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Summit man wins $250,000 Lotto prize - Desplaines Valley News
First time was a charm for a Summit man who won a $250,000 jackpot the first time he played the Lucky Day Lotto in the Illinois Lottery. "I still can’t believe I won such a big prize the first time I ever played Lucky Day Lotto,” Jose Briano said after ...
Willow Springs to build new Metra parking lot - Desplaines Valley News
The village of Willow Springs has announced plans to construct a new parking lot at the Willow Springs Metra stop. The new lot will be constructed in the space adjacent to the Willow Springs Village Hall, directly behind the existing Metra platform along ...
Man barred from LaGrange Highlands schools - Desplaines Valley News
An order of protection was issued last week barring a 38-year-old man from being on the property or grounds of LaGrange Highlands School District 106. The man, identified as Kirk Waishwell, 38, of the 5700 block of Vial Parkway in unincorporated LaGrange ...
Former Summit trustee Lou Dineff dead at 72 - Desplaines Valley News
Longtime Summit resident Louis C. Dineff did not let losing his law license as part of the Operation Greylord investigation in the late 1980s stop him from becoming successful. Mr. Dineff, 72, was one of the lawyers snagged by the Greylord probe into ...
In wake of measles outbreak, Zalewski, McAuliffe call on state to promote vaccinations - Desplaines Valley News
As the number of measles cases in Cook County climbed to 10 on Tuesday, state Reps. Mike Zalewski and Mike McAuliffe are calling for action in Springfield to encourage vaccinations that could prevent a dangerous outbreak. The push is bipartisan with ...
Justice trustees working to close budget shortfall - Desplaines Valley News
Justice Village Trustee Ed Rusch said this week there will be a financial consulting meeting Thursday to try to close the gap on a deficit facing the new village budget. “At the first pass, the budget is at a $200,000 shortfall,” he said at Monday's ...
Zarzycki Manors Chapels to kick off centennial celebration - Desplaines Valley News
Agnes Zarzycki would probably not be surprised that the funeral home business she founded a century ago is thriving in the southwest suburbs. "She was a very strong woman," said Claudette Zarzycki, describing her great-grandmother, who founded Zarzycki ...
Wisconsin man sentenced for stealing car in Bedford Park - Desplaines Valley News
A 42-year-old Wisconsin man will spend more than a year in prison after authorities say he stole a vehicle from an Alabama couple who offered a ride to him and to his girlfriend as they hitchhiked to Wisconsin. Herbert F. Walton, of Marshfield, Wis.
Winter comes roaring back - Desplaines Valley News
After treating us to a January that was marked by a few days of brutally cold weather but relatively little snow, Mother Nature waited until the groundhog was about to make his prediction to let us know she is not ready to slip away quietly this winter.
Countryside adds e-cigarettes to smoking ban - Desplaines Valley News
The Countryside City Council last week amended the definitions of its smoke free act to expand the ban to indoor electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is not allowed. Ald. John Von Drasek said, "Residents in the area are adamantly against (e-cigarettes).
Police Reports for Feb. 5 - Desplaines Valley News
Residents of the 11100 block of Indian Woods Drive reported Jan. 13 that a gold Coach men’s watch, valued at $2,000 and a 1.5 carat pair of diamond earrings were missing from their master bedroom. When they returned from vacation a few weeks earlier ...
Police, FBI investigate threat against Bridgeview mosque - Desplaines Valley News
Bridgeview police have questioned two men but are continuing to investigate threats made this month on Facebook against the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. The two men were interviewed Friday at the Bridgeview police station regarding an exchange of ...
Argo school board member Chris Pluta dies at 52 - Desplaines Valley News
Longtime Summit resident Chris Pluta, who was a school board member for Argo High School and vice president of the Summit Library District board, died suddenly Monday from complications from diabetes. He was 52. Mr. Pluta was well-liked by everyone who ...
Countryside abates city property taxes - Desplaines Valley News
Countryside aldermen voted last week to abate the city's portion of the property tax levy for fiscal 2016. “It was a tough decision to levy taxes on residents," said Ald. John Von Drasek. "This whole project was quite an undertaking. To be able to ...
Police Reports for Jan. 29 - Desplaines Valley News
Saleh Mohammed, 25, of the 9200 block of South Beloit Avenue in Bridgeview, was charged with driving on a suspended license and cited for having no brake lights after he was stopped at 1:49 p.m. Jan. 9 at 95th Street and Melvina Avenue, Oak Lawn police said.