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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CRETE | The Crete Park District is scheduled to open a new public park Wednesday in the Deer Meadows subdivision.
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.
CRETE | Village Board members have spent recent weeks weeding through the resumes of nearly 20 people who have expressed interest in becoming village administrator.
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.
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.
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.
CRETE | Nominating petition forms for people interested in running April 7 for the Village Board are available in the village clerk's office.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
MARKHAM | Two men learned Wednesday they have been indicted on various criminal charges for a two-day standoff with police in Harvey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board paid tribute to a three-decade veteran of the Fire Department who is planning to leave the south suburb.
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.
DOLTON | The attorney for Thornton Township High School District 205 says newly hired support staff to the district are not in jeopardy of losing their jobs because the board failed on Wednesday to approve payment of bills and personnel for the past year.
CHICAGO | Center Avenue in Harvey and a Flossmoor Road viaduct that provides access to a Metra station will be improved under two measures approved Wednesday by the Cook County Board.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday praised the Roseland neighborhood-based Jackie Robinson West Little League team that represented the United States last month in the Little League World Series.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Illinois attorney general’s office this week ordered Sauk Village officials to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request regarding a conference Village Clerk Debbie Williams and other officials attended last year in Washington, D.C.
TINLEY PARK, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn reached out to south suburban government and business interests Monday by reminding officials all the things state government has done for the area during his five years as governor.
Police will be on the lookout for unsafe driving around railroad crossings on Sept. 14 in Chicago Heights and surrounding communities.
SAUK VILLAGE | Residents on Monday can get some free school supplies and ask government and school officials any questions they might have about local public policy issues.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University on Friday dedicated new classrooms for the science and health programs after 21 years of planning.
CALUMET CITY | City officials expect a significant boost in the rate charged by Hammond for access to Lake Michigan water, so the City Council could consider a 73 percent hike in the rate residents pay for water.
LYNWOOD | Attorneys for Lynwood Police Officer Joseph Marigliano want the village to pay for about 18 months of legal fees.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Two local businesses moved a step closer to expanding Tuesday night.
AROMA PARK | Kankakee County Coroner Robert Gessner said Tuesday that preliminary autopsy results showed a Chicago Heights boy drowned in the Kankakee River.
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.
CHICAGO | A police officer and a community activist said they were gathering nominating petition signatures to try to get themselves on the ballot for 10th Ward alderman in the Feb. 24 municipal elections.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council awarded a contract for the city's sidewalk and concrete program that will oversee repairs across the south suburban community.
CHICAGO | For Edward Seibling, a Monday spent at the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. factory was a unique musical gig.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council is considering installing new street signs advising motorists to avoid playing music loudly while passing through a particular part of town.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials said Tuesday they are hopeful construction work being done on Jeffrey and Peterson avenues will be complete by mid-September.
CHICAGO | The surge of public attention to the idea of converting the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a national park has organizers of this year's Pullman Labor Day celebration expecting larger-than-usual crowds.
CHICAGO | The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting tests of furnace filters from the East Side and South Deering neighborhoods for pollutants in the air, and has yet to find any petroleum coke.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved a series of appointments and reappointments to municipal agencies Thursday, although a few objections were raised for certain posts.
SAUK VILLAGE | Municipal officials said they want to get a U.S. Transportation Department designation for a stretch of 223rd Street so future repairs could be covered by the federal government.
LYNWOOD | Village President Gene Williams said Tuesday he hopes to pay a proper tribute to the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team of Chicago that represented Illinois and ultimately, the United States in the recently-completed Little League World Series.
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