Man Stabbed Girlfriend in Head with Steak Knife: Patch Roundup

Lord Stanley’s Cup coming to Palos Heights church • Chicago Heights coach leads underdog baseball team to finals • Assailant strikes teens with gun during Oak Forest armed robbery.

David Bandemer | Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
David Bandemer | Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
By Ryan Fitzpatrick, Social Media Editor

Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's south suburban region:

Palos—Lord Stanley’s Cup Coming To Palos Heights ChurchA second showing of the Stanley Cup has been added in Palos, along with an appearance at 115 Bourbon Street on July 24.

Homewood-Flossmoor—Flossmoor Shoots Down Possible Assault Weapons BanVillage board members mulled moving forward with a ban on assault weapons, but ultimately decided the "symbolic gesture" was not worth the expenditure of taxpayer dollars in a village that, to date, has not seen use of such weapons.

Orland Park—Twinkies for Baby's: Local Eatery Honored for Sweet PromotionThe owners of Baby's Steak and Lemonade were honored with one of the first shipments of new Twinkies in recognition of their unorthodox free-Twinkie promotion last December.

Tinley Park—The Secret Life of the Tinley Park LifeguardPatch spoke to lifeguards at the village's White Water Canyon Water Park about what were some of the things pool-goers didn't realize about their job.

Chicago Heights—Heights Coach Leads Underdog Baseball Team to FinalsAfter losing seven of his starters at the beginning of the season, Coach Ken Ochoa transformed a group of backup players into a force to be reckoned with.

Oak Forest—Assailant Strikes Teens with Gun During Oak Forest Armed RobberyThree attackers robbed two teens who were walking Friday on Victoria Drive, according to police.

Oak Lawn—Striking Funeral Home Workers Inflate Fat CatTeamster-represented funeral home employees enter third week of walking the picket line in strike against Service Corporation International.

Evergreen Park—Five Minutes with Country Musician and Evergreen Park Native Katie QuickThe long-time Evergreen Park resident has moved to Nashville to follow her dream of becoming a country music star. Her third album, Endless Road, will be released August 10.

Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—Firefighter Shot by Police: A ReflectionThoughts on the aftermath of last week's shooting incident in Mt. Greenwood.

Frankfort—2 Killed in Motorcycle vs. Truck Crash on I-80 at LaGrange Rd.Illinois State Police Sgt. Scott Angus said the crash erupted into a fire that closed the westbound lanes of traffic till about 5:30 a.m.

Mokena—Mokena Chamber Seeks New AdministratorMokena Chamber Administrator Gail Bastas resigned earlier this month and the board is in search of a new chief.

New Lenox—Wanted Man Stabbed Girlfriend’s Head With Steak Knife: CopsA Lockport man is on the loose after stabbing his live-in lover in the head with a steak knife during an argument over money, police said.


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