Articles by Northeast Times Staff


Kevin Boyle wants hate crime law strengthened

State Rep. Kevin Boyle on Dec. 5 reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state’s hate crimes law. Boyle’s bill would expand the offense of ethnic intimidation to include malicious intention against the actual or perceived ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of an individual or group of individuals.


Calendar of Events: December 17, 2014

Thursday, December 18


Holiday happenings

There are plenty of local events to spread the holiday cheer this season. 


Smylie Community Fund puts hope in the holidays

Hanukkah started Tuesday night, and Santa Claus will be visiting Northeast homes in a week. Besides exchanging gifts, local folks are looking forward to sharing meals with loved ones.


Crime log: December 17, 2014

Nov. 17 through 30


Somerton scores a historical win

The Somerton Spartans football team recently won the Mighty Mites Division (9 and under) championship in the Northeast Suburban Athletic Conference (NESAC) with a 30-0 victory over Calvary A.A. It was Somerton’s first football championship in any division in about 30 years, according to team officials.


Around town

Line dancers donating toys


Sharing health and happiness

Healthy living: Bernadette Anderson (left), with Moss Rehab, checks Shirley Smuckler’s blood pressure during a Subaru ‘Share the Love’ health and nutrition fair at the Klein JCC. During the event, adults performed exercises and had their blood pressures checked. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO


Donations needed for community fund

Hanukkah begins next week, and Christmas is just two weeks away. Many Jews and Christians are looking forward to a nice meal with loved ones and the exchanging of gifts.