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VILLAGE OF PALOS PARK PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

By Lauren Zieman / June 23, 2021 /

The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, IL has scheduled a public hearing on July 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Kaptur Administrative Center, 8999 W. 123rd St., Palos Park, IL to consider the following: ZBA 2021 – 05: An application has been filed…

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Accused drunken driver charged

Palos Heights police arrested Jesus C. Lopez, 36, of Aurora, at 5:28 a.m. Oct. 17 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, no valid driver’s license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 13900 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His…

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Palos Park now accepts credit card fee payments

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter Palos Park residents need no more than a credit card to make payments for most village fees after credit card machines were installed at Village Hall and the Police Department this week. Village Administrator Rick Boehm said training of village staff is completed and the machines were installed on Wednesday.…

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Palos Park police begin traffic enforcement crackdown

Palos Park Police Department announced its late-night plans for Labor Day, focusing on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities. The intensified enforcement effort against the overwhelming number of late-night impaired drivers and safety belt violators underscores the disproportionate number of traffic deaths occurring during late-night hours. According to data from the Illinois…

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Two charged with burglary of home in Orland Park

by Jesse Marx staff reporter Orland Park police arrested two men and one juvenile in connection with a residential burglary last week. Moatz A. Jaber, 17, of Orland Park, and Donyae D. Mason, 17, of Orland Hills, were arrested around 7 p.m. last Thursday and charged with felony residential burglary. Police reportedly responded to a…

Orland Park police plan events for the community

The Or land Park Police Department will host a number of community events during the summer months. “We look forward to our summer events because it lets our officers meet with residents in a comfortable, relaxed setting,” said Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy. Remaining events for the 2010 summer season include Trailers In The…

Orland Park sues parents of park vandalism suspects

by Jesse Marx staff reporter Orland Park village officials have filed lawsuits against the parents of three of the five minors who were charged with torching park equipment and a portable toilet, on Aug. 9, 2008, at Grasslands Park, 171st Street and Steeplechase Parkway. Police said the vandals used an accelerant to set ablaze the…

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Palos Fire Dist. urges Palos Park require sprinklers in new homes

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter The Palos Park Village Council will decide in the coming months if it will adopt a new life-safety code that will require new construction of single- and two-family residences to have an interior sprinkler system. Palos Fire Protection District Chief Steve Carr on Jan. 11 outlined to the council the…

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Palos Park man, 21, dies after overturning his SUV

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter A 21-year-old Palos Park man died after his vehicle crashed in Blue Island early on Sunday. Andre Reed, who was training to be a medic in the navy, lost control of his vehicle at 12:10 a.m. while traveling westbound on 127th Street near Homan Avenue, said Lisa Gordon, spokesperson for…

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Palos Park COPS group earns Crime Stoppers Award

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter A group of Palos Park volunteers that take time out of their lives to ensure the safety of the village were recognized for their efforts last week. The Citizen on Patrol Service (COPS) won the 2009 Cook County Crime Stoppers Award for their proactive work with crime prevention. COPS will…

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Man charged with trespass at Palos Park residence

Palos Park police arrested Michael K. Magis, 57, of Lisle, at 9:02 p.m. May 2 and charged him with criminal trespass to real property and criminal damage to property after police responded to two calls at separate times to report a man in the vicinity of the 9000 block of West 123rd Street, police said.…

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Illinois News

Oral arguments to begin Tuesday in redistricting cases

Oral arguments to begin Tuesday in redistricting cases

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A three-judge federal court panel in Chicago will begin hearing oral arguments Tuesday in three cases that could determine the makeup of state legislative maps in the Chicago area and Metro East region for the next 10 years. The panel announced during a status hearing Friday…

Millions of dollars of stolen goods recovered in ‘organized retail crime’ bust, AG says

Millions of dollars of stolen goods recovered in ‘organized retail crime’ bust, AG says

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – An unrelated arrest by the Chicago Police Department on Sunday led to a state task force this week seizing millions of dollars’ worth of goods stolen from retailers in what Attorney General Kwame Raoul described as an organized retail crime operation. Raoul announced the raid in…

Cahokia Mounds historic site offers augmented reality tours

Cahokia Mounds historic site offers augmented reality tours

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] There’s a new way to explore an ancient place in Illinois. Visitors of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site can try experiencing it in “augmented reality,” or AR, to see the Grand Plaza as it appeared 1,000 years ago, the Palisade as it once stood and the exterior and…

CAPITOL RECAP: Governor announces $94 million in airport grants

CAPITOL RECAP: Governor announces $94 million in airport grants

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 100 airports across Illinois will receive state funding in the coming months for projects ranging from new runways and road relocations to the purchase of mowers and snow removal equipment. The money comes from the $45 billion Rebuild Illinois capital infrastructure plan which passed the General Assembly and…

State to distribute $94 million to 96 airports through Rebuild Illinois plan

State to distribute $94 million to 96 airports through Rebuild Illinois plan

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 100 airports across Illinois will receive state funding in the coming months for projects ranging from new runways and road relocations to the purchase of mowers and snow removal equipment. The money comes from the $45 billion Rebuild Illinois capital infrastructure plan which passed the…

Hundsdorfer brings investigative experience to Capitol News Illinois reporting team

Hundsdorfer brings investigative experience to Capitol News Illinois reporting team

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Capitol News Illinois on Monday welcomed Beth Hundsdorfer to its full-time reporting staff. Hundsdorfer is a veteran investigative reporter who spent nearly 20 years at the Belleville News-Democrat, 13 of which were spent on the investigative beat. She also covered cops and courts. Her investigative journalism included work on…

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the General Assembly’s Democratic leaders filed documents in federal court Wednesday denying that newly drawn state legislative district maps amount to racial gerrymandering, instead accusing the plaintiffs in the three lawsuits of trying to use race to redraw districts for their own purposes. Wednesday’s…

House Democratic Leader Greg Harris announces retirement plans

House Democratic Leader Greg Harris announces retirement plans

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democratic Leader Greg Harris said Monday he will not seek reelection in 2022 and will step down from the General Assembly after eight terms in office. Harris, 66, of Chicago, is the first openly LGBTQ legislative leader in Illinois history who spent much of…

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

By ANDREW ADAMS For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Rep. Adam Niemerg grew up in a family that cared about politics, so it felt like a natural step for him when he ran his first campaign to get a seat in the House of Representatives in 2020. “There’s a lot of things that…

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

By ANDREW ADAMS For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Rep. Adam Niemerg grew up in a family that cared about politics, so it felt like a natural step for him when he ran his first campaign to get a seat in the House of Representatives in 2020. “There’s a lot of things that…

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