Car crashes into Oak Lawn hair salon

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A burning car crashed into an Oak Lawn hair salon Saturday night and caused extensive damage to the business and the building. No injuries were reported. Firefighters received a call about 6:45 p.m. that a Nissan Altima with an engine on fire had crashed into Scissor Hands, 10822 S. Cicero Ave. The car reportedly was…

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Woman, child injured on Friendship Fest ride

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A 40-year-old woman and a 6-year-old child suffered minor injuries Saturday night when a ride malfunctioned at Palos Hills Friendship Fest and they fell out of the ride onto the ground. Police said they were notified of the accident at about 8:30 p.m. The ride was not identified. Police said the victims were…

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Worth considers buffer zone for tobacco stores

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By Joe Boyle The Worth Village Board is considering creating a buffer zone in an effort to restrict where tobacco stores can be located near schools. While restrictions placed on tobacco stores do not have to be implemented until October, Mayor Mary Werner and the trustees discussed the issue in earnest at the Worth Board Meeting on Tuesday night. Deputy Police…

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Oak Lawn jewelry store employee shot during robbery

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By Bob Bong An employee at Reichman Jewelers in Oak Lawn was shot and critically wounded during a robbery Friday afternoon. Oak Lawn police said they responded to an armed robbery at 2 p.m. at the store at 4439 W. 95th St., across the street from Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police said they found one…

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Summit names acting police chief, public works director

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By Carol McGowan Summit Police Lt. Mel Ortiz has been named acting police chief to replace John Kosmowski and Jerry Rosales was appointed interim public works director to replace Bill Mundy. Both Kosmowski and Mundy are on unpaid leave after having been indicted by a federal grand jury. The appointments were announced earlier this month.…

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Mail truck loses load on Harlem Avenue

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By Bob Bong A U.S. Postal Service truck leaving a local post office spilled its load at Harlem Avenue and 103rd Street Tuesday morning. Palos Hills Police Deputy Chief Tony Carroccio said the truck was driving with its rear door open at 3 a.m. when it dropped packages all over Harlem Avenue near 103rd Street.…

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Justice police arrest teen in Suri Davis murder

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By Bob Bong A 14-year-old boy was arrested last week in the murder in November of Argo High School sophomore Suri Davis. Justice police said the teen was arrested June 13 and charged with one felony count of first-degree murder in the November 22 shooting death of Suri Davis, 15. Police said the teen lived…

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Man charged with firing shot during domestic disturbance

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By Bob Bong Police said an Elgin man was charged for firing a shot during a domestic disturbance on May 30. Lazeric Lipscomb was charged with one felony count of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Assault. Police said that at 9:20 p.m. on May 30 they responded to the 10800 block of South…

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Palos Heights seeks a census recount in 2023


By Jeff Vorva Financial damage from the COVID-19 shutdowns continues to linger. Palos Heights Mayor Bob Straz announced the city will seek a special census in 2023 because it lost approximately 500 residents in the 2020 census. “My gut feeling is that it was because Trinity Christian College students were not on campus,” Straz said…

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