Oak Lawn’s ‘Night Out’ is community celebration

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By Joe Boyle Presentations by the police and fire departments — along with food and music — were the major highlights of the Oak Lawn National Night Out on Tuesday. National Night Out is held the first Tuesday in August. The lone exception is Texas, which marks the occasion in October. National Night Out was…

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Orland Park, Palos Heights police make National Night Out special


By Jeff Vorva The 40th National Night Out took place all across the country on Aug. 1 and two of the Regional’s three police departments hosted events that night while the third is doing a weeklong celebration. Palos Park is using early August to have residents learn about its Community Emergency Response Team, the Palos…

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Chicago man charged in Evergreen Park fatal shooting 

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By Dermot Connolly  A Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend in the Mariano’s store in Evergreen Park on July 13 is being held without bail at Cook County Jail.  Evergreen Park Chief Michael Saunders said Armoni Henry, 21, reportedly a resident of the Ashburn neighborhood in Chicago, was identified by witnesses as…

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Police ID Burbank woman slain in home 

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By Bob Bong  Burbank police have identified the 77-year-old woman who was discovered dead in her home last week during a well-being check.  Police said the victim was identified as Mary Sarolas.  Police said they responded to a call for a well-being check at 2:44 p.m. on July 18 in the 8500 block of South…

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Summit residents voice flooding concerns 

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By Carol McGowan  Flooding was on the minds of several residents who voiced their concerns during last week’s packed house Summit Village Board meeting. A common theme was that flooding during heavy rains, including those that have hit the village this month, has been a problem for decades and continues to be a major concern…

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Police, Cups 4 Cancer founder honored by Orland Park board


By Jeff Vorva Several Orland Park police officers were lauded or promoted at the Bi-Annual Awards Ceremony on July 17 at the village’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Mayor Keith Pekau, Orland Police Chief Eric Rossi and Chairman of the Fire and Police Commission Dave O’Connor provided the introductions, with Rossi saying: “The men and…

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3-year-old dies after Oak Lawn crash

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Gofundme campaign started for family By Bob Bong A 3-year-old boy has died of injuries he suffered in a vehicle crash on July 16 at the intersection of 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Lawn. Matthew Dushenko passed away on July 18 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn from injuries he suffered…

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Palos Park installs bike fix-it station  on Cal-Sag Trail

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By Bob Bong Bikers traveling on the Cal-Sag Trail in Palos Park who experience a flat tire or mechanical breakdown can now try to make their own repairs on the trail thanks to a new bike Fix-It Station recently installed by the village of Palos Park.   The Fix-It Station is located near the Palos Park…

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Stickney approves new TIF District 

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By Carol McGowan  Stickney trustees have given the green light to the creation of the Harlem and Pershing Tax Increment Financing District. The measure to create the new taxing district was approved at the June 6 Village Board meeting. The Harlem and Pershing TIF District includes the village’s two major commercial corridors, including the frontages…

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