Week in Review: Ghost Rider Trial Delayed and Carjacker Takes Plea
In the past week, you may have missed stories about a new furniture store, teens surpassing a fundraising challenge, a judge found not guilty by insanity, texting and driving, physical fitness and using a Merry Go Round in Orland Park and nearby.
Orland Park trustees voted Monday night on a slew of items that have passed committee. Finance, technology and parks and recreation committees also met. Read our live blog transcript for a full recap of the meeting.
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Orland Park police reports, Jan. 11-15
Judge Cynthia Brim, who has a long history of mental illness, was found not guilty at her Monday misdemeanor battery trial, according to a Sun-Times Media report.
The trial of an Orland man accused of videotaping himself fleeing and eluding police on a motorcycle in clips that later ended up on Youtube was set to begin Wednesday, but his lawyer was dismissed because of a conflict regarding a witness.
A Cook County sheriff’s deputy put a call out for people to raise $250 and he’d match $500 for a donation to the local food pantry. A handful of Orland Township teens raised double the money requested.
Legislators in support of same-sex marriage have a long way to go, but the ball is rolling.
The man who wore a wire and allegedly recorded a jailed Frankfort lawyer trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife was arrested in Crest Hill.
Jonathan Sarolas pleaded guilty to felony carjacking Thursday and was sentenced to 12 years in state prison, while the woman he said was his accomplice has asked for a bench trial.
A Glenwood man was asked repeatedly to leave Orland Square Mall after grabbing a security guard’s Segway, but stopped for a few spins around the children’s ride before leaving.
Watch: Kenneth "True" Howard, owner of the new Anytime Fitness in Orland Park, as he recounts his P90X experience in a YouTube video.
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