Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT Southtown Star logo 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Widow of truck driver killed in I-55 crash files suit ]]>

The widow of a semi truck driver killed in a crash on Interstate 55 near Channahon on Monday afternoon has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his employer and the company that supplied the trailer of the truck he was driving. Neringa Mockus filed the suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday against Mediterranean Shipping Co. and Direct Trucking Corp. on behalf of her late husband, Deividas Mockus. Deividas Mockus was an independent owner and operator of a semi truck who had been hired by Direct Trucking to transport a container and trailer owned by Mediterranean, according to the … ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:50:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tinley Park police blotter ]]>

TINLEY PARK THEFT: A Tinley Park woman told police someone stole her wallet June 27 or 28 from her car in the 16300 block of Hillcrest Drive. CAR BURGLARY: A bag of vacuum parts and cleaning supplies were taken June 28 from a car in the 6400 block of 75th Street. CAR BURGLARY: A GPS system, gym bag and other items were stolen June 28 from a car in the 16900 block of Richards Drive. DOMESTIC BATTERY: Shawn Siemsen, 51, of the 17700 block of 67th Court, and Heather Kisel, 28, of the 17300 block of Harlem Avenue, both of … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:26:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man fatally shot in Morgan Park ]]>

A man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the South Side. Taurus Williams, 23, was near the intersection of 111th Street and South Homewood Avenue at 4:44 p.m. when he was shot in the chest, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Two groups of people were at the location when shots were heard, police said. People ran in different directions and the man was left on the ground. Williams, of the 300 block of West 100th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced … ]]> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:16:00 -0500