Applause, applause for our school board members today!

Thornton police issued an alert Monday on social media asking the public to report any public sightings of the owner of Shelly's Pancake House and Mangia Tutto restaurants in Thornton.   Carmen Leato Police said the owner, Carmen Leato, has been operating under the false identity of "Raul Castanada." Leato is listed on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry as a violent predatory child sex offender. There are multiple active warrants for Leato's arrest. Police said they believe that both Carmen Leato and his wife, Michelle Leato, have permanently fled the area.   . . .

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Summer events

Friday, June 24

  • Pride Party at the Flossmoor Community Church Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor. The family-friendly event will have food, music and other entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m.

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