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Cal City mayoral challenger starts to actively campaign

Cal City mayoral challenger starts to actively campaign

CALUMET CITY | Fourth Ward Alderman Brian Wilson, who for more than a year has hinted at running for mayor in 2013, is beginning to actively campaign for the position.

July 03, 2012 8:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Be outraged if you wish, but don't boycott

MARK KIESLING: Be outraged if you wish, but don't boycott

In my lengthy career, I have seen a number of people shot by police officers I have known personally.

May 20, 2012 12:00 am

Stop the grandstanding, focus on prevention

The Stephon Watts incident is no doubt a tragic one, but it has highlighted the way some reactionaries conduct themselves when something doesn't go their way. The April 24 headline read, "Activists want action against police," yet in reality, these same people are calling for a boycott of al…

May 05, 2012 12:00 am

Cal City 'boycott' upsets alderman

CALUMET CITY | Monday was the day activists said they were boycotting businesses in this south suburb as a protest against local officials for refusing to prosecute or punish two police officers who shot and killed an autistic teenager in his home earlier this year.

April 30, 2012 9:15 pm
School honors Watts with computer lab in his name

School honors Watts with computer lab in his name

TINLEY PARK | The Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic School that attracts students from across the south suburbs has a new computer lab with giant charts on the walls explaining how to log on to a computer, find specific information or solve a system crash.

April 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Activists want police officers fired for death of autistic boy

Activists want police officers fired for death of autistic boy

CALUMET CITY | The activists who have been calling for the arrest of two police officers who killed an autistic teenage boy now say they want those officers fired.

April 18, 2012 2:45 pm
Stephon Watts

Stephon Watts

Stephon Watts

April 18, 2012 2:31 pm
Investigation: Cops justified in fatal shooting of Calumet City teen

Investigation: Cops justified in fatal shooting of Calumet City teen

CALUMET CITY | An independent investigation into the shooting death of an autistic Calumet City teenager found that police were justified in shooting him and no criminal charges will be brought against the officers involved, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

April 17, 2012 10:00 pm

Watts' mother urges mayor to show leadership

CALUMET CITY | The mother of a teenage boy with a form of autism who was shot to death earlier this year by two Calumet City police officers on Thursday urged Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush to show leadership in pressuring authorities to decide whether to prosecute the officers.

April 12, 2012 11:00 pm

Family wants names of two Cal City cops involved in teen's shooting death

CALUMET CITY | The family of a teen boy who died after being shot by police is seeking the names of the two Calumet City police officers who were involved.

March 20, 2012 10:30 am
Decision on Cal City police shooting in hands of state's attorney

Decision on Cal City police shooting in hands of state's attorney

CALUMET CITY | Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush says Illinois State Police have finished their investigation into the death of an autistic teenage boy who was shot by two Calumet City officers.

March 08, 2012 10:30 pm

Cal City council feels compelled to repeat Pledge

CALUMET CITY | The  Pledge of Allegiance usually is a mere formality that begins government meetings across the south suburbs. Yet on Thursday, the City Council felt compelled to recite it twice.

February 24, 2012 8:00 pm
Loving memories, longing for vengeance expressed at teen's funeral

Loving memories, longing for vengeance expressed at teen's funeral

DOLTON | A teenage boy shot to death earlier this month by Calumet City police was laid to rest Saturday as sentiment swayed between expressions of love and longing for vengeance.

February 18, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Halvorson makes appearance at Watts funeral

DOLTON | Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson made an appearance Saturday at the funeral of an autistic teen who was shot to death earlier this month by Calumet City police.

February 18, 2012 12:00 am

Visitation, services for Stephon Watts are Saturday in Dolton

Visitation for Stephon Watts, of Calumet City, will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Zion Christian Fellowship Temple, 14200 Chicago Road in Dolton, the Watts family said Wednesday.

February 15, 2012 7:43 pm
Black Cal City alderman speaks against police in teen's shooting

Black Cal City alderman speaks against police in teen's shooting

CALUMET CITY | Ever since police fatally shot a black teen in his home Feb. 1, 4th Ward Alderman Brian Wilson has become an outspoken critic of the Police Department.

February 11, 2012 9:15 pm Photos

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Family trying to raise money to cover funeral, burial expenses

CALUMET CITY | The family of a 15-year-old boy who was shot to death by police officers in his south suburban home has created a website and is holding two events to try to raise money needed for funeral and burial expenses.

February 08, 2012 11:30 am
Stephon Watts

Stephon Watts

Stephon Watts

February 03, 2012 12:02 pm
Mayor says fatal police shooting 'a very sad day' for Cal City

Mayor says fatal police shooting 'a very sad day' for Cal City

CALUMET CITY | City government officials are offering their condolences to the family of a teenage boy who was shot inside his home by local police officers and later died.

February 03, 2012 11:35 am
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