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Hillcrest wins SD 228 cupcake war

Hillcrest High School won the recent Second Annual Cupcake War in Bremen Community High School District 228, according to a press release from the district. The family and consumer science department holds the event, with students enrolled in baking classes at Bremen, Tinley Park, Hillcrest …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

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BURGLARY: Someone stole copper pipe between June 7 and 17 from multiple rooms inside a vacant house in the 14400 block of Abbotsford Road.

CAR BURGLARY: Two bottles of prescription drugs, a radar detector, three knives and $73 was stolen June 15 or 16 …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

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DOMESTIC BATTERY: Amy McKernin, 45, 14730 Kilpatrick Ave., 3W, was charged with domestic battery after a May 25 incident at her home, police said.

CAR BURGLARY: A purse and multiple sets of car keys were stolen May 27 from a car in the 14500 …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

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EMPLOYEE THEFT: Marie Kelderhouse, 29, 5237 James Lane, Crestwood, was charged with felony theft after stealing more than $3,000 in prescription drugs while working at CVS Pharmacy, 14701 Pulaski Road, between Dec. 1 and April 30, police said.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Jeffrey Gage, 35, 4916 …

SSC offers discount on summer classes in Oak Forest

Open registration is underway for summer classes at South Suburban College, which is offering discounts on courses taken at its Oak Forest location, according to a press release from the college.

Summer classes begin June 2 and 9 at the main campus in South Holland …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

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DUI CHARGE: Kasey Smith, 26, 14428 San Francisco Ave., Posen, was charged with drunken driving, running a red light and no insurance after a March 22 stop on the southbound ramp of Interstate 57 at 147th Street, police said.

DUI ARREST: Tina Koehne, 43, …

Oak Forest to get advice on being greener

Oak Forest recently was selected by Global Green USA, a national nonprofit focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities, to receive free technical assistance worth $20,000 to become more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

“This is a great opportunity to …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

MIDLOTHIAN

DUI ARREST: Keith Svitanek, 35, 6708 W. 107th St., Chicago Ridge, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, improper lane use, no insurance and running a red light after a March 8 stop in the 3200 block of 147th Street, police said.

BURGLARY: Two socket …

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

MIDLOTHIAN

DUI ARREST: Milo Crosswhite, 30, 10640 S. Oakley Ave., Chicago, was charged with drunken driving after a Feb. 28 stop in the 14400 block of Cicero Avenue, police said.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Richard Deese, 23, 14454 Springfield Ave., Midlothian, was charged with domestic battery, battery …

Bremen High School’s Tolbert-Jones signs letter of intent

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Bremen High School’s Darious Tolbert-Jones recently signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.

SD 228 students get lessons in leadership

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Students from Tinley Park, Bremen, Hillcrest and Oak Forest high schools took part Jan. 21 in a Bremen Community High School District 228 Students in Leadership meeting at Tinley Park High School, according to a press release from the district.

Each school board member and …

Orland Park, Midlothian Marist players’ letters of intent

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Eight Marist High School football players from the Chicago school signed letters of intent to continue their careers in college.

Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter

MIDLOTHIAN

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Michael Colunga, 40, 14440 Knox Ave., Midlothian, was charged with criminal damage to property following a Feb. 9 domestic dispute at his residence, police said.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Joseph Bonomo, 44, of Willow Springs, was charged with aggravated domestic assault after a Feb. …

Community Sports Calendar (Central) for March 2, 2014

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park and Tinley Park.

Oak Forest High School sees AP camp as beneficial

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Earlier this school year, Oak Forest High School completed its first Advanced Placement Camp, in which faculty members and current AP upperclassmen worked together to create a supportive environment for incoming AP freshmen.

Oak Forest High School encourages students to take at least one AP …

Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Feb. 23, 2014

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park and Tinley Park.

Oak Forest High School basketball captures tournament title

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Oak Forest High School’s boys basketball team captured the Romeoville Holiday Tournament title.