Friday, December 21, 2012
Double-fisted spooning doesn't cut it • Big breakfast surprise at McDonald's • What, doesn't everyone doodle at work? ... Weird Crime of the Southland 2012.
Woman Brings Spoons to a Knife Fight: A woman cutting pork chops in the meat department in September at Sam's Club in Tinley Park was confronted by another woman wielding a pair of large spoons. Daniela Griffin, 24, said she was so afraid of being hit by a spoon she raised her hands and "accidentally" cut the other woman's nose with her pork-chop knife. Police charged Griffin with reckless conduct. On Tinley Park Patch A Sharp Start to the Morning: A McDonald's customer in Oak Forest returned home with a Big Breakfast and she got a big surprise, discovering a razor blade beneath her scrambled eggs in April. The woman notified police, who said the manager of the restaurant told police razors are used to "clean tight corners" on their …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
One of Palos Heights' newest businesses opened last week and held its grand opening over the weekend. The fast food restaurant remodeled the 127th Street location.
A much-anticipated remodeled McDonald's restaurant and drive-thru in Palos Heights held its grand opening over the weekend. The fast-food spot on 127th Street is the latest restaurant offering for the city. In three months, McDonald's demolished the old building and popped up a new one. Read: McDonald's McWrecked to Make Way for New Joint This brand-spanking new building features a double drive thru and an updated design and facade. The real question is: does this new look come with an upgraded operation, too? A number of customers weren't thrilled with the service at the old spot. Palos Patch readers on Facebook gave their initial reactions as the restaurant powered through its first few days of flipping burgers and making fries. Read: …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A crew worked Tuesday to demolish the fast-food restaurant in Palos Heights.
Plans to build a brand, spanking new McDonald's on 127th Street continued with the demolishing of the old Tuesday. The fast-food restaurants intends to rebuild at the existing location with a modern design. This construction project coincides with a bigger rebuild across the street that includes the Jewel Osco. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
This week in antisocial behavior, courtesy of the Southland's police blotter.
Christmas Shoplifting: A man accused of stealing five perfume sets from a Tinley Park Walgreens on Dec. 22 was warned never to return to the store. He grabbed Fantasy, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Peluxe and Love & Glamour fragrance sets and bolted for a white van in the parking lot, police said, but cops caught up with him. The store refused to press charges. Not a Creature Was Stirring, Not Even the Mouse: An Oak Forest man received a strange Christmas present on Dec. 27. The man pulled a gift-wrapped package from his mailbox and opened the card, which read, "Your new neighbors, The Gaftons." He found a dead mouse was inside the box. Maybe This is a Christmas Eve Tradition: A customer threw a pizza puff and a beer bottle against the …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
A look at new businesses moving into town and a wave goodbye to those departed.
As part of the Palos Heights Jewel Osco rebuild, the new retail complex will add several outlots, one of which will be filled by a new Wendy's. Not to be out done, the fast food spot across the street is planning some shiny new digs. McDonald's, 7100 W. 127th Street, will completely rebuild their existing location to fit in with the chain's more modern design sensibilities. Last week the city council approved of the restaurants plan to keep the same sign, and just add an LED-style message board below. Construction is scheduled to start next summer and would take about four months to complete. The new shop, 12416 S. Harlem Avenue, specializes in wigs for cancer patients. The company also offers home care services to the elderly. The shop…
Monday, March 7, 2011
In this week's "Good Read on the Southland," we've got 5 stories that will make you smarter.
OK, maybe these stories won't make you smarter, but they will definitely give you something to talk about this week. I'm pretty sure Big Macs and Quarter Pounders won't give you the kind of gas that'll keep your legs pumping for 26 miles, but Oak Forest native Joseph D'Amico insists he can eat nothing but McDonald's and make it through the L.A. Marathon. D'Amico grew up in Oak Forest, running track and cross country for Oak Forest High School. Now known as "McRunner," he's vowed to raise $5,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities while feasting on nothing but McDonald's. Orland School District 135 is suing Paul Gutierrez of Blue Island for sending his daughter to Orland Junior High. The district seeks $24,208.03 in damages from Gutierrez …