southtownstar.suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT webmaster@suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/southtownstar.gif Southtown Star logo http://southtownstar.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ St. Damian celebrates Catholic Schools Week ]]> Lead story image

In celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, which was Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, St. Damian School in Oak Forest honored the theme of “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service” in a variety of ways, according to event coordinator Amy Garcia. As part of the school’s pledge to offer 40 service projects and 40 hours of prayer, St. Damian hosted a contemporary ballet performance for students and families titled, “As We Pray.” This ballet was performed by Ballet 5:8, a Christian professional ballet company and ballet school from Frankfort. The performance lasted about 45 minutes, and took the … ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:04:38 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25527228-521/st-damian-celebrates-catholic-schools-week.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25527228-521/st-damian-celebrates-catholic-schools-week.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN 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, 3642 W. 149th St., Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and resisting police after a stop March 26 in the 100 block of Keeler Avenue, police said. VAN THEFT: A 2003 Ford Econoline E250 van was stolen March 26 in the 14500 block of Homan Avenue. VANDALISM: The … ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:34:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/26750002-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/26750002-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 find out how we can make the city’s Gateway Corridor more environmentally friendly,” Oak Forest community development director Adam Dotson said in a press release. “During this process we’ll have access to a team of experts who can help us create a plan for this area of town that could then serve as a model … ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:05:21 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25258175-521/oak-forest-to-get-advice-on-being-greener.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25258175-521/oak-forest-to-get-advice-on-being-greener.html <![CDATA[ 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 wrench sets were stolen between March 12 and 14 from a van in the 14700 block of Keeler Avenue. COKE CHARGE: Roberto Perez, 29, 12822 California Ave., Blue Island, and Steven Aguirre, 27, 14444 Blaine Ave., Posen, were charged with possession of cocaine after one of them asked a waitress on March 14 if she … ]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:10:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/26423703-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/26423703-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 to a police officer and resisting police after refusing to exit a squad car and kicking an officer in the knee following a March 1 domestic dispute at his home, police said. DUI ARREST: Alexander Cossey, 26, 162 Deerpath Road, Matteson, was charged with drunken driving after he was stopped March 2 in the 14600 … ]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:36:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/26008130-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/26008130-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Bremen High School’s Tolbert-Jones signs letter of intent ]]> Lead story image

Bremen High School’s Darious Tolbert-Jones recently signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. ]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:12:27 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25959194-521/bremen-high-schools-tolbert-jones-signs-letter-of-intent.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25959194-521/bremen-high-schools-tolbert-jones-signs-letter-of-intent.html <![CDATA[ SD 228 students get lessons in leadership ]]> Lead story image

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 administrator was paired up with one student. Julia Karajeh (Tinley Park) played the role of board President John Kirkton, while and Jasmine Silva (Bremen) acted as Supt. Bill Kendall. Karajeh led the meeting, and Silva provided input as superintendent. Bashar Abuseini (Oak Forest) acted as board secretary David Mensing. Other student participants provided group reports … ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:03:58 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25264010-521/sd-228-students-get-lessons-in-leadership.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25264010-521/sd-228-students-get-lessons-in-leadership.html <![CDATA[ Orland Park, Midlothian Marist players’ letters of intent ]]> Lead story image

Eight Marist High School football players from the Chicago school signed letters of intent to continue their careers in college. ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:26:54 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25847472-521/orland-park-midlothian-marist-players-letters-of-intent.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25847472-521/orland-park-midlothian-marist-players-letters-of-intent.html <![CDATA[ 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. 9 incident in the 5100 block of Margaret Curtis Lane, police said. ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: A Midlothian woman told police that four to six men, one holding a handgun, confronted her Feb. 11 and ordered her to open her apartment door in the 14600 block of Keystone Avenue. The woman said she ran away. Police were … ]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:48:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25968772-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25968772-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:19:19 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25827451-521/community-sports-calendar-central-for-march-2-2014.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25827451-521/community-sports-calendar-central-for-march-2-2014.html <![CDATA[ Oak Forest High School sees AP camp as beneficial ]]> Lead story image

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 class during their high school experience. Students who have completed an AP class and have taken the AP exam tend to have higher acceptance rates into higher education and higher retention rates once in college, according to a news release about the camp. The camp introduced the freshmen to the experience of high school AP … ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:02:27 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/22455237-521/oak-forest-high-school-sees-ap-camp-as-beneficial.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/22455237-521/oak-forest-high-school-sees-ap-camp-as-beneficial.html <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:17:11 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25676156-521/community-sports-calendar-central-for-feb-23-2014.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25676156-521/community-sports-calendar-central-for-feb-23-2014.html <![CDATA[ Oak Forest High School basketball captures tournament title ]]> Lead story image

Oak Forest High School’s boys basketball team captured the Romeoville Holiday Tournament title. ]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:44:39 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25507125-521/oak-forest-high-school-basketball-captures-tournament-title.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25507125-521/oak-forest-high-school-basketball-captures-tournament-title.html <![CDATA[ Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Feb. 16, 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. ]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:49:59 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25529405-521/community-sports-calendar-central-for-feb-16-2014.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25529405-521/community-sports-calendar-central-for-feb-16-2014.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dawn Gillotte, 38, 14330 Keating Ave., Midlothian, was charged with domestic battery after a Jan. 26 incident at her home, police said. TRESPASSING: Andre Suett, 34, 13412 Karlov Ave., Robbins, was charged with criminal trespass to a residence after refusing to leave an apartment in the 14700 block of Kilpatrick Avenue on Jan. 26, police said. HOME BURGLARY: A purse, jewelry, an MP3 player, speakers and a cellphone were stolen Jan. 28 from a house in the 14600 block of Karlov Avenue. DRUG ARREST: Jamie Lorenze, 39, 14940 Richmond Ave., Posen, was charged with possession of cocaine … ]]> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:28:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25455998-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25455998-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ MWAH troupe to perform for students in Oak Forest ]]> Lead story image

The parents of slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton will participate with a nonprofit troupe that addresses social issues when it performs at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Arbor Park Middle School in Oak Forest, troupe director Ray Moffitt said. The event is part of a violence-prevention initiative by the MWAH! (Messages Which Are Hopeful!) Performing Arts Troupe. Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and her husband, Nathaniel, will take part in the 90-minute presentation in the gym of the school, 17303 Central Ave. Afterward, they will meet with MWAH! troupe artists and a select group of Arbor Park students in a discussion session in the school … ]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:14:06 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25381613-521/mwah-troupe-to-perform-for-students-in-oak-forest.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/25381613-521/mwah-troupe-to-perform-for-students-in-oak-forest.html