Jul 29, 2014

In the Rear View: Combating Heroin and Superintendent Timeframe

We look back at a week of frozen rescue, football victory, swimming growth, new beef, cheerleading prowess and jail switching.

In the Rear View: Combating Heroin and Superintendent Timeframe


Robo calls and a letter from the Consolidated High School District 230 superintendent and principals were sent to parents seeking their help in countering deadly teen activities of late.

Interim superintendent Dennis Soustek hopes school board, teachers and residents to “come together” after recent controversies.


The dog walked onto an ice pond, when a portion broke off, leaving the dog surrounded by freezing water.

After its best year yet, the St. Xavier football team and coach Mike Feminis celebrated the school’s first national football title Tuesday.


After a few disagreements with a board member, as well as property owners and tenants in Southmoor Commons, the Italian beef restaurant could be open by year’s end.

Sandburg won the high school division national title at the Jamfest Cheer Super Nationals in Indianapolis. The Eagles finished with a scored of 91.97 and were recognized as the most entertaining unit on the floor.


Chief Tim McCarthy said heroin use is noticeably on the rise among area adults, and those using might confuse the drug for another substance.


Orland School District 135 Board of Education will be taking on some outside help in the search for a new superintendent.

Sandburg senior Anthony Bonnar accepted a challenge to try out for swimming as a freshman—even though he didn't know how to swim. Today, he is one of the Eagles' top sprinters and a prominent part of a state-ranked relay team.

Michael Kroll, 23, of Orland Park, was charged with aggravated battery and aggravated vehicular hijacking six months after parole. His defense got him a temporary change of prison with a law library where he can do his own research.

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