stickney board meeting

From staff reports The Stickney Village Board welcomed Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch to a recent board meeting for a special briefing on the state legislature’s local government priorities for the spring session. Speaking from his Capitol office in Springfield via Zoom, Welch talked about key issues impacting municipalities, emphasizing fiscal stability, infrastructure support,…

Illinois News

Illinois to lose congressional seat based on 2020 census

Illinois to lose congressional seat based on 2020 census

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday Illinois will lose a seat in Congress based on the results of the 2020 census. Illinois will move from 18 to 17 seats in the U.S. House, an expected result after some advocates had warned that an undercount could lead to…

New state program aims for ‘one-on-one connections’ in communities to combat COVID-19

New state program aims for ‘one-on-one connections’ in communities to combat COVID-19

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new state program Monday that aims to increase vaccine access in low-income, vulnerable communities and to connect residents across the state to COVID-19 assistance programs for transportation, food, utilities or other resources. The COVID-19 Pandemic Health Navigator Program serves areas of the…

Illinois General Assembly passes hundreds of bills as session end approaches

Illinois General Assembly passes hundreds of bills as session end approaches

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate and House passed more than 750 bills between them last week, addressing isolated timeouts in schools, youth vaping, teaching Muslim history, the commemoration of Juneteenth and automatic voter registration in prisons, among other topics. Friday was the deadline for the General Assembly to pass…

CAPITOL RECAP: Revenue discussions progressing at Capitol

CAPITOL RECAP: Revenue discussions progressing at Capitol

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Members of an Illinois Senate committee on Friday, April 23, sparred with officials from Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration Friday in a hearing on tax changes proposed by the governor in an effort to balance the state’s budget for the 2022 fiscal year. In his budget proposal released in February,…

Bills creating liaisons for homeless college students, addressing dental care in schools advance

Bills creating liaisons for homeless college students, addressing dental care in schools advance

By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News Illinoisgbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate advanced several bills to the House Wednesday, including one establishing a housing insecurity liaison for homeless college students and another allowing routine dental care to be provided at schools. Senate Bill 190, sponsored by Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton, D-Western Springs, would require higher education…

House passes bill to reclassify small-amount drug possession as misdemeanor

House passes bill to reclassify small-amount drug possession as misdemeanor

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A bill to lessen penalties for possessing and selling small amounts of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, narrowly passed out of the state House of Representatives Wednesday after a contentious debate. The discussion over House Bill 3447 provoked strong emotions on both sides of the aisle, passing…

CAPITOL RECAP: Lawmakers begin review of state monuments

CAPITOL RECAP: Lawmakers begin review of state monuments

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD  – A House committee tasked with reviewing statues and monuments on state property held its first meeting Wednesday, April 21, hearing from historians and state government associations on what steps are being in other states and what frameworks can be established to guide the review process. Rep. Tim Butler, a…

Bill allowing name changes for convicted individuals passes House

Bill allowing name changes for convicted individuals passes House

By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinoisrtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A bill allowing a person who must register with a state agency due to a criminal conviction to change their name under specific circumstances passed the Illinois House on Thursday with bipartisan support. House Bill 2542, introduced by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, amends several state statutes…

House passes leadership term limits, source of income protections for renters

House passes leadership term limits, source of income protections for renters

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House advanced several bills Thursday, including one which would implement term limits on leadership positions in the General Assembly and another that would create additional protections for tenants’ sources of income. House Bill 642, introduced by Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, would bar any individual…

Lawmakers question Exelon audit

Lawmakers question Exelon audit

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Members of a state Senate committee sharply criticized a recent audit of Exelon’s nuclear power plant operations that suggested ratepayers may need to subsidize two of those plants by as much as $350 million over the next five years. Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and the Illinois Environmental…