Evergreen Park officer arrests armed driver after traffic stop

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By Joe Boyle What appeared to be a routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of an armed man in Evergreen Park. At Monday’s Evergreen Park Village Board meeting, Police Chief Michael Saunders requested that Officer Adrian Ortiz receive a commendation for making an arrest of a suspect who may have been a danger to…

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McCook police arrest Chicago man in fatal shooting

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By Bob Bong A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in Saturday’s early morning shooting outside All Star Bar, 7949 W. 47th St. in McCook, which left one man dead and a second man wounded. Sisto A. Brito, 32, was charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted…

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Stop the Bleed lessons taught at Argo, Summit Library

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By Carol McGowan  Argo High School’s Student Resource Officers, Michael Snee and Wagner Antoine, have not only been busy with making sure the Summit school is safe, but have been training staff in how to Stop the Bleed. Snee has been with the Summit Police Department for approximately seven years, and at Argo High School…

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Summit adds surprise infrastructure fee to water bills

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By Carol McGowan A new fee that is showing up on water bills in Summit had residents questioning it at last week’s village board meeting. Summit Mayor Sergio Rodriguez addressed the crowded boardroom at the beginning of the meeting, knowing this was of concern and why many were there. Summit water bills are issued every…

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Man dies after shooting in McCook bar parking lot

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By Bob Bong One man was killed and another wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting outside a bar in McCook. McCook police said they were responding to a call about a shooting in the parking lot of a bar and discovered the men about half-a-block south of the parking lot of All Star Bar,…

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Worth police ready to take another Polar Plunge

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By Joe Boyle While the temperatures have been milder so far this month, Worth residents are reminded that winter is still here. And the Worth Police Department, along with some hardy volunteers, will take part in the 2024 Law Enforcement Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 9, in the parking lot of the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S.…

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Countryside buys two new police cars

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By Steve Metsch The Countryside Police Department is getting two new squad cars. At the Jan. 24 city council meeting, Police Chief Paul Klimek received unanimous approval to purchase two Ford Interceptor utility squad cars from Westfield Ford, a dealership in Countryside. The amount will not exceed $105,000 and anticipated delivery of the cars is…

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Oak Lawn man charged with DUI for hitting house with vehicle

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By Bob Bong An Oak Lawn man was charged with drunken driving after a vehicle he was driving allegedly struck a house in the 5000 block of West 99th Street early Saturday morning. Shortly after midnight on January 27, Oak Lawn police responded to a motor vehicle accident that involved a vehicle that ran into…

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2 charged with attempted murder in Chicago Ridge

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By Bob Bong Two suburban men were arrested Friday in connection with a shooting on January 14 in the 10200 block of South Harlem Avenue in Chicago Ridge. Sary Abushanab, 25, of the 8100 block of Marion Drive in Justice, and Mohammad Freihat, 23, of the 8100 block of South Braeburn in Orland Park, were…

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ATM stolen from Summit’s Steak-n-Egger restaurant

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By Carol McGowan An ATM machine was stolen from a Summit restaurant after a break-in by two men early Saturday morning. The cash machine was taken from the Steak-n-Egger breakfast, 5611 S. Archer Road, after the front door was smashed open and the business was robbed. Owner Terry Carr, who is mayor of nearby McCook,…

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