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MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

Some of us spend the late days of summer mourning the impending passing of another warm season. The parents among us also look ahead with hopes of a successful school year for our children.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Will probe bring justice in town's rape scandal?

ROBBINS, Ill. | The rape evidence was stored in the police department's musty basement: Brown paper shopping bags, stuffed with sneakers, bras and underpants, jammed on metal shelves. Scattered blood vials and swabs covered with dust and mold — an inventory amassed over more than 25 years.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SMMA works behind scenes to improve lives

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SMMA works behind scenes to improve lives

Many aren't aware of it, but there is a committed group of people working quietly behind the scenes to renew and restore Chicago’s south suburban region in more ways than you can imagine.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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New Chicago consolidates with county's 911 dispatch

NEW CHICAGO | New Chicago eliminated its 911 dispatch last month, becoming the first community to consolidate with Lake County, Town Council President Laurie Robbins said.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
Task force busts region heroin rings

Task force busts region heroin rings

CHICAGO | Dyer and Sauk Village men are among 16 charged Tuesday after an investigation targeting two heroin distribution rings in the south suburbs that catered to customers commuting from Northwest Indiana.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am
Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Actress Nichelle Nicols, who originally hails from Robbins, Ill., has donated her costume she wore on the television series "Star Trek" to her hometown museum.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Star Trek' and local-claim-to-fame actress honored with Robbins museum exhibit

OFFBEAT: 'Star Trek' and local-claim-to-fame actress honored with Robbins museum exhibit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am

Some suburbs already slated for casino cash

If the massive gambling expansion plan approved Wednesday by Illinois senators becomes law, it could result in a double dip into casino profits for several south suburbs.

December 02, 2010 1:13 pm

Six charged in suburban drug sweep

ROBBINS, Ill. | Six south suburban men were charged with operating a drug distribution network that purchased and resold wholesale and retail quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine in and around the village of Robbins.

November 23, 2010 11:40 am
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