Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Police are searching for two men who tried to lie their way into the couple's home.
Police are searching for two men involved in a Hickory Hills ruse burglary on Friday that targeted an elderly couple. The burglars are described as white males. One is a 5-foot, 8-inch, heavy-set man with bad teeth who was wearing dark clothes, a reflective vest and a tool belt. The other man had his face covered. They were last seen leaving the area in a white minivan. The elderly couple lives near 94th Street and 77th Avenue in Hickory Hills. The heavy-set man walked up to the couple's door and claimed their neighbor had a basement water leak, police said. He also told them he worked for Public Works before trying to lead the couple to the back of their house. One of the victims then saw the second, masked man enter the house. Both …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Katie Eberling, a former Western Michigan volleyball player, took home a silver medal in bobsled.
Katie Eberling has won her second world medal in bobsled, the Chicago Tribune reports. Eberling, who is originally from Palos Hills and is a former Western Michigan volleyball player, won a bronze medal 2012, the Tribune reports. That was her rookie year in competition. Last week, Eberling, along with driver Elana Meyers, took won silver in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! Want more news?
Friday, December 28, 2012
The community college in Palos Hills is scheduled to open up the facility in 2014.
Moraine Valley Community College started building a new health and wellness center at his Palos Hills-based campus, the Chicago Tribune reports. Set to open in Februrary 2014, the Health Wellness and Education Center is modeled after similar facilities at two Illinois universities, according to the report. When opened, it will offer a gym with three basketball courts, an indoor track, exercise equipment and a pool, among other ammenities. Moraine Valley Community College regularly blogs on Palos Patch. Visit here to see what's going on at the college. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Local Editor Nick Swedberg picked the biggest, most important stories from 2012. Here they are, in no particular order.
The trial of four men charged in the brutal slaying of a Palos Township couple in 2011 is still a ways away. Over the past year, some pre-trail maneuvering has brought more than a few newsworthy items. Defense for Mohammad Salahat, who prosecutors say was the driver in the attack and robbery, fought to lift an earlier ruling preventing the 18-year-old from bailing out of jail. Just this month, a Cook County judge denied the motion. I couldn't put together a list like this without mentioning the most read story of the year. A Wisconsin-based foundation which opposes the blending of church and government threatened to sue the Village of Alsip. The group's focus was on the display of a cross used in the village's Christmas decorations. The …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Bits of quirky crime often emerge from the more serious criminal activities covered. Here are some of the most unusual stories found from this past year.
Palos Man Attacks Car After Driver Takes Wrong Turn I don't think you could even call this one "road rage." A Palos Hills man allegedly attacked a car that had pulled into his driveway with a baseball in October. The driver had taken a wrong turn and was using the man's driveway to turn around. He was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property. No word on whether the Chicago Cubs tried to recruit him. FBI: Man Sold Phony Elvis Hair and Altered Honus Wagner Card You don't mess with the King. Or his hair. A Palos Park man and his associates were indicted by the FBI for fraud. Investigators alleged that they were selling fake Elvis Presley hair, among other bogus pieces of memorabilia. The indictment alleged that, between…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
No one was home when a garage caught fire on South 88th Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
No one was injured in a Tuesday afternoon fire that burnt a Palos Hills garage. An official with the North Palos Fire Protection District said no one was home at the 10559 S. 88th Ave. when the fire ignited. The cause appears to be connected with a refrigerator operating inside the garage, said district Chief Dan Russell. A preliminary investigated indicates that an electrical problem started the fire. Firefighters were called shortly before 1 p.m. Russell said the fire was under control within 10 minutes of firefighters arriving. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Want more to read?
Friday, October 19, 2012
The more than 30-year-old, family-run operation is looking to take on the suburbs, one town at a time.
When Robert Peplowski was young, he couldn't figure out why all of his fellow classmates were jealous of his lunch. To Robert, growing up with sandwiches piled high with meats, cheeses and seasoned veggies—known as "the guts"—was the usual. It wouldn't dawn on him until later than growing up in the family business of the Palos Hills-based Peppo's Dili-Deli had its advantages. "I didn't really understand it much back then," said the co-owner of the newest Peppo's location in Tinley Park. "I didn't really recognize until high school when my friends really started to talk about it." It wasn't until college in business school that the idea of why Peppo's was so successful became clear to Peplowski. That long tradition in the community is what …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
An off-duty Chicago Fire Department captain chased down the attacker, according to a report.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Palos Hills police reports, Aug. 12-13.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12 Amber Terry, 20, of Palos Hills was charged with battery at about 11:45 p.m., according to a police report. A woman told police she was at a house in the 9900 block of 97th Court. Terry was given a court date set for Sept. 18. Editor's Note: The location of where the incident occurred was originally misidentified. MONDAY, AUG. 13 Police were called at about 1:50 a.m. to the 8700 block of 98th Street. When they arrived, a woman there told police was awoken in her home by the sound of breaking glass. She found that a grey brick on the floor and her front picture window broken. Police report information is provided by Palos Hills Police. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Palos Hills police assisted the Chicago Police Department in the arrest.
A Palos Hills man wanted on a warrant out of Chicago for aggravated battery was arrested last week. Delfino Molina, 19, was arrested by Palos Hills police on Aug. 9 in his home, police said. At about 8:30 p.m., police were assisted Chicago Police Department officers in the arrest of Molina in the 10300 block of Charles Street. Molina, who reportedly is a member of the Latin Kings gang, is accused of shooting a person in the 2400 block of 47th Place in Chicago, police said. The victim was shot three times. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Want more crime news?