Patch Flash: Michael Jordan’s Highland Park Mansion for Sale
Chicagoland news to talk about: Active community member wanted on fraud, missing.
A congressional candidate running as a Republican in the upcoming Illinois primary says the “Holocaust never happened.” Arthur Jones, 64, a Lyons, IL, insurance salesman who organizes family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolf Hitler’s birthday, hopes to be the Republican candidate chosen to run against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.
Michael Jordan's Highland Park mansion has been put up for sale. The legendary basketball player's home has been listed for $29 million. If Jordan's home sells for that asking price, it would be the most expensive, publicly listed home sale in the Chicago area.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close ten of the state's correctional facilities, two of which are juvenile detention centers, has drawn a mixed reaction from prison reform advocates, labor unions and local political leaders. The plan, announced during the Democratic governor's 2013 budget preview address, calls for the closing of state facilities that house juvenile offenders in downstate Murphysboro and suburban Joliet. The closures have generally been supported by prison reform advocates. State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) told The Southern that he was "deeply troubled" by the planned closures, noting that, "again, it seems that downstate facilities are bearing the burden of 10 years of bad decisions by Govs. Blagojevich and Quinn."
Lake County sheriff's department are looking for three male between the ages of 20 to 25 who robbed a gas station in Grayslake, at approximately 9:15 p.m., on Feb. 27. One of the offenders brandished a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The offenders took approximately $500 and 10 cartons of Newport brand cigarettes.
School District 67 Superintendent Harry Griffith and Board of Education members were found to not have concealed information nor shown intentional ignorance of the facts surrounding the handling of former Deer Path Middle School Principal John Steinert, according to a report given Tuesday night by Ronald Safer, who was hired by the District in December to conduct an internal investigation. Steinert resigned after his conviction for misdemeanor harassment by electronic communication for sexually explicit text messages, voice mails and a lewd photo from his school district-issued cell phone to a 22-year-old Lake Forest College student, who was an intern with the Lake Forest Police Department working at Deer Path.
A Huntley insurance broker, who was active in the community, is wanted on fraud charges. Russell Palermo is charged with 29 criminal counts ranging from theft to forgery to deceptive practices, Huntley police said. An arrest warrant was issued in February and police are searching for him.
The investigation into the shooting of a teenager by a West Chicago police officer continues, but a lawsuit already has been filed on behalf of the teen who was shot and five other occupants of the car. An unidentified West Chicago police officer sideswiped a vehicle containing six people and shot one of the backseat passengers, 17-year-old Juan Carlos Ruiz of Cicero, in the back. The suit is being filed by Ruiz, as well as the driver of the car, 17-year-old Dora Diaz, and the four other occupants of the car
A group of six hikers -- plus a billy goat named Wrigley -- on Saturday began a hike from the Chicago Cubs' Hohokam Park spring training grounds in Mesa, Ariz., to Wrigley Field. The hikers' goal? To "crack" the team's supposed decades-long "curse" preventing the Cubs from winning a World Series -- and raise funds for cancer research.