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Bicycle road race returns to Willow Springs - Desplaines Valley News
Willow Springs will play host next week to a stage of the 2014 Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series. It marks the return of bicycle racing to the village, which hosted the Illinois State Road Race Championship in 2009 and Superweek, a two-week ...
Justice residents want action on abandoned gas station - Desplaines Valley News
Several Justice residents expressed concern at this week's village board meeting regarding an abandoned gas station at 88th Avenue and 84th Street. They asked if any action would be taken to improve the lot. The gas station has been closed since 2005, when ...
Metra adviser to push for more Heritage service - Desplaines Valley News
A member of the Metra Citizen Advisory Board will make a new push Friday for expanded service on the Heritage Corridor line. Bill Molony, a Lockport resident, said Metra's decision to hold its July meeting in Joliet this week was a great chance for Will ...
Sun shines on benefit for Bedford Park police officer, event raises $2,000 - Desplaines Valley News
Talk about the difference a day can make. Sunday's benefit for Bedford Park canine officer Kenneth "Bernie" Bernstein would have been washed away if it had been scheduled for last Saturday, when an estimated four inches of rain inundated Burbank and ...
No injuries as truck crashes into Landmark restaurant - Desplaines Valley News
It was business as usual Wednesday afternoon at Bedford Park's Landmark restaurant after the day started with a bang as a semi-truck flipped over and crashed into the banquet hall's front entrance. The popular banquet hall at 6800 S. Archer Road, which is ...
Woman pleads guilty to stealing $25,000 from Toys for Tots - Desplaines Valley News
A former volunteer pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $25,000 from the Chicagoland Toys for Tots charity. The organization sponsors the annual Motorcycle Toys for Tots parade down Western Avenue every December. Cook County State's Attorney ...
Geo's Gyros to host benefit for Bedford Park canine cop - Desplaines Valley News
A benefit is planned for this weekend for a Bedford Park police officer who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Geo's Gyros, Bedford Park FOP Lodge 121 and the Free Wheelers Car Club are hosting the benefit for canine officer Kenneth "Bernie ...
Bridgeview Crash Aftermath: Fund to help pay funeral costs for couple killed in crash - Desplaines Valley News
While Bridgeview police continue to investigate what caused the horrific crash that claimed four lives on the Fourth of July, a friend of the family has created an online fundraising page to help pay for the funeral expenses of Hector and Maria Gonzalez.
Comings & Goings: New furniture store opens in Bridgeview - Desplaines Valley News
A new furniture store with locations in Bridgeview and Palos Heights has opened its doors in the Southland. 7 Star Furniture held its grand opening last weekend at 8735 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview and its second smaller location at 11925 S. Harlem Ave.
Madigan secures $15 million for Harlem and 65th rail underpass - Desplaines Valley News
House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-22nd) announced he had secured $15 million in state funding for grade separation along rail lines at 65th Street and Harlem Avenue, a project aimed at alleviating traffic congestion affecting the Southwest Side, Bedford ...