In the Rear View: School Theft and Presidential Views

We look back at a week of peanut butter recall, animals removed, walking to school, property tax rebates, two phone requests and the return of Kris Kringle Haus.


Man asked to use business's cordless phone, than smashed it. He also admitted to being drunk and high on synthetic pot, police said.

Business Comings & Goings: Kris Kringle Haus Opens in Orland Park

Plus: Tinley's Tribes Alehouse officially opens Oct. 8 • Orland's It's Greek to Me closes • Jet's Pizza coming to Tinley • South Suburban PADS opens first permanent homeless shelter in the Southland.


Property Tax Rebate Applications Start Oct. 29

Orland Park property owners will have until Dec. 14 to submit the applications, which can be sent in online, through mail or in person at the village hall.

A Cook County judge also sentenced Dawn Hamill, owner of Dazzle's Painted Pastures Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, to one year of probation and 30 days in a community service program for her conviction on eight misdemeanors.


Agency Removes Animals From Painted Pastures

Workers from the Animal Welfare League picked up animals from Dazzle's Painted Pastures Animal Rescue and Sanctuary on Wednesday, the same day an impromptu hearing clarified a judge's sentencing orders.

The voluntary recall of salmonella-contaminated peanut and almond butter now includes more than 70 products from Sunland Inc.


Who Won the Presidential Debate? Patch Survey Takers Say Romney

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.

D146 Staffers Pound the Pavement for Walk to School Day (Photos)

District 146 faculty and administrators, including Supt. Jeff Stawick, took the scenic route to work, hoofing it to schools as part of this international event. Check out Patch's photos from the day.


The same cashier alerted police to a theft of about $10,000 about a month ago, and is now charged with two felonies in connection to this separate incident.

Neighbors Alert Family to House Fire

An ignited gas line damaged a house in Orland Park Wednesday morning, but a heads-up from the neighbors spared the family members from injury.


The Eagles score a late touchdown in regulation and then use a quick strike in overtime to take out the Aaron Bailey-less Raiders in Bolingbrook.

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