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South suburbs to benefit from pavement patching projects

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.

September 02, 2014 3:12 pm
Homewood police simulate school shooting

Homewood police simulate school shooting

A high school student plays a victim during a critical incident drill conducted Tuesday by the Homewood Police Department at Churchill School in Homewood.

July 29, 2014 4:01 pm
Homewood police simulate school shooting

Homewood police simulate school shooting

An officer responds as the Homewood Police Department conducts a critical incident drill Tuesday morning at Churchill School in Homewood.

July 29, 2014 4:01 pm
Homewood police simulate school shooting

Homewood police simulate school shooting

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.

July 29, 2014 4:00 pm
Homewood police simulate school shooting

Homewood police simulate school shooting

HOMEWOOD | Police officers from Homewood and surrounding suburbs conducted a critical incident drill Tuesday simulating a school shooting with two armed men.

July 29, 2014 11:13 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 8: Thornton Quarry

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 8: Thornton Quarry

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.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local fire departments share in $1.8M grant

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.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

Road may close to make room for Menards expansion

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.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Thornton police on special patrol this holiday weekend

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.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

6-year-old calls 911 to help ailing mom on interstate

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.

June 07, 2014 6:55 pm

Resurfacing work on Eleanor Street to begin today

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.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

State to fund extra road repairs in Illinois

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.

April 11, 2014 7:00 pm
Proponents of southeast Metra line say project still on track

Proponents of southeast Metra line say project still on track

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.

March 29, 2014 8:30 pm
Tyler Ulis at McDipper

Tyler Ulis at McDipper

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.

March 17, 2014 5:57 pm

Thornton police to conduct special patrols over St. Patrick's weekend

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.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Justin Taylor, Thornton Wildcats

Justin Taylor, Thornton Wildcats

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.

March 01, 2014 9:45 pm
Jamani Peirce, Thornton Wildcats

Jamani Peirce, Thornton Wildcats

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.

March 01, 2014 9:44 pm
JoWahn Brown, Thornton

JoWahn Brown, Thornton

Thornton's JoWahn Brown, left, committed to play at Eastern Illinois.

February 03, 2014 9:58 pm

Mail delivery spotty in Thornton, village officials say

THORNTON | Postal problems have reportedly become a common occurrence in the village.

January 31, 2014 5:00 pm
Tifonte Hunt, Thornton

Tifonte Hunt, Thornton

Thornton's Tifonte Hunt has committed to play football for Northern Illinois University.

January 23, 2014 6:11 pm
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