2 police officers, firefighter treated after Orland Park fire

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From staff reports Two Orland Park police officers and one Orland Fire Protection District firefighter were injured last week night while responding to a house fire in the 8200 block of Legend Lane in Orland Park. The police officers were treated for smoke inhalation and the firefighter suffered minor burns on April 26, Orland Fire…

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Police investigate Palos Hills shooting

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From staff reports Palos Hills police are investigating a shooting that occurred at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, in the 10700 block of Roberts Road. Police said they and paramedics of the North Palos Fire Protection District answered a call of a man shot. They found a man wh0 had suffered a gunshot wound…

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Rossi sworn in as Orland Park’s top cop


By Jeff Vorva There was a heavy police presence at Monday’s Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees meeting, but it had nothing to do with controversy over a hot-button issue, which usually brings the men and women in blue to meetings. No, this gathering of cops both young and old were to witness the…

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Summit woman dies in Riverside car crash

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By Bob Bong A Summit woman was killed and four other people were injured in a crash Saturday night in Riverside. Samantha Nieves, 23, died in the crash that occurred at about 8 p.m. April 30 near First Avenue and Waubansee Road, Riverside Director of Public Safety Matthew Buckley said in a release. Buckley said…

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State Police issue 30 tickets during safety check

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From staff reports The Illinois State Police issued 30 tickets ranging from seat-belt violations to drunken driving during a roadside safety check held at the 95th Street toll plaza in Oak Lawn April 15-16. The detail was conducted on the Tri-State Tollway northbound at the 95th Street Toll Plaza in Oak Lawn by District 15…

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Summit Oks hiring 4 new police officers

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By Carol McGowan Summit’s Neighborhood Watch is up and running again after pausing during the pandemic and it is starting to attract more residents. Last week’s meeting was another packed house. The meetings take place on the third Thursday of every month. They start at 6:30 p.m., in the courtroom next to the police station.…

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Palos Park police offer scam seminar pizza party

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Seniors have been swindled out of millions of dollars due to various types of scams. In an effort to reduce the chances of falling victim, the Palos Park Police Department on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p. m. at the Kaptur Center, 8999 W. 123rd St., will hold a Take a Slice out of Scams seminar…

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Mayor’s secretary honored for saving Chicago Ridge man’s life

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By Dermot Connolly Water meters in Chicago Ridge that record usage remotely led to a stricken village resident being rescued in December. At the April 12 Village Board meeting, Judy King, Mayor Chuck Tokar’s secretary, received the Police Department’s Life Saving Award for asking them to check on the man when she noticed a meter…

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Hickory Hills man arrested for hitting state trooper with vehicle

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By Bob Bong A Hickory Hills man has been charged with drunken driving after hitting a state trooper with his pickup truck while the officer was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 55 at Lemont Road. Porfirio Alverez Jr., 34, was arrested after he struck a State Police cruiser last Friday. Police said the State…

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Orland Park police arrest 2 on gun charges

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By Bob Bong Orland Park police arrested two men last week on gun charges after the smell of cannabis coming from a car in the parking lot at Orland Square Mall alerted officers patrolling the lot. Police were patrolling the lot at 6:45 p.m. on April 13 when they noticed the strong odor of cannabis…

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