Local News

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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Swanson scores, assists in Red Stars’ win over Reign

The Red Stars improved to 3-1-1 by beating the Seattle Reign, 2-1, on the road on April 21. Mallory Swanson had an assist on an Ali Schlegel goal in the fourth minute and added a goal of her own in the 31st minute. Swanson missed last season after sustaining a knee injury on April 10,…

Tatumn Milazzo, shown at media day before the season started, was amused by winning a Save of the Week award. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Red Stars’ Tatumn Milazzo has top Save of the Week

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Tatumn Milazzo called her achievement “funny.” The Chicago Red Stars defender and Orland Park native was awarded the NWSL’s Save of the Week after chasing down a ball in a loss to Angel City on April 13. The Save of the Week usually goes to a goalie. Milazzo laughed about the…

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Men’s College Volleyball | Saint Xavier captures fifth straight conference tourney title

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The SXU men’s volleyball team won its fifth straight Chicagoland Christian Athletic Conference tournament championship after a 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 sweep of Calumet College of St. Joseph on April 20 at the Shannon Center. Jan Lopuch had 10 kills and nine digs for the Cougars. With the win, the Cougars (21-8)…

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College Baseball | Saint Xavier upsets Eastern Illinois

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Saint Xavier baseball team picked up a win that its players are going to remember for a long time. The Cougars stunned Eastern Illinois, 4-2, on April 17 in Charleston. It was the Cougars’ first win over the Panthers, a Division I program, since 2005. Lyons grad Troy Stukenberg had…

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Boys Volleyball | Glenbard West tops Marist to stay unbeaten

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Marist boys volleyball team, ranked fifth in the nation by USA Today/American Volleyball Coaches, lost to Glenbard West, 25-23, 25-21, in the championship match at the Brother Rice Smack Attack on April 20 in Chicago. Glenbard West (19-0) is the two-time defending state champion and is ranked third in the…

Alliyah Flores and her St. Laurence teammates earned academic honors by the IBCA. Photo by Jeff Vorva

St. Laurence hoops teams top honor roll

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Area basketball teams proved to be strong on the court and in the classroom this season, and St. Laurence was the leader of the pack. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association compiled a list of the top academic teams, and the area did well. In Division 3 girls, St. Laurence was ranked…

St. Rita's David Lyle won honors from the Chicago Bears. St. Rita photo

Chicago Bears recognize St. Rita senior with All-Star award

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Chances are good that few outside of St. Rita football circles know who David Lyle is. With good reason. Lyle missed his senior season for the Mustangs last fall after sustaining a serious knee injury. He even postponed having knee surgery so that he could take care of his ailing father.…

Illinois News

Illinois Senate passes bill strengthening legal protection for immigrants

Illinois Senate passes bill strengthening legal protection for immigrants

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed a bill Friday which would strengthen legal protections for immigrants and require the closure of immigrant detention centers in the state. Senate Bill 667, known as the Illinois Way Forward Act, would amend the Illinois Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools, or TRUST,…

Marijuana license reform passes both houses, Pritzker says he’ll sign it

Marijuana license reform passes both houses, Pritzker says he’ll sign it

By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed a bill Friday creating new licenses and lotteries for marijuana dispensary licenses, addressing issues that have plagued the process set forth by a 2019 law legalizing recreational marijuana. House Bill 1443 would create two new marijuana dispensary lotteries offering 55 licenses each,…

Union workers rally behind Climate Union Jobs proposal

Union workers rally behind Climate Union Jobs proposal

By GRACE BARBIC and JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinoisnews@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Hundreds of union workers joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Friday in front of the Illinois Capitol in support of the state’s nuclear power industry The rally came with just four days remaining in the legislative session and amid a complicated backdrop for the…

Governor signs pretrial interest legislation into law

Governor signs pretrial interest legislation into law

By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation Friday allowing for plaintiffs to collect pretrial interest on money awarded in some civil suits, after vetoing a previous version of the provision in March. An amendment to Senate Bill 72, introduced by Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, grants 6 percent pretrial…

Dems say court remap reflects population shifts, GOP calls it power grab

Dems say court remap reflects population shifts, GOP calls it power grab

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Partisan outrage over new proposed district lines for the Illinois Supreme Court was on full display Friday in the Illinois General Assembly. The House passed the court remap legislation by 72-45 vote. It was up for debate in the Senate at of 5:15 p.m. Friday, Legislative Republicans…

From Better Government Association: Illinois Medicaid companies rake In record profits from pandemic

From Better Government Association: Illinois Medicaid companies rake In record profits from pandemic

By DAVID JACKSON Better Government Association The for-profit insurance companies running Illinois Medicaid collected hundreds of millions of dollars in extra profits during the COVID-19 pandemic — much of it for services never provided to patients, an investigation by the Better Government Association has found. The windfall was the result of a payment system based…

Bill banning ‘hairstyle discrimination’ in schools passes House

Bill banning ‘hairstyle discrimination’ in schools passes House

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House passed a bill Thursday to prevent “hairstyle discrimination” in schools, sending it back to the Illinois Senate. Senate Bill 817, originally introduced by Sen. Mike Simmons, D-Chicago, prevents Illinois schools from enforcing dress codes that prohibit hairstyles historically associated with race, ethnicity or texture,…

Latino Caucus lays out undocumented immigrant protection agenda

Latino Caucus lays out undocumented immigrant protection agenda

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus laid out a policy agenda Thursday that includes bills to strengthen protections for immigrants among several other measures. One of the proposals, Senate Bill 225, would prohibit the Illinois Secretary of State from sharing facial recognition data with local, state or federal…

Energy working groups continue amid new indictment

Energy working groups continue amid new indictment

By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News Illinoisgbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 50 legislators identifying as the Illinois Legislative Green Caucus signed a letter Wednesday asking leadership to make equity and utility accountability the foundation of an energy overhaul bill expected before the General Assembly adjourns May 31. “For too long, utilities have dictated energy policy in Illinois.…

Senate passes ‘sexting’ measure, bill lifting benefit ban for those with drug convictions

Senate passes ‘sexting’ measure, bill lifting benefit ban for those with drug convictions

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate on Thursday passed a measure requiring public schools to include the dangers of “sexting” in sex education coursework and another lifting a ban on people convicted of drug crimes from receiving certain family benefits. House Bill 24 requires public schools that teach sex education…