Accused drunken driver also charged with speeding

Palos Heights police arrested Kathy B. Pekal, 27, of Bridgeview, and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and speeding after police clocked her traveling 53 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 12400 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. Pekal was arrested at 2:23 a.m. April 9. She was also…

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Man stabbed in woods

by Maura Vizza A Mount Greenwood man was reportedly stabbed four times by an acquaintance Sunday in a Cook County forest preserve in unincorporated Worth Township. Edmund O

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Police report traffic arrests

Palos Heights police arrested Katherine T. Glenn, 20, of Orland Park, just after 12:40 a.m. on April 2 and charged her with speeding and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after police stopped her for a speeding violation in the 12600 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is April 25 in…

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Accused drunken driver charged

Palos Park police arrested Jan Maka, 50, of Burbank, at 1:35 a.m. on March 16 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more and failure to signal when required after he was stopped by police for driving under the posted speed…

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Men charged with beating officer at wedding reception

by Michael Gilbertstaff reporter An off-duty Orland Park police officer was hospitalized and unable to work for more than a week after he was attacked during a melee at a wedding reception on March 18, police said. The 45-year-old officer, whose name is being withheld by police, was off-duty, working as a security guard at…

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Woman charged with DUI allegedly caused power outage

Palos Heights police arrested Kathleen Durkin, 24, of Orland Park, at 7:45 a.m. on March 25 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, transportation of open alcohol and improper lane usage after she struck a utility pole causing a small fire and power outage in the 6800 block of College Drive,…

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