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  1. Lois GozdeckiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... practice in Calumet Park, until she retired. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Todd Gozdecki, of Blue Island, and David (Linda) Fitzpatrick, of Baltimore, Md.; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda (Tom) Sutrina, of Bourbonnais, ...

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  2. Police investigate fatal shooting outside Country Club Hills theaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Chicago Tribune

    ... shooting of a man in a movie theater's parking lot in Country Club Hills, officials said. Timothy Horace, of Blue Island, had just gotten out of his car and was sitting in his wheelchair about 4:40 p.m. Monday when a male appeared from between ...

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  3. Eyes on the Street: Prepaid Bus Boarding Pilots at Belmont/LSD and 69th Street Red LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | Streets Blog Chicago

    ... served by several high traffic bus routes such as the #J14 Jeffery Jump, #20 Madison, #56 Milwaukee and the #60 Blue Island-26th Street buses. The CTA says this method saved an average of 16 seconds in dwell time per bus boarding. On June 26 the CTA ...

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  4. What's the Holdup at Area Rail Crossings?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 6 | NBC Chicago

    ... Commerce Commission. The study shows some of the longest waits occur at crossings in LaGrange, Des Plaines, Blue Island and Downers Grove. "It drives us crazy. It's just ridiculous. You never known when they're going to do it," said Marie Simon when ...

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  5. Car dealership duped elderly woman into buying car she didn't want: lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    ... as an elderly women with faulty memory. June Shivers took her 2005 Lincoln LS, which was fully paid for, to a Blue Island car dealership in September to get it serviced. When the 85-year-old Chicagoan left the lot, she was driving a used 2014 Ford ...

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  6. IL: Metra Electric Would Boost Service at Hyde Park Stops Under ProposalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Mass Transit

    May 25--Metra wants to increase service at the Hyde Park and Pullman neighborhood stops along the Metra Electric District line, but would cut some trains on the line's Blue Island and South Chicago branches. Proposed schedule changes would provide train service every 20 minutes or less between Millennium Station downtown and all three Hyde Park stations at 51st/53rd Street, 55th/56th/57th Street and 59th Street until 7 p.m. weekdays.

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  7. Metra Electric would boost service at Hyde Park stops under proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Metra wants to increase service at Hyde Park and Pullman neighborhood stops along the Metra Electric District line, but would cut some trains on the line's Blue Island and South Chicago branches. Proposed schedule changes would provide train service every twenty minutes or less between Millennium Station downtown and all three Hyde Park stations at 51st/53rd Street, 55th/56th/57th Street and 59th Street until 7 p.m. weekdays.

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  8. Crystal Lake middle school principal takes job at McHenry East High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Northwest Herald

    ... said. Prickett's career in the education field started in 1997 as an English teacher at Kerr Middle School in Blue Island after earning his Ed.D. in educational leadership from National Louis University. Prickett holds a Master of Arts in ...

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  9. Village Board, Mayor Square Off After 5 Shot at Dolton ClubRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | NBC Chicago

    ... officials said. Four victims were taken to Christ Medical Center and the fifth to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, according to police. Four of the men were listed in critical condition, while the fifth victim's condition was unknown. ...

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  10. 5 Wounded in Shooting at Dolton ClubRead the original story

    May 14, 2017 | NBC Chicago

    ... officials said. Four victims were taken to Christ Medical Center and the fifth to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, according to police. Four of the men were listed in critical condition, while the fifth victim's condition was unknown. ...

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  11. Elgin sues to demolish dilapidated bowling alleyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Daily Herald

    ... could not immediately be reached for comment Friday. The phone line at the Glorious Life Worship Center in Blue Island, Ill., was disconnected. A message sent to the group's Facebook site seeking comment was not returned. The phone number for The ...

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  12. Happenings listings for May 4, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... 50), Bradley. Tall Paul & His Honky-Tonk Guitar , country music singer/songwriter. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Blue Island Brewery, 13357 Old Western Ave., Blue Island. LeeAnn Rimes , 7:30 p.m. Friday, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet. Tickets: ...

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  13. Making connections along suburban Metra linesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Legal Record

    Rock Island District Line Blue Island Metra station and Metra Electric Line's Blue Island station are located across the street from each other, allowing for easy transfers. Like most commuter rail systems, Metra's 11 lines follow the hub-and-spoke pattern, going from the suburbs to the city.

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  14. Inclusion gym class leads to friendships, 'promposals'Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2017 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... it wasn't for this program." Illinois District 218's two other schools, Richards in Oak Lawn and Eisenhower in Blue Island, also offer the class, which invites general education students to work with kids enrolled in any of the district's ...

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  15. 'Everyone plays': Gym class for special needs students works to promote inclusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    ... if it wasn't for this program." District 218's two other schools, Richards in Oak Lawn and Eisenhower in Blue Island, also offer the class, which invites general education students to work with kids enrolled in any of the district's multi-needs, ...

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  16. Rev. Dr. Albert Marcis was longtime SELC District presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

    ... until his retirement from parish ministry in 1994. Prior to that, he was pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Blue Island, Ill., from 1954 to 1957. LCMS First Vice-President Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. described Marcis as "a respected pastor ...

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  17. Teacher fired over allegedly 'bullying' student into standing for PledgeRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2017 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    Vince Ziebarth , a driver's ed teacher at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Ill., was axed March 16 for making "inappropriate comments" to 15-year-old Shemar Cooper , the Chicago Tribune reported . Porter told WBBM after her son's Spanish teacher insisted last fall that he stand for the pledge, Cooper replied that "America sucks", and Porter made him apologize.

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  18. Chicago teacher fired for telling student to stand for Pledge of AllegianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2017 | WSOCTV

    According to The Chicago Tribune , Vince Ziebarth, a full-time driver's ed teacher at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois, was upset when one of his students wouldn't stand for the pledge. He told the student to either get on his feet or forgo that day's driving lesson.

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  19. Popular suburban teacher fired for confronting student who refused to stand for PledgeRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2017 | WICU12 Erie

    A popular Blue Island teacher is out of a job tonight after confronting a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. 15-year-old Shemar Cooper became well-known last September, when he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at Eisenhower High School.

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  20. Teacher fired over allegedly 'bullying' student into standing for Pledge of AllegianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | The Raw Story

    ... Vince Ziebarth, who has worked in District 218 since 2009, and was a full-time driver's education teacher at the Blue Island, Ill., school since January 2014, said he was terminated

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