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[ Lockport honors teacher with ‘contagious spirit’ ]]> Lead story image

Evon Schlotter, a physical education teacher and girls cross country and track coach at Lockport Township High School, was chosen as the 2014 William and Mildred Jackson Teacher Award honoree, according to a press release from the school. Schlotter was to be honored Thursday night at Lockport Township High School District 205’s annual awards night at the East campus auditorium. She was chosen by a committee of administrators, teachers and students after nominations were submitted and ranked. “Evon has a contagious spirit and approaches all of life’s setbacks with a positive attitude, searching for the lesson life is trying to … ]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:54:26 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27317034-521/lockport-honors-teacher-with-contagious-spirit.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27317034-521/lockport-honors-teacher-with-contagious-spirit.html <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN VEHICLE BURGLARIES: A rental car was stolen from a driveway and returned July 15 in the 13000 block of Farm View. The victim told police that he apparently dropped his keys outside his home and awoke the next morning unable to find his keys and saw that the car was not in the same spot as he had left it. A gym bag with various items was stolen from the car. A neighbor across the street reported that their vehicle had been broken into the same night. THEFT: A copper ground bar and about 60 feet of copper … ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:58:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28986464-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28986464-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN SUSPENDED LICENSE: Kiel Horst, 25, 139 Maple Lane, New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and possession of drug equipment after a stop July 8 at 159th Street and Cedar Road, police said. HOME BURGLARY: A laptop computer, camera and about $100 cash were stolen July 9 during a burglary of a residence in the 16000 block of Maramel Drive. VEHICLE BURGLARY: Five pairs of designer sunglasses and two headphones were stolen July 11 from a vehicle in the 14000 block of Carlton Lane. Another vehicle was keyed the same day on that … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:52:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28936487-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28936487-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ They’re cruising in Lockport ]]>

Look out Fonzie, when it comes to classic car action, Lockport is the place to be. Every Monday, the city hosts a show that’s more than just a cruise down memory lane. There are numerous free activities, even for young who have never seen a ’57 Chevy. The Cruisin’ Lockport Classic Car Show is in it’s eleventh year, said city spokeswoman Jodi Herman. It’s hosted at the west lot of city hall at 9th and Hamilton Streets. The show runs through Aug. 25. Here is the schedule of bands and car types: July 28 is Tropixplosion with Lincoln/Mercury; Aug. 4 … ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:10:09 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28830083-521/theyre-cruising-in-lockport.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28830083-521/theyre-cruising-in-lockport.html <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN SUSPENDED LICENSE: Ladonna Lopez, 26, 333 Cameron, Lockport, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after a stop June 25 at Bell Road and Oak Valley Trail, police said. LICENSE SUSPENDED: Peter Muhammad, 52, 6418 Maryland Ave., Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license and improper lane use after a June 26 stop at 167th Street and Bell road, police said. BURGLARIES: Two backpack leaf blowers, two trimmers, an edger and three hedge trimmers were stolen June 27 from a locked trailer at Aspen Valley Landscaping, 13148 W. 159th St. The same day, … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:04:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28804939-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28804939-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Hinderman: Fellowship and learning about other faiths ]]> Lead story image

I previously have written about the Southwest Interfaith Team (SWIFT), which holds gatherings at different houses of worship, and explores specific topics, with speakers presenting the Christian, Jewish and Muslim perspectives. Because I have written about it, SWIFT board member Khalid Mozaffar recently invited me to the Orland Park Prayer Center for its Community Appreciation Iftar. “Iftar” means “break the fast.” During Ramadan, for 30 days, Muslims ascribe to this strict fasting ritual, from the break of dawn until sundown, which on that day was from 3:53 a.m. to 8:27 p.m. Those who follow this practice do not consume any … ]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:19:54 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28697952-521/hinderman-fellowship-and-learning-about-other-faiths.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28697952-521/hinderman-fellowship-and-learning-about-other-faiths.html <![CDATA[ Students in Orland pull their weight ]]> Lead story image

Students at the Kruse Education Center in Orland Park recently took part in an end-of-the-year Sports Day. Lunch was provided through the Kruse PTA. … ]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:47:08 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27983140-521/students-in-orland-pull-their-weight.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27983140-521/students-in-orland-pull-their-weight.html <![CDATA[ Orland’s young professionals get cooking ]]> Lead story image

The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals committee recently enjoyed an old-fashioned barbecue hosted by American Family Insurance agent Andy Varga, according to a press release from the chamber. Varga, the committee co-chair, invited committee members to his office at 10600 W. 143rd St., Suite 4, for the group’s June meeting. The committee meets monthly and caters to members of the chamber between the ages of 21 and 40 who are looking to develop relationships with other chamber members and become involved in the community, according to the release. Staff report … ]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:23:44 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28553720-521/orlands-young-professionals-get-cooking.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28553720-521/orlands-young-professionals-get-cooking.html <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN DUI ARREST: Kelly Sylves, 35, 14537 W. Edison Drive, New Lenox, was charged with drunken driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance after an accident June 17 in the 14000 block of Heatherwood Court, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Juan Bautista-Angeles, 51, 106 Market, Lockport, was charged with driving on a revoked license after a June 18 stop at 151st Street and Cedar Road, police said. VEHICLE BURGLARY: A debit card, driver’s license and car charger were stolen June 22 from a vehicle in the 13000 block of Onondaga Trail. ORLAND PARK DRUG ARREST: … ]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:48:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28487013-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28487013-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Hinderman: Life moves fast, but summer moves faster ]]> Lead story image

With the calendar moving swiftly through the summer, and July already here, let’s make the most of it! Orland Park has plenty to do, but if you’ve taken part in many of the village’s summer festivities and children’s programs, consider expanding your choices to the city of Chicago. You can make it a day trip or a bigger “staycation” by staying a night or two so you have more time to explore the beaches, various music and community festivals, Navy Pier, State Street, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park or any of the several world-class museums along the lakefront. You can plan … ]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 02:18:14 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28398662-521/hinderman-life-moves-fast-but-summer-moves-faster.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28398662-521/hinderman-life-moves-fast-but-summer-moves-faster.html <![CDATA[ Orland Park police blotter ]]>

ORLAND PARK RETAIL THEFT: Heidi Cartalino, 33, 955 Harmon Lane, New Lenox, was charged with retail theft after stealing $200 worth of cosmetics from Sephora May 24 at Orland Square Mall, police said. DUI ARREST: Joseph Hannan, 25, 13712 Lindsay Drive, Orland Park, was charged with drunken driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and making an improper turn after crashing into a light pole May 26 at 80th Avenue and 159th Street, police said. RETAIL THEFT: Edward Hanania, 19, 8841 Ryan Road, Hometown, was charged with retail theft after stealing $340 worth of goods May 27 from … ]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:34:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28310158-521/orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28310158-521/orland-park-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Hinderman: ]]> Lead story image

With summer officially having started on Saturday and the kids out of school for a couple of weeks (meaning they’re getting bored), it’s time to decide how to best use the 60 or so precious days until school resumes. Keeping the kids busy is a must for their activity levels and your sanity. Registration, planning and the ability to change plans with the weather (it is Chicago-area weather, after all) will provide a fun summer filled with memorable events. Some local events, meant for family fun, have been planned for Orland Parkers. From 5 to 7 p.m. June 29, pack … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:12:44 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28117869-521/hinderman.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28117869-521/hinderman.html <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN BURGLARY: Office supplies, an electric meter and a duffel bag were stolen June 11 from the ComEd substation, 14501 Bell Road. The fence at the substation was damaged to gain access to the property. VEHICLE BURGLARY: Kevin Benak, 45, 3309 W. 108th St., Chicago, was charged with burglary to a motor vehicle, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after he broke into a vehicle June 11 in the 16000 block of 143rd Street, police said. VANDALISM: A Plymouth Neon was damaged June 13 at Parker Self Storage, 15915 Parker Road, where it was being stored. NO LICENSE: Martin Z. … ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:38:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28176727-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28176727-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN SUSPENDED LICENSE: Carlos Baeza-Solis, 21, of Joliet, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a May 22 stop at 159th Street and Bell Road, police said. NO LICENSE: Victor A. Gonzalez-Diaz, 25, 7230 W. 60th Place, Summit, was charged with driving without a valid license after a stop May 31 at 143rd Street and Bell Road, police said. VEHICLE BURGLARY: A driver’s license and loose change were stolen June 1 from an unlocked vehicle in the 14000 block of Anne K Drive. VANDALISM: The trunk of a vehicle was keyed June 3 in a driveway in … ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:28:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28127794-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/28127794-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Hinderman: A misplaced purse, and a caring employee ]]>

Regular readers of the SouthtownStar are likely familiar with the popular Speak Out section, where people call in with comments about the news of the day or to voice an opinion or any one of myriad topics. Often, Speak Out contains “thank you” notes for random acts of kindness, such as “thank you to the person who helped me change a tire” or “thank you to the person that found my wallet and turned it in.” I’m always glad to read such items and occasionally have been able to help someone. A found wallet brought back to its rightful owner … ]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:06:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27829970-521/hinderman-a-misplaced-purse-and-a-caring-employee.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27829970-521/hinderman-a-misplaced-purse-and-a-caring-employee.html <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN DRUG CHARGE: Derrick Schwartz, 47, 13961 Woodmill Court, Homer Glen, was charged with possession of a controlled substance after being arrested at his residence, police said. DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Robert T. Glynn, 20, 16501 Pear Ave., Orland Park, was charged with disorderly conduct and underage drinking after an incident May 15 at Davidson’s bar, 14136 Bell Road, police said. They said Katherine Baker, 22, of Homer Glen, was cited for illegal sale of alcohol to a minor. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Jacob Burrow, 20, of Romeoville, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and improper lighting after a … ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:21:48 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27878536-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/orlandpark/27878536-521/homer-glen-orland-park-police-blotter.html