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Recent articles by Mike:

Merrionette Park looking at options for police staffing via two advisory referendums on April 4 ballot

Merrionette Park, population 2,000, will ask voters in April whether to move to hire full-time police or contract with the Cook County sheriff's office for increased patrols. → Read More

South Holland business owner used pandemic relief money to buy a boat, designer handbags, indictment alleges

A South Holland business owner bought boats, designer bags with more than $440,000 in COVID-19 relief funds, a federal indictment alleges → Read More

Orland Park to ask voters whether village should abandon long-standing form of municipal government

Orland Park's elected officials say they should have greater responsibility in day-to-day management of village functions, and will ask voters in April to do away with the village's managerial form of government. → Read More

Shots fired outside Chicago Ridge Mall

Chicago Ridge police say that several shots were fired Thursday night outside of Chicago Ridge Mall and that investigators are interviewing several people. → Read More

Faculty, staff at Governors State University ask for mediator after six months of contract talks

Chris Tweddle, an associate professor of mathematics at Governors State University, said issues such as salaries and caseloads for faculty advising students are major sticking points in contract talks. → Read More

2 people dead following crash Sunday on La Grange Road near Palos Park

2 people were killed and four taken to hospitals Sunday following an accident on La Grange Road near Palos Park. → Read More

Homewood brewpub ‘a work of love,’ mother of late rapper Juice Wrld says at groundbreaking

Carmela Wallace, mother of the late Jarad Higgins, known as Juice Wrld, envisions her Homewood brewpub featuring art work and musical performances. → Read More

Matteson man who allegedly used social media to groom teen girls in Chicago area and Texas charged

Brendon Brown, 27, of Matteson, is alleged to have used social media to “groom” two teen girls, one in the Chicago area and one in Texas, over a span of multiple years. → Read More

A Matteson Dollar Tree faces a federal fine for allegedly endangering workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposes a fine of more than $364,000 against a Matteson Dollar Tree store. → Read More

Harvey primary election to see 3 candidates for mayor, several facing off in some aldermanic contests

Former Harvey Park Board President Anthony McCaskill and 2nd Ward Ald. Marshun Tolbert will challenge incumbent Christopher Clark for Harvey mayor. → Read More

Hazel Crest donates ambulance to city in Ecuador, part of Chicago nonprofit effort to aid overseas fire departments

Hazel Crest's donation of an ambulance to Naranjito, Ecuador is the first south suburban contribution arranged by Chicago firefighter Patrick McDermott. → Read More

Tinley Park’s park district shows interest in buying former mental health center, property long coveted by the village

A land grab pitting Tinley Park against the village's park district possible over the 280-acre former mental health center property. → Read More

Oak Lawn police seek delay of federal lawsuit by teen whose violent arrest sparked protests

Oak Lawn police officers Brandon Collins, Mark Hollingsworth and Patrick O’Donnell say they shouldn't be forced to testify in a civil lawsuit while their conduct remains under investigation. → Read More

Rep. Sean Casten declares victory against GOP challenger Keith Pekau as Democrats sweep Chicago congressional districts

Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten declared victory late Tuesday after fending off Republican challenger Keith Pekau to win a third term in a Chicago-area contest that drew high-profile national attention and money as it tightened up in recent weeks. → Read More

Homewood-Flossmoor High School, police investigate alleged sexual assault of student

Flossmoor police are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a student at Homewood-Flossmoor High School by another student in a theater room. → Read More

In campaign that has raised social issues, US Rep. Sean Casten looks to cement power against Keith Pekau

The suburban 6th District had a long history of GOP representation until Casten's victory against Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam in 2018. → Read More

House candidates in south, southwest suburbs differ on benefits, drawbacks of SAFE-T law

South and southwest suburban Illinois House candidates have mixed opinions on the SAFE-T Law, with nearly all saying it is likely to be a work in progress that could be amended. → Read More

Flossmoor forum in wake of police shooting that killed a 64-year-old woman focuses on improved training

One suggestion from a Flossmoor community forum stemmed from concerns of racial tension, and called for diversity, equity and inclusion training for all village employees. → Read More

Oak Forest man charged with arson after being arrested blocks from Wednesday fire, police say

An Oak Forest man is charged with aggravated arson after police say he set fire to a home in the block where he lived. → Read More

Homicides reported this past week in south suburbs including Alsip, Riverdale

Alsip police say that a man and woman were killed in an apparent murder-suicide this past week. → Read More