More Wolf Road, Joliet Road overnight closures coming

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Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled next week on Wolf Road and Joliet Road at the Tri-State Tollway to accommodate bridge beam removal for the reconstruction of the I-294 bridges over Joliet Road and Wolf Road in Indian Head Park. On Wolf Road, scheduled overnight lane closures will include intermittent full closures, each lasting 15…

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Police investigate Palos Hills shooting

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From staff reports Palos Hills police are investigating a shooting that occurred at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, in the 10700 block of Roberts Road. Police said they and paramedics of the North Palos Fire Protection District answered a call of a man shot. They found a man wh0 had suffered a gunshot wound…

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Summit woman dies in Riverside car crash

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By Bob Bong A Summit woman was killed and four other people were injured in a crash Saturday night in Riverside. Samantha Nieves, 23, died in the crash that occurred at about 8 p.m. April 30 near First Avenue and Waubansee Road, Riverside Director of Public Safety Matthew Buckley said in a release. Buckley said…

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SD122 scholarship applications due May 6 Applications are now being accepted for the Ridgeland School District 122 PTA Council Higher Education Scholarship. Interested graduating high school seniors that attended a Ridgeland 122 School – Columbus Manor, Kolb, Harnew, Lieb and Simmons – for at least five years, have a 2.5 or greater GPA, and plan to attend…

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Comings & Goings: Dukes to finally re-open, in Mokena

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By Bob Bong When Dukes Drive-In closed its longtime home in Bridgeview in 2019 to make way for a Panera Bread, people wanted to know where the restaurant would be relocating and how soon before it was open again. There were all kinds of rumors. None came true. Until now. Dukes Drive-In will be reopening…

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State Police issue 30 tickets during safety check

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From staff reports The Illinois State Police issued 30 tickets ranging from seat-belt violations to drunken driving during a roadside safety check held at the 95th Street toll plaza in Oak Lawn April 15-16. The detail was conducted on the Tri-State Tollway northbound at the 95th Street Toll Plaza in Oak Lawn by District 15…

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Bridgeview traffic alert for Harlem Avenue Monday morning

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On Monday, May 2, The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview will host Eid prayer services to mark the end of Ramadan at SeatGeek Stadium, 70th Street and Harlem Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Expected attendance for this event is estimated to be more than 10,000 people. Expect southbound and northbound traffic on Harlem Avenue…

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Overnight lane closures coming for Wolf Road, Tri-State Tollway

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From staff reports Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled next week on Wolf Road at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to accommodate bridge beam removal for the reconstruction of the I-294 bridge over Wolf Road in Indian Head Park. This work is part improvements in the I-55 Interchange area to accommodate reconstruction and widening of the…

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St. Albert wins Bitty Basketball championship

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The St. Albert the Great Coed Bitty Basketball Team won the 2022 Championship. The Bitty Basketball Team consists of students from third- and fourth-grade. After not having sports last year due to COVID, students returned to the basketball court with practices being held at various sites in Burbank. The basketball season runs from November to…

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Comings & Goings: Square Celt Ale House closes in Orland Park

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By Bob Bong The popular Square Celt Ale House in Orland Park announced last week the property had been sold and the restaurant was closing, effective immediately. The closing announcement was posted on social media. Restaurant owner Vaughn Hospitality said it would be reaching out to clients who had booked events or made reservations. It…

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