Saturday, May 18, 2013
Two people were taken to Silver Cross Hospital after a crash west of South La Grange Road in Mokena at about 12:25 p.m. State police say the car was stolen from Joliet.
Police are investigating a crash involving a car stolen from Joliet and a semi-truck on Interstate 80 Saturday afternoon. Two people from the car were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, according to Illinois State Police. At least one person in the car was male. Police did not have details about the identity of either person early Saturday afternoon. For an unknown reason, the stolen car crashed into the back of the semi at about 12:25 p.m., about one-half mile west of South La Grange Road on I-80, police said. The driver of the semi was not hurt. Check back with Patch as more details become available.
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Pot possession charge for Chicago man at White Castle • Thief finds illegal way to plan a wedding • Harvey man accused of smelly crime • Man looking for a boost steals supplements ... This week's roundup of weird crime news in the Southland.
May 8: Harold and Kumar would be proud of this trip to White Castle. Joseph Bermejo, 27, of the 9200 block of Brandon Avenue, Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana, according to an Evergreen Park report. Police saw a car in the rear parking lot of White Castle, 2555 W. 95th St., and reported smelling an odor of marijuana coming from it. When the car tried to leave, a cigar was tossed out of the window. About 0.7 gram of a substance that tested positive for marijuana was found. Read more on Evergreen Park Patch May 12: A fight broke out between two workers at Burger King over the rude way one employee asked the other to make a burger. Police were called at about 1:24 p.m. to the fast food restaurant, 18301 S. Harlem Ave., …
A lawsuit against an imprisoned preacher from Crete and an Indiana megachurch topped the week's court news.
A former megachurch preacher sentenced to 12 years in federal prison in March for carrying on a sexual relationship with a teenage member of his congregation was sued in Will County court. In addition to preacher Jack Schaap, 55, of Crete, the First Baptist Church of Hammond was named as a defendant in the lawsuit. The parents of a teenage girl Schaap had sex with while he was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond filed the lawsuit. The suit identifies the parents as "John Doe and Mary Doe," and the teen as "Jane Doe." The suit gives Jane Doe's date of birth as June 27, 1995. Here's what else was going on at the area's courthouses: Check out all these stories and more on our Facebook page.
Friday, May 17, 2013
An ex-Orland Hills cop pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI in connection with a 2010 crash on Interstate 80 near New Lenox, Sun-Times Media reports.
An ex-Orland Hills cop pleaded guilty Friday to felony charges for aggravated DUI in connection with a 2010 crash on Interstate 80 near New Lenox. Robert C. Caputo, 62, faces 15 years in prison for the death of a 20-year-old DaVon Pitts, of Homewood, the Sun-Times Media reports. Will County Judge Edward Bumila set the sentencing hearing for June 25. On Sept. 12, 2010, Pitts was fixing a flat tire while parked on the left shoulder of eastbound Interstate-80. Caputo, who was driving a pick-up truck, struck the vehicle. Pitt's car was forced into a ditch, where it burst into flames. Caputo's truck went over a median and caused a second accident. Pitt was later identified by his dental records. Read the full story in the Sun-Times Media…
The Speedway on Route 30 just west of Cedar Road raised the price per gallon of regular to $4.25 today.
Despite a call from Mayor Tim Baldermann to boycott the eight gas stations in New Lenox because they're price "gouging," the Speedway on Route 30 just west of Cedar Road boosted its price to $4.25 per gallon of regular. According to Gas Buddy, prices at service stations in Mokena hover around $4.09 per gallon. In this video, one customer shared her thoughts, while gasing up the car. Earlier this week, Mayor Tim Baldermann called for a total boycott of the eight gas stations in New Lenox because they're price "gouging." Readers might like: Mayor Says 'Boycott' Gas Stations in Town, Researches Other Actions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites: …
Passed by a 35-21 vote, the bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has not yet said whether he intends to sign it.
By a vote of 35-21, the Illinois Senate approved legislation on Friday that would allow doctors in the state to prescribe marijuana as pain relief for severe medical conditions. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature. According to the Chicago Tribune, the bill covers 33 specific conditions—including multiple sclerosis, cancer and HIV infection—and includes several controls, with a four-year trial program, dosage limits, fingerprinting, background checks and licensed dispensing centers. “This bill is filled with walls to keep this limited,” the paper quoted sponsoring Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton), who urged lawmakers to pass the legislation as a compassionate measure for those suffering with extreme pain. In opposition, Sen. …