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Cops seeking public's help in Chicago Heights homicide case

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Investigators are asking for the public's help in their probe of a homicide there earlier this week.

October 16, 2014 10:53 am

Body found in Hegewisch identified

CHICAGO | The Cook County medical examiner's office on Tuesday identified the dismembered body found in a Hegewisch garage Oct. 5 as that of Milan Lekich.

October 14, 2014 2:30 pm

Body found in Hegewisch garage still unidentified

CHICAGO | The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has yet to release the identity of a man whose dismembered body was found last weekend in a Hegewisch garage.

October 10, 2014 1:46 pm

Ill. man who died in boating accident had E.C. ties

EAST CHICAGO | A 33-year-old Illinois man who died in a Friday boating accident worked as a desktop technician for Community Healthcare System's information technology department based at St. Catherine Hospital.

June 23, 2014 3:45 pm

Man dies after motorcycle crash on Borman

HAMMOND | An Indiana man died early Tuesday after a crash involving a motorcycle and a semi on the Borman Expressway near Calumet Avenue.

May 13, 2014 6:41 pm
Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

LANSING | Although most of the 100 or so residents who gathered in front of a home Sunday in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue never knew 2-year-old Jakariah Patterson, they felt the need to mourn her death.

March 23, 2014 9:10 pm Photos


Cook County morgue gets new cooler, hires workers

CHICAGO | Cook County's morgue opened the doors of its brand-new $1.4 million cooler to news crews on Thursday — a move designed to send the message that the embarrassing stories of bodies stacked haphazardly and stillborn babies tossed together into boxes in a rundown cooler were a thing of…

February 13, 2014 2:20 pm
Homewood-Flossmoor athletic director found dead at school

Homewood-Flossmoor athletic director found dead at school

FLOSSMOOR | The athletic director for Homewood-Flossmoor High School died Wednesday night at the school, officials said.

August 08, 2013 12:45 pm

Chicago Heights teen dies from gunshot to abdomen

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | An 18-year-old Chicago Heights man was shot and killed there Friday night.

May 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Two dead following Chicago Heights fire

Two dead following Chicago Heights fire

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A man and a woman are dead after a fire in a Chicago Heights home early Friday.

May 17, 2013 2:59 pm

FBI investigating human remains found near Powderhorn Lake

The FBI is investigating possible human remains found near Powderhorn Lake in Burnham and Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, officials confirmed early Friday.

February 22, 2013 7:17 am

Police investigating Chicago woman's fatal fall from SUV on Bishop Ford

DOLTON | Illinois State Police continue investigating how a Chicago woman fell from a moving SUV on the Bishop Ford Freeway near Dolton early Tuesday morning before being struck and killed by a semi.

February 12, 2013 9:07 am
Third teen dies of injuries from crash after Gary police chase

Third teen dies of injuries from crash after Gary police chase

A 14-year-old boy died Wednesday in a Chicago-area trauma center as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash during a police chase in Gary, officials said.

January 31, 2013 5:15 pm Photos



Longtime Steger firefighter killed in Crete hit-and-run

CRETE | A retired Steger firefighter who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash in Crete late Sunday night was pronounced dead from his injuries early Monday.

November 12, 2012 1:26 pm

Calumet City teen dies after weekend shooting in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | A Calumet City teen died Sunday morning after being shot in East Chicago.

November 12, 2012 8:12 am

Inspector alleges morgue workers misbehaved

CHICAGO | Investigators say overnight workers at the Cook County morgue were caught sleeping and watching a Bruce Lee movie.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am

Sauk Village man dies following shooting

SAUK VILLAGE | A 20-year-old Sauk Village man is dead following a shooting there earlier this week, officials said.

September 21, 2012 11:14 am

Authorities: Slain teen was shot in the head

LANSING | The Cook County medical examiner's office said the Country Club Hills teen found dead in Lansing early Wednesday died from two gunshot wounds to the head and the case is a homicide.

September 13, 2012 2:15 pm

Riverdale man shot and killed in Harvey

HARVEY | A 29-year-old Riverdale man was shot and killed at a club in Harvey early Saturday morning, officials said.

August 11, 2012 2:05 pm
Preckwinkle taps Fla. doctor for medical examiner's spot

Preckwinkle taps Fla. doctor for medical examiner's spot

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday made public her choice for a new medical examiner, saying she wants to hire a former deputy medical examiner from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who most recently was an official with the University of Miami’s tissue bank.

July 10, 2012 3:30 pm
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