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Accused drunken driver charged also with speeding

Orland Park police arrested Daniel J. Bracken, 22, of Orland Park, at 2:04 a.m. May 23 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving 15 to 20 mph over the speed limit after he was stopped in the 11000 block of 159th Street, police said.…

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Man charged with cannabis possession, intent to deliver

Palos Heights police arrested Kamal W Atiq, 29, of Worth, at 6:58 a.m. May 28 and charged him with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance after he reportedly had a seizure in his vehicle while stopped in the 12100 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. A large…

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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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Illinois’ biometric privacy law strengthened by latest high court ruling

Illinois’ biometric privacy law strengthened by latest high court ruling

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – People who’ve been subject to fingerprinting, face or retinal scans as either employees or customers of Illinois companies have five years to file lawsuits if they believe the business violated a stringent state privacy law, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled this week. It’s the latest in…

Pritzker seeks more info on AP African American Studies course

Pritzker seeks more info on AP African American Studies course

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker this week asked the College Board for more information about its reasoning for changing the final framework of a new Advanced Placement course in African American studies after it had been criticized by Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Although we are pleased to…

Report pushes for greater focus on teacher recruitment and retention amid shortages

Report pushes for greater focus on teacher recruitment and retention amid shortages

By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois schools are still grappling with a teacher shortage that seems to only be getting worse, a recent survey by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools shows. This mirrors the state’s own data, which shows Illinois’ teacher shortage is at the highest level in…

Illinois’ COVID-19 disaster proclamation to end in May

Illinois’ COVID-19 disaster proclamation to end in May

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol news Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Exactly 38 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Illinois will no longer be under a disaster proclamation as of May 11, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday. That’s the same day President Joe Biden will end the national public health emergency, which…

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun lawsuit restraining order remains in place

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun lawsuit restraining order remains in place

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD — A temporary restraining order that partially blocks Illinois’ new assault weapons ban from being enforced will remain in place after a divided state appellate court panel’s ruling Tuesday. The restraining order was issued Jan. 20 by Effingham County Circuit Judge Joshua Morrison, but it applies only to the 800…

Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban

Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A temporary restraining order that partially blocks Illinois’ new assault weapons ban from being enforced will remain in place after a divided state appellate court panel’s ruling Tuesday. The restraining order was issued Jan. 20 by Effingham County Circuit Judge Joshua Morrison, but it applies only…

Tony Sanders to become state superintendent of education

Tony Sanders to become state superintendent of education

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education announced Tuesday that Elgin-based School District U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders will become the next state superintendent of education. Sanders, 53, will succeed Carmen Ayala, who announced in November that she would retire effective Jan. 31. ISBE said Sanders will take…

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