Was it love at first sight for Dana Osman and Jennifer Cleary? Might have been. But after the Sept. 11 attacks, Dana went to war with the Marines in Afghanistan and Jennifer moved on with her life. They never forgot each other, however, and recently Dana had the chance to pop the big question at Sip in Oak Lawn. Check out their big moment, caught on video, on Oak Lawn Patch.
And here's a review of other top stories of the week in the south suburban Patch network.
New Lenox — Mayor Tim Baldermann and New Lenox Village Hall play prominent roles in a hard rock video for the band Fight or Flight. Baldermann, invited to be in the video by Dan Donegan from the band Disturbed, plays a ruthless government leader conspiring to control the population. Baldermann fun fact: He played in a garage band in high school. On New Lenox Patch.
Frankfort — Landa Transport in Frankfort is a Super Scofflaw in the eyes of the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, which claims the company owes more than $200,000 in unpaid tolls — the highest in the state. On Frankfort Patch.
Tinley Park — Last weekend, Tinley Park played host to the North American Pole Dancing Convention. And for the first time, a man emerged as the best in show at twisting and twirling on the pole. You've got to see Man Up: Pole Dancing's First Male Champion on Tinley Park Patch.
Oak Forest — A new teen club in Oak Forest prepares for a grand opening on Sept. 14, but residents in the village fear it will be a magnet for trouble and gangs. The club owner, Jamie Marcanio, tells Patch, "we got convicted before we even committed a crime."Find the story on Oak Forest Patch.
Other top headlines in the region:
- Homewood-Flossmoor — Teen Used Handgun to Take Cellphone from Girl, Cops Say
- Chicago Heights — Girl Struck on Route 30 in Serious Condition
- Beverly-Mount Greenwood — Mount Greenwood Ranked Third Safest Neighborhood in Chicago
- Frankfort — Masked Men with Guns Storm House in Prestwick
- Joliet — Judge Orders Patch Editor to Reveal His Confidential Source