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“Festa Italiana” Returns to Mokena

“Festa Italiana” Returns to Mokena The second annual Mokena “Festa Italiana” will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2015 and is expected to draw an even larger crowd than last year’s 1200 attendees. The event begins at 11:00 am at the Mokena Intermediate School, 11331 - 195th Street (West of the Mokena Library) with a […]

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Cicero to commemorate Centenary of Eastland disaster

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Cicero to commemorate Centenary of Eastland disaster

Disaster that took hundreds of Cicero lives to be commemorated Thursday July 23 100 years ago on July 24, 1915, 844 people died on the Eastland, a boat on the Chicago River that capsized after boarding on Clark Street. There were 2,500 passengers aboard the boat all employed by the Western Electric Company which chartered […]

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Alsip SummerFest brings out the crowds

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Alsip SummerFest brings out the crowds

The annual Alsip SummerFest attracted a large turnout despite a brief shower at Sprayfari Park. By Steve Neuhaus Hundreds attended this past Saturday’s Summer Fest which was held at the Sprayfari Aquatic Park located at 119th & Kostner Ave. The one-day event hosted by the Alsip Park District began under beautiful blue skies but was interrupted […]

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Lyons plans spectacular 4th of July celebration

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Lyons plans spectacular 4th of July celebration

Lyons plans spectacular 4th of July celebration  The Village of Lyons will host its annual 4th of July Independence Day celebration including a parade, children’s entertainment at Veteran’s Park and an evening of fireworks, Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty said Tuesday. Getty said this year’s celebration is again dedicated to the men and women of the […]

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Hispanic named acting mayor of Village of Summit

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Hispanic named acting mayor of Village of Summit

Summit names acting Mayor to succeed Strzelczyk The Summit Village Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to name Sergio Rodriguez as the acting Village President to fill the remaining term of Mayor Joseph Strzelczyk who passed away May 17. Rodriguez, who was elected as a Trustee in Summit in 2005, said that he was […]

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Hernandez and Zalewski host electronics Recycle Day

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Hernandez and Zalewski host electronics Recycle Day

State Reps. Hernandez and Zalewski Invite Local Residents to Shred and Electronics Recycle Day Promoting steps to help prevent identity theft while removing old electronics from homes in an environmentally safe way, state Reps. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, and Michael Zalewski, D-Riverside, are Holding a Shredding and Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, June 6 from […]

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Orland Fire Foundation awards scholarships at annual fundraiser

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Orland Fire Foundation awards scholarships at annual fundraiser

For the third year in a row, community leaders and senior activists joined together with officials and volunteers of the Orland Fire Protection District’s Fire Foundation to raise funds for educational and training programs on lifesaving, CPR and emergency services. This year the Orland Fire Foundation also awarded three scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The Orland Fire […]

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Illinois Governor Rauner can do the right thing

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Illinois Governor Rauner can do the right thing

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner can do the right thing and support Middle East peace by rejecting a bill sponsored by pro-Israel activist Il Rep. Sara Feigenholtz and urge the Illinois General Assembly to support peace based on Two-States, non-violence and the respect of human rights. Rauner can also take a strong stand to defend the […]

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Christopher Evoy elected as new OFPD President

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Christopher Evoy elected as new OFPD President

Christopher Evoy elected as new OFPD President The Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees Tuesday (May 19, 2015) named Christopher Evoy as its new president, succeeding Jim Hickey who is stepping aside as president to focus on increased personal responsibilities. Hickey has served on the board as a trustee since 2009 and was elected […]

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Senator Landek congratulates Cicero president

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Senator Landek congratulates Cicero president

Senator Landek congratulates Cicero president BRIDGEVIEW – Cicero President Larry Dominick was recently honored with the Donald E. Stephens Award of Excellence for the wide variety of supportive and effective services provided to seniors in Cicero. At the annual highlight event for the West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) on May 8, Dominick was presented the […]

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