Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A request for a local pet-sitter turned into one of the most popular posts on the La Grange Patch and Western Springs Patch Facebook pages.
We at La Grange Patch and Western Springs Patch were rather taken by surprise when our Facebook call-out for at-home pet-sitters in the area got a bucketload of responses. All we were looking for was a sitter for Emily Logue, whose beagle really doesn't care for kennels, but we got so many responses that it made sense to compile them into an article! If you're heading out of town and need someone to look after your pooch, kitty or other furry/feathered/fishy/other friend, try any of the following: Did we miss yours, or your favorites? Tell us in the comments! Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
One hearing after his pro se motion was granted, John L. Wilson received 2,600 pages of discovery documents Wednesday. His request to have his hands freed from cuffs during future proceedings will be considered in March.
The man charged with the 2011 murder of 14-year-old Lyons Township student Kelli O’Laughlin was back in court Wednesday morning, and during the first hearing since a granted pro se motion allowed John L. Wilson to represent himself, signed for thousands of pages worth of documents a defendant's lawyer would typically hold. Wilson, dressed in a yellow and green jumpsuit and surrounded by several armed guards, signed with cuffed hands four receipts acknowledging the state's turnover of about 2,600 pages of discovery documents to the defendant. The pages will be transported by law enforcement officers to the Pontiac, IL, prison housing Wilson. Wilson asked presiding judge John Hynes if the documents could be mailed to him personally in the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See who's hiring in the La Grange / Western Springs area.
Need a job? La Grange Patch and Western Springs Patch are here to help. We’ve rounded up a sampling of local job ads (zip codes 60525, 60558 and 60525) to aid you in your search. If you’re the one doing the hiring, post an ad here, or write about the position in the comments below. Most job ads provided by Indeed. This is part of a series. Find all Job Central articles here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Lithuanian couple were married for 60 years; the man’s artwork is now preserved in a photo book published by a neighbor.
The myriad works of Zigmas Brazis, a sculptor who passed away in 2010, remain a daily reminder of him to his wife as they sit in his widow Valentia’s Indian Head Park backyard; though many are in decay, they will be preserved in a new photo book published by a neighbor, The Doings Western Springs reports. Neighbor Rebecca Minton, an art therapist at Glenoaks Therapeutic Day School, put together the book as “something [Valentia] can take with her” if she must ever leave the house and its sculptures, the paper said. The Bravis couple immigrated from Lithuania before World War II. Read the full story at the Doings Western Springs website.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
By nearly a 2-1 margin, voters chose to let their Villages negotiate for better electricity rates.
The Village of La Grange and the Village of Indian Head Park will now be able to bargain as collective units for better electricity rates (for residents who do not opt out) after a referendum on Tuesday's ballot passed by a margin of nearly 2-1. In La Grange, the referendum passed with 4,301 residents voting in favor (65.39 percent) and 34.61 percent voting against (34.61 percent). In Indian Head Park, the margin was slightly less: 1,227 residents voted in favor (63.87 percent) and 694 residents against (36.13 percent.) County-wide, 15 other towns passed electrical-aggregation measures (17 total), while such measures failed in four towns (Alsip, Blue Island, Elmwood Park and Lynwood).
Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Western Springs and Indian Head Park, Illinois.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in La Grange, Western Springs and La Grange Park, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election in the Lyons Township Area.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
John L. Wilson, Jr., is scheduled to appear in court again next month.
John L. Wilson, Jr., the man charged with the brutal murder of 14-year-old Lyons Township freshman Kelli O'Laughlin, is scheduled to appear in court next month for a status hearing. The case against the Chicago man, who had been out on parole at the time he burglarized the teen's Indian Head Park home, has progressed slowly. Wilson was taken into custody on November 2, 2011, six days after prosecutors say he stabbed the teen to death. He was charged with first-degree murder. READ: Suspect Charged With O'Laughlin Murder Has Long Criminal History Wilson was presented with a 31-count felony indictment that included charges of first-degree murder, residential burglary, armed robbery, aggravated unlawful restraint and home invasion on …
Monday, October 29, 2012
As we approach Halloween, if you didn't see this before, here's the residences of locals in the Lyons Township area convicted of sex crimes, plus the details of their offenses.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
On a Saturday night exactly one year after a girl’s murder stunned the Lyons Township community, residents gathered to remember dedicate a new memorial.
On October 27, 2011, the horrific murder of teenager Kelli O’Laughlin roiled the Lyons Township community, precipitating a yearlong outpouring that shows no sign of waning. On October 27, 2012, hundreds of community members flooded tiny Sacajawea Park in northwest Indian Head Park to dedicate a new memorial beside Kelli’s Playground, as the park’s structure has now been officially renamed. It was Kelli’s—and her family’s—name for the park, which is just about as old as Kelli would have been. The memorial consists of a plaque, a bench and an eastern redbud tree, which will flower in the bright purple that has become a symbol for Kelli’s memory. On the plaque are inscribed lyrics from Disney’s The Fox and the Hound: “Goodbye may seem forever…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Indian Head Park police and a Willowbrook canine unit responded to a noise disturbance on Tuesday morning and made multiple drug arrests.
An officer of the Indian Head Park Police Department responded to a noise complaint in a Village condominium parking lot at about 2:25 a.m. Monday morning and, after smelling an odor of marijuana from a car, ended up charging a Countryside 18-year-old man for possession of cocaine (and marijuana and drug paraphernalia) after help from a Willowbrook canine unit, The Doings Western Springs reports. An Oak Park 19-year-old man was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and a boy and a girl of unspecified towns were issued citations for violating curfew. Read the full story at The Doings Western Springs.