Teens from Calumet City, Markham, South Holland and Sauk Village are among the 339 recipients of the Cook County Sheriff's Youth Service Medal of Honor as recognition for volunteering more than 100 hours in their community in the last year, according to a news release.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
MARKHAM | A 16-year-old boy facing adult criminal charges for the abduction and sexual assault of a Thornton High School student was assigned Tuesday to a judge for his eventual trial.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Thursday sentenced a Markham man to six years in prison for his attempt to solicit $10,000 in exchange for false testimony at an involuntary manslaughter trial.
POSEN | A new ramp connecting northbound Interstate 57 to the northbound Tri-State Tollway will bring thousands of jobs and better transportation to the Southland, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.
CHICAGO | A Markham man who was the victim of a shooting is charged with bribery for offering not to testify in the case against the suspect in exchange for $1,000, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
HARVEY | A Markham man died Saturday morning after being found shot near 152nd Street and Paulina Avenue, officials said.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Two men face first-degree murder charges in the death of a 35-year-old Markham man who was found dead in Calumet Township, near Blue Island, police said.*
HARVEY | A bridge rehabilitation project on the Park Avenue Bridge over the Calumet Union Ditch in Harvey, Markham and Hazel Crest is slated to begin Wednesday, weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday.
CHICAGO | Markham’s former deputy police chief was arrested Thursday on a federal charge of aggravated sexual abuse.
MARKHAM | A Harvey woman was charged with felony child abduction after she allegedly abducted her infant during a supervised visit with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in November, officials said.
DANVILLE, Ill. | A judge in east-central Illinois has sentenced a 79-year-old Markham man to eight years in prison in the fatal shooting of his former business partner.
CHICAGO | Federal agents arrested a Markham man in connection with the “Nuns on the Run” armed robbery of a TCF Bank branch in Palos Heights, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago.
Cook County Clerk David Orr talks to the media Tuesday during a news conference to kick off a nonpartisan voter registration drive at the Markham courthouse.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks to Deputy Registrar Elliott Johnson, left, after a news conference Tuesday to kick off a nonpartisan voter registration drive in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day at the Sixth District Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Markham.
SYCAMORE, Ill. | A Markham man has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of a Northern Illinois University student last year.
All the thunder, lightning, hail and rain that passed through the area Thursday night and Friday did not inflict any serious damage in the south suburbs.
HAZEL CREST, Ill. | Advocate South Suburban Hospital partnered with community high schools and the Transitional Employment Program to provide work experience to developmentally disabled teens.
HAMMOND | An Illinois woman was sentenced to serve four months in federal prison after staging a car accident and pocketing insurance money from a Valparaiso State Farm branch.
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