The FBI, Bald Eagles and Sox Fans: Who's up and who's down in the Southland for the week ending April 21.
The FBI and Video Surveillance: Agents arrested John Sikorski, a 32-year-old Crestwood man, on suspicion he robbed the CNB Bank and Trust earlier this month. Video surveillance captured a detailed image of the robber. The FBI was flooded with tips. (Heck, a tipster even sent Patch an e-mail suggesting the cops take a hard look at Sikorski.) On Oak Forest Patch Bald Eagles: A mated pair of bald eagles are nesting in Palos Township next to Tampier Slough. In the last few weeks, eaglets have hatched, making this the first confirmed nesting site in Cook County in more than a century. On Palos Patch Sox Fans and Beer Lovers: Former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas will be in Frankfort on Saturday to tout his new brew, Big Hurt Beer, at Durbin's …
A family of bald eagles is now calling Palos home, officials believe the eaglets are the first to hatch in the area in quite some time.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Lambert
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The goldfish was an unexpected sight. It's fitting, a sign of two worlds colliding in nature. And now, a pair of bald eagles has nested in Palos Township next to Tampier Slough, a section of the Cook County Forest Preserves near Palos Park. In the last few weeks, eaglets have hatched, making this the first confirmed nesting site in Cook County in more than a century. "It's very exciting for us," said Chris Merenowicz, the director of resource management for the Forest Preserve. Merenowicz says the eagles seek out an area where they feel protected and secure with access to a body of water where they will do their hunting. "If these lands weren't protected, great birds like bald eagles, and a number of more common ones, would not have a …