A Will County judge ruled Thursday that Bahaa Sam is sane enough to stand trial for allegedly beating his wife to death with a weightlifter's bar.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The top headlines in Mokena Patch this week featured the loss of a beloved community member and the good news about LWHS 2210.
The top headlines in Mokena Patch this week alerted readers to the death of retired fire chief Del Yunker, while putting a spotlight on national accolades for all four high schools in Lincoln-Way High School Dist. 210. Former Mokena Fire Protection District Chief Del Yunker dies Delbert C. Yunker, 72, died peacefully at his home May 13. He was Fire Chief for 12 years, a member of the Mokena Chamber of Commerce and the Mokena Lions Club. Lincoln-Way High Schools Named Among Newsweek's Top in the Country The magazine's 2013 rankings are out; see where other area high schools ranked. Readers might like: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………............................ Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites…
Some people are destined to draw more attention than others, apparently.
Shutting down the IL govt. jobs factory; IL is corporate tax break Santa Claus; Chicago better as state capital?
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The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending the DUI alcohol limit be lowered to 0.05 ... not that it would do any good for the people on this week's list of Southland DUIs.
NEW LENOX May 9: Alejandro Aguillon, 22, of the 100 block of Branchaw Boulevard, New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence, making an improper turn and speeding, according to a report. Police stopped Aguillon at about 2:13 a.m. near the intersection of Cedar Road and Terry Ellen Lane. Aguillon was allegedly found under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and released after posting bond. ORLAND PARK April 24: Brian J. Windt, 38, of the 15600 block of Larkspun Lane, Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08 and speeding, according to a report. Windt was on his way home at about 1:20 a.m. from drinking at the House of Blues when he was spotted …
Protest Planned on 95th Street Over Police Racial Profiling Allegations • Mother's Day Fire Guts Camelot Banquet Hall • Former Mokena Fire Protection District Chief Del Yunker dies
Palos—Chicago Man Sought in Palos Hills Bank Robbery—The FBI believes Joseph Anderson, 32, robbed three Bank of America branches, including one in Palos Hills in April and another in a different suburb Monday morning. Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—Protest Planned on 95th Street Over Police Racial Profiling Allegations—A graduate student who has filed a $1.5 million civil suit against Oak Lawn is leading a protest against allegations of racial profiling by Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Orland Park—Man Caught Trying to Open Car Roof with Knife—An Orland Park man is also accused of stealing from several cars in the village and in nearby unincorporated Cook County Wednesday morning. Evergreen Park—Legal Woes Surround 'Racial …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Two people were taken to Silver Cross Hospital after a crash west of South La Grange Road in Mokena at about 12:25 p.m. State police say the car was stolen from Joliet.
Police are investigating a crash involving a car stolen from Joliet and a semi-truck on Interstate 80 Saturday afternoon. Two people from the car were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, according to Illinois State Police. At least one person in the car was male. Police did not have details about the identity of either person early Saturday afternoon. For an unknown reason, the stolen car crashed into the back of the semi at about 12:25 p.m., about one-half mile west of South La Grange Road on I-80, police said. The driver of the semi was not hurt. Check back with Patch as more details become available.
Aaliyah Brown from Lincoln-Way East High School has won five state titles and 11 medals, Sun-Times Media reports.
The Griffins Girls track team has achieved the fastest 400 and 800 relay times in Illinois history, but official IHSA records can only be set at the state meet. The team is competing today at Class 3A finals at Eastern Illinois University. Aaliyah Brown, a senior, ran the fastest times in Illinois history—46.45 for the 400-meter dash and 1:38.83 for the 800-meter dash in the Friday qualifying meet. IHSA official records can only be set at the state meet, the Sun-Times Media reports. Brown is heading into the state meet having earned five state titles and 11 medals. The Lincoln-Way East High School girls track team is setting records for the 100 and 200 meter dashes too. On Friday Brown ran the 100 at 11.99 seconds and the 200-meter …
There’s never been a more exciting time to go to camp! Girls can investigate and solve camp capers using science.