Obituaries December 7, 2023

By Tony Largent / December 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries December 7, 2023

ROBERT K. ADAIR Robert K. Adair passed away peacefully at home November 30. He was the beloved husband for 62 years to Charlene (nee Gruzalski); loving father of Scot (Virginia) Adair and Bryan Adair; dear grandfather of Scot Adair Jr.  and Robert Michael Adair; fond brother of Ronald (Carol) Adair and uncle to Donna, Ronald,…

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Obituaries November 30, 2023

By Tony Largent / November 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries November 30, 2023

DAVID BOTELLO David Botello, 43, passed away peacefully on November 25 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. David is survived by his wife, Ewa (Lazowska); his son, Matthew; mother, Roxanne Botello, and mother-in-law, Lodzia. Also survived by maternal grandmother, Gloria Pearl, aunts, uncle and many relatives and friends. David was born on August 29, 1980, in Chicago.…

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Obituaries November 23, 2023

By Tony Largent / November 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries November 23, 2023

PHILLIP P. CHAPUT Phillip P. Chaput, age 86, passed away October 31. US Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Geri G. Chaput (nee Kolacki); loving father of Richard (Karen) Chaput, Mark (the late Michelle) Chaput, Cheryl (Dennis) Sutkowski and Adrienne (James) Boothe; dear grandfather of Jessica Chaput, Sean (Jordan) Chaput, Nichole Chaput, Anna Boothe and Amberlynn…

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Obituaries November 16, 2023

By Tony Largent / November 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries November 16, 2023

ANNIE DERDAK Annie Derdak (nee Casey), beloved wife of the late Peter Derdak, passed away peacefully November 8. Visitation was held November 10 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Fabian Church for Mass. Annie will be…

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Obituaries November 9, 2023

By Tony Largent / November 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries November 9, 2023

EDWARD FRANK ANDJULIS Edward Frank Andjulis, long time resident of Summit, late of Bolingbrook, passed away October 31. Proud Air Force Veteran. He was the beloved husband of the late June Andjulis; loving father of Edward (Gail) and cherished grandfather of Bailey and Emley; fond brother of Larry (Kathy) Andjulis and the late Patricia (late…

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Obituaries November 2, 2023

By Tony Largent / November 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries November 2, 2023

ELIO ALBERTINI Elio Albertini, age 93, peacefully passed away October 25, Husband of 63 years to Teresa (ne´e Ionni); father to Emilio (Trish), Maria Hill (Reid), Maria Antonietta Albertini (predeceased) and beloved grandfather to Francesca, Alexander, and Theodore. Elio emigrated to the United States in 1957 from Castel di Lama, a municipality within the Province of…

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Veteran journalist Charles Richards, longtime owner of The Regional News, dies

By Bob Bong / October 26, 2023 /

By Bob Bong Charles Richards, a veteran community journalist whose family owned The Regional News from 1947 to 2014, passed away Thursday at his Palos Heights home. The Regional News was founded in 1941 and is the oldest business in Palos Heights. Its original coverage area was Palos Heights and Palos Park. Mr. Richards’ father,…

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Obituaries October 26, 2023

By Tony Largent / October 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries October 26, 2023

EVELEEN “BUNNY” BETTINARDI Eveleen “Bunny” Bettinardi, 88, of Palos Heights, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2023, surrounded by her children and their families. She was a devoted and loving wife to Donald Bettinardi for over 50 years, who preceded her in death in 2005, and never ceased expressing her deep love and desire to…

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Obituaries October 19, 2023

By Tony Largent / October 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Obituaries October 19, 2023

RYSZARD ZDZISLAW BARAN Ryszard Zdzislaw Baran passed away October 4, at the age of 68 in Hinsdale, Illinois. After being hospitalized for over two months, he finally succumbed to his illnesses and ended his battle peacefully surrounded by family. Ryszard leaves to mourn his wife of 45 years, Gabriela; daughter, Joanna (Lukasz) Glazer of Bridgeview,…

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Memorial Services for late Summit Trustee Karen J. Wasko to be held next week

By Carol Mcgowan / October 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Memorial Services for late Summit Trustee Karen J. Wasko to be held next week

By Carol McGowan  Family and friends will gather next week to pay their respects during a celebration of life for late Summit Trustee Karen J. Wasko. Wasko passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 17, after she and her husband, former Summit Fire Chief Robert (Bob) Wasko were involved in a traffic accident on their way…

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Weather was sweet for Valentine’s Day

. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day. The weather sure was nice. As my hubby and I drove around the neighborhood that day, we saw a lot of holiday merchandise for sale outside at street corners and storefronts. I saw…

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Using Lent to help those in need

. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . At this time of year, most every Christian faith takes part in the Lenten Season leading up to Easter, There are many different ways to do that, including giving up a favorite treat, attending special prayer…

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We’re about to leap into March

. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796 . One more week to get through this long, long month. While the weather has been cooperative so far, this February is exceptionally long. It is a leap year. Leap Day, Feb. 29, is needed every…

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New Warsaw saga continues

. Neighbors to have a second say about banquet hall . By Dermot Connolly and Tim Hadac Several dozen Clearing residents interested in the future of the shuttered New Warsaw Restaurant & Banquets property, 6250 W. 63rd St., had their say last week. More than 50 people turned out on Feb. 14 at the Clearing…

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 News

Transmission line monopoly back on agenda at Statehouse after Pritzker’s veto

Transmission line monopoly back on agenda at Statehouse after Pritzker’s veto

By ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com A controversial proposal that would grant electric utilities more control over the construction of transmission lines is being revived in Springfield.  Rep. Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, who chairs the Public Utilities Committee in the Illinois House, was behind a push last year that would have granted a temporary “right…

Ahead of Pritzker’s budget address, pressures that mounted last year intensify

Ahead of Pritzker’s budget address, pressures that mounted last year intensify

BY JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Republicans in the Illinois Senate indicated Tuesday that their sticking point for budget negotiations this year will be the same as it was last year – state spending on programs for noncitizens and recent arrivals from the country’s southern border.  In what’s been a rarity over the past…

Pritzker to mull tightening fiscal landscape in budget address this week

Pritzker to mull tightening fiscal landscape in budget address this week

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Gov. JB Pritzker will give his sixth state budget address this week, laying out his plan for a fiscal year that government forecasters in November predicted is on pace for a near-$900 million deficit unless corrective action is taken.  Those same fiscal forecasters in the Governor’s Office of…

Capitol Brief: Lawyers hope for Illinois Supreme Court answer to Trump ballot question

Capitol Brief: Lawyers hope for Illinois Supreme Court answer to Trump ballot question

By ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com CHICAGO — Lawyers representing Donald Trump and five Illinois voters hoping to see the former president removed from next month’s primary ballot sparred in a downtown Chicago courtroom on Friday.  The case, which began last month when the Illinois State Board of Elections declined to disqualify Trump from…

Judge denies McCann’s request for home confinement, orders him held in custody

Judge denies McCann’s request for home confinement, orders him held in custody

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – After suddenly pleading guilty as his federal corruption trial was wrapping up this week, former state Sen. Sam McCann won’t be released to await sentencing, U.S. District Judge Colleen Lawless ruled Friday. McCann has been held at Macon County Jail since last Friday, when Lawless ordered…

With influx of state and federal funding, Illinois looks to add enough chargers to support 1 million EVs

With influx of state and federal funding, Illinois looks to add enough chargers to support 1 million EVs

By COLE LONGCOR Capitol News Illinois clongcor@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois’ electric vehicle charging infrastructure is on pace to double this year, buoyed by an influx of state and federal dollars. The investments are aimed at supporting both federal and state environmental goals. The Biden Administration set the goal of EVs making up half of all U.S. vehicle…

Pritzker commits another $182 million to migrant response, details to come next week

Pritzker commits another $182 million to migrant response, details to come next week

By ANDREW ADAMS  Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com CHICAGO – The state and Cook County announced Thursday a roughly $250 million plan to provide shelter, health care and other services for recently arrived migrants. But according to their own plan, there’s still a roughly $70 million funding gap for the rest of 2024.  That missing money…

In last-minute reversal, former Sen. Sam McCann pleads guilty to corruption charges

In last-minute reversal, former Sen. Sam McCann pleads guilty to corruption charges

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com This is a breaking news story and will be updated. As federal prosecutors were preparing to rest their case Thursday in the corruption trial of former Republican state Sen. Sam McCann, the one-time gubernatorial candidate had a change of heart. His attorney announced McCann would reverse his position…

Customers pay for utilities' lawyers and corporate donations. Advocates want to change that.

Customers pay for utilities’ lawyers and corporate donations. Advocates want to change that.

By ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinoisans pay tens of millions of dollars each year to utilities to cover costs they accrue for lawyers, belonging to trade groups, making charitable contributions and purchasing advertisements meant to boost utilities’ public image.  Consumer advocates are pushing for a change to state law that would bar utilities…

Transportation workers rally for new contract amid negotiations with state

Transportation workers rally for new contract amid negotiations with state

By ALEX ABBEDUTO   Capitol News Illinois  abbeduto@capitolnewsillinois.com  Groups of Illinois Department of Transportation workers represented by local Teamsters unions rallied at facilities in Collinsville and Springfield Wednesday after recently passing a strike authorization and filing complaints against the state.  Teamsters Local 916 President JP Fyans said negotiations have been ongoing since before the contract expired…