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The confirmation class from St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Midlothian recently took part in a cleanup effort of nearby Bachelors Grove Cemetery, according to a release from the church. The class was out to do its part “to help keep the cemetery clean and give it the respect it deserves,” the release said. Those attending the cleanup were Ethan Baliano, Timothy Forrest, Allison Ramsey, Will Ramsey, Megana Ramsey, Nick Adkins, Dana Miller, Sam Bravo, Jan Bravo, Cindy Williams, Joel Wick, Lauren Jeritski and Pastor Paul Ninnemann. The confirmation class meets every Sunday. Staff report … ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:24:32 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/30188862-521/st-stephen-youth-clean-up-bachelors-grove.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/30188862-521/st-stephen-youth-clean-up-bachelors-grove.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN VANDALISM: Someone exploded a firecracker inside a mailbox Oct. 4 in the 14800 block of Kenton Avenue. DUI ARREST: Sheray McAdams, 24, 14635 Lamon Ave., 300N, Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving after an Oct. 6 stop in the 100 block of Pulaski Road, police said. THEFT: A cellphone and wallet were stolen Oct. 8 from the owner of Kimberly K Hair Salon at the salon, 14401 Cicero Ave. ASSAULT: Nicholas Parnell, 32, 14549 Tripp Ave., Midlothian, was charged with theft and assault after stealing a ladder Oct. 9, stranding two employees of Community Foods on the roof of … ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:38:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/30487820-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/30487820-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN HOME BURGLARY: Various electronics were stolen Sept. 15 from an apartment in the 14700 block of Homan Avenue. THEFTS: Several catalytic converters were stolen Sept. 16 and 17 from vehicles in the 14400 block of Karlov Avenue, the 14800 block of Kenneth Avenue and the 14700 bock of Kenton Avenue. One resident told police he was getting ready for work about 4 a.m. on Sept. 17 when he heard a loud noise outside his apartment and saw a man sitting in his car and another man underneath the car. They fled when the victim yelled, and he found his … ]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:08:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/30259664-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/30259664-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN DUI ARREST: Fernando Ortiz, 43, 14830 Ketelaar Ave., 5E, Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving and speeding after he was stopped Aug. 28 on 147th Street near Karlov Avenue, police said. HOME BURGLARY: A television, three guitars and an amplifier were stolen Aug. 28 from a home in the 4800 block of 144th Court. VAN THEFT: A 2008 Chevrolet Express utility van was stolen Aug. 28 in the 14900 block of Kilpatrick Avenue. CAR BURGLARY: A kicker box and a subwoofer were stolen Sept. 3 from a car in the 15000 block of Avers Avenue. THEFT: A cellphone was … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:08:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29931598-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29931598-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Outlook is Grimm for Oak Forest Senior Commission event ]]>

The Oak Forest Senior Commission will host members of the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau at its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. Sept. 25, according to a press release from the city. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the event at the Community Center, 15500 S. Kilpatrick Ave. Speakers Bureau members Judith Heineman and Daniel Marcotte will present “Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales,” the release said. “We are thrilled to have such a dynamic duo at our event,” senior commission events coordinator Gene Korzenko said in the release. “The contagious passion these speakers have for … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:12:53 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29807024-521/outlook-is-grimm-for-oak-forest-senior-commission-event.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29807024-521/outlook-is-grimm-for-oak-forest-senior-commission-event.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN BURGLARY: Someone stole a $300 saw after prying open a service garage July 31 in the 14500 block of Kilpatrick Avenue . DUI ARREST: Walter Popovich, 55, of Bourbonnais, was charged with drunken driving, illegal transportation of alcohol, having expired registration, no insurance and improper lane use after crashing Aug. 1 into landscaping in front of a house in the 4200 block of 147th Street, police said. THEFT: A catalytic converter was removed from a car Aug. 6 in the parking lot of Wendy’s, 14801 Pulaski Road. VAN THEFT: A 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was stolen Aug. 8 from the … ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:48:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29545037-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29545037-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN HIT AND RUN: Jamison Raftery, 40, 9002 Pebble Beach Lane, Orland Park, was charged with hit and run after crashing July 26 into a car in the 4700 block of 147th Street and fleeing the scene, police said. They said witnesses supplied police with the car’s license plate, and Orland Park police later arrested Raftery at his home. VANDALISM: Two gallons of white paint were dumped on a car July 27 or 28 in the 14400 block of Trumbull Avenue. OAK FOREST GUN THEFT: A 9mm Beretta handgun was stolen between June 27 and Aug. 1 from a bedroom … ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:48:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29267565-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/29267565-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN HOME BURGLARY: Jewelry was stolen between July 21 and 23 during a burglary at a home in the 3300 block of 147th Place. CAR BURGLARY: A stereo was stolen July 24 from a car in the 14500 block of Pulaski Road. DOMESTIC BATTERY: Virgil Hawkins, 30, 14550 Kedzie Ave., Midlothian, was charged with domestic battery after a July 25 incident at his home, police said. THEFT: A woman’s cellphone was stolen July 27 while she was attending a party in the 14700 block of Keeler Avenue. VANDALISM: A 73-year-old resident told police that someone cut down his cherry tree … ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:00:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28986488-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28986488-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN CAR BURGLARIES: Three car burglaries were reported — one on June 27 in the 3800 block of 153rd Street and two overnight on June 26 or 27 in the 15200 block of Lawndale Avenue. A GPS system was stolen in the 153rd Street break-in, while a GPS system and loose change were taken in the other burglaries. DUI ARREST: Daniel Dace, 57, 14916 Kenton Ave., Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving, driving without a valid license, no insurance and improper lane use after a June 28 stop in the 14700 block of Pulaski Road, police said. DOMESTIC BATTERY: Richard … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:52:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28936659-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28936659-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN CAR BURGLARIES: Three car burglaries were reported — one on June 27 in the 3800 block of 153rd Street and two overnight on June 26 or 27 in the 15200 block of Lawndale Avenue. A GPS system was stolen in the 153rd Street break-in, while a GPS system and loose change were taken in the other burglaries. DUI ARREST: Daniel Dace, 57, 14916 Kenton Ave., Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving, driving without a valid license, no insurance and improper lane use after a June 28 stop in the 14700 block of Pulaski Road, police said. DOMESTIC BATTERY: Richard … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:26:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28835270-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28835270-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN 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 from a car in the 3900 block of 147th Place. CAR THEFT: A 2003 Saturn was stolen June 16 or 17 from outside an apartment in the 14600 block of Keystone Avenue. BIKE THEFTS: A man’s bicycle and a girl’s bike were stolen June 18 from the front porch of a house in the 14600 … ]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:48:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28487016-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28487016-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN 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 block of Kolin Avenue. CAR BURGLARY: A cellphone was stolen May 27 from a car in the 14600 block of Harding Avenue. DUI CHARGE: Carrie Leib, 50, 14512 Kilbourn Ave., Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving, speeding and no insurance after a stop June 5 in the 14700 block of Cicero Avenue, police said. DUI … ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:38:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28176711-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/28176711-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN 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 W. 144th St., Midlothian, was charged with domestic battery after a May 13 dispute at his home, police said. GARAGE BREAK-IN: Someone broke into a home’s garage in the 14300 block of Long Avenue on May 15 and ransacked three cars but did not steal anything. DUI ARREST: Andrzej Kukuc, 48, 10154 S. 86th Court, … ]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:36:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/27758630-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/27758630-521/midlothian-oak-forest-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 and the Oak Forest Center. SSC is offering a 50 percent discount for summer classes at the Oak Forest Center only, in order to promote expanded offerings at the location, the release said. The discount is good for all credit classes on a first-come, first-served basis. Current and prospective students are encouraged to complete their … ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:15:51 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/27447321-521/ssc-offers-discount-on-summer-classes-in-oak-forest.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/27447321-521/ssc-offers-discount-on-summer-classes-in-oak-forest.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