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Woman charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Janine C. Eli, 20, of Frankfort, at 4:08 a.m. July 12 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper lane usage and…

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Fired Oak Lawn cop allegedly bought heroin

Harrison already faced charges of shaking down immigrant workers by William Jones From The Reporter A former Oak Lawn police officer who racked up more than 30 criminal charges last…

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Accused drunken driver charged with leaving scene

Palos Heights police arrested Tara P. Herron, 23, of Chicago Ridge, at 1:38 a.m. June 1 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, leaving the scene…

Three area youths charged with burglaries from autos

by Meg Sullivan staff reporter Orland Park police arrested three suspected burglars stealing radar detectors, satellite radios and laptop computers from vehicles in Orland Park, two other suburbs and Joliet.…

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Oak Lawn police issue three alerts against child predators in March

by William Jones From The Reporter The Oak Lawn Police Department’s new policy regarding reports of possible child predators led to the department issuing three community safety alerts last month.…

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Vehicle runs out of gas; driver charged with DUI

Palos Park police arrested Daniel R. Ullrich, 23, of Palos Hills, at 2:55 a.m. on Feb. 19 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving with…

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Orland man charged with DUI

Orland Park police arrested Stanislaw Panek, 37, of Orland Park just after 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 and charged him with driving under the influence (DIU) of alcohol after he…

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‘Oak Lawn Bandit’ charged in robbery

by Maura Vizza From The Reporter A Chicago man suspected of robbing three banks in Oak Lawn last year has been charged with one count of bank robbery after being…

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Accused drug peddlers nabbed in Chicago Ridge

by Meg Sullivan From The Reporter Chicago Ridge police arrested four alleged drug dealers last week after they reportedly sold undercover officers heroin and cocaine during sting operations. Kelly Isom,…

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Worth man, son allegedly attempt to bilk homeowner

by Meg Sullivan From The Reporter A Worth man and his son have been charged with criminal trespass to property after they allegedly attempted to scam an 80-year-old woman out…

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Worth woman robbed of purse

by Maura Vizza From The Reporter Two men robbed a Worth woman of her purse at gunpoint earlier this month outside the woman

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CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come 'this summer'

CAPITOL RECAP: No energy deal yet, but lawmakers say one could come ‘this summer’

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park,…

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

Two-day session ends with major legislation, but no energy bill

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers finished a two-day special session Thursday by passing some important legislation but without reaching agreement on the one issue…

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

Vaccinated Illinoisans automatically entered into $10 million lottery

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra…

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

Six Flags agrees to $36 million settlement over alleged BIPA violations

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Six Flags Great America has agreed to a $36 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit over the amusement park’s use…

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

Energy bill still not filed less than 24 hours before planned vote

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate is scheduled to return to the Capitol Tuesday to consider an energy regulatory overhaul bill that is years…

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

Pritzker issues amendatory veto on budget due to drafting errors, Senate accepts

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Tuesday approved a change to next year’s budget at the request of Gov. JB Pritzker to correct…

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don…