McCook police mulling how to spend $50,000 state grant

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By Steve Metsch The McCook Police Department is reviewing how to spend a $50,000 grant from the Secretary of State’s office, which the village board approved at its Oct. 17 meeting. Deputy Police Chief David DeLeshe said several options are under consideration. “We want to make sure what we’re asking for is compliant with what…

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Man shot in Hodgkins Walmart parking lot

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A man was shot Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Walmart by a man who believed his car was being broken into. The victim was struck in the left ear and was taken to Loyola Hospital where he remains in stable condition. Police said the shooter has a concealed carry permit. Police said he…

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Palos Heights man dies in motorcycle crash in Worth

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A Palos Heights man was killed September 21 when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into another vehicle in Worth. The driver was identified as Nicholas Locasio, 26. A passenger on the motorcycle was injured in the accident. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where Locasio was pronounced dead. Worth…

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Evergreen Park mayor hails recent arrests by police

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By Joe Boyle Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke said the recent efforts of the police department continues to keep residents safe. “Two officers were called to a scene where there was a suspicious vehicle,” Burke said during the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting on Monday night. “They were able to secure a shotgun from a…

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Some Worth officials are concerned about SAFE-T Act

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By Joe Boyle A controversial criminal justice law that goes into effect on Jan. 1 has some Worth public officials apprehensive and believe it will actually cause an increase in crime. Worth resident Jack McGrath said that varying opinions about the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act, or the SAFE-T Act, have arrived in mailings at…

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Worth revokes second business license for selling illegal cigarettes

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By Joe Boyle For the second time in less than a month, the Worth Village Board has voted to revoke the license of a business in which illegal cigarettes were being sold. The board accepted the recommendation of the Worth Police Department, which called for the license of Blowing Smoke II Inc., which did business as Up in Smoke, 11015 S. Harlem Ave., to be revoked.…

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Warrant issued for man wanted in attempted Oak Lawn carjacking

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An arrest warrant has been issued for one of four men suspected of being involved in an armed carjacking in Oak Lawn that took place April 18 near the intersection of 99th Place and Minnick Avenue. Jerome D. Fears Jr., 20, of Chicago, is wanted for the attempted vehicular hijacking that happened in the early…

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Summit Police Department launches new crime website

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By Carol McGowan The Summit Police Department has launched a digital crime fighting tool. The department is the second in Illinois to join the CrimeWatch Network. It’s a new website that offers direct access to crime and public safety-related information. Interim Police Chief Mel Ortiz announced the launch of the site, saying it gives people…

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Soccer match triggers call for help in Bridgeview

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By Bob Bong A soccer match on one of the practice fields at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview got heated Sunday evening, which led to mutual aid calls by the Bridgeview police. “Two teams got into it,” said Bridgeview Police Chief Ricardo Mancha. “Then some of their fans got into it.” To keep it from getting…

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