Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout Illinois, and from about 25 other states, gathered to honor Trooper Sauter, who died while on duty Friday morning.
Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter was killed Friday morning, when a semi struck his squad car while parked on I-294 and Willow Road. View images above taken from outside the funeral at Moraine Valley Church in Palos Heights. READ ON: Family, friends and law enforcement recall Trooper James Sauter's qualities.
Hundreds of law enforcement from across the state and country came to Palos Heights to honor Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter, who died Friday while on duty.
Updated, 7:32 p.m. Matthew Sauter decided not to wear a tie to his brother James’ funeral on Tuesday. While speaking in front of family, friends and hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country, all at Moraine Valley Church in Palos Heights to honor Illinois State Trooper James Sauter, Matthew opened his collar to show a Superman tshirt in dedication to his brother. “He was known for being compassionate to others with a deep sense of integrity and honesty,” said Pastor Bob Sheridan. “Some called him teacher, hero, or a big brother, with big broad shoulders, and we mean that literally.” Matthew Sauter looked up to his brother, even though at times James was strict with him. “He always tried to be a second father to me,” …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Semi-trucks and car traffic diverted on to area surface streets during I294 closure.
Trucks and car traffic were diverted on to 95th Street in Oak Lawn and other area surface streets as hazmat crews cleaned up an acid spill on the Tri-State Tollway (I294 southbound). A van cut off a tanker truck after making an illegal U-turn, causing the truck to tip over, Illinois State Police said. I294 was closed between 95th Street and 127th Street/Cicero Avenue during Tuesday's evening rush hour.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Oak Lawn police verify the addresses of the village's registered sex offenders and inform them of rules barring them from participating in Halloween activities.
Oak Lawn police have been paying visits to the village's 19 registered sex offenders this month, reminding them that it's against state law for them to distribute candy to trick-or-treaters or participate in any other Halloween festivities involving children under the age of 18. The operation confirming the addresses of registered sex offenders is one of two conducted by village police during the year. Oak Lawn, as well as many other law enforcement agencies throughout the country, chooses the month of October to check up on the whereabouts of sex offenders because it is a time of the year when children are frequently out more in the community as they celebrate Halloween. "This is done in anticipation of Halloween," Oak Lawn Division Chief…