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Ill. early voting centers open Monday for Nov. 4 election

Ill. early voting centers open Monday for Nov. 4 election

Area residents wishing to cast their ballots for the Nov. 4 election prior to Election Day can do so at early voting centers that will open today through Nov. 2.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Pullman, South Holland among projects included for expert technical assistance

Improving transportation to the site of a proposed Pullman National Park and keeping a long-range plan for South Holland relevant are among two dozen new projects that will receive support in coming years from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hegewisch school to complete work on new green space

CHICAGO | Officials with a Hegewisch school are expected to complete work Saturday on a schoolyard that was converted from asphalt to a green space for use by the community.

October 16, 2014 1:22 pm

Crete awards contract for roadway improvement project

CRETE | The Village Board awarded a contract Monday to a Monee-based company for improvements and a utility extension project for Old Monee Road.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Former bank to become Dolton Village Hall

DOLTON | Village officials on Wednesday officially took over the one-time MB Financial Bank building at 14122 Chicago Road to serve as Village Hall.

October 15, 2014 1:50 pm
CN railroad opens new training center in Homewood

CN railroad opens new training center in Homewood

HOMEWOOD | The Canadian National Railway has a new training center in Homewood for all of its U.S.-based employees.

October 14, 2014 3:00 pm Photos


Crete officials contemplate village administrator, retail consultant

CRETE | Municipal officials spent time contemplating a pair of actions Monday that, once taken, will have a significant impact on the far south suburban village’s future.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Quinn brings grants to Sauk Village, other south suburbs

SAUK VILLAGE | Gov. Pat Quinn presented grants across the south suburbs Saturday, including nearly $5 million to help Sauk Village make long-term improvements to the infrastructure for a fresh water supply.

October 11, 2014 8:30 pm

Southeast Task Force to celebrate recent environmental honor on 25th anniversary

CHICAGO | The Southeast Environmental Task Force plans to mark its 25th anniversary by celebrating the award it received earlier this month from the Illinois Environmental Council, which chose the Hegewisch-based group as its organization of the year.

October 11, 2014 12:00 am

Body found in Hegewisch garage still unidentified

CHICAGO | The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has yet to release the identity of a man whose dismembered body was found last weekend in a Hegewisch garage.

October 10, 2014 1:46 pm

Quinn in Sauk Village on Saturday to address suburb’s water quality issues

SAUK VILLAGE | Gov. Pat Quinn will be in the south suburb on Saturday to address issues of water quality the state has tried to address in recent years.

October 09, 2014 4:31 pm

Cook County not asking for new taxes

Cook County government does not plan to ask for any increases in taxes, fines or fees during the upcoming fiscal year, but intends to seek more grant money from federal and state governments.

October 09, 2014 12:54 pm

Zoning board backs medical marijuana dispensary for Lansing

LANSING | The village's planning and zoning board gave its support Wednesday to the concept of a medical marijuana dispensary within municipal boundaries, although officials said it if far from a done deal that such a facility will ever locate here.

October 08, 2014 11:10 pm

Harvey Park Disrict fires executive director over financial irregularities

HARVEY | The Harvey Park District board is asking the U.S. attorney’s office and the Cook County state’s attorney to investigate their finances, following the discovery of financial irregularities that caused it this week to fire their executive director.

October 08, 2014 3:16 pm

Cook County Board restricts lobbyist activity in board chamber

CHICAGO | Lobbyists will not be able to talk to Cook County commissioners in the board chamber under a measure the Cook County Board unanimously approved Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 1:30 pm

Chicago, Indiana police waiting for ID on body found in Hegewisch home

CHICAGO | Police in Chicago and Fowler, Ind., said Tuesday they are waiting for positive identification of a man whose body was found this weekend in a Hegewisch neighborhood home.

October 07, 2014 1:15 pm

South Holland takes former Orland chief to be new deputy fire chief

SOUTH HOLLAND | Village officials said Monday they upgraded their fire department with the approval of a former chief from suburban Orland Park to be the new deputy, while ignoring the fact the chief was forced to retire last year amid claims he improperly used computers owned by the fire di…

October 06, 2014 12:00 am

Lynwood attorney gets extension for Marigliano appeal

LYNWOOD | Attorneys for the village’s Fire and Police Board who are appealing a Cook County judge’s decision to overturn the dismissal of a police officer were given an extension of time to file legal briefs in the case.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am
D.215 board member receives Roosevelt U. fellowship

D.215 board member receives Roosevelt U. fellowship

LANSING | By her own admission, LeeAnn Revis did not fully understand all the issues when first elected in 2009 to the Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 School Board.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

'Irondale' and 'Slag Valley?' Only on Chicago’s Southeast Side

CHICAGO | Environmental activists based on the Southeast Side went out of the way to present the ugly underside of their home communities caused by more than a century of industrial pollution.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Medical examiner unable to determine cause of infant's death

HOMEWOOD | The Cook County medical examiner's office was unable Friday to specify the cause of death for a 3-month-old girl earlier this week.

October 03, 2014 3:41 pm

Police search for man who exposed himself to East Side girls

CHICAGO | Authorities issued an alert Thursday asking East Side residents to look out for a man who exposed himself to two young girls earlier this week.

October 02, 2014 1:46 pm

Railroad obstacles for motorists removed at 130th and Torrence in Hegewisch

CHICAGO | Motorists driving in Hegewisch won't be stopped by train traffic any longer at Torrence Avenue and 130th Street with the completion of an underpass.

October 02, 2014 11:45 am

Voter registration deadline for November election is Tuesday

Those who wish to vote in the Nov. 4 elections in Illinois have until Tuesday to make sure they’re registered. Those who can’t make it to an Election Day or early voting polling place have until Oct. 30 to seek a vote-by-mail ballot.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am

Man charged with girlfriend murder in five-year-old case

MARKHAM | The boyfriend of a woman whose body was found in the Little Calumet River after being strangled in 2009 made his initial court appearance Wednesday in the case.

October 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Three indicted in shooting death of retired cop in March

CHICAGO | Three people from Indiana learned Wednesday they were indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges related to the shooting death of a retired police officer at his East Side neighborhood home.

October 01, 2014 7:30 pm

SSC gets $225K in state aid to help adult education

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College will receive funding from state government for the second straight year to help the school’s adult education division create high-tech classrooms to benefit their programs.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
Madigan: Nurses' training will help prosecute sexual assault cases

Madigan: Nurses' training will help prosecute sexual assault cases

HAZEL CREST | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan spoke Tuesday to  nurses receiving specialized training in how to handle sexual assault cases, saying their efforts will help both the victims and prosecutors.

September 30, 2014 9:00 pm Photos


Suspects in Harvey hostage standoff plead not guilty

MARKHAM | Two suspects from an August hostage standoff in Harvey during which a police officer was wounded entered not guilty pleas Tuesday at a hearing at the Markham courthouse.

September 30, 2014 7:45 pm

D.205 approves $100M budget for current school year

DOLTON | The Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board has approved a budget in excess of $100 million for operations of the district’s campuses in Harvey, Dolton and South Holland.

September 30, 2014 12:00 am

Crete Park District, Lions Club develop new park

CRETE | The Crete Park District is scheduled to open a new public park Wednesday in the Deer Meadows subdivision.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Local school chiefs wary of proposed education funding reform bill

CALUMET CITY | Count Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 Superintendent Creg Williams among those who are wary of a bill pending before the Illinois General Assembly that aims to reform state public education funding.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Crete trustees reviewing resumes for new village administrator

CRETE | Village Board members have spent recent weeks weeding through the resumes of nearly 20 people who have expressed interest in becoming  village administrator.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 officials concerned about number of students transferring into district

CALUMET CITY | Just over 10 percent of the total enrollment of the Thornton Fractional high schools this year are students transferring into the community from elsewhere, and that is a fact that has school administrators concerned.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Architecture students to study Beecher Mausoleum for class project

BEECHER | Students of the University of Illinois architecture school will be in the village today to document the character of the Beecher Mausoleum as part of a class project.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Bloom Trail parents can test drive a Ford at parent/teacher conference

STEGER | Parents of Bloom Trail High School students will be able to test-drive, and purchase, a new car at the parent/teacher conferences on Monday.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Crete Village Board candidates can pick up nominating petition forms

CRETE | Nominating petition forms for people interested in running April 7 for the Village Board are available in the village clerk's office.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 high schools approve seventh straight budget without program cuts

CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 School Board approved a balanced budget Tuesday that Superintendent Creg Williams says is the seventh straight annual spending plan that does not call for cuts in programs or significant hikes in spending.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am

No charges in weekend auto crash that left man dead

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Cook County Sheriff’s police said Monday that no charges were filed or tickets issued to the driver of an automobile that struck and killed a 40-year-old man over the weekend.

September 22, 2014 2:02 pm

Pet coke could be top issue in 10th Ward campaign

CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope says the city's petroleum coke storage rules he supports are among "the most restrictive environmental regulations in the United States."

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm

South Holland trustees in favor of property tax breaks for 2 expanding businesses

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its support this week to a pair of Class 8 property tax breaks for a pair of businesses that want to expand their operations in the south suburb.

September 19, 2014 4:30 pm

Lansing man pleads guilty to theft from Trinity Lutheran Church

MARKHAM | The former volunteer athletic director for Trinity Lutheran School in Lansing pleaded guilty Friday to a single criminal charge in connection with missing funds from the church.

September 19, 2014 3:51 pm

Two men indicted in Harvey police standoff

MARKHAM | Two men learned Wednesday they have been indicted on various criminal charges for a two-day standoff with police in Harvey.

September 17, 2014 4:19 pm

Crete approves parking restrictions in industrial park

CRETE | The Village Board has approved the installation of “No Parking Anytime” signs in the Crete Park of Commerce industrial park located on the eastern edge of the suburb.

September 16, 2014 4:15 pm
Teachers union puts pressure on D206 board to give them a ‘fair’ contract

Teachers union puts pressure on D206 board to give them a ‘fair’ contract

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | About 100 members of the teachers union at Bloom and Bloom Trail high schools attended the District 206 school board meeting Monday to demand they be given a “fair” contract.

September 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos


Grants to help Juvenile Court offenders

CHICAGO | Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with youths in the Juvenile Court system.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

D.205 faces complications as it prepares to approve school year budget

DOLTON | A financial adviser helping Thornton Township High School District 205 prepare its budget for the current fiscal year said the district faces several complicating factors from Illinois state government in the near future.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Lynwood police accept help to get body armor for their officers and dog

LYNWOOD | The Village Board this week accepted a pair of donations that will help provide their Police Department with body armor to keep officers safe while on duty.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sauk Village honors 30-year firefighter who is leaving south suburb

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board paid tribute to a three-decade veteran of the Fire Department who is planning to leave the south suburb.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Municipal League official says D.205 board can limit public comment

DOLTON | A parent of a student-athlete and a business representative tried using the "public participation" portion of a Thornton Township High School District 205 meeting Wednesday to address their concerns, only to be told they could not speak to the board.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
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