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IL. House to Consider Electric Rate Rollback Bill

Rep. George Scully Jr. (D) 80th District, has been named chair of the rare Committee of the Whole that will consider the Electric Rate Rollback bill. (Photo: Rep. Scully's office) Rare Committee of the Whole to Consider Measure Returns Rates to Pre-Jan. 2 Levels and Mandates Rebates with Interest SPRINGFIELD,[Read More…]

Police Report – February 19, 2007

Photo: Morguefile.com Editor's Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports.  Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media. Not included yet in this report[Read More…]

On the Passing of Frank Wessely

Commentary Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— I was a bit late announcing our new issue of eNews Park Forest today.  Early this morning I received a phone call from Mrs. Lynn Wessely, wife of Park Forest resident Frank Wessely, saying that she was at the hospital with Frank.  Unable to wake him[Read More…]

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Park Forest Passes Sweeping Non-Smoking Ordinance

The Park Forest Village Board passed a non-smoking ordinance at it's February 12 regular meeting. (Photo: morguefile.com) Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)– Among other measures the board voted on last Monday, one major item passed was the, “Ordinance Regarding Smoking in the Village of Park Forest, Cook and Will Counties, Illinois.”  In[Read More…]

The Focus of eNews Park Forest

Commentary  Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– As eNews Park Forest has been developing a writer base, we have been very grateful to have the use of Business Wire stories almost from our inception.  Business Wire sends approximately 250 news releases a day, and we have chosen to publish stories that have a[Read More…]

Non-Partisan Local Government Forums Set

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Committee for Non-Partisan Local Government in Park Forest has announced the following dates for candidates' forums for those running for the office of Village President (Mayor), Village Trustee, and Library Trustee.  The first forum is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, and is sponsored by the League[Read More…]

Public schools: Why we don’t fight more

Commentary  By Charles C. Haynes First Amendment Center Americans aren't shy about invoking their First Amendment rights – especially over issues of religion and values in public schools. Over one 10-day period in January, I heard from Wiccans in North Carolina upset about school Internet filters filtering out Wicca, a[Read More…]

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Fire on Monee Road: Final Report

The front door boarded up and sealed, this house on Monee Rd. was the scene of a fire in the early morning hours of January 19. (Photo: ENEWSPF) Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Police issues their final report on the arson/suicide incident on Monee Rd. that occurred in the early morning hours[Read More…]

Police Report – February 12, 2007

Photo: Morguefile.com Editor's Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports.  Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media. This week's report contain two from[Read More…]

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