License-plate reader leads to arrest in Palos Heights

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By Jeff Vorva Chalk one up for the Flock camera. Palos Heights Alderman Robert Basso told the city council on Tuesday that a license plate-reading Flock Safety Camera that was installed months ago has resulted in an arrest. “We have one camera up and running and the police have already solved a break-in robbery in…

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Car crashes into Hodgkins Village Hall

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By Carol McGowan The Hodgkins Village Hall remains open for business and early voting after a vehicle crashed through the back end of the building last week. Just before 4 p.m. on October 26, a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis was parked in a handicap space in the rear parking lot. The driver, a woman in…

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FBI says same robber hit Oak Lawn and Chicago banks

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The FBI believes the same masked robber hit a bank in Oak Lawn last week after robbing a bank in Chicago a week earlier. The FBI said a masked robber hit the U.S. Bank branch at 9401 S. Cicero Avenue at 11:17 a.m. on October 26. Employees told police the man implied he had a…

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Oak Lawn man held in Palos Hills shooting

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By Bob Bong An Oak Lawn man was hit with a number of charges last week after he was arrested for a shooting in August on Harlem Avenue in Palos Hills. Palos Hills police said Manuel A. Barrientos, 39, of Oak Lawn was charged October 26 with aggravated battery with a firearm and numerous other…

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McCook police mulling how to spend $50,000 state grant

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By Steve Metsch The McCook Police Department is reviewing how to spend a $50,000 grant from the Secretary of State’s office, which the village board approved at its Oct. 17 meeting. Deputy Police Chief David DeLeshe said several options are under consideration. “We want to make sure what we’re asking for is compliant with what…

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Man shot in Hodgkins Walmart parking lot

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A man was shot Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Walmart by a man who believed his car was being broken into. The victim was struck in the left ear and was taken to Loyola Hospital where he remains in stable condition. Police said the shooter has a concealed carry permit. Police said he…

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Palos Heights man dies in motorcycle crash in Worth

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A Palos Heights man was killed September 21 when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into another vehicle in Worth. The driver was identified as Nicholas Locasio, 26. A passenger on the motorcycle was injured in the accident. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where Locasio was pronounced dead. Worth…

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Evergreen Park mayor hails recent arrests by police

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By Joe Boyle Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke said the recent efforts of the police department continues to keep residents safe. “Two officers were called to a scene where there was a suspicious vehicle,” Burke said during the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting on Monday night. “They were able to secure a shotgun from a…

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Some Worth officials are concerned about SAFE-T Act

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By Joe Boyle A controversial criminal justice law that goes into effect on Jan. 1 has some Worth public officials apprehensive and believe it will actually cause an increase in crime. Worth resident Jack McGrath said that varying opinions about the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act, or the SAFE-T Act, have arrived in mailings at…

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