4 teens killed in Hickory Hills crash were Argo students

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Driver charged with reckless homicide By Bob Bong and Carol McGowan Four teenagers from Justice were killed Saturday in what Hickory Hills Police believe was an attempt to go airborne over the crest of a hill at 86th Avenue near 89th Street. Police said six teenagers, all younger than 18, were traveling in a 2008…

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Oak Lawn girl dies after being struck by car

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From staff reports Oak Lawn police said last week that a 3-year-old girl died after being struck by a vehicle driven by her father on Sunday. Police said the accident took place about 3:40 p.m. July 4 in the 9500 block of Meade Avenue. Police in a release said preliminary findings showed that the vehicle…

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Oak Lawn police looking for missing senior

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At the request of the Oak Lawn Police Department, the Illinois State Police is activating an Endangered Missing Person Advisory. The Oak Lawn Police Department is requesting your assistance in locating Charles O’Neill who is an 84-year-old white male. Charles is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 284 pounds, he has gray hair and…

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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 him a nice sendoff? Didn’t he say he wanted to spend more time with his seven grandchildren? Yes, yes and yes. But McCarthy, 71, was…

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Tax preparer charged with COVID relief fraud

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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 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Hadi Isbaih, 39, of Palos Heights, was charged in an indictment returned April 5 in the…

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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 p.m. Saturday, March 6. The victims were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were treated for gunshot wounds to their legs. Police said the…

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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 was issued for a male suspect who is still at large. Police said a man called them Oct. 12 claiming to have been kidnapped and…

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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 Committee of the Whole meeting held prior to last week’s village board meeting began with an Orland Park Police Department awards ceremony, the first time…

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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 contribution to the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency of $88,051. Village Manager Rick Boehm said that the council can use a surplus credit of $78,051 and…

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