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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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Bogus Marine Corps vet accused of bilking student

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter A Matteson man posing as a Marine Corps veteran was charged with felony theft in Orland Park last week after deceiving a local college student into giving him $1,000, police said. Daniel J. Robinson, 35, was arrested and charged Wednesday last week after he allegedly solicited funds from a student…

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Accused drunken driver charged

Palos Heights police arrested Matthew R. Marzilli, 21, of Oak Forest, at 11:50 p.m. Feb. 19 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 13600 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is April 12 at the Cook County…

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Palos Park resident charged with unlawful possession of firearms

Palos Park police arrested Robert S. Phillips, 49, of Palos Park, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and charged him with unlawful possession of firearms without valid FOID card after eight firearms and several boxes of ammunition were discovered in his garage in the 8800 block of 120th Place, police said. His wife found an unloaded…

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Driver charged with loaded gun in vehicle’s glove box

Palos Heights police arrested Odeh S. Tadros, 54, of Lemont, at 3:03 a.m. Feb. 13 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, unlawful use of a weapon and speeding after he was stopped in the 7600 block of West College Drive, police said. A loaded handgun was found in the glove…

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Woman charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Jessica M. Bautista, 18, of Chicago, at 3:57 a.m. Jan. 27 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, speeding and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle after she was stopped in the 13000 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is Feb. 17 at…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Park police arrested Mi-lankumar J. Patel, 25, of Justice, at 11:40 p.m. Jan. 15 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and improper lane usage and he was stopped in the 11100 block of South La Grange Road for crossing the center line and nearly striking other vehicles, police said.…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Saher Z. Salem, 25, of Tinley Park, at 1:34 a.m. Jan. 25 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, transportation of open alcohol and improper lane usage after he was stopped for speeding in the 13000 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Open alcohol was found…

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Driver charged with cannabis

Palos Heights police arrested Jakob W. Buck, 26, of Orland Park, at 3:11 a.m. Jan. 18 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, possession of cannabis, speeding and no insurance after he was stopped in the 12100 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is March 4 at…

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Teen charged with reckless driving after injurious crash

Palos Heights police arrested Kyle S. Trokey 17, of Orland Park, at 12:06 a.m. Jan. 9 and charged him with reckless driving, driving without headlights when required and failure to give information and render aid after he was involved in an accident in the 12700 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. He allegedly lost…

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Intruders rob elderly Heights woman

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter An elderly Palos Heights resident became the latest victim of a ruse home-invasion last week, police said. The 94-year-old woman was robbed of jewelry and cash at 3 p.m. Dec. 31 by three men after one man told her he needed to check the circuit board in the basement of…

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10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies begins Friday

10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies begins Friday

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Friday and lasting through Aug. 14, the state will reduce its sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent for certain clothing items costing less than $125 and school supplies. The “tax holiday” was included in Gov. JB Pritzker’s “family relief plan,” one prong…

State lays out $34.6B multi-year spending plan for roads, bridges, ports, airports, rail and transit

State lays out $34.6B multi-year spending plan for roads, bridges, ports, airports, rail and transit

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday laid out a $34.6 billion six-year spending plan for road, bridge, transit, rail, airport and port upkeep. It’s the latest multi-year plan backed by the state’s 2019 Rebuild Illinois bipartisan infrastructure law, which doubled the state’s motor fuel tax…

2022 Illinois State Fair officially opens

2022 Illinois State Fair officially opens

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The 2022 Illinois State Fair officially got underway Thursday when Gov. JB Pritzker and Secretary of State Jesse White cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of the main entrance to the fairgrounds. “As many of you know, the Illinois State Fair, one of my favorite events…

CAPITOL RECAP: State Fair begins in Springfield

CAPITOL RECAP: State Fair begins in Springfield

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois State Fair organizers unveiled the 101st State Fair butter cow Wednesday, an unofficial kickoff of the fair which began Thursday, Aug. 11, and runs through Aug. 21. The sculpture – by Iowan Sarah Pratt – consists of more than 800 pounds of recycled butter…

‘Grow with Us’ State Fair, butter cow theme a nod to agriculture, infrastructure

‘Grow with Us’ State Fair, butter cow theme a nod to agriculture, infrastructure

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois State Fair organizers unveiled the 101st State Fair butter cow Wednesday, an unofficial kickoff of the fair which begins Thursday and runs through Aug. 21. The sculpture – by Iowan Sarah Pratt – consists of more than 800 pounds of recycled…

Pritzker eying Indiana firms after abortion law signed

Pritzker eying Indiana firms after abortion law signed

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker said this week that he is actively reaching out to businesses in Indiana and other states that have recently passed restrictive abortion laws in hopes of luring those companies to Illinois. “Well, already I’ve reached out to companies that are affected in…

Regulatory work behind 1 million EV push in full swing in Illinois

Regulatory work behind 1 million EV push in full swing in Illinois

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Ten months after Illinois lawmakers passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act which set a goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on state roads by the end of the decade, state agencies are engaged in a flurry of regulatory planning aimed at meeting those goals.…

10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies begins Friday

10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies begins Friday

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Friday and lasting through Aug. 14, the state will reduce its sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent for certain clothing items costing less than $125 and school supplies. The “tax holiday” was included in Gov. JB Pritzker’s “family relief plan,” one prong…

Pritzker highlights Rebuild Illinois funding for Cahokia Heights sewers, Rend Lake Resort

Pritzker highlights Rebuild Illinois funding for Cahokia Heights sewers, Rend Lake Resort

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinoi [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – When state lawmakers voted on bipartisan lines in 2019 to double Illinois’ motor fuel tax and raise several driving-related fees, it laid the groundwork for a $45 billion infrastructure plan, the largest in Illinois’ history and the first in nearly a decade. The plan, spanning six…

CAPITOL RECAP: Democrats choose Hernandez as new party chair

CAPITOL RECAP: Democrats choose Hernandez as new party chair

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – The vote for state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez as the Democratic Party of Illinois’ first Latino chairwoman was unanimous and uneventful Saturday morning – the drama had occurred in the days prior in a power struggle of some of the state’s most prominent Democrats. Hernandez was backed Gov. JB…

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