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CHICAGO | 10th Ward Alderman John Pope will lead the process of appointing a board for Hegewisch's Babe Ruth League following the resignation Wednesday of its members.
CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a series of trails for hikers and mountain bikers — giving them a challenging, yet natural, terrain to ride.
CHICAGO | The son of a Chicago police officer beaten to death in 1988 said one of the men convicted for the slaying had recently been coaching in the Hegewisch Babe Ruth League.
HOMEWOOD | Police officers from Homewood and surrounding suburbs conducted a critical incident drill Tuesday simulating a school shooting with two armed men.
SOUTH HOLLAND | A new exhibit promoting the life of Abraham Lincoln and his Springfield-based museum and library opened Monday at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis over Interstate 80/294.
CHICAGO | Cook County officials said work will proceed in 2015 on a pair of projects meant to repair or build business-oriented roads in suburban Harvey and Lynwood.
LYNWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance dictating how municipal government will spend its money for the current fiscal year.
CHICAGO | Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a Sauk Village resident who worked at O’Hare International Airport and is suspected of stealing items from a footlocker belonging to a military serviceman stationed overseas.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks reversed the regular practice of examining a proposed budget page by page Thursday when he painstakingly reviewed a budget analysis compiled by Trustee Derrick Burgess questioning the transfer of village funds.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a pair of referendum questions asking voters in the Nov. 4 general elections if the state should require tougher background checks in firearms transfers and if more money should be provided for mental health treatment.
CHICAGO | With the Lynwood Fire and Police Board reinstating a fired police officer, attorneys on Wednesday began to fight over whether he is entitled to pay for the time he was off duty.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board postponed giving its approval to a municipal budget for the current fiscal year.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its recommendations Monday to a pair of property tax breaks from Cook County government.
MARKHAM | A Cook County judge dismissed a charge against the son of Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush because the complaining witness did not show up in court for a hearing last week.
SAUK VILLAGE | Al Ronan, a former state legislator-turned-lobbyist, informed village officials Tuesday they will receive some $385,000 in grants that will pay for repairs to local roads and parks.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials expect to approve a municipal budget for the current fiscal year when they meet Tuesday, even though there are some strong disagreements between Village President David Hanks and his most outspoken board critic.
DOLTON | Comcast is expanding Internet access into Thornton Township for low-income families who might otherwise not be able to afford it.
CRETE | The Village Board approved an ordinance detailing how $15.52 million will be spent this year by municipal government.
The number of tax increment finance districts are on the rise, although the amount of money they are raising to permit local governments to bolster economic development declined slightly during 2013.
HARVEY | Seven men — two from Harvey and others with ties to the city — are in custody in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, on federal charges contending they were trafficking firearms and narcotics between Harvey and central Ohio.
CRETE | Village officials have begun their search for a new administrator to replace Tom Durkin, who left the village last week to take a similar position a few miles west in Channahon.
LYNWOOD | The Village Fire and Police Board reinstated a police officer Monday who was fired last year after his squad car was stolen in December 2012 by a criminal suspect.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board approved repairs to the athletic field bleachers at the district's three campuses.
They may be competing with each other to draw business and bolster the economies of their respective communities.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks was expected to speak Friday with Police Chief Timothy Holevis about the potential purchase of six new squad cars for the Police Department.
CALUMET CITY | City officials presented honors Thursday to a local police detective who was one of 16 law enforcement officials to receive honors last month from the Illinois State Police.
CHICAGO | South suburban Lynwood's Fire and Police Board has until Monday night to reinstate a police officer fired last year, or else the village will face fines of $1,000 per day.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved a contract to provide camera and recording equipment in the new police headquarters scheduled to open next year.
MARKHAM | A Harvey woman will appear in court on Tuesday on charges she repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend, a city spokesman said.
LANSING | A south suburban man considered a suspect in the robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy last month is being held at the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges.
CRETE | Motorists driving along Exchange Street or passing through the railroad crossing at Old Monee Road will have to adapt to alternate routes beginning Monday.
LANSING | For the fifth time, Lan-Oak Park District offiicals are hoping local residents will support a property tax levy hike for park improvements.
LYNWOOD | An attorney for a former police officer who is suing the village to get his job back wants to force Village President Gene Williams to testify about why the village won't rehire the officer.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village residents can see the budget proposal under consideration starting Thursday.
CALUMET CITY | Aldermen postponed a contract to a company to operate two programs in Calumet City's 3rd Ward, saying there were questions about how those programs would be paid for.
SAUK VILLAGE | If Police Chief Timothy Holevis were to get his dream come true, there would be purchases of many new vehicles to serve as squad cars for his police department.
MATTESON, Ill. | Crystal Hernandez was a single mother of four young children with no real plan for her future when, one day while on the Internet, she kept noticing the same pop-up ad cropping up.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved a financial contribution to the Calumet Memorial Park District to help pay for the traditional Freedom's Eve celebration on July 3.
CALUMET CITY | Construction crews doing work to improve the intersection of River Oaks Drive and Torrence Avenue near River Oaks Shopping Center will begin July 7, with work running through mid-November.
CRETE | The Village Board gave its approval this week to a measure extending the village's participation in a Will County Governmental League effort that tries to offer lower electric rates to county residents.
CALUMET CITY | Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush said Thursday she, the city's aldermen, Economic Development Coordinator Bryan Swanson and Housing Director James Gigliotti will be spending coming months figuring out which parts of the city's new Comprehensive Plan will be the first impl…
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, who originally got elected to Congress on a platform of stricter gun laws, issued a report Wednesday detailing the level of gun-related violence across the United States.
CHICAGO | The son of Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush bonded out of the Cook County Jail on Tuesday after being arrested over the weekend on charges of violating an order of protection.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge may decide next month if members of Lynwood's Police and Fire Board are in contempt of court for their refusal to comply with several rulings saying they overreacted when they dismissed a police officer whose squad car was stolen by a criminal suspect.
CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 School Board gave its approval Tuesday to a new contract for its support staff at the campuses it oversees in Calumet City and Lansing.
CALUMET CITY | This south suburb, along with surrounding communities, has potential for significant population growth in coming decades, leading officials to consider how they can best accommodate the growth and develop into a more viable community.
The fight for control of the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board has gone from the high school boardrooms to the courtrooms of the Daley Center and now has worked its way to the Illinois appellate courts.
CALUMET CITY | A detective with the Police Department was among 16 officers with law enforcement agencies across Illinois on Friday to receive the state police Medal of Honor.
DOLTON | The Police Department is cooperating with its counterpart in neighboring Calumet City, trying to figure out if a man wanted for trying to rape a 12-year-old girl is the same one who tried raping a woman previously.
CALUMET CITY | The Police Department searched Friday for suspects in a pair of unrelated shooting incidents that left two people wounded.
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