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PLUS: Teenager injured in dirt bike accident | Teacher escorted from school | Squatter must repay $20,000 | Popular teenager dies | World War II hero finally home

If you miss a day, you’ll miss a lot. Here are the most important news stories from Southland on Tuesday, June 11.


Family raises money to pay funeral costs for wrestler shot in court

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for well-known Chicago wrestler Tony Rubalcava (42), who was shot in the Palace of Justice while protecting his daughter.


49-year-old man dies in head-on collision near Will County Fairgrounds: Police

The accident occurred Saturday evening on Wilmington-Peotone Road, east of Division Street.

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Bullets fly over I-57, 2 charged with road rage: ISP

The men are accused of shooting a motorist after they struck his vehicle on I-57 near 111th Street and then fleeing to elude police.


Teenager injured when dirt bike crashes into car at corner of Nelson and Delaney: NLPD

The accident occurred on Sunday around 5.30 p.m.

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Police called to St. Dennis and Joseph in Lockport when teachers were asked to leave

Members of the community submitted a petition to the diocese demanding the dismissal of the school principal.


Judge: Tinley Park squatter must serve 30 days in jail and pay back $20,000

Michele Parker was sentenced to prison and probation and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.


“I don’t want to believe it”: Family mourns beloved 13-year-old boy from New Lenox

Dante Julian Garza-Prieto died on Tuesday, June 4, from complications of an asthma attack, his mother told Patch.


Missing WWII pilot brought home after 80 years: PHOTOS

2nd Lt. Robert LE Porter is at home in Illinois after being killed in World War II in February 1944.


Steve McMichael will not travel to the Hall of Fame for induction

Planning for McMichael’s inauguration is taking place at his home in Homer Glen.


Cartridge casings found after two riots in the same block

Oak Lawn police arrested and released several adults and juveniles for a dispute with a homeowner, and later returned for reports of firearms being used.


27-year-old Oak Forest man killed after falling from scaffolding at University of Chicago

According to reports, 27-year-old David O’Donnell fell from the scaffolding of the hospital’s cancer pavilion.


Marist Boys Volleyball wins fourth state title

The Marist RedHawks defeated York Community High School in the IHSA volleyball state finals to finish the season 39-2.


Shot through windshield during attempted car theft: Flossmoor police

The incident occurred on Sterling Avenue between 3 and 3:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, police said. The owner of the car was not injured.


Oak Forest man shot during chase with car burglary suspect: PD

The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. on Friday, police said.


Cars broken into in Mokena Park, police seek information

Mokena police are looking for witnesses or information after two cars were broken into in Main Park on Monday.


What you need to know: SummerFest in Orlando takes place from June 14 to 16 and promises a fun weekend

The Orland Park Chamber of Commerce’s hit event is back for the second time and runs Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16.


$19.48 Campaign: FVM celebrates Women Veterans Recognition Day

Flossmoor Veterans’ Memorial is collecting 100 donations totaling $19.48 for Women Veterans Recognition Day on June 12.


5-year-old boy who loves insects finds two rare blue-eyed cicadas in Palos Heights

Lucky Jason Prange waited all year for the historic double appearance and had a blast with all the cicadas, says his father.


Frankfort’s Prairie Park gets a new playground

The current playground equipment has been removed and new play structures will be installed this summer, the village said.


The Oak Lawn Library’s “Local Authors Showcase” exhibition presents 32 authors

Local authors from a variety of genres will take over the Oak Lawn Public Library on Wednesday, June 12.


Homewood to host Rock The Block parties downtown for the first time in summer 2024

This summer the street festivals take place on the last Wednesday of the month in Martin Square.


Obituaries from the southern suburbs, week of June 10

Obituaries and available visitation information from the south suburbs.


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