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Police seize gun from boy

By Tim Hadac Police responding to call of criminal damage to property at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 near 51st and Spaulding detained a 14-year-old boy who they said…

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Orland Park police reports

DUI Mateusz Wojcich Szwajnos, 28, of Worth was arrested on Feb. 5 and charged with DUI and three other offenses on 143rd Street. Police said they stopped his car after…

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Former Orland police chief takes temp job in Mokena 

By Jeff Vorva  Tim McCarthy is going to retire as police chief this spring. Wait … what? Didn’t he already retire in August? Didn’t the village of Orland Park give…

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Tax preparer charged with COVID relief fraud 

From staff reports The owner of Flash Tax Service in Bridgeview has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly fraudulently assisting customers in obtaining millions of dollars in loans…

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Police Reports

Two shot in Brighton drive-by A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were shot as they stood on a sidewalk in the 4400 block of South Homan at about 4:20…

Woman charged in Orland man’s kidnapping 

By Dermot Connolly  An Orland Park police investigation into a kidnapping and car theft in October resulted in the arrest of Denise Dominguez, 29, on Jan. 5. An arrest warrant…

Orland Park police hand out awards, promotions 

The Life-Saving medal was awarded to Officers Kerry Kelly-Valen (left) and Dave Hansen (right) for their efforts which resulted in the saving of a life. (Supplied photo) By Dermot Connolly  The…

Palos Park police await COVID-19 vaccinations 

By Jeff Vorva  The Palos Park Village Council opened 2021 taking care of some insurance business. During Monday night’s meeting via teleconference, the council voted unanimously to approve its insurance…

Palos Park adopts new crime reporting system

By Jeff Vorva Palos Park’s crime rate in 2021 could go up even if it stays the same as 2020’s rate. The Palos Park Police Department, in conjunction with the…

Bridgeview man charged in fatal Orland Park accident

By Bob Bong A Bridgeview man was charged Thursday with reckless homicide and additional charges in the January 23 crash in Orland Park that claimed the life of a 5-year-old…

2 men rob 7-Eleven store

From staff reports  Two men robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store at 6350 W. 135th St. in Palos Heights late Monday afternoon. Deputy Police Chief Bill Czajkowski said two men, who did…

Woman charged with stealing from seniors at Palos Heights nursing home 

From staff reports  A Franklin Park woman has been charged by Palos Heights police with assuming the identities of nursing home residents and stealing more than $25,000 from those residents.…

Police say area residents are receiving fraudulent unemployment benefits

By Bob Bong  Police in Palos Heights and Palos Park say residents are reporting receiving unsolicited unemployment benefit debit cards in the mail. More than 40 million Americans have filed…

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Police Blotter

PALOS HEIGHTS Theft  Three pieces of lawncare equipment were reported stolen from an open landscaping truck parked in the 12900 block of South Oak Park Avenue, at 10 a.m. Friday.…

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3 teens pinched for stealing from cars 

By Dermot Connolly  Three 18-year-olds face felony charges after undercover Orland Park police officers caught them stealing from vehicles in the 15300 block of Treetop Drive at 8:49 p.m. Aug.…

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Palos Heights woman robbed of purse in garage

By Dermot Connolly Palos Heights police are investigating a strong-armed robbery of a woman in her garage in the 11900 block of South 71st Avenue about 5 a.m. Tuesday. An unidentified…

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Police Blotter for July 23

PALOS HEIGHTS Suspended license Creiesha B. Jones, 28, of Chicago Heights, was charged with driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop at 12:10 a.m. July 12, in the…

Orland Park declares Aug. 2 as Chief McCarthy Day

By Dermot Connolly To a standing ovation, Sunday, Aug. 2, was declared “Chief Timothy J. McCarthy Day” in Orland Park, in honor of the man who is retiring after serving…

Orland Park Police Chief McCarthy announces retirement

From staff reports  Orland Park Police Chief Timothy McCarthy announced Wednesday he will retire effective Aug. 1. McCarthy is famous for being the Secret Service agent wounded in 1981 during…

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Palos Park switches to Smart911 alert system

Palos Park has replaced its Code-Red emergency notification system with Smart911. The program sends out weather alerts and other emergency notifications to account holders and provides ways for police to…

CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come 'this summer'

CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come ‘this summer’

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park,…

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers finished a two-day special session Thursday by passing some important legislation but without reaching agreement on the one issue…

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra…

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Six Flags Great America has agreed to a $36 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit over the amusement park’s use…

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate is scheduled to return to the Capitol Tuesday to consider an energy regulatory overhaul bill that is years…

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Tuesday approved a change to next year’s budget at the request of Gov. JB Pritzker to correct…

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don…

‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday

‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday

‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday Day marks anniversary of last enslaved Americans learning of freedom By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The day that marks the anniversary…

House OKs remote voting on bills to pass budget amendment

House OKs remote voting on bills to pass budget amendment

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House changed its rules Wednesday to allow lawmakers to cast votes on legislation remotely, giving them enough votes to…

FOID bill strengthening enforcement for revoked cards will head to Pritzker

FOID bill strengthening enforcement for revoked cards will head to Pritzker

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a Firearm Owner Identification card law change that would strengthen law enforcement’s ability to retrieve…