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Hammond man dies after collision in Burnham

BURNHAM | A 29-year-old Hammond man died Tuesday following a collision at 9:05 a.m. on Brainard Avenue between Burnham Avenue and the state line near Powder Horn Lake, police said.

April 15, 2014 2:43 pm

3 charged in police pursuit that ended on Bishop Ford Freeway

CALUMET CITY | Three Chicago men are charged in connection with a chase on Friday that ended when the suspects' vehicle crashed into two Calumet City squad cars on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 115th Street, police said.

February 24, 2014 2:50 pm
Lansing vet recalls weather extremes in Korean War

Lansing vet recalls weather extremes in Korean War

The memories of battle have faded a bit, dates and years not easily accessible in his 81-year-old mind, but Bruce Ross, of Lansing, can still remember what Korea felt like all those years ago.

January 05, 2014 6:30 pm Video

Search continues for missing Lansing man

LANSING | Multiple law enforcement agencies will search on Saturday morning for a Lansing man missing since Dec. 6.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Burnham cops follow footprints in snow to burglary suspects

Burnham cops follow footprints in snow to burglary suspects

BURNHAM | Footprints in the snow led Burnham police to burglary suspects who live directly across the street from the home they are accused of ransacking, police said.

December 11, 2013 7:00 pm
Family, police search for missing Lansing man

Family, police search for missing Lansing man

The family of a Lansing man who has been missing since Friday is asking for the public's help in locating him.

December 11, 2013 2:19 pm
Thornton canine officer receives vest through donations

Thornton canine officer receives vest through donations

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.

August 22, 2013 8:23 pm Photos

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Lansing fundraiser to help teen with cerebral palsy

LANSING | Jack's Sports Pub & Eatery, 3325 Ridge Road, is hosting a fundraiser for a Lansing teenager born with cerebral palsy who needs a wheelchair-accessible van.

August 18, 2013 9:45 pm
Crete Fire Department receives donation of thermal imaging camera

Crete Fire Department receives donation of thermal imaging camera

MUNSTER | A trip for a bite to eat at the Munster Firehouse Subs in September has resulted in the donation of a $13,000 thermal imaging camera for the Crete Fire Department.

August 04, 2013 9:00 pm
Cyclists bike cross country to raise awareness of, funds for poverty

Cyclists bike cross country to raise awareness of, funds for poverty

LANSING | A group of 120 bicyclists who are trekking cross country to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty arrived in Lansing on Wednesday.

August 01, 2013 12:00 pm Video Photos

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Bond set at $1M for Cedar Lake man accused of hitting boy with car

Bond set at $1M for Cedar Lake man accused of hitting boy with car

CRETE TWP. | Bond has been set at $1 million for a Cedar Lake man charged with aggravated reckless driving after he ran into a 5-year-old boy in a Jeep Cherokee following a family disturbance early Friday morning, police said.

July 15, 2013 5:00 pm
D.205 students honored in nation's capital for volunteerism

D.205 students honored in nation's capital for volunteerism

The students of Thornton Township High School District 205 were honored Wednesday in Washington, D.C. as national gold medallion recipients for outstanding service by a high school. The recognition came during the national Jefferson Awards ceremony, according to a news release.

June 19, 2013 2:17 pm

Legislation requires catastrophic insurance coverage for student-athletes

Legislation requiring high schools to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for their student-athletes is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.

May 23, 2013 1:15 pm
Lansing man shot dead in Englewood

Lansing man shot dead in Englewood

CHICAGO | A Lansing man, a relative of a prominent South Side anti-violence activist, was shot and killed Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, police and a family spokesman said Monday.

May 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Police: Whiting woman leads cops in pursuit into Hegewisch

BURNHAM | A Whiting woman is expected to be charged with fleeing and eluding after police said she led them on a chase from Burnham into Hegewisch early Thursday morning.

May 09, 2013 11:25 am
Illiana drama students take their show on the road

Illiana drama students take their show on the road

LANSING | A group of drama students at Illiana Christian High School are enjoying time off the stage together by forming a running club.

May 06, 2013 12:00 am

Dirksen Middle School students evacuated due to small fire

CALUMET CITY | Students at Dirksen Middle School had to be evacuated just before 9 a.m. Tuesday due to a small fire in a second-floor office that started in a desktop computer, Calumet City Fire Chief Bill Galgan said.

April 30, 2013 12:35 pm
Actor Ed Asner released from hospital after leaving Gary stage Tuesday night

Actor Ed Asner released from hospital after leaving Gary stage Tuesday night

GARY | Actor Ed Asner was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for exhaustion, according to his publicist. Asner left the stage during his performance Tuesday night in "FDR" at the Marquette Park pavilion.

March 13, 2013 6:30 pm Related

Lan-Oak Park District again goes for 10-cent tax rate hike

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is once again seeking a 10-cent increase in its tax rate that would generate $450,000 for capital improvements.

March 11, 2013 7:45 pm
Lansing police arrest St. John man accused of selling synthetic pot

Lansing police arrest St. John man accused of selling synthetic pot

LANSING | A St. John man faces drug and weapons charges in connection with the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at his Lansing convenience store, about two blocks west of Reavis Elementary School, police said.

February 21, 2013 1:13 pm

Cal City man charged in Chicago bank robbery

A 29-year-old Calumet City man is in the Metropolitan Correction Center charged with robbing a Fifth Third bank at 3957 W. 26th St. in Chicago, according to the FBI.

December 07, 2012 5:45 pm
Gun buyback in south suburbs nets 153 firearms

Gun buyback in south suburbs nets 153 firearms

CALUMET CITY | A gun buyback program hosted by police in Calumet City, Chicago Heights and Midlothian on Saturday took 153 firearms off the streets, police said Monday.

November 19, 2012 12:00 pm

92nd Street bridge to close Oct. 15 for two weeks

CHICAGO | Motorists who regularly use Ewing Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood will be inconvenienced for about two weeks when the Chicago Department of Transportation repairs the bridge at 92nd Street.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am
Judge denies bond for teen charged in Lansing homicide

Judge denies bond for teen charged in Lansing homicide

LANSING | A Cook Circuit Court judge denied bond for a 17-year-old Lansing teen charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide in connection with the shooting death Wednesday of a Country Club Hills teen, police said.

September 14, 2012 12:00 pm

Lansing police arrest 2 in child prostitution investigation

LANSING | Two men from Chicago and Ford Heights face charges following an investigation into alleged child prostitution at a Lansing motel, police said.

September 10, 2012 2:14 pm
Police nab suspects in Burnham home invasion after chase

Police nab suspects in Burnham home invasion after chase

BURNHAM | Three south suburban men face residential burglary charges after leading police on a car and foot chase Friday from Burnham into Dolton, Burnham Police Chief Pete Belos said.

July 16, 2012 2:27 pm Photos

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Cal City girl's stepfather held on $1M bond in connection with slaying

Cal City girl's stepfather held on $1M bond in connection with slaying

CALUMET CITY | The stepfather of a Calumet City teen found dead in a large Hammond trash bin last week is being held on $1 million bond in the Cook County Jail, the Cook County state's attorneys office said.

June 11, 2012 2:40 pm
Indiana men face theft, drug charges in Lansing

Indiana men face theft, drug charges in Lansing

LANSING | Two Indiana men face retail theft and drug charges after police found them parked at Kmart on Torrence Avenue with bags of heroin and a stolen bottle of pills, village police said.

May 21, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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One charged with felony in chase from Chicago to Merrillville

One charged with felony in chase from Chicago to Merrillville

CHICAGO | The driver of a car who led police on a 35-mile chase on expressways from the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago into Merrillville is charged with felony aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, police said Thursday.

April 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Crash leaves pedestrian in critical condition

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Chicago Heights police are investigating a Monday morning wreck that left a pedestrian in critical condition, according to a news release from authorities.

March 12, 2012 3:25 pm

Bail denied for suspects in Cal City murder case

CALUMET CITY | Cook County Judge Darron Bowden denied bail for two cousins who stand accused in the January 2010 shooting death of a Gurnee, Ill., man, police said in a news release.

March 09, 2012 4:45 pm
Burnham police seek help in death investigation

Burnham police seek help in death investigation

BURNHAM | Burnham police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a woman whose bones were found in a field in December.

March 09, 2012 3:00 pm

Father of Dolton girl killed in crash charged with various traffic violations

DOLTON | The father of a 4-year-old Dolton girl killed in a crash Feb. 25 has received citations for various traffic violations, including failure to secure his children safely in the Ford Escape he was driving.

March 02, 2012 11:00 am

No bail for suspect charged with slaying of Lynwood man

MARKHAM | Cook County Judge Allen Murphy did not set bail Friday for one of two suspects charged with the slaying of a Lynwood man in November, the Cook County state's attorney's office said.

February 03, 2012 7:15 pm
Autistic teen dies after being shot by Cal City police

Autistic teen dies after being shot by Cal City police

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore defended the actions of his officers Wednesday after they shot a 15-year-old autistic boy, who later died.

February 01, 2012 2:50 pm Photos

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Body found in Chicago Heights ID'd as Steger woman

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Police have identified a Steger woman as the person whose body was found lying facedown in the snow Friday next to a garage on Otto Boulevard.

January 25, 2012 12:25 pm

Dolton woman faces DUI charge in fatal on overpass

DOLTON | A Dolton woman is in Cook County Jail with $500,000 bail on an aggravated DUI charge related to a hit-and-run accident on an overpass that killed a Harvey woman, the Cook County state's attorney's office sad.

January 18, 2012 7:30 pm

Trustee: Sauk Village has lost its 'innocence'

SAUK VILLAGE | The discovery of two men shot inside a Brookwood Drive home has prompted one village trustee to speak out about crime in his community.

December 09, 2011 12:00 am

Burnham cops say man threw powder, gun, money from car during pursuit

BURNHAM | A man stopped for a seat belt violation fled from police Saturday night and threw white powder, a pistol and money out of the car before being arrested in Calumet City, Burnham police said.

November 21, 2011 11:15 am
TF South grads honor classmate who died in Vietnam

TF South grads honor classmate who died in Vietnam

LANSING | A group of about 30 graduates of the 1960 class at Thornton Fractional South High School honored one of their classmates Friday by unveiling a plaque commemorating Albert Brose's service to his country.

November 11, 2011 5:45 pm Photos

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Former Crete-Monee hoops coach gets probation in criminal sexual abuse case

JOLIET | A former Crete-Monee High School boys varsity basketball coach has been sentenced to four years probation for his guilty plea to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Will County state's attorney's office.

November 02, 2011 5:45 pm

Hammond man charged in Burnham bar shooting gets $5M bond

BURNHAM | A Cook County Circuit Court judge set a $5 million bond Wednesday for a Hammond man charged in connection with an Oct. 27 shooting at the Little Brown Jug tavern in Burnham.

November 02, 2011 3:45 pm
Quinn, Preckwinkle promise $16M for high-speed Internet in south suburbs

Quinn, Preckwinkle promise $16M for high-speed Internet in south suburbs

SOUTH HOLLAND | South suburban hospitals, libraries and schools will benefit from a $16 million state-county investment in high-speed Internet connections, Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Friday at South Suburban College.

October 28, 2011 4:30 pm
Chief: Off-duty cop kills suspect in Burnham tavern shooting

Chief: Off-duty cop kills suspect in Burnham tavern shooting

BURNHAM | Burnham Police Chief Pete Belos is praising the actions of an off-duty Harvey police officer who shot and killed a Burnham man who opened fire early Thursday at a Burnham tavern filled with about 20 people.

October 27, 2011 1:30 pm
T'Wood freshman wants your Twinkies

T'Wood freshman wants your Twinkies

SOUTH HOLLAND | A Thornwood High School freshman is known as the "Twinkie Girl" at school these days for her efforts at collecting and sending hundreds of boxes of the treats to soldiers overseas.

October 18, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Charges filed in Cal City armed robbery

CALUMET CITY | A South Holland man is in the Cook County Jail on a $200,000 bond on charges of attempted armed robbery and armed robbery stemming from an incident Saturday, police said.

September 21, 2011 12:00 am
Valpo girl sets up website, fundraiser to collect school supplies

Valpo girl sets up website, fundraiser to collect school supplies

A 12-year-old Valparaiso girl who collects school supplies for disadvantaged children now has a website to make it easier for the public to donate to her cause.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

GRIFFITH | A Griffith man known locally for his themed Halloween displays won the 2011 Indiana State Fair giant pumpkin weigh off with the 1,160-pound pumpkin he grew in his backyard.

August 17, 2011 12:00 am
TradeWinds honors 5 clients for their work ethic

TradeWinds honors 5 clients for their work ethic

GARY | Five male adult clients of TradeWinds were honored Wednesday during a luncheon at the Majestic Star Casino Hotel for their work ethic and attitude at the nonprofit agency that serves developmentally disabled individuals.

June 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Injured East Chicago senior will attend Sunday graduation

Injured East Chicago senior will attend Sunday graduation

EAST CHICAGO | The 18-year-old senior from East Chicago Central High School injured last month in a car wreck will participate in graduation Sunday, rolling across the stage in a wheelchair, she said.

June 11, 2011 12:00 am
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