Friday, April 26, 2013
52-year-old Steven Lunn was pronounced dead at the scene after he crashed his semi into another parked on I-94.
Olympia Fields truck driver Steven Lunn was killed Thursday morning in an Indiana crash, reports the Sun-Times Media. The 52-year-old man was driving near the Indiana-Michigan state line on I-94 when his semi truck crashed into another semi stopped on the right lane of the highway. The driver of the other semi was assisting a drunk driver who stopped his car on the highway as well. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Lunn was pronounced dead on the scene. Get the rest of the story by the Sun-Times Media Get breaking news updates from Chicago Heights Patch
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Police were called at 11 a.m. Friday and remained in a standoff with the woman until 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
Olympia Fields police arrested a homeless woman after she was threatened a relative at gunpoint Friday, Sun-Times Media reports. The incident occurred in a home in the 3200 block of London Drive in Olympia Fields, police told reporter Casey Toner. A family member told police the 55-year-old woman was complaining about "excessive noise" as she brandished the gun, according to Cook County sheriff’s police spokesman Frank Bilecki. The same family member told police the woman had a history of "mental illness and violent behavior," Bilecki added. The Cook County Sheriff’s hostage, barricade and terrorist team, we're called to the scene as well, and negotiators spoke to the woman for more than 12 hours. Police finally used a robot to determine…
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Olympia Fields police reports, Aug. 11-14
SUNDAY, AUG. 14 Maurice Williams Jr., of Orland Park, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis after he was stopped for having an object hanging from his rear-view mirror and obstructing his view, police said. Police asked Williams about the smell of burnt marijuana coming from his vehicle, and he admitted to hiding a small bag of cannabis under the seat, according to the report. Police located 5.6 grams of cannabis in the vehicle and took Williams into custody. SATURDAY, AUG. 13 Robert A. Antonaglia, of Hammond, Ind., was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license in Illinois and a suspended license in Indiana after police stopped him for not having a registration plate light, according to the report. Antonaglia …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Olympia Fields police reports, July 30-Aug. 1
MONDAY, AUG. 1 Christopher L. Steele, 19, of Park Forest, was charged with retail theft after a security guard at Jewel-Osco, 2500 Lincoln Hwy., told police he saw Steele take a flower arrangement, two greeting cards and a Conair kit, before walking beyond the last point of purchase. SUNDAY, JULY 31 Quinton P. Aures, 20, of Lansing, was charged with domestic battery after a nurse at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields told police Aures was choking his girlfriend in a hospital room. The girlfriend told police she found out she was pregnant and got into an argument with Aures before he assaulted her. Upon being caught by the nurse, Aures left the hospital and ran west across Crawford Avenue before being apprehended, according to the report…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Cook County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in solving the crime.
A charity golf tournament in Olympia Fields ended on a sour note Monday after the guest of honor, Richard “Ricky” Barnes, had his golf bag, clubs and luxury watch stolen from his rental car, police said. Barnes, a guest of the Middle Market Open National Kidney Foundation golf tournament, left the items in the vehicle at Olympia Fields Country Club in the 2800 block of Country Club Drive around 4 p.m., according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office. When he returned about 25 minutes later, his wallet, golf bag, 14 clubs valued at $3,500, and a Chrome Breitling Bentley watch worth around $8,000 all were missing from the trunk where he'd left them, police said. Cook County Sheriff’s Office detectives canvassed the area and collected forensic …
Olympia Fields police reports, July 19-25
MONDAY, JULY 25 Robert E. Anderson, 34, of Richton Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped for speeding and swerving on Crawford Avenue, police said. Anderson told police he had just won a comedy contest and had been drinking there. After failing field sobriety tests, Anderson was taken into custody, police said. Anderson refused to take a breathalyzer test, stating he "knows the game" and that he wasn't going to blow, the report said. Milton Wilkins, 54, of Chicago Heights, was charged with speeding and driving while suspended. SATURDAY, JULY 23 Kellie Ramsey-Strong, 40, of Richton Park, was charged with driving while suspended. TUESDAY, JULY 19 LaRoyce M. McClellan, 22, of Park Forest, was …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The singer had been complaining of throat pain before being rushed into surgery.
Olympia Fields resident and entertainer R. Kelly is in the hospital after having emergency throat surgery. Doctor drained an abscess on one of the singer's tonsils Tuesday, according to his publicist Allan Mayer. Kelly will be "laid up indefinitely" at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Kelly was recently complaining of throat pain and was rushed to the hospital after an examination, according to Mayer. Kelly's emergency surgery came just over a week after news that the singer's Olympia Fields home was headed for foreclosure.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Olympia Fields police reports, June 6-10
SUNDAY, JULY 10 A 62-year-old Olympia Fields woman told police someone knocked over her mailbox sometime between 10 p.m. July 9 and 8 a.m. July 10. The woman said it may have been related to an altercation her son had with another man. Raul Garcia, 24, of Calumet City, was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license after police stopped him at Dunkin' Donuts on Lincoln Highway for not having a front license plate, according to the report. Police said Garcia also has an active DUI warrant out of DuPage County. SATURDAY, JULY 9 FRIDAY, JULY 8 Zachary Williams, 30, of Midlothian, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after police stopped him for speeding on Lincoln Highway, according to the report. …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
As Jewel-Osco announced that it was shuttering its Olympia Fields store, some shoppers say area discount chains are no substitute.
The Jewel-Osco chain's announcement Tuesday that it was closing its Olympia Fields store upset some loyal customers and employees, who questioned whether the retailer had exhausted all its options. One employee urged customers to call 1-800-JEWEL61, the company's customer hot-line, to protest the decision. "Call them, maybe they'll listen to you," said the employee, who declined to be identified. That employee speculated that high rents at the store's 2500 Lincoln Highway location had placed undue pressure on its bottom line. 85-year-old Patricia Stevenson was shocked by the news that the store would close its doors forever on Aug. 30. "Oh no, no," said Stevenson. "I've shopped here for 53 years. Jewel was at Park Forest before, then I …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Residents of the Traditions subdivision say a new grant will help their senior development recover from Hurricane Ike & developer woes.
Hurricane Ike made landfall in Galveston, Texas on September 13, 2008, about 1,000 miles from Olympia Fields, Illinois. But the storm's furious rains continued inland to Chicagoland, and its destructive potential remained evident where the ground had not been properly prepared, as in the case of the Traditions subdivision of Olympia Fields. Here, at this senior living development around the corner from St. James Hospital, the rains left standing water over four feet deep on Vollmer and Crawford roads even days after the flood, said Olympia Fields Village Administrator David Mekarski. Many considered the flooded streets an unfortunate legacy of Traditions developer George "Bud" Arquilla, who abandoned the development due to financial …