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ORLAND PARK Assault Eushauna Dotson-Powell, 19, of Chicago, was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with assault at Warren Barr, 14601 John Humphrey Dr. Police said she was screaming, cussing and spitting at staff. She was given a lifetime ban at Warren Barr and had a March 5 court date scheduled at the Orland Park…

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Hickory Hills considers buying license-plate readers

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By Nuha Abdesallam Hickory Hills city officials are considering acquiring license plate reading cameras after a presentation by police at last week’s city council meeting. Flock Safety cameras are already in use by over 150 agencies in Illinois, helping to restrict crime by providing data about where and when vehicles have been tagged on its…

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Orland Park honors police performances


By Jeff Vorva The Orland Park Police Department honored several officers and a civilian at the Orland Park board meeting on Feb. 19 as a part of its biannual awards ceremony. Investigator John Folliard was named Officer of the Year for 2023. John Zurek was named the department’s Civilian of the Year. Nathan O’Connor, David…

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Ex-McCook police chief sentenced to 27 months in extortion plot

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By Bob Bong Mario DePasquale, the former police chief of McCook, was sentenced last week to more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to conspiring with the village’s former mayor to extort two businessmen out of tens of thousands of dollars. DePasquale, 50, was sentenced February 21 to 27 months…

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Palos Heights police bust mail theft ring

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3 arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Palos Heights, Palos Park By Jeff Vorva The good news is that lost mail involving residents of Palos Park and Palos Heights has been found. The bad news is that it may be a while before they get that mail back. Three people were arrested for their alleged…

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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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