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CHICAGO | Federal and state officials will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss options for turning the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a part of the National Park Service.
MARKHAM | A Steger woman and a Sauk Village man are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Sauk Village teenager last Thursday outside a strip mall on Sauk Trail, police said.
CHICAGO | Attorneys for Beemsterboer Slag Co. are talking with city Public Health Department officials to try to reach a settlement regarding a "cease and desist order" against a site where 12,000 tons of metallurgical coke were allegedly stored in violation of a previous order.
SOUTH HOLLAND | A clerical error prevented the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board from engaging in any discussion over its bills.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The man who was the youngest pastor in his religious denomination when he first came to the village in 2008 was appointed Monday to be the village's new chaplain.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township High School District 205 officials want more people to take part in a community survey posted on the district's website.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Bloom Township High School District 206 will receive $2 million in federal funds to pay for programs at Bloom High School that improve the school's focus on state standards and college and career readiness for its students.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Chicago company that provided janitorial services to Thornton, Thornridge and Thornwood high schools worked the entire past school year without posting a performance bond indicating it was capable of fulfilling the contract.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks insists that all the fire hydrants in the Carlisle Estates subdivision are in working order, despite problems that arose Saturday during a fire at a house and garage on Poplar Lane.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Police Department is asking for community help in determining who stole eight manhole covers from streets in the industrial area of the village since the weekend.
CRETE | The Police Department received a $500 donation recently from an unexpected source — an elderly former village resident who was grateful local police did not issue him traffic tickets for a pair of incidents in which he exceeded the speed limit.
CRETE | Village officials will seek bids in coming weeks for a pair of construction projects they hope to start later this year.
BEECHER | It has become a talking point for opponents of a new Chicago-area airport being built in rural Will County — the local school district will lose part of its property tax base.
CHICAGO | Chicago Public Health Department officials said Friday an East Side neighborhood-based company illegally stored 12,000 tons of metcoke in violation of a previously agreed-to order.
MONEE | A forum on Sept. 23 in Joliet will develop a businss plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.
MONEE | A forum Sept. 23 will develop a business plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.
CHICAGO | An East Side neighborhood-based company was issued a cease and desist order this week for allegedly storing and handling petroleum coke and other petroleum-based substances at its facility without a required permit.
CHICAGO | Police continued to search Wednesday for a man who shot a Dolton resident to death following a quarrel earlier this week at a Gresham neighborhood store.
LYNWOOD | Criminal charges will not be sought in the stabbing of an area resident because police said Wednesday the victim is refusing to cooperate with their investigation.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Village officials approved increases in the fines for assorted traffic violations, including the fine for parking a car in a space reserved for disabled motorists.
LANSING | A new school plans to open Aug. 25 in the one-time Luther East High School building, although officials there are still searching for their students.
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.
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