Police, Cups 4 Cancer founder honored by Orland Park board


By Jeff Vorva Several Orland Park police officers were lauded or promoted at the Bi-Annual Awards Ceremony on July 17 at the village’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Mayor Keith Pekau, Orland Police Chief Eric Rossi and Chairman of the Fire and Police Commission Dave O’Connor provided the introductions, with Rossi saying: “The men and…

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3-year-old dies after Oak Lawn crash

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Gofundme campaign started for family By Bob Bong A 3-year-old boy has died of injuries he suffered in a vehicle crash on July 16 at the intersection of 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Lawn. Matthew Dushenko passed away on July 18 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn from injuries he suffered…

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Palos Park installs bike fix-it station  on Cal-Sag Trail

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By Bob Bong Bikers traveling on the Cal-Sag Trail in Palos Park who experience a flat tire or mechanical breakdown can now try to make their own repairs on the trail thanks to a new bike Fix-It Station recently installed by the village of Palos Park.   The Fix-It Station is located near the Palos Park…

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Stickney approves new TIF District 

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By Carol McGowan  Stickney trustees have given the green light to the creation of the Harlem and Pershing Tax Increment Financing District. The measure to create the new taxing district was approved at the June 6 Village Board meeting. The Harlem and Pershing TIF District includes the village’s two major commercial corridors, including the frontages…

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State Police honor Bridgeview Sgt. Stein for bravery

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By Steve Metsch  It’s true, Bridgeview Police Sgt. Jason Stein said. When death seems imminent, your life does indeed flash before your eyes. “You see your life pass before your eyes. You do. Oh, yeah. Everything. Some stuff I didn’t want to remember,” Stein said. For his death-defying moment – a gun was pointed at his head nearly four…

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Justice names Schuerg deputy police chief

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By Carol McGowan Two police officers moved up in the ranks at last week’s Justice Village Board meeting. Sgt. Frederick Schuerg was made deputy chief and Officer Samuel Hogancamp was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  Both promotions were approved by the village board last month. Schuerg has been with the Justice Police Department since…

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Worth FOP golfers chip in for SD127 school board

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By Joe Boyle Worth Mayor Mary Werner praised the efforts of the police department for their work on what she said was another successful FOP golf outing. “I always like to start a meeting with a check presentation,” Werner said at the Worth Village Board meeting Wednesday night. “It was another great event and it’s…

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Man charged in shooting outside Hickory Hills restaurant 

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By Dermot Connolly  A 37-year-old Chicago man faces multiple felony gun charges in connection with the June 9 shooting of two people outside Prime Time restaurant and bar, 7750 W. 95th St. in Hickory Hills. Hickory Hills police arrested Robert Evrard on June 14. He appeared in bond court on June 16 in Bridgeview, on four…

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