Sunday, April 28, 2013
The top two headlines in New Lenox Patch this week put a spotlight on a house fire and featured action taken at the New Lenox School Dist. 122 Board of Education.
The top stories featured a fire and school board matters. New Lenox Firefighters Douse a Blaze in a One-Story Home—$100,000 Damage A New Lenox family was forced out of their home when fire broke out about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday on Reagan Road. Member Debbie Kedzior gets hot over "No" votes by Members Broderick and Smith when it comes to paying legal obligations associated with January's challenge to re-elected Member Kathy Miller. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A New Lenox family was forced out of their home when fire broke out about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday on Reagan Road.
New Lenox Fire Protection District and seven other assisting fire departments worked for about 40 minutes to douse the flames in a one-story home with a loft. The fire started about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at 13133 Reagan Road in unincorporated New Lenox. No one was injured in the blaze, said New Lenox Fire Protection Chief Jon Mead. Firefighters struggled to with the loft area, where smoke was continuing to billow more than 90-minutes later. The owners, Dan and Janet Remes and their two children, 21-year-old Ashley and 17-year-old Cody escaped injury. The family has not been able to find their dog, a jack russel. Mead said the cause of the fire is yet undetermined. However, he estimates damage at around $100,000. The biggest problem …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Homes and cars around Schoolgate and Cooper Roads as well as Illinois Highway were the target of a rash of vandalism.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
The deck on a house and the inside of a car was set on fire.
While Schoolgate Road homeowners spent Saturday repainting garage doors, scraping vulgarity off windows and chatting about the March 15 rash of neighborhood vandalism and arson, New Lenox police had already arrested a 17-year, gang-affiliated man who will be charged as an adult for his involvement. Christian Velazquez, 17, of the 700 block of Lake Road, was booked into Will County Jail about 1 p.m. Saturday and charged with two counts of arson, residential burglary and criminal damage to property—all felonies, according to New Lenox Deputy Police Chief Robert Pawlicz. No bond information was available. All total 11 complaints were filed in connection with a string of property damage complaints that ranged from setting a deck on fire, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Schoolgate Road residents are grappling with a graffiti mess and more.
Residents of the 700 block of Schoolgate Road and the immediate vicinity are up in arms tonight about a rash of vandalism that marked their cars and garages with spray-painted graffiti. One family is dealing with more—the deck to their house was set on fire. New Lenox Fire Protection District said the call came in about 6:09 a.m. Friday and was doused in about 15 minutes. The cause of the blaze is being investigated; neighbors say it was arson. New Lenox police have not yet released information concerning the event that involved multiple homes and car owners. One resident told Patch anonymously that he woke up Friday to find the back of his van had been spray painted with gray paint and the window on his wife's car was sprayed too. "It …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This week's top headline in New Lenox Patch revealed that LA Café, which burned down in January 2012, will not be reopening.
News that the popular Mexican restaurant, LA Café, would not be reopening was tough to swallow for a lot of readers. The restaurant burned down in January 2012, and even up till three months ago, restaurant owner Marc Angel was looking forward to reopening the spot. What will open in the same location is Mattina Café, currently located at 426 E. Lincoln Highway. The second top story in New Lenox Patch this week shared the gruesome details of a police investigation into the Jan. 10 double murder on Hickory Street in Joliet. Readers might also like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Friday, November 2, 2012
Will County Sheriff's Office reports, Oct. 25-29 • Fire in Woodlawn Park • Vehicle Keyed in Frankfort • Thieves Enter House, Steal Pipe and Water Meter.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25 Deputies were called to assist the Frankfort Fire Protection District regarding a fire in Woodlawn Park in Frankfort. When the officers arrived, the fire had been extinguished. The deputies saw that two pier posts had been on fire. A garbage can and two picnic tables were floating in the water. Officers believe a spray can of Heet found near the piers was the propellant used to start the fire. Kyle J. Kodatt, 27, of the 800 block of Praire Road in New Lenox, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug equipment, violating a protection order, driving without insurance and disobeying a stop sign. Police stopped Kodatt at Elgin and Harwood in Joliet. SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Unknown persons keyed a …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Lots of fire trucks and apparatus captured people's attention, but the fire at Riverton Cabinet Co. was fortunately minor.
The New Lenox Fire Protection District was called about 1:45 p.m. Thursday to Riverton Custom Cabinets, 22000 Schoolhouse Road. There was small fire in the duct work. According to the report, the building had already been evacuated and the fire contained to a small area. Firefighters remained on the scene for about two hours. It's protocol, said Erika Leader, public education coordinator, to send a significant amount of fire trucks and apparatus to the scene of what is referred to as a "target area." Due to the industrial equipment and materials, especially sawdust, the New Lenox Fire Protection District responds with plenty of equipment. The material at that site "is very combustible." The response is to ensure safety and control of the …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
A group of Lincoln-Way East High School friends helped a Frankfort family Friday, alerting them their house was on fire and trying to put out the flames. But they say their actions weren't anything special, just what neighbors do.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The boys in this story have been recognized as part of the Greatest Person of the Day feature on Huffington Post, a feature that spotlights ordinary and extraordinary people in Patch communities whose acts of courage, determination, volunteerism and compassion have made a difference in their towns. These are people who inspire and energize others to strengthen their communities and improve lives. It was fairly typical for an after-school Friday at the Dawson house. Typical meaning the house on Mulberry Court was packed with teenagers, friends of the Dawson boys--Todd, 18; Dustin, 17; and Mike, 15, all Lincoln-Way East High School students. "They hang here," said Julie Dawson, mother of eight. "I let them come to my house because I know …
Friday, January 13, 2012
When they saw smoke and flames coming from a house across the street, a group of Frankfort kids jumped to action, called 911 and got the family out of their home safely.
A group of Frankfort and Mokena children saved the day when they saw flames coming from a home across the street and jumped into action. On Friday, a spark set fire to a home in the 200 block of Mulberry Court in Frankfort. The group of kids, aged 12 to 17, were hanging out across the street and saw smoke and flames coming out of the chimney. Dustin Dawson, 17, who lives across the street, spotted the flames and got help from his friends to call 911 and start throwing snow up toward the fire along with Mark Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, Dawson's 12-year-old brother Nick, a member of Boy Scouts Troop 49 in New Lenox, ran into the home to notify the family. Randy LeGrand, his wife and their pet dog made it out safely and unharmed. LeGrand said that…