Good Week for:
The Power of Prayer: A website has been set up for the Oak Forest 12-year-old who was struck by a car last week. The PrayersforFitz site offers updates on the family and the boy’s condition, as well as the ability to leave messages.
A Head Start on the Mayor's Race: John Carmody, the Orland School District 135 Board of Education president says he'll seek the office of mayor in the 2013 Orland Park election. Carmody says he will "right this ship." He's most concerned about the $63 million in debt the village has undertaken in the Ninety 7 Fifty project.
Lovers of '70s and '80s Rock: Tickets for the Triple Play concerts featuring Styx, Night Ranger and Heart in New Lenox can now be purchased by people living outside of that village. They are $60 apiece, but move fast because there are only 1,000 left.
Bad Week for:
New Lenox Gas Stations: Disgusted at the higher price of a gallon of gas in New Lenox compared to neighboring towns, Mayor Tim Baldermann urged residents to boycott the local businesses and buy gas elsewhere.
A Naked Tequila Lover: An inebriated Mokena man was found in Main Park in Mokena without any pants Monday. The cops took Gerard Corbett, 38, into custody, charged him with disorderly conduct and let him go. Later that evening, police said, he was found walking the streets without pants.
A Cookie Lover at DeVry: A student at the DeVry University campus in Tinley Park felt funny after eating two cookies she bought on campus. She was taken to the hospital after she began to hallucinate, and doctors told her the cookies were laced with drugs.