Category Archives: News

Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field


April 23, 1914………Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field), opens for the first time, with the Chicago Federals as the first tenants. The Federals are part of the upstart Federal League, the 3rd Major League. The Federals will remain in Weeghman Park for … Continue reading

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Community Fundraisers We Should Consider Attending


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In Schiller Park, I Predict…………………….


It’s 4 pm on Election Day in Schiller Park, and it is clear by the turn out and conversations that Nick Caiafa and his entire slate are the clear winners.      Let me be the first to congratulate Nick … Continue reading

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Budget Battle Continues in SpringfieldΒ 


You’ll recall that the governor campaigned on the idea of raising the income tax a bit (he never really said by how much) and then rolling it all the way back to 3 percent by the end of his first … Continue reading

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Gang Member Apprehended in Schiller Park Wanted For Melrose Park Murder


A father and son have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy Sunday afternoon in west suburban Melrose Park, according to police. Reinaldo Collazo Jr., 22, faces one count of first-degree murder; and his father, … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Day Massacre


In 1929 the St. Valentine’s Day massacre shocked the nation and the world when Seven people were killed in Chicago. In 2016 Seven people killed shocked the city because it was a slow weekend.

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Should Leyden and Norwood Park Township Villages Opt Out of Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance ?


Following the lead of the City of Chicago and other municipalities nationwide, on October 26, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to gradually increase the minimum wage in Cook County to $13 per hour by July of 2020. … Continue reading

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Are Grade Centers the Answer for Norridge SD 80 ?


Current discussion to create grade centers in Norridge School District 80 raises a specter that has been debated numerous times throughout our country.    The relative benefit of one particular grade configuration over another has been the subject of this … Continue reading

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So What Does An Enhanced ATF Presence in Chicago Mean for Schiller Park and the West Cook Suburbs ?


  About 20 additional agents from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are headed to Chicago………David Coulson, a spokesman for the Chicago field office of the ATF, said “We are always seeking to enhance the enforcement efforts … Continue reading

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Pedestrians’ Safety Is In Jeopardy At Scott and Irving in Schiller Park


    East bound approach from Mannheim Road to Irving Park and Scott Street intersection (Above)     West Bound from 25th Avenue Β approach to Irving Park Road and Scott Street intersection Β (Above) Scott and Irving is a major street … Continue reading

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