Dolton, South Holland, Thornton and Chicago Heights are among communities that will benefit from pavement projects by the Illinois Department of Transportation beginning this week, weather permitting.
A high school student plays a victim during a critical incident drill conducted Tuesday by the Homewood Police Department at Churchill School in Homewood.
An officer responds as the Homewood Police Department conducts a critical incident drill Tuesday morning at Churchill School in Homewood.
Police officers from Homewood and other south suburbs conduct a sweep of Churchill School during a critical incident drill Tuesday morning at the school in Homewood.
HOMEWOOD | Police officers from Homewood and surrounding suburbs conducted a critical incident drill Tuesday simulating a school shooting with two armed men.
It was a tropical paradise. The giant reef in the shallow blue sea south of the equator teemed with life. Coral, sponges and sea plants sheltered snails, clams and other critters from predatory squid.
HOMEWOOD | The Homewood Fire Department has received a $1.8 million grant that will help it and 19 local fire departments, including Lansing, Calumet City and Munster, purchase portable radios and conduct firefighting training.
Drivers in the area may have to find an alternate route to get to Interstate 80, as Homewood and Thornton are seeking to close Brown Derby Road and a portion of 175th Street that leads to Halsted Street.
THORNTON | The Thornton Police Department is conducting special patrols through July 6 to crack down on drunken drivers and to cite unbuckled motorists, the police said.
LAKE STATION | A 6-year-old Thornton boy told police he did what his teachers and mother taught him to do Saturday when she suffered a medical emergency while driving: Call 911.
THORNTON | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a resurfacing project on Eleanor Street from Williams Street to Water Street will begin today, weather permitting.
More than $1.2 million will be provided by the state to area municipalities to help them cover the cost of repairs needed on local streets.
CRETE | Supporters of the proposed southeast Metra line linking Chicago with the south suburbs have taken notice of recent developments to extend the South Shore line to Dyer.
Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis, right, is averaging 23.3 points, 6.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game for the 28-2 Spartans. They play Edwardsville tonight in the Class 4A Illinois State Super-Sectional at Redbird Arena.
THORNTON | The Thornton Police Department announced they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, March 13 to 17, to crack down on drunk drivers and to cite unbuckled motorists.
Thornton's Justin Taylor is averaging 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He helped the Wildcats to a second-place finish in the SouthWest Suburban Red.
Thornton's Jamani Pierce,left, blocks a shot by King's Jessie Young during the McDipper in December. Pierce is averaging a double-double of 15.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Thornton's JoWahn Brown, left, committed to play at Eastern Illinois.
THORNTON | Postal problems have reportedly become a common occurrence in the village.
Thornton's Tifonte Hunt has committed to play football for Northern Illinois University.
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