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Back home after Mideast mission; 245 soldiers get heartfelt welcome home - Desplaines Valley News
Emotions were running high Saturday as 245 members of the 108th Sustainment Brigade of the Illinois National Guard were welcomed home by family and friends at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. The brigade had been serving in Kuwait, based at Camp Arifjan, since ...
Bedford Park police file charges in 12-year-old murder - Desplaines Valley News
It took 12 years, but Bedford Park police last week charged a man with the 2002 murder of Jennifer Boyd at a storage facility in the village. Steven Podkulski, 40, was arrested at the gate as he was being released Oct. 22 from Stateville prison after ...
Justice mayor says tollway ready to build exit ramp - Desplaines Valley News
The Illinois State Tollway Authority is "ready to proceed" with building an exit ramp from the Tri-State toll road at 88th Avenue, Justice Mayor Kris Wasowicz announced at Monday night's village board meeting. Wasowicz said a letter from the tollway ...
Gang members sentenced for 2010 Summit murder - Desplaines Valley News
Two reputed gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms last week for the 2010 murder of a Summit man caught in a retaliatory shooting spree. Ricky Schoen, 31, of Bridgeview, was sentenced to 50 years in prison while Matthew Lamotte, 29, of Summit ...
For Argo's Innis, football was the family business - Desplaines Valley News
The son of a football coach, the nephew to four more — all of them, high school head coaches in the vast non-Chicago area known as “downstate” — Jim Innis came to Argo High School with a pedigree. “Because of my family, people kind of knew me ...