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Orland Park — DUI charge dropped against retired priest accused of fatal hit-and-run

by Bill Jones, Managing Editor Regional

The aggravated DUI charge has been dropped in a case against a retired St. Michael priest allegedly responsible for a hit-and-run that killed one of the parish’s teachers and injured another.

Paul Burak, 73, of 82...

Homer Glen — Woman charged with hate crime for attack, shouting racial slurs at DiNolfo’s

by Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Regional

A local woman was charged with a hate crime and more after she allegedly attacked and shouted racial slurs at a woman the evening of Jan. 4 outside a banquet hall in Homer Glen.

Sarah Benain, 25, of the 13200 block of...

Tinley Park — Tinley’s EEC president calls for hope, support following son’s diagnoses

by Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Regional

Noah Halek is a normal 7-year-old boy. He likes Star Wars, his friends and just being a child. 

But on Nov. 26, Noah’s life changed.

In the weeks prior, the Halek family had fallen ill, said Antonio...