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Four banks here robbed within the last month

by William Jones From The Reporter The FBI believes two of four area TCF Banks robbed last month were hit by the same man. The TCF Bank at Jewel, 9424 Pulaski Road in Oak Lawn, was robbed at 5:49 p.m. June 22 by a man who claimed to have a gun, according to Oak Lawn…

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Minor charged with alcohol

Palos Park police arrested Natalie Hydzik, 17, of Orland Park, at 1:04 a.m. June 28 and charged her with consumption of alcohol by a minor, speeding, improper lane use, failure to signal and no insurance, police said. Hydzik was stopped after police observed her driving 80 mph in a 45 mph zone in the 13100…

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Man charged with DUI, hit and run

Palos Heights police arrested Eleazar Suaste, 29, of Chicago, at 6:24 p.m. June 20 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly caused a three car accident in the 12700 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Suaste then fled the scene…

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Man charged with battery

Palos Park police arrested Jesse B. Alcala III, 25, of Worth, at 5:09 a.m. June 7 and charged him with battery after he was allegedly involved in a fight at a residence in the 11600 block of South Walnut Ridge, police said. Police stopped Alcala after he left the house, where he stated he had…

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Oak Lawn man accused of breeding dogs in filthy garage

by William Jones From The Reporter An Oak Lawn man has been charged with multiple counts of cruel treatment to animals, selling dogs younger than 8 weeks old, operating as a dog dealer without a license, and possession of dangerous animals for allegedly breeding and selling dogs out of a Crest wood automotive business. Danny…

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Teen charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Daniel M. Lalik, 17, of Palos Hills, at 4:49 a.m. June 13 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and disobeying a traffic control signal after he was stopped for an improper lane change and disobeying a traffic light in the 13100 block of South Harlem Avenue,…

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Men charged with cannabis

by Matthew Piechalak From The Reporter Two Indiana men who drove to the Chicago suburbs to find people to sell drugs for them were arrested last Thursday after police found 4 pounds of marijuana in a car at a Palos Hills gas station, according to police. Justin Marias, 29, of St. John, and Christopher Schweitzer,…

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Man fends off men to thwart invasion of home in P. Hills

by Matthew Piechalak From The Reporter Two armed men who forcibly entered a Palos Hills home early last Friday morning likely followed the homeowner there from work, according to police. The owner of the home in the 10700 block of Olympia Circle was reportedly forced inside at gunpoint, but was able to break free during…

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Minor charged with alcohol and speeding

Palos Heights police arrested Patrick J. Messer, 19, of Palos Heights, at 3:06 a.m. May 14 and charged him with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and speeding after he was stopped for speeding in the 6300 block of West 127th Street, police said. His court date is June 12 at the Cook County…

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Man charged with trespass at Palos Park residence

Palos Park police arrested Michael K. Magis, 57, of Lisle, at 9:02 p.m. May 2 and charged him with criminal trespass to real property and criminal damage to property after police responded to two calls at separate times to report a man in the vicinity of the 9000 block of West 123rd Street, police said.…

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Open bottle of vodka found in accused drunken driver’s car

Orland Park police arrested Theodore P. Manasses, 31, of Palos Heights, at 1:07 a.m. April 18 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, illegal transportation of liquor, speeding, and driving on the wrong side of the road, police said. Manasses allegedly drove 60 mph in a 35 mph zone, swerved his…

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CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker to call special session after Roe v. Wade overturned

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker to call special session after Roe v. Wade overturned

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will call a special session of the General Assembly in the coming weeks to focus on legislation to strengthen women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health services in Illinois. Pritzker made that announcement Friday, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion overturning…

6 Republicans vie to unseat Pritzker

6 Republicans vie to unseat Pritzker

By PETER HANCOCK & JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Republican voters in Illinois will choose from six candidates to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker in the upcoming June 28 primary. The field includes a conservative farmer and state lawmakers who is the recent polling frontrunner, the mayor of Illinois’ second largest…

Candidate interview: Alexi Giannoulias looking to reclaim statewide office

Candidate interview: Alexi Giannoulias looking to reclaim statewide office

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Illinois voters might know Alexi Giannoulias as the state’s treasurer from 2007 to 2011, or they might know him as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate who lost to Republican Mark Kirk in 2010. He’s now looking to get back into public life as he runs for secretary…

Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will call a special session of the General Assembly in the coming weeks to focus on legislation to strengthen women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health services in Illinois. Pritzker made that announcement Friday, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released…

Candidate interview: Anna Valencia running for secretary of state

Candidate interview: Anna Valencia running for secretary of state

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] This story is part of Capitol News Illinois’ coverage of the race for secretary of state ahead of the Tuesday, June 28 primary. We’re reaching out to the candidates this week to discuss their policy positions and plans for the office should they be elected. Chicago City Clerk…

Republicans see opening in secretary of state race

Republicans see opening in secretary of state race

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – For the first time in nearly a quarter century, there is an open race for the office of Illinois secretary of state as incumbent Democrat Jesse White prepares to retire, and Republicans hope that will give them an opportunity to pick up a statewide elected office.…

Candidate interview: Secretary of state hopeful David Moore

Candidate interview: Secretary of state hopeful David Moore

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] This story is part of Capitol News Illinois’ coverage of the race for secretary of state ahead of the Tuesday, June 28 primary. We’re reaching out to all of the candidates this week to discuss their policy positions and plans for the office should they be elected. Chicago…

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