Friday, February 15, 2013
Mayor John Mahoney said a replacement for Kent Oliven will be named later this month, according to a report.
Palos Park Mayor John Mahoney said a commissioner to replace Kent Oliven, who announced his resignation in November, will be named at a meeting later this month, The Regional News reports. An appointment of a person to fill the spot on the Village Council was on the meeting agenda for earlier this week, according to the report. Instead of voting on the replacement, Mahoney said the process was continuing. The next meeting is set for Feb. 25. Oliven talked with Palos Patch in November. He has accepted a job as the Finance Director for the City of Park Ridge, which requires him to attend meetings that conflict with Palos Park's board meetings. "Residents elected me and put their faith in me to help make the village a better place," Oliven …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Palos Park police will be watching out Feb. 1-3.
Party-goers driving around town over Super Bowl weekend need to remember to buckle up. Palos Park police recently announced a 'Super Buckle-Up Weekend' effort, during which the boys in blue will be paying particular attention to moving violations and those not wearing seat belts. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! "It is clear that child safety seats and seat belts save lives and need to be used by the motoring public as part of their normal routine when driving or riding in a vehicle," said Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller. Officers will be focused on incidents of speeding, following too closely, improper lane changing, reckless driving and driving under the influence, …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Village of Palos Park is currently compiling a photographic history of the village and needs help assembling the historic images.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"It's one of the toughest decisions I've ever made," Finance Commissioner Kent Oliven told Palos Patch on Tuesday.
The Village of Palos Park's Finance Commissioner is calling it quits after less than two years on the board. Kent Oliven told Patch Tuesday that he has accepted a job as the Finance Director for the City of Park Ridge. Part of his new requirements with the job with conflict with the scheduled times of Palos Park's board meetings. Oliven's announced his resignation at a recent village board meeting. He thanked the residents for voting him into the position. "Residents elected me and put their faith in me to help make the village a better place," Oliven said. "It was a short stint but I really hope I lived up to that." "It's one of the toughest decisions I've ever made," he said. Oliven called the scheduling issue "unfortunate" and hopes …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A Palos Park officer stopped a driver who looked like he was snorting cocaine while driving.
A Chicago woman is accused of possessing cocaine after Palos Park police allegedly saw her snorting the drug while driving in the village. Elizabeth Gonzalez, 30, is charged with possession of a controlled substance. A Palos Park officer on patrol spotted a minivan driving erratically southbound on South La Grange Road near 128th Street on Friday. Police said that it looked like the driver was trying to snort cocaine. During a traffic stop, police tested six baggies the woman allegedly had with her. All came back positive for cocaine. Gonzalez appeared in bond court Saturday morning at the Cook COunty Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Police …
Monday, October 29, 2012
G. Darryl Reed says the spill doesn't appear to have had harmful substances.
The kerosene jet fuel that spilled out of a pipeline running underground through Palos Park doesn't to have carcinogens, one village official said last week. Village Commissioner G. Darryl Reed told The Regional News that it took more than a month to get documents from two companies that own and operate the pipeline which indicate the leaked substance from the August spill did not contain cancer-causing chemicals. In September, officials from West Shore Pipe Line and Buckeye Partner L.P., companies that own and operate the pipeline, estimated that 30,000 gallons of fuel was lost when it sprung a leak on Aug. 27. The pipeline, which carries various kind of fuel across the region, has started operating again. A Cook County judge, also last …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's a mystery. Palos Park is plagued with random sounds of gunfire, the source of which currently alludes authorities.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Palos Park commissioners commended the response to the Aug. 27 leak.
It took less than a minute to stop the flow of kerosene jet fuel through a buried pipeline in Palos Park after a leak was detected in the early morning of Aug. 27. Even with the quick cut off, an estimated 750 barrels or more than 31,000 gallons of kerosene jet fuel drained out from the underground Badger Pipe Line System into the surrounding soil, with as much as 500 gallons reaching the nearby waterway. This information was presented by representatives of the companies that own and operate the pipeline to Palos Park officials Monday night. Village commissioners praised the joint effort of the West Shore Pipe Line Company working with federal, state and local governmental officials to reopen a section of Cal Sag Road (Route 83) closed for…