Monday, May 20, 2013
National Weather Service says storms should move through Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood area around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood area. A line of severe storms is moving northeast at 45mph and is expected to hit the local area around 10:45 p.m. Monday. Sign up for breaking news alerts: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood. The storm is capable of producing 60mph wind gusts potentially damaging trees, roofs and siding. The warning is in effect until 11 p.m. Here is an excerpt of the warning: * SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR... NAPERVILLE AND ROMEOVILLE AROUND 1005 PM CDT. WOODRIDGE AND LEMONT AROUND 1010 PM CDT. WHEATON AND LISLE AROUND 1015 PM CDT. YORK CENTER AND LOMBARD AROUND 1020 PM CDT. VILLA PARK AND ADDISON …
About 25 protesters staged a march down 95th Street to protest what they see as racial profiling tactics from the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments.
A small but peaceful crowd was on hand Saturday afternoon as a march was staged down 95th Street to protest alleged racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. The march was greeted by a large police presence as area departments responded to the uncertain nature of protests planned in the age of social media. Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders estimated that there were about 50 to 60 officers on the street and more on reserve should the need arise. The need never did as the small group of marchers proceeded largely without incident. One man was warned for standing in the middle of the street before the march began, but there were no arrests made, Saunders said. Watch: Protesters March Down 95th …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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 …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
About two dozen marchers made their way down 95th Street Saturday afternoon.
Police officers outnumbered protesters by about two-to-one Saturday afternoon as a group of about 25 protesters marched down 95th Street to protest what they allege is widespread racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Read More: Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn/ Beverly-Mt. Greenwood
Ald. Matt O'Shea says that police have arrested a man in connection with the May 15 shooting.
A man is in custody in connection with the May 15 shooting that occurred on the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway in Beverly. Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) says that Chicago Police and the U.S. Marshals Service were able to track David Twine, 29, of Matteson, to Arkansas were he was apprehended Friday. Twine was identified by police as the suspect in the incident that left a man in his 30s in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in the foyer of his apartment building. It is believed that the shooting was not a random act and that the victim and suspect knew each other, O'Shea said at the time. Police believe that the shots were fired after an argument between the two men.
Pot possession charge for Chicago man at White Castle • Thief finds illegal way to plan a wedding • Harvey man accused of smelly crime • Man looking for a boost steals supplements ... This week's roundup of weird crime news in the Southland.
May 8: Harold and Kumar would be proud of this trip to White Castle. Joseph Bermejo, 27, of the 9200 block of Brandon Avenue, Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana, according to an Evergreen Park report. Police saw a car in the rear parking lot of White Castle, 2555 W. 95th St., and reported smelling an odor of marijuana coming from it. When the car tried to leave, a cigar was tossed out of the window. About 0.7 gram of a substance that tested positive for marijuana was found. Read more on Evergreen Park Patch May 12: A fight broke out between two workers at Burger King over the rude way one employee asked the other to make a burger. Police were called at about 1:24 p.m. to the fast food restaurant, 18301 S. Harlem Ave., …
A lawsuit against an imprisoned preacher from Crete and an Indiana megachurch topped the week's court news.
A former megachurch preacher sentenced to 12 years in federal prison in March for carrying on a sexual relationship with a teenage member of his congregation was sued in Will County court. In addition to preacher Jack Schaap, 55, of Crete, the First Baptist Church of Hammond was named as a defendant in the lawsuit. The parents of a teenage girl Schaap had sex with while he was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond filed the lawsuit. The suit identifies the parents as "John Doe and Mary Doe," and the teen as "Jane Doe." The suit gives Jane Doe's date of birth as June 27, 1995. Here's what else was going on at the area's courthouses: Check out all these stories and more on our Facebook page.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Evergreen Park Police have alerted residents about a protest against racial profiling that is planned to take place Saturday afternoon on 95th Street.
Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders has issued a statement on the planned protest scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The protest is expected to start at 1 p.m. and organizers say they will march down 95th Street from Western Avenue to Cicero Avenue to protest what they see as discriminatory racial practices of the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Read More: In a video posted on the Evergreen Park village website, Saunders hits back at claims of racial bias and alerts residents to tomorrow's planned activities. You can find a PDF of the statistics he references to the right of this article. Full statement by Chief Saunders: ON MAY 9TH, I WAS GIVEN NOTIFICATION IN WRITING OF A PLANNED PROTEST CONCERNING …
A protest against alleged profiling by local police departments is scheduled to march down 95th Street this Saturday.
The organizer behind Saturday’s protest in Evergreen Park over alleged racial profiling pleaded guilty to hitting a police officer in a 2009 incident but, in a lawsuit filed against Oak Lawn, claims the department used “excessive force” in the arrest and profiled her in two traffic stops. Erica Chriswell of Burbank is promoting the protest on a Facebook page. She states the march is a response against alleged "racial profiling" by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Attempts to reach Chriswell have been unsuccessful. Evergreen Park police have declined to comment on the protest, other than to confirm it is scheduled. The Village of Oak Lawn is fighting a lawsuit Chriswell has filed in U.S. District court against the village…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Chicago Police Department is hunting for a suspect in yesterday's shooting on the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway and have released his name and picture.
Police are currently searching for the man they believe to be the gunman in yesterday's shooting on the 9900 block of Walden Parkway. The suspect has been identified as David Twine, 29, of Matteson. Police say he was seen driving a black 2012 Cadillac SRX with a Illinois license plate number P24450. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous, according to police. The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. in the foyer of an apartment building on the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway in Beverly, police said. A man in his 30s was shot multiple times and transported to Advocate Christ Hospital. He was in critical, but stable condition as of last night, according to Ald. Matt O'Shea. It is believed that the shooting was not a random act …