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Obituaries April 14, 2022

By Tony Largent / April 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries April 14, 2022

HELEN C. BARON Helen C. Baron (nee Stupak), 95, passed away March 18. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Baron; loving mom of Donald (Theresa) Baron, Dr. Robert (Carol) Baron, Christine Baron (Bob), the late Diane (Larry) Engel and the late Paul Baron; former mother-in-law of Lynn Baron; dear grandma of Steven Baron, Dana (Bill)…

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Obituaries April 7, 2022

By Tony Largent / April 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries April 7, 2022

CARMEN NAMBO ALVAREZ Carmen Nambo Alvarez, 91, passed away March 20. Will be forever missed by beloved family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer, Chicago. Funeral Mass was held at St Gall Catholic Church, Chicago. Final resting place St Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral…

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Obituaries March 31, 2022

By Tony Largent / March 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries March 31, 2022

STANISLAW “STANLEY” CHROBAK  Stanislaw “Stanley” Chrobak, 85, passed away March 3. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Obrochta) Chrobak; loving father of the late Stella Chrobak, Teresa (William) Chrobak-Prince and Christopher Chrobak; dearest grandfather of Benjamin Chrobak-Prince, Julian Chrobak-Prince and Annika Chrobak-Prince; cherished son of the late Bronislawa (nee Gewont) and the late Andrzej Chrobak; dear…

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Obituaries March 24, 2022

By Tony Largent / March 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries March 24, 2022

JOSE CARRILLO Jose Carrillo, age 89, of Chicago, Brighton Park community. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Martinez); loving father of Nicolas Carrillo, Lucia Perez, Maria Pagliuca, Meliton Carrillo, Jose Carrillo, Auselmo Carrillo, Modesto Carrillo, Lupe Carrillo and Irene Carrillo; dearest grandfather of 26; great grandfather of 28; fond uncle of many. Visitation was held March…

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Rev. William B. Gubbins, former pastor at Queen of Martyrs Parish, dies

By Tony Largent / March 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Rev. William B. Gubbins, former pastor at Queen of Martyrs Parish, dies

Rev. William B. Gubbins, pastor emeritus of St. John Berchmans Parish on Logan Boulevard in Chicago, passed away March 14. He was 92. Father Gubbins was born on Nov. 20, 1929, in Chicago. He attended St. Philip Neri School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein.…

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Obituaries March 17, 2022

By Tony Largent / March 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries March 17, 2022

NEMESIO GONZALES CAMPOSANO Nemesio Gonzales Camposano, 83, passed away January 31. He will be forever missed by beloved family and friends. Visitation and Liturgical Chapel service was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Cremation private.  ROBERT M. CURRAN Robert M. “Bob” Curran, 77, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away unexpectedly…

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Beloved Attorney, David C. Dineff, passes away

By Carol Mcgowan / March 14, 2022 /

By Carol McGowan David C. Dineff, a well-known and longtime area attorney, passed away unexpectedly on March 8.  He was 73. To know David, was to love David. To his family and friends, he was the most special person.  To his clients, which are too many to count over the years, he was caring and genuine.…

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Lifelong area resident, Betty Brady, passes away at 94

By Carol Mcgowan / March 14, 2022 / Comments Off on 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…

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Obituaries March 10, 2022

By Tony Largent / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 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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Obituaries March 3, 2022

By Tony Largent / March 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Obituaries March 3, 2022

DOROTHY M. ADAMS Dorothy M. Adams, age 82, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully with her family at her side February 12. She was the cherished mother of Lonnie Adams and Eddie Adams; much loved grandmother of Taliyah Adams and Tom Rymus; beloved daughter of the late Frank and the late Catherine Gorak;…

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Hot dog! This is a special week

. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . I would like to start my column with the most important news. National Hot Dog Day is Wednesday, July 17 and is traditionally celebrated all week. I decided to suggest two West Lawn restaurants for celebrating this beloved…

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Migrants coming to Ford City

. Nearly a thousand coming this month to Holiday Inn . By Tim Hadac The Pritzker Administration is converting a vacant hotel in the Midway area to a shelter expected to house as many as 950 migrants. The action is occurring quickly, with migrants expected to move in this month. In a press release posted…

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CTA hiring means more rail service

. Orange Line sees 11% jump . From staff reports The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that because of what they described as continued, aggressive recruiting, hiring and training efforts, it has added 8.5% more scheduled rail service in recent weeks for a total of 9% more scheduled service added since April 2024. Locally, there…

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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…

The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., kicked off its adult and teen summer reading season with a Local Author Showcase featuring a book fair and 30 authors June 12. (Photos by Enrique Reyes, Courtesy of the Oak Lawn Public Library)

Oak Lawn Library hosts Local Author Showcase

By Kelly White Oak Lawn Public Library opened its doors to the summer season and to its local authors. The library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., kicked off its adult and teen summer reading season with a Local Author Showcase featuring a book fair and 30 authors June 12. “Thirty authors, two hours, and lots of…

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Palos Heights native Patrick Bertotelli won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest July 4 in New York. (Photo courtesy of Major League Eating)

Palos Heights native is top dog in famous eating contest

By Jeff Vorva At one time, it may have seemed impossible for Palos Heights native Patrick Bertoletti to win the Nathan’s Hog Dog Eating contest. After all, Joey Chestnut was roasting opponents year after year by winning 16 titles since 2007 and had a streak of gobbling up championships eight years in a row heading…

Palos Park Mayor Nicole Milovich-Walters is hoping a mobile DMV will return to the village after the July 15 visit was sold out. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

DMV sellout could mean a return visit in Palos Park

By Jeff Vorva Palos Park Clerk Marie Arrigoni announced that appointments for the one-day mobile Department of Motor Vehicles visit to Village Hall are sold out. That’s bad news for those residents who were looking forward to taking care of DMV business right there in town. But it was good news to Mayor Nicole Milovich-Walters.…

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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…

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Pritzker calls SCOTUS emergency abortion ruling ‘small respite’ as state protections await his signature

Pritzker calls SCOTUS emergency abortion ruling ‘small respite’ as state protections await his signature

By ANDREW ADAMS  Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com Abortion remains legal as an emergency medical procedure in Idaho, for now, after a Thursday U.S. Supreme Court ruling, while a bill that would cement those protections in Illinois law awaits Gov. JB Pritzker’s signature.  The 6-3 decision saw the three liberal justices concur with the order. Three…

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…

National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention as party names new state chair

National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention as party names new state chair

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Republicans will gather in Milwaukee next week for what promises to be a historic national convention. Former President Donald Trump will be nominated for the third consecutive time as the party’s presidential nominee, the first major party candidate to win nomination that many times since Franklin…

Speaker Welch rebuffs lawsuit from would-be staff union as ‘forum shopping’

Speaker Welch rebuffs lawsuit from would-be staff union as ‘forum shopping’

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch is urging a Cook County judge to dismiss a lawsuit members of his staff filed against him last month seeking to force recognition of their union. In a new filing Monday, attorneys for Welch argued the Illinois Legislative Staff Association has no…

The U.N. calls restraint chairs torture. Illinois jails use them every day.

The U.N. calls restraint chairs torture. Illinois jails use them every day.

by GRACE HAUCK ILLINOIS ANSWERS PROJECT Warning: The following article includes mentions of self-harm and profanity. This is the first in a series of stories. McHENRY, Ill. – Vernon L. Brooks Jr. was distraught. Forced into a chair in a jail cell with a black mesh hood over his head, he panicked as he felt…

Pritzker signs health insurance reform measures

Pritzker signs health insurance reform measures

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation Wednesday that puts new controls on the state’s health insurance industry, including bans on certain practices companies have used to reduce costs by controlling the amount of health care services a patient receives. The Health Care Protection Act, House Bill 5395,…

Transit heads again ask state for funding help, reject proposals for oversight reform

Transit heads again ask state for funding help, reject proposals for oversight reform

By ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com CHICAGO – It was standing room only in a downtown Chicago committee hearing Tuesday as activists, transit experts and lobbyists hung on the words of the region’s transit agency chiefs.  Public transit has become an increasingly contentious issue in Chicagoland as the Regional Transportation Authority – the funding…

SCOTUS ruling could upend federal corruption cases for Madigan, allies

SCOTUS ruling could upend federal corruption cases for Madigan, allies

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday narrowed the scope of a federal bribery law prosecutors have relied on in their cases against former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and several of his allies convicted of bribing him. A jury last spring found those allies – former lobbyists and…

Former GOP state lawmaker, candidate for governor sentenced to 42 months in prison

Former GOP state lawmaker, candidate for governor sentenced to 42 months in prison

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Former Republican State Sen. Sam McCann on Tuesday was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for stealing nearly $700,000 in campaign funds and attempting to conceal his theft with false reports to state election authorities. In February, McCann pleaded guilty to seven counts of wire…

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…