Patch Flash: Skokie Company Fined for Selling Elephant Ivory Pool Sticks
Chicagoland news to talk about: Suburban residents fear serial arsonist.
A Skokie based company was charged and fined $150,000 on Tuesday for using elephant ivory and other animals in the production of pool sticks, the state's attorney said today. Atlas Fibre Company, 3721 Chase Ave., was also fined $150,000 for violating the federal Endangered Species Act.
A 15-year-old Lake Forest High School student ran in front of a southbound Metra commuter train at 6:56 a.m., Jan. 9, near the intersection of Western Avenue and Ryan Place in Lake Forest, according to Lake Forest Police. The student has been identified as Farid Hussain in a statement released by Lake Forest High School District 115.
Residents fear there may be a serial arsonist in Plainfield. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton knows Hazelwood Drive residents fear a serial arsonist could be targeting their cars and homes. And he can't blame them for being scared, given that the five vehicle fires set since Dec. 25 have occurred within a small section of the 16700 block of Hazelwood, he said. In two cases, the cars were inside garages attached to two-level town houses, allowing the flames to spread and in one case almost completely destroy a home.
A Palatine man has been charged with felony cruelty to animals after throwing and killing a kitten. Palatine Police Cmdr. Mike Seebacher said 33-year-old Antonio Hernandez-Angel got into an argument with another family member over the cat making noise.
Northbrook trustees will consider revising municipal regulations on raising chickens. Chicken was on the menu at Northbrook’s most recent village board meeting. After a resident asked trustees to revisit regulations on raising chickens, board members weighed in Tuesday on whether backyard fowl should be allowed—and if so, under what conditions. Ultimately, they voted 4-2 to send the matter to the communications and legislation committee for further discussion. “I think there is a movement in this country to have local food and to have sustainable food, and I think that we should at least look at it,” said trustee Todd Heller.
A married couple has been accused of shooting heroin in a Shell station bathroom on Christmas Eve while their two children waited in the car, Darien police said. Georgina Burr, 27, of the 500 block of Don Marquis Drive in Walnut, IL, told police that the family had bought heroin on the west side of Chicago earlier in the evening, according to reports.