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[ Hillcrest wins SD 228 cupcake war ]]> Lead story image

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 and Oak Forest competing against each other. This year’s bake-off was April 30 at Tinley Park. Each school’s students picked the cupcake recipe of their choice, baked the cupcakes and then decorated them in preparation for the contest, the release said. Hillcrest’s cupcake was themed the “Hawks Nest” in honor of their mascot. The moist … ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:49:32 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/27301763-521/hillcrest-wins-sd-228-cupcake-war.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oakforest/27301763-521/hillcrest-wins-sd-228-cupcake-war.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 <![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