Palos Park CERT issues first Challenge Coin

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From staff reports The Palos Park Community Emergency Response Team is launching its first Challenge Coin. Officer Frank Flores is inviting community members to support the Palos Park Community Emergency Response Team Challenge coin. The Palos Park Community Emergency Response Team is comprised of community members who volunteer to help the Village of Palos Park…

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New law allows ‘helpful’ drone usage by local police

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By Isabella Schreck  It’s a bird, it’s a plane. … Wait, it’s a drone. Local residents may more frequently see a drone flying overhead at community events or in response to emergency situations after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the “Drones as First Responders Act” June 16. The new law allows drone surveillance for certain government-funded…

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Palos Park police plan back-to-school campaign

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From staff reports Our Back-to-school safety campaign begins in earnest with students heading back to school soon, Palos Park Police are reminding everyone to take extra steps to be safe. Commander Chris Hughes is overseeing our day shift efforts during the time of year when parents get excited and students are looking forward to going…

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Brookfield man charged with child pornography, abuse of a minor 

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From staff reports  A 29-year-old Brookfield man is facing child pornography felonies and an aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor charge following an investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced last week. Sheriff’s police arrested Miguel Montesinos Jr., of the 3400 block of Vernon…

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Palos Hills enjoys National Night Out

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By Kelly White Strengthening the relationship between neighbors and local law enforcement, the city of Palos Hills was proud to take part in National Night Out. Palos Hills held its seventh annual National Night Out event on Tuesday at Town Square Park, 8455 W. 103rd Street. “The City of Palos Hills is proud to again…

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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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