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Pritzker taps State Rep. Juliana Stratton as running mate

Pritzker taps State Rep. Juliana Stratton as running mate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
August 10, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Illinois Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker officially tapped state Rep. Juliana Stratton as his running mate late Thursday morning, one of the first major candidates to make that decision.   Stratton, a freshman representative only elected to the General Assembly in 2016, was p...

Soda tax provokes changes, confusion at local businesses

Soda tax provokes changes, confusion at local businesses

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
August 4, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Di Nico’s Pizza in La Grange is no longer giving away free drinks with every slice of pizza sold at the establishment, changing their policy on Wednesday as a result of Cook County’s new penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks going into effect, a store manager told The LION.   Bob...

Health Care bill fails in Senate

Health Care bill fails in Senate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 30, 2017
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After the Republican leaders in the Senate successfully mustered enough votes to pass a procedure to initiate debate on how to best follow-through on Republican’s years-long promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the senator who was critical in the passage of that procedural vote ended u...

Illinois budget approved

Illinois budget approved

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 12, 2017
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Politicians in Springfield brought the nearly 3-year-long budget impasse to a close July 6 when lawmakers voted to override the veto of Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, restoring a full budget to a state that has been lacking one for the majority of Rauner’s term.   “The people in this chamber today did not ...

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 11, 2017
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WASHINGTON—A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian Attorney who claimed to have information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton has offered more insight to when some members of the campaign of now-President Donald Trump knew of Russian Interference in The U.S. Election. Newly-released ema...

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 2, 2017
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A feud between President Donald Trump and the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, has resulted in a barrage of criticism towards the president after unleashing a two-tweet tirade on June 29 against two individuals whom he used to be friendly with back when he was ...

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 1, 2017
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Springfield—Christine Radogno, the Senate Republican Leader in the Illinois General Assembly and an LT alumnus, has officially abducted her position in the Republican Leadership and from the Senate Saturday to “focus on my personal life” and spend more time with her grandkids, the senator said...

Three reporters resign from CNN after article retraction

Three reporters resign from CNN after article retraction

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant news editor
June 27, 2017
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An online story posted by CNN tying a member of the Trump Campaign to a Russian investment fund has lead to three journalists in the network’s “CNN Investigates” division to resign on Monday only three days after the article was retracted by the network. In the now-retracted June 22 article, it cla...

Daniel Biss campaigns in La Grange

Daniel Biss campaigns in La Grange

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant news editor
June 12, 2017
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On the night of June 11, the intricate stained-glass overlooking the pews at The First Congregational Church of La Grange were not witnessing any kind of church function. Instead, roughly 33 people gathered in those halls where Democratic state Senator Daniel Biss, 39, was attempting to sell the people of La Gran...

Revival of a classic

Revival of a classic

Grace DeKoker
May 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Top Stories

It’s no question that 20 years ago American culture was a stark contrast to what we see today. In 1996, Bohemian art and culture was at its peak, though unfortunately, so was the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Jonathan Larson’s rock musical “RENT” captured the essence of the era, highlighting the impact art c...

A place like No(la) other

A place like No(la) other

Adam Janicki, Sports editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Located in the southernmost region of the state of Louisiana, New Orleans (NOLA) is a place like no other. Spread throughout the city you will find incredible ethnic diversity encompassed by antique, French architecture. From sunrise to sunset, live-street performances of Jazz and Blues melodiously fill...

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Lea Voytovich, News Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports

After suffering two ACL injuries in the last two years, Grace Brannen '17 committed to playing DI soccer at Concordia University on April 12, National Spring Signing Day.  “I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to play soccer in college, but after my second injury, I decided that I couldn’t go into ...

LTCC prepares for Auto Show

LTCC prepares for Auto Show

Lindsey Hauch, Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

For the fifth consecutive year, Lyons Township Car Care (LTCC) automotive program plans to host the Auto Show on Saturday, May 13 in the NC parking lot. While many aspects of the show remain the same, there is one thing LTCC plans on hosting this year that is different from last: more cars.  "This...

Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
April 25, 2017
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A 62-year-old woman from Summit Ill., was reportedly struck by an eastbound Metra train near the Willow Springs Road rail grade crossing an April 20. La Grange Police are continuing to withhold the victim's name until next of kin are notified of the occurrence. La Grange Police units were dis...

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

On April 10, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. There was a long battle over this nomination since former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016. Both Republicans and Democrats were eager to claim the seat. For...

Don’t trust the DNA

Don’t trust the DNA

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

As a history buff, my family history is important to me. I’ve always been curious about my roots, and I’ve always intended to discover more about them. Last year, I finally decided to start searching for more. I used my living relatives, available records and Google to try to discover where my...

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