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Fireworks blamed on home fire Friday night

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Fireworks blamed on home fire Friday night

Fireworks blamed on home fire Friday night Firefighters of the Orland Fire Protection District responded to a fire call at the 11200 block of Poplar Creek Lane on Friday night at around 9 pm, minutes before official government fireworks displays were set to begin in surrounding communities in celebration of the 4th of July. It was among […]

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Town of Cicero launches campaign to woo seniors to their community

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Town of Cicero launches campaign to woo seniors to their community

Town of Cicero launches campaign to woo seniors to their community Cicero cites wide array of services that go beyond what is offered by other communities (Cicero, Illinois) — Over the years, word has gotten out about how much the Town of Cicero does for its senior citizens. The program was launched by Town President […]

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OFPD responds to home fire

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OFPD responds to home fire

OFPD responds to home fire The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a house fire around 2pm Monday afternoon June 23, 2014. Neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from the roof and called 911. Orland Firefighters arrived and reported smoke showing and made a quick interior attack to confine the fire to the lower level. The […]

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IDOT Reminds Motorists of Upcoming Ontario Street Bridge Demolition, Impact to Traffic This Weekend

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IDOT Reminds Motorists of Upcoming Ontario Street Bridge Demolition, Impact to Traffic This Weekend

IDOT Reminds Motorists of Upcoming Ontario Street Bridge Demolition, Impact to Traffic This Weekend Public Again Urged to Seek Alternate Routes, Use Public Transportation CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation reminded motorists of plans to close portions of I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) for the demolition of the last segment of the Ontario Street Bridge over I-90/94 and anticipated backups and traffic […]

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Bridgeview Police investigate drowning death of 6-year-old child

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Bridgeview Police investigate drowning death of 6-year-old child

Bridgeview Police investigate drowning death of 6-year-old child A six year old boy pulled unresponsive from the shallow end of the Bridgeview public pool on Tuesday afternoon lost his battle for life and died this evening, officials at the hospital where he was being treated confirmed. The victim, Michael Duda, was one of 73 children visiting the […]

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Applications now available for the OFPD annual Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp

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Applications now available for the OFPD annual Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp

Applications now available for the OFPD annual Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp The Orland Fire Protection District is accepting applications for children ages 8 years through 11 years to participate in its annual Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp which runs July 15 through July 18. Each session runs from 8:30 am until 11:30 am […]

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Cicero celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Consul General

Cicero celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Consul General Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero co-hosted the annual celebration in honor of Cinco de Mayo honoring the Mexican Consul General Carlos Jimenez Macias and the Town’s Mexican American community. Nearly 80,000 people were estimated to have attended the festivities which began with […]

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ComEd and municipal confusion grows faster than bills with aggregation

ComEd and municipal confusion grows faster than bills with aggregation By Ray Hanania For many years, ComEd was the consumer’s boogeyman, the stepchild of an even bigger boogeyman, Exelon. The relationship fueled consumer skepticism about the big-bad utility company, all a part of a financial shell game where Exelon spit-off ComEd as the poverty-stricken step-child, […]

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Harlem Irving Plaza Announces Four New Store Openings for Spring/Summer 2014

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Harlem Irving Plaza Announces Four New Store Openings for Spring/Summer 2014

Harlem Irving Plaza Announces Four New Store Openings for Spring/Summer 2014 NORRIDGE, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Stores opening in Spring/Summer 2014 include Vans, XSport Fitness, Charlotte Russe and World Kitchen.  This new announcement comes on the heels of the center’s most recent news of its lateral expansion that opened earlier this year which added 4.5 square acres […]

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Cicero abates $8.2 million to hold down property taxes

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Cicero abates $8.2 million to hold down property taxes

Cicero abates $8.2 million to hold down property taxes By Ray Hanania The Town of Cicero Board approved the abatement of $8.2 million in an action recently to help hold down property taxes for Cicero property owners. Had the abatement not been approved, property taxes would have increased $8.2 million. Since his election as Town […]

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