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Orland Park man indicted for alleged stabbing in Oak Lawn

by William Jones From The Reporter An Orland Park man was indicted earlier this month on five felony counts of aggravated battery for allegedly stabbing another man during a street fight in December. Bahaeddin A. Hourani, 25, was surrendered by his attorney to Oak Lawn police Jan. 7. Hourani is accused of stabbing a 22-year-old…

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Phone scam fails to fool Palos Park woman; calls cops

Phony “officer” claimed her grandson needed Moneygram Palos Park police are investigating a telephone scam that targeted an elderly Palos Park woman Wednesday afternoon last week. Police said the woman received a phone call at about 1 p.m. from a man who claimed that her grandson was being held by Canadian authorities, just north of…

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Burglaries hit two homes in Palos Park

A townhouse was burglarized last Thursday on Creek Road, Palos Park police said. The homeowner returned home to see the front door had been pried open. Some cash and jewelry were stolen from the house, according to the police report. Police had no estimate of the amount of property loss. In other Palos Park police…

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Palos Park home burglarized

A residence was burglarized between 12 and 12:45 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 10000 block of 125th Street in Palos Park. There were pry marks on the front door, and the back doors were opened, according to the police report. The residents said a gray metal lock box containing coins was stolen as well as…

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Palos Park to introduce speed cameras

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter Red light violations will be soon be caught on camera in Palos Park. At the Palos Park Village Council meeting on Monday, the council passed Commissioner Dan Polk’s motion to approve agreement between RedSpeed Illinois LLC and the village for a traffic law enforcement system after a presentation of the…

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Unlocked cars in Palos Park make easy work of burglary

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter A string of recent burglaries of vehicles in Palos Park may have been preventable by the car owners. Police and Public Safety Commissioner Dan Polk told the Village Council Monday that four vehicles were broken into on the night of July 18, but that all four vehicles were reportedly unlocked.…

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TCF Bank in Palos Heights robbed by two armed men

by Jack Murray editor TCF Bank in Palos Heights was robbed last week for the second time since March 5 in the third bank robbery to take place in Palos Heights this year. Two armed men entered the bank at about 6:35 p.m. on May 6 and ordered employees to fill with cash a bag…

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Palos Park man dies after crash

by Maura Vizza From The Reporter A 75-year-old Palos Park man died last week from injuries he sustained when he crashed a car into a tree on his birthday, according to Oak Lawn police. Louis Semedalas was pronounced dead at 6:10 a.m. Oct. 13, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The cause of…

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Palos Heights police to heighten traffic patrol

The Palos Heights Police Department in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation will conduct increased police patrols from this Friday, Aug. 18 through Sept. 4. These patrols will focus on all alcohol-related offenses, seat belt and child-restraint enforcement. The goal is

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Palos Park police offer free bicycle helmets

Palos Park police offer free bicycle safety helmets to children of Palos Park. This is the fifth year that the Police Department will provide the free bicycle helmets. Chief Joe Miller said,

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State Sen. Emil Jones III pleads not guilty in bribery case

State Sen. Emil Jones III pleads not guilty in bribery case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to three felony counts stemming from an alleged bribery scheme involving a red light camera company. Jones, 44, is a Chicago Democrat who has served in the Senate since 2009. He is also the…

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker called on two Democratic state senators Thursday to resign their seats amid allegations of misconduct. Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, was charged in federal court earlier this week with soliciting a $5,000 bribe from a red light camera company. And Sen. Michael Hastings,…

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker called on two Democratic state senators Thursday to resign their seats amid allegations of misconduct. Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, was charged in federal court earlier this week with soliciting a $5,000 bribe from a red light camera company. And Sen. Michael Hastings,…

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed by two former state legislators who sued for back pay they believed they were due for raises that they voted against while in office. Former Sen. Michael Noland, D-Elgin, and former Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, argued…

CAPITOL RECAP: Another Democratic senator charged in bribery scheme

CAPITOL RECAP: Another Democratic senator charged in bribery scheme

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III has been charged in federal court with three criminal counts tied to his dealings with a red light camera company. Jones, a Chicago Democrat, is the son of former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. The younger Jones has served in the Senate since 2009…

Treasurer’s Race: Frerichs touts investment gains, Demmer sees opportunity for GOP check

Treasurer’s Race: Frerichs touts investment gains, Demmer sees opportunity for GOP check

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – In Illinois, the role of state treasurer is that of chief investment officer. Treasurer Michael Frerichs has held that position for two full terms, winning by less than 10,000 votes in 2014 before cruising to an 18 percentage-point victory in 2018. He boasts that Illinois has…

Sen. Emil Jones III charged in bribery scheme

Sen. Emil Jones III charged in bribery scheme

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III has been charged in federal court with three criminal counts tied to his dealings with a red light camera company. Jones, a Chicago Democrat, is the son of former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. The younger Jones has served in the…

Capitol Briefs: State Fair sets record; jury awards $363 million in Sterigenics lawsuit

Capitol Briefs: State Fair sets record; jury awards $363 million in Sterigenics lawsuit

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The 2022 Illinois State Fair set an all-time attendance record with more than 636,700 visitors. Weekend attendance increased by 95,000 from one year ago. Attendance topped 2021 overall by more than 160,000 and 2019 by more than 127,000. There was no fair in 2020 for the…

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Vice President Kamala Harris came to Chicago Friday, Sept. 16, to rally voters who support abortion rights and urge them to turn out in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking at a roundtable discussion on reproductive rights at the University of Illinois Chicago, Harris said the recent U.S. Supreme Court…

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

CAPITOL RECAP: Vice Presidet Harris visits Chicago; tax rebates coming

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Vice President Kamala Harris came to Chicago Friday, Sept. 16, to rally voters who support abortion rights and urge them to turn out in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking at a roundtable discussion on reproductive rights at the University of Illinois Chicago, Harris said the recent U.S. Supreme Court…

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