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Woman charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Jessica Lynn Moss, 22, of Palos Heights, at 3:56 a.m. March 18 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper lane usage and expired registration after she was stopped for a lane violation in the 6400 block of West 127th Street, police said. Her court date is…

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Woman charged after crash

Palos Park police arrested Soteria Gonos, 20, of Orland Park, at 10:56 a.m. March 1 and charged her with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving with a suspended license and no valid insurance after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident in the 11900 block of Southwest Highway, police said. She was…

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Driver allegedly asleep behind wheel in dry pond arrested

Palos Heights police arrested Antoine Garrett, 36, of Chicago, at 6:51 a.m. March 12 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol after he was allegedly found asleep at the wheel while his vehicle was stopped in a dry retention pond in the 6400 block of West 127th Street, police said. His…

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Buckle up!

Heights police plan crackdown starting Friday The Palos Heights Police will increase patrols from March 11 through 17 to apprehend impaired drivers and to strictly enforce the use of seat belts and child restraints. The extra patrols are being funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) through a traffic safety grant. “It is our…

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Theft suspects sought

An elderly woman’s wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping at the Palos Park Jewel-Osco on Feb. 24. Shortly after, the two above suspects depicted on security camera video used her Visa credit card at the Palos Heights BP Amoco, Palos Heights Jewel and then the Crestwood Target. Anyone who can identify the suspects…

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Woman charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Brianca J. Waites, 21, of Chicago Ridge, at 4:04 a.m. Feb. 25 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and speeding after she was stopped for driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 11900 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. A passenger in…

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Bogus Marine Corps vet accused of bilking student

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter A Matteson man posing as a Marine Corps veteran was charged with felony theft in Orland Park last week after deceiving a local college student into giving him $1,000, police said. Daniel J. Robinson, 35, was arrested and charged Wednesday last week after he allegedly solicited funds from a student…

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Accused drunken driver charged

Palos Heights police arrested Matthew R. Marzilli, 21, of Oak Forest, at 11:50 p.m. Feb. 19 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 13600 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is April 12 at the Cook County…

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Driver charged with loaded gun in vehicle’s glove box

Palos Heights police arrested Odeh S. Tadros, 54, of Lemont, at 3:03 a.m. Feb. 13 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, unlawful use of a weapon and speeding after he was stopped in the 7600 block of West College Drive, police said. A loaded handgun was found in the glove…

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Palos Park resident charged with unlawful possession of firearms

Palos Park police arrested Robert S. Phillips, 49, of Palos Park, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and charged him with unlawful possession of firearms without valid FOID card after eight firearms and several boxes of ammunition were discovered in his garage in the 8800 block of 120th Place, police said. His wife found an unloaded…

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Woman charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Jessica M. Bautista, 18, of Chicago, at 3:57 a.m. Jan. 27 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, speeding and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle after she was stopped in the 13000 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is Feb. 17 at…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Park police arrested Mi-lankumar J. Patel, 25, of Justice, at 11:40 p.m. Jan. 15 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and improper lane usage and he was stopped in the 11100 block of South La Grange Road for crossing the center line and nearly striking other vehicles, police said.…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Saher Z. Salem, 25, of Tinley Park, at 1:34 a.m. Jan. 25 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, transportation of open alcohol and improper lane usage after he was stopped for speeding in the 13000 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Open alcohol was found…

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Driver charged with cannabis

Palos Heights police arrested Jakob W. Buck, 26, of Orland Park, at 3:11 a.m. Jan. 18 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, possession of cannabis, speeding and no insurance after he was stopped in the 12100 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is March 4 at…

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Teen charged with reckless driving after injurious crash

Palos Heights police arrested Kyle S. Trokey 17, of Orland Park, at 12:06 a.m. Jan. 9 and charged him with reckless driving, driving without headlights when required and failure to give information and render aid after he was involved in an accident in the 12700 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. He allegedly lost…

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Hundsdorfer brings investigative experience to Capitol News Illinois reporting team

Hundsdorfer brings investigative experience to Capitol News Illinois reporting team

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Capitol News Illinois on Monday welcomed Beth Hundsdorfer to its full-time reporting staff. Hundsdorfer is a veteran investigative reporter who spent nearly 20 years at the Belleville News-Democrat, 13 of which were spent on the investigative beat. She also covered cops and courts. Her investigative journalism included work on…

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

Democrats deny racial gerrymandering in legislative maps

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House Democratic Leader Greg Harris announces retirement plans

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Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

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Niemerg says he wants to ‘speak up’ for downstate Illinois

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By ANDREW ADAMS For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Rep. Adam Niemerg grew up in a family that cared about politics, so it felt like a natural step for him when he ran his first campaign to get a seat in the House of Representatives in 2020. “There’s a lot of things that…

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Freshman legislator Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solutioning’

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By MARIA GARDNER For Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas’ friends tease her for changing the meaning of words. “Solution” becomes a verb when she says “I’m about solutioning.” Pacione-Zayas, 43, D-Chicago, has been actively “solutioning” since she took office in December when then-state Sen. Iris Martinez stepped down to become Clerk of the…

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

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State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

State Rep. Dave Vella continues in grandfather’s footsteps

By TAYLOR AVERY For Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Behind a window with a “Save the Byron Nuclear Plant” sign taped to the glass, Ricardo Montoya Picazo listened to a father of three wonder aloud if he would still be able to support his children in a few weeks. “If I lose this, the only…

CAPITOL RECAP: In court documents, Democrats deny racial gerrymandering claims

CAPITOL RECAP: In court documents, Democrats deny racial gerrymandering claims

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the General Assembly’s Democratic leaders filed documents in federal court Wednesday, Nov. 24, denying that newly drawn state legislative district maps amount to racial gerrymandering, instead accusing the plaintiffs in the three lawsuits of trying to use race to redraw districts for their own purposes. Among other…

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