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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Teen beaten by Oak Lawn police charged in Orland robbery

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By Bob Bong A Bridgeview teen who was beaten by Oak Lawn police after he fled from a traffic stop in 2022 has been charged with robbing a man at a fitness center in Orland Park in December. Orland police said Hadi Abuatelah, 19, was one of three teens who assaulted the victim on December…

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2 charged in Von Maur burglary

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By Bob Bong Two Chicago men have been charged with a burglary in October at the Von Maur department store at Orland Square Mall. Clifford Fields, 32, and Jerrod Brim, 29, both of Chicago, were arrested this month in connection with the October 21 burglary, police said. Orland Park police said they responded to a…

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Woman charged with stealing bumper

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By Bob Bong  A Crete woman was charged last week with the theft of a bumper from a vehicle in Palos Heights. Police said they were notified on August 31 by an employee of a business in the 11900 block of South Harlem Avenue that the front bumper of his personal vehicle had been stolen.…

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