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Teen charged with battery

Orland Park police arrested Michael T. Epley, 18, of Orland Hills, at 10:50 p.m. May 19 and charged him with battery after he allegedly spit in a woman’s face outside a restaurant in the 9100 block of West 159th Street, police said. The woman gave police the license plate of the car Epley was driving…

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Accused drunken driver strikes Citgo sign: police

Palos Heights police arrested Izat J. Ibrahim, 20, of Alsip, at 12:01 a.m. May 23 and charged him with zero tolerance driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, battery and improper lane usage, police said. Ibrahim allegedly left the roadway while driving south on Ridgeland Avenue, crossed over College Drive and struck the Citgo gas…

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Driver charged with leaving scene of accident with injury

Palos Park police arrested Leo-poldo G. Cruz, 20, of Chicago, at 11 p.m. May 12 and charged him with no valid driver’s license and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident after he was stopped for one headlight in the 10300 block of West 123rd Street, police said. Another vehicle’s driver then alerted police…

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Woman charged with DUI

Orland Park police arrested Lisa Deany 38, of Worth, and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, speeding 15 to 20 mph over the speed limit, and not wearing a seat belt. Police pulled over Deany’s automobile for speeding in the 14300 block of La Grange Road and allegedly detected a strong…

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Accused drunken driver charged also with speeding

Palos Heights police arrested Gene J. Szymanski, 25, of Tinley Park, at 4:22 a.m. March 7 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, speeding and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle after he was stopped in the 13700 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is April 30…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested John M. Dalla Costa, 37, of Oak Lawn, at 11:02 a.m. Feb. 23 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, reckless driving, disobeying a police officer and uninsured motor vehicle, police said. He was found allegedly passed out in his vehicle in the 7300 block of West…

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World stocks, oil rise after U.S. data and earnings

World stocks rose for a third day running on Wednesday as better-than-expected U.S. company earnings and firm data raised expectations that the economy would keep strong momentum into the first quarter.Government bond futures eased ahead of the release of the European Commission’s opinion on Greece’s deficit-cutting plan, where a tick of approval could help Greek…

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Cisco Reported —Cisco blows past Street’s forecast

Technology powerhouse Cisco posted quarterly profit and revenue that sailed past Wall Street’s most optimistic expectations and rose for the first time in more than a year.The world’s largest provider of computer networking gear said its fiscal second-quarter profit jumped 23% from a year ago to $1.9 billion, or 32 cents per share. Excluding acquisition-related…

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Red light cameras might ID robber of Heights woman

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter A woman was robbed in Palos Heights last week and the city’s new red light cameras could be essential in catching the offender, police said. The 52-year-old woman was returning home from her business in Bedford Park when a man grabbed her handbag, containing about $25,000, said Deputy Chief Dave…

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Orland police report three attempted home burglaries

by Meg Sullivan staff reporter Orland Park police are investigating three attempted residential burglaries that occurred late last week in the village. Last Thursday, a neighbor interrupted an attempted burglary just before 3 p.m. at a home in the 13700 block of 84th Avenue, police said. The neighbor approached two men standing at the front…

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Man allegedly fires pellet at off-duty police officer

Orland Park police arrested Steven M. Brady, 25, of Homer Glen, at about 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and charged him with aggravated assault and reckless driving after he allegedly fired a pellet gun at an off-duty Summit police officer during a traffic altercation in the 14200 block of La Grange Road, police said. The alleged…

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Dominando la Prueba de Calefacción de Hogares en Alaska

(NewsUSA) – Si una Caldera mural puede calendar un hogar en Alaska sin problema alguno por unos 10 inviernos, entonces este puede calentar un hogar en cualquier parte del mundo, según el contratista mecánico Mike La Fay. La Fay, propietario de Meadow Lake Supply en Wasilla, Alaska, instalo su primera Caldera Mural de Modulación Baxi…

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Teen allegedly grabs cop’s holstered side arm

Palos Heights police arrested Ryan N. Flannigan, 17, of Palos Heights, at 7:34 a.m. Feb. 23 and charged him with resisting arrest and attempting to disarm a police officer after police responded to a report of a dispute in the 8000 block of Aberdeen Court, police said. Flannigan allegedly resisted efforts by police to arrest…

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No justice for crime crying for vengeance

One year later; never forgotten by Matthew Piechalak From The Reporter One year after five women were killed execution-style inside a Tinley Park clothing store, police are still searching for the lone gunman and following leads both locally and abroad. “We’ve been to Texas, England … wherever it takes us, it takes us,” said Tinley…

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Driver charged with pulling another’s hair in Costco lot

Orland Park police arrested Linda A. Bohde, 45, of Homer Glen, at 7:21 p.m. Nov. 21 and charged her with misdemeanor battery after she allegedly pulled another driver’s hair in the Costco parking lot. Bohde, who reportedly believed the other driver was driving the wrong way down a parking aisle, got out of her car,…

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Longtime lawmaker reflects on time in General Assembly, calls it ‘honor of lifetime’

Longtime lawmaker reflects on time in General Assembly, calls it ‘honor of lifetime’

By GRACE KINNICUTT Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – House Majority Leader Greg Harris, the number two Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives, never imagined landing the role of state representative – or that he would leave office feeling that he has been successful at it. The first openly LGTBQ leader in Illinois History,…

11th contempt citation filed against DCFS director

11th contempt citation filed against DCFS director

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday afternoon, a Cook County judge found Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith in contempt of court for the 11th time for violating court orders to move children to proper placements. The 11-year-old girl at the center of the case has…

Criminal case against senior staff at state-run hospital dismissed

Criminal case against senior staff at state-run hospital dismissed

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The official misconduct case against a Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center senior staff member was dismissed on Thursday. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Tripp dropped the charges, related to a cover-up of abuse at the state-run facility, against Choate’s quality assurance manager Gary Goins. The…

ANALYSIS: Fuel retailers sue over ‘compelled speech’ at the gas pump

ANALYSIS: Fuel retailers sue over ‘compelled speech’ at the gas pump

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] “As of July 1, 2022, the State of Illinois has suspended the inflation adjustment to the motor fuel tax through December 31, 2022. The price on this pump should reflect the suspension of the tax increase.” Those two sentences may be coming to a gas pump near you…

CAPITOL RECAP: Survey: Illinois undercounted in 2020 census

CAPITOL RECAP: Survey: Illinois undercounted in 2020 census

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – The Census Bureau released new survey data Thursday, May 19, suggesting the population of Illinois may have been undercounted by nearly 2 percent in the 2020 headcount. That was one of the findings of the Census Bureau’s Post-Enumeration Survey, or PES, something the bureau does after each decennial census…

Census Bureau: Illinois may have been undercounted in 2020 census

Census Bureau: Illinois may have been undercounted in 2020 census

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Census Bureau released new survey data Thursday suggesting the population of Illinois may have been undercounted by nearly 2 percent in the 2020 headcount. That was one of the findings of the Census Bureau’s Post-Enumeration Survey, or PES, something the bureau does after each decennial…

Illinois rejoins federal Title X family planning program

Illinois rejoins federal Title X family planning program

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has resumed participation in the federal Title X family planning program after refusing to take part for the past three years in protest over a Trump administration policy regarding abortion services. Gov. JB Pritzker announced this week that the state has been awarded $5.4 million…

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