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SD 230 athletic trainers get national award

Consolidated High School District 230 schools recently received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award, according to a press release from the district. The award champions safety and recognizes high schools that provide safe environments for student-athletes, and it reinforces the importance of …

TINLEY PARK

BURGLARY: More than $50,000 worth of equipment was stolen between Sept. 20 and Oct. 1 from Liberty Concrete, 17511 Duvan Drive, after thieves cut the chain at an entrance gate. Stolen were a 1987 Ford dump truck, a 1991 Cronkhite flatbed trailer and …

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HOME BURGLARY: A Tinley Park couple told police someone stole jewelry and checkbooks from their home in the 16500 block of Fairfax Court while they were vacationing in Europe from Sept. 10 to 26.

THEFT: Someone stole approximately five gallons worth of grapes …

Downtown Tinley Boo Bash an autumn highlight

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I absolutely love the fall season and all that comes with it — the changing colors, cooler temperatures, fresh apple pie, fires at night. It just feels like comfort food for the soul.

It also means that Halloween is right around the corner. If you …

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TINLEY PARK

RETAIL THEFT: Samantha Marotta, 23, of New Lenox, was charged with retail theft after issuing fraudulent returns and pocketing a total of $883 while employed at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 7370 W. 191st St., between Aug. 17 and Sept. 10, police said.

DUI CASE: …

Dekker: Tinley Park FD again hosts open house to promote fire safety

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It was 1871 when the first fire prevention month was observed, a result of the Great Chicago Fire. The need to educate people on fire safety and prevention is as important now as it was then. The Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau has been busy …

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CAR BURGLARIES: A GPS system was stolen Aug. 16 from a car in the 16300 block of Parliament Avenue. A resident of the same block reported that a pair of athletic shoes were taken from her car that night, and a third homeowner …

Dekker: PAWS again hosts Bark and Brew fundraiser

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So what’s better than good craft beer and delicious food? How about when all of the money goes to take care of the animals at the PAWS animal shelter in Tinley Park. From 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 27, PAWS will host its second annual …

School briefs

Tinley Park school  shows off expansion A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark recent renovations at Memorial School in Tinley Park is slated for 5:15 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from Community Consolidated School District 146. Memorial School underwent some major structural changes during an …

Dekker: PAWS shelter to hold its first pet parade

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It was 1974 when the Peoples Animal Welfare Society of Tinley Park was founded. Then, the welfare of animals was not in the forefront of most people’s minds. It was common for dogs to run wild, which often lead to unfortunate endings for them. In …

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BATTERY ARREST: Keith Henry Jr., 40, of the 18200 block of Eagle Drive in Tinley Park, was charged with battery after tackling another man Aug. 16 at Bailey’s Bar, 17731 Oak Park Ave., police said. They said the victim said he did not …

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THEFT ARREST: Daryl Linnear, 29, of the 5000 block of 159th Street in Oak Forest, was charged with retail theft and possession of a theft-detection shielding device after stealing liquor July 22 and Aug. 1 from Super Kmart, 16300 Harlem Ave., police said. …

Dekker: Jaycees old and new unite in Tinley Park

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The day held all the ingredients needed for success — good weather, good food, a good location and two enthusiastic groups of people. It was a sharing of wisdom, a passing of the torch, if you will, from members of Tinley Park’s original Jaycees organization …

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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Colin Rubinas, 31, of the 16300 block of Parliament Avenue, Tinley Park, was charged with aggravated assault after aggressively advancing July 18 on a police officer who said he was yelling and stumbling in the parking lot of 7-Eleven, 7601 W. …

Tinley Park to enforce vehicle sticker law starting Aug. 16

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Tinley Park residents who failed to buy their vehicle stickers by the June 30 deadline have a few days left to do so before police start giving out citations, according to a release from the village. Police will begin enforcement and start ticketing violators starting …

Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau gets grant

The Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau recently received a $2,552 fire prevention grant from commercial property insurer FM Global to buy four computer tablets with smart covers, according to a press release from the village.

These devices will assist the bureau with inspections and pre-planning …

Tinley Park girl a pageant state finalist

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Arabella Reid, 4, of Tinley Park, has qualified as a state finalist in the National American Miss 2014 Miss Illinois Princess Pageants, according to her family.

She is to compete for the title of Miss Illinois Princess, a competition for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds, on …