Evergreen Park commends officer for pursuing hit-and-run suspect

reporter ep police logo

By Joe Boyle An Evergreen Park police officer is being commended for “outstanding performance of duty” for the arrest of a man who left the scene of a traffic incident. Officer Robert Bavone was recognized during the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting on Monday night. While on duty, he witnessed a traffic crash with injuries…

Read More

Voters approve Palos School District 118 tax swap

school district 118 logo Copy

By Bob Bong Voters in Palos School District 118 strongly approved a proposal to raise one tax fund and lower another at a referendum Tuesday. The district asked for approval to shift $4.35 million from its debt service fund to its operating fund. With 17 of 18 precincts reporting, there were 2,461 “yes” votes to…

Read More

Off-duty Oak Lawn cop shot five times

reporter 2 2 24 oak lawn police logo

By Bob Bong An off-duty Oak Lawn police sergeant was shot five times Monday afternoon during an argument at a trucking business in the 10800 block of South Central Avenue where he was working security. Police said an employee arrived at MN89 trucking about noon on Monday and got into an argument with other employees…

Read More

Casten, Garcia face primary foes in congressional primaries

2022 primary election

By Bob Bong Incumbent 6th District Congressman Sean Casten has another primary campaign on his hands. In 2022, he and fellow incumbent Marie Newman squared off in a heated campaign after they were both thrown into the newly drawn district, which runs from Orland Park to Lombard. This time, he’s facing off with newcomer Mahnoor…

Read More

Summit man charged for shooting at January 6 insurrection

dvn 3 12 24 john BANUELOS ShootingGun

By Bob Bong A man living with his sister in Summit was arrested by FBI agents last Friday for shooting a gun during the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. John Banuelos, 39, was taken into custody Friday morning more than three years after an angry crowd descended on the…

Read More

SD122 parents demand answers on school psychologist’s status

Ridgeland sd122 logo

By Nuha Abdessalam A petition demanding the firing of a school psychologist at Ridgeland School District 122 for posting Islamophobic social media messages has gathered more than 1,400 signatures. The petition on change.org is “calling for the removal of the schoo psychologist Laurie Hoke for sharing posts and comments that are explicitly racist, Islamophobic, hateful,…

Read More

Volunteers raise $18,000 at Worth FOP Polar Plunge

reporter 3 12 24 worth plunge splash photo 3 14

By Joe Boyle The temperatures were hovering near 50 degrees, but Worth Mayor Mary Werner said it was still going to be a challenge. “They took the temperature of the water and it was 46 degrees. That is still cold,” the mayor said. The eighth annual Worth Fraternal Order of Police Polar Plunge was held…

Read More

Gill, Dewar face off in 35th District Dem primary

2022 primary election

By Dermot Connolly Two residents of Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood are running in the Democratic primary for the 35th District seat in the Illinois House, which stretches from the South Side of Chicago to Orland Park. Mary Gill, a lifelong district resident, was appointed last March to succeed Fran Hurley, who resigned to take a…

Read More

Palos SD 118 asking voters to allow shifting of tax dollars

img VOTING FILE 0325 o6TnwT

By Nuha Abdessalam Palos District 118 is seeking voter approval on Tuesday to move money from one fund to another to pay for unfunded state mandates. Supt. Anthony M. Scarsella addressed citizens and Palos Heights aldermen during the city council meeting on March 5 and explained what the district wants to do. He said unfunded…

Read More

Shepard, O’Hara and Friends collect purses

regional 3 12 24 absOHaraPursesA2

Shepard High School staff members joined graduate Catherine O’Hara this month in collecting purses to donate to victims of domestic violence. Shepard staff members donated more than 100 purses to the campaign, an annual effort at O’Hara and Friends salon at 70th Avenue and 127th Street in Palos Heights. The purses, all in prime condition,…

Read More