HARVEY | The city’s Fire Department will take over the bulk of firefighting protection to neighboring Dixmoor, which closed its Fire Department on Sunday due to financial reasons.
DOLTON | With Kenneth Williams removed from the Thornton Township High School District 205 board, it appeared incapable of performing much of its anticipated business.
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DOLTON | Thornton Township High School District 205 officials agreed Wednesday to seek bids for installing artificial turf on the football fields at Thornton, Thornridge and Thornwood high schools.
SOUTH HOLLAND | About 200 students, faculty and administrators for Thornwood High School and its school district held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night in memory of Richard “the Hulk” Cowser, a security guard who died last week after trying to break up a student fight.
THORNTON | A portion of the Thornton Quarry that has provided tons of limestone that was used to build structures and infrastructure across the region will soon become a reservoir to help protect the area from floods.
The final blast at the Thornton Composite Reservoir removes the last 36000 tons of rock from the southwest corner of the reservoir.
A final blast at the Thornton Quarry on Monday removed the last 36,000 tons of rock from the quarry. Once excavation is complete, work connecting tunnels and final construction will begin to turn it into a reservoir for 7.9 billion gallons of flood water by 2015.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners President Kathleen Therese Meany speaks Monday as local dignitaries celebrate the last blast at the Thornton Quarry, marking the end of major excavation and beginning of final construction at the Thornton Composite Reservoir.
Thornton's Jauan Wesley has committed to Iowa State and is the brother of former Thornton star and Vanderbilt freshman Jalen Banks.
THORNTON | When Officer Terry Houts of the Thornton Police Department received a new canine partner in 2009, the vest he had for Ado was just too big.
Canine Officer Ado with his handler, Officer Terry Houts, of the Thornton Police Department. Houts was able to obtain a bullet- and stab-resistant vest for his partner through a charity organization.
Thornton Police Department canine Officer Ado sits with his new stab- and bullet-resistant vest obtained through the Groupon Grassroots campaign.
THORNTON | The Thornton Police Department will conduct special patrols beginning Friday through Sept. 2 to crack down on drunken drivers and seat belt violators, according to a news release.
Local police departments conduct a critical incident drill involving a shooter at a school Wednesday at Millennium Middle School in Homewood. Police from Glenwood, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor and Thornton participated in the drill.
A Homewood police officer takes part in a critical incident drill Wednesday at Millennium Middle School in Homewood. Officers from Glenwood, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor and Thornton also participated in the drill.
HOMEWOOD | There was a terrible scene Wednesday morning in and around Room 10 of Millennium Middle School.
The Homewood Police Department conducts a critical incident drill involving a school shooter situation Wednesday morning at Millennium Middle School in Homewood. Glenwood, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor and Thornton police departments also participated in the drill.
Local residents playing students exit a hallway while a Homewood police officer stands guard during a critical incident drill involving a shooter at a school held Wednesday at Millennium Middle School in Homewood.
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