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Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

Sunset Hills will remain under the guidance of Mayor Pat Fribis after the two-term incumbent won her re-election bid against political newcomer John Stephens last week, following a long-drawn-out race that was delayed due to COVID-19. Fribis collected 1,117 votes, or 55.82 percent, to defeat Stephe...

Election tension running high in Sunset Hills

Billy Busch, center, with incoming Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler at a Super Bowl party, in a picture posted to Fribis' Facebook page for her mayoral candidacy in 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

With general municipal elections looming next week, tensions among Sunset Hills officials were on display at what was supposed to have been the board’s last meeting before the originally scheduled April election. For breaking news including an ethics complaint made by Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn a...

South County Tech set to build a new safe vestibule

South County Tech set to build a new safe vestibule

February 14, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction will soon be underway on a new safer front entrance for South County Technical High School, following unanimous approval by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen granting an amended conditional-use permit to Special School Dis...

Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

February 5, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewsapers.com Sunset Hills has a 500-foot buffer for medical marijuana facilities after the Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Dec. 10 to establish an ordinance regulating medical marijuana facilities in the city. Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn, Ward 2 Alderman Steve ...

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The widely debated issue of the Sunset Hills zoning code rewrite was at the forefront of most attendees’ minds at the first town hall held by the “Sunset Hills Neighbors” resident club Dec. 4 at the Sunset Hills Community Center. The ...

Sunset Hills residents worry new zoning could add new cluster homes

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

August 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Concerns about making it easier for cluster home developments to come to Sunset Hills have dominated public comments about the city’s new proposed zoning code. The Planning and Zoning Commission, which will recommend the code to th...

‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

The Sunset Hills location of Vatterott, as seen on Google Street View.

June 19, 2019

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 11 on a petition from a startup company looking to move into the former Vatterott College campus and bring “Silicon Valley to Sunset Hills.” Founded in 2010, DriveCentric’s cu...

Y Bark Alone dog daycare denied in bid to double its number of dogs

Y Bark Alone sits on Watson Road near the Watson-Lindbergh intersection. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 12, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Dog daycare Y Bark Alone will not be able to board more than its current 50 dogs at a time after the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen struck down a proposal from owner Patches Ellis to amend her conditional-use permit to allow for 120 dogs....

New zoning code in Sunset Hills set for hearings; it uses guidelines over standards

New zoning code in Sunset Hills set for hearings; it uses guidelines over standards

June 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing on the city’s new zoning code in July and could vote on the changes in August. Board approval of the new zoning code will end a process that began in 2017 to have Chicago...

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