In the Rear View: Math Pilot, Attendance Zones and Court Travails

We look back at a week of theft, fraud, homework, trial requests, trial delay, armed robbery, videos games for adults and spinning tea cups.


A Cook County judge found probable cause for the arrest of three women accused of stealing money from Carl Sandburg High School's cashier's office on Sept. 5.

First Look: Dave and Buster's Opens in Orland Park

The restaurant, sports bar and entertainment complex held its grand opening Saturday, with a portion of proceeds going to Do It Stevie's Way, in honor of a committed student and athlete from Mokena who died from heart complications at 17.

People took advantage of the sunny weather on Saturday for the Kids' Day at Saint Michael Church's Fall Fest. Add your own pictures from the event to our gallery.


Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking. This week we're wondering: When is enough enough when it comes to grade-school homework?


FBI: Couple Sentenced for Contract Fraud with Orland Park and O'Hare Projects

Aurora Venegas, 63, and Thomas Masen, 67, both of Naperville, were sentenced to time in federal prison Tuesday in connection with public contract fraud involving work at O'Hare International Airport and in Orland Park.

UPDATED: Parents to D135: Make Math Pilot an Opt-In Program

Orland School District 135’s board heard complaints Monday night about a computer-based math program pilot now being used. Dennis Soustek also gave an update on the superintendent search.


Ashford House Defendant Requests Jury Trial

The attorney for John Tucker, one of five Indiana men accused in a Tinley Park attack on a suspected white supremacist group, says the state has a 'political agenda' to delay his client's case.

Police: Masked Man Robs 7-Eleven at Gunpoint

Gunman takes off with about $50 in cash from the register Friday after telling the store manager, 'give me all the money.'


Hearing for Kustok Murder Case Delayed As Lawyer Deals With Emergency

The attorney for Allan Kustok, who has been charged with murder in the 2010 shooting death of his wife Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, was absent from court Friday, Sept. 28 due to a family emergency, prosecutors said.

A plan meant to balance out enrollment among District 230 high school has irked Community Consolidated School District 146 parents with students who in three years will only be able to attend Victor J. Andrew High School.


Court Watch: Sentencing Delayed for Painted Pastures Owner

Also, a Cook County prosecutor has been put on paid administrative leave and is facing misdemeanor charges after allegedly biting a man during a drunken brawl.

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