Pavement repairs Friday night on southbound I-57

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Pavement repairs are scheduled tonight (February 17) on I-57 between the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and CSX Railroad and will require lane closures reducing southbound traffic to a single lane, the Illinois Tollway announced earlier today. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to changes in traffic…

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Oak Lawn trustee hails efforts of police

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By Joe Boyle An Oak Lawn trustee applauded the efforts of the village’s police force after they responded to incidents of crime during the past month. Trustee Ralph Soch (6th) thanked the efforts of the Oak Lawn police following the arrest of a third suspect last week in Texas who was linked to a home invasion…

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Palos Village Players set to perform ‘All the Days’

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By Dermot Connolly The Palos Village Players are back under the flood lights with a new production, staging “All the Days,” at the Palos Park Recreation Center, 8901 W. 123rd St. Sarah Callis, of Orland Park, will be directing many other local residents in this production of the play by Sharyn Rothstein. Performances are scheduled…

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Oak Lawn police officer indicted for last summer’s beating of teen

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By Joe Boyle An Oak Lawn police officer involved in a brutal confrontation and later the arrest of a 17-year-old last summer was indicted Tuesday by a Cook County grand jury. Officer Patrick O’Connell was indicted on counts of aggravated battery and official misconduct in connection with the July 27 arrest of Hadi Abuatelah. Zaid…

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Moraine Valley names two board members to fill vacancies

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The Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees has selected two district residents to fill vacancies left by board members who resigned last month. Jaclyn O’Day, of Palos Park, was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Tiffany Robinson, of Robbins, was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 31. O’Day has over 15 years of experience…

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Sheriff warns public of phone scam


Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a telephone scam where a caller identifying as a Sheriff’s Office employee tells victims they must pay a large fine for missing court or they will go to jail. The caller tells the victim to pay the fine using a money transfer app such as Zelle…

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Porfirio announces funding for lead service line replacement

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From staff reports The Illinois EPA announced a total of $300,000 in combined funds is coming to area south suburban communities to help identify service lines that may contain lead. “The exposure to lead in drinking water poses a serious risk to our communities,” said state Senator Mike Porfirio (D-Burbank). “This new aid will ensure…

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Evergreen Park police cited after domestic violence arrest

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By Joe Boyle Nine members of the Evergreen Park Police Department received commendations for making an arrest and possibly preventing further violence. Police Chief Michael Saunders requested that the commendations be given to the officers during the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting on Monday night. “The commendations were given to the officers for responding to a case…

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