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MARKHAM | A former Lansing resident who faces criminal charges for incidents that occurred in a child day care center that operated in his home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to those charges.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge denied bond Tuesday to a Flossmoor man who faces criminal charges in the shooting deaths of a pair of teenagers in a South Chicago home.
EAST HAZEL CREST | Robin Kelly campaigned for the House of Representatives on a series of measures meant to reduce firearms in society, although she admitted Monday she has not had any of those bills passed during her first year in Congress.
CALUMET CITY | Calumet City said goodbye Monday to Robert Stefaniak, the city's former longtime mayor.
LANSING | The Village Board heard a presentation last week about a new communications program that could let Lansing provide emergency warnings to residents more quickly and directly.
CRETE | Hans served the Crete Police Department well in recent years, yet the German shepherd is retiring early because his handler took a new job with a different police department.
CHICAGO | When Peggy Salazar, of the Slag Valley neighborhood, needs to travel to downtown, her commute is longer than that of many suburban residents who live farther away.
LANSING | The village has created a tax increment finance district along Torrence Avenue to bolster economic development there.
CRETE | The Village Board recently approved a resolution to receive about $250,000 in Motor Fuel Tax funds to help pay the cost of maintaining local streets.
CRETE | Negotiations have begun between municipal government and the police department’s union to try to reach agreement on a new contract for police officers, and village officials said Monday they hope they can reach agreement soon on a deal.
CALUMET CITY | Municipal officials have their own tribute planned for Robert Stefaniak, who served as mayor of the south suburb for 20 years, longer than any other person to hold that office.
CRETE | The Village Board on Monday OK'd the transfer of about $100,000 to two separate funds impacting road repairs and police pensions to ensure those funds remain financially stable.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval to a payment of just over $42,000 to the developer who rehabilitated stores in the River Oaks West retail complex nearly a decade ago.
CHICAGO | Horse racing tracks across Illinois, including the Balmoral Race Course near Crete, are among the opponents of a bill pending before the Illinois General Assembly to create new casinos – including one in the south suburbs.
LANSING | A former alumni relations director for Trinity Christian College will take over next month as the new economic development director for municipal government.
CHICAGO | While the City Council and the Illinois General Assembly both have pending measures on how to regulate the storage of petroleum coke within the city limits, activists said Tuesday they’re still pushing the idea the substance should be banned altogether.
The Riverdale portion of a proposed hiking trail along the Cal-Sag Channel, along with construction of new bicycle paths in Calumet City and University Park, are among the state's $52.7 million in local transportation improvement project this year.
CALUMET CITY | State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, said he wants area college students to consider applying for a scholarship program maintained by the General Assembly’s Black Caucus.
SOUTH HOLLAND | For Diane Hart, Saturday could have been an easygoing day with nice springtime weather at her home in Elkhart, Ind.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board granted a pair of conditional use permits this week that will permit a pair of businesses to locate within the village.
More than $1.2 million will be provided by the state to area municipalities to help them cover the cost of repairs needed on local streets.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved the hiring of a consulting firm to study whether the one-time Sears store at River Oaks Shopping Center could be turned into an indoor athletic complex.
CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors say a clerk for the Chicago Department of Transportation is charged with stealing more than $741,000 in permit fee money.
HARVEY | It depends on whom one wants to believe as to whether bills are being paid to operate the three high schools in Thornton Township High School District 205.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a measure regulating where suburban pet stores obtain the animals they sell to the public as pets.
CHICAGO | A one-time Harvey Police Department officer who went on to become deputy chief in Markham was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison on charges he sexually assaulted a woman in police custody in 2010.
LYNWOOD | A Lynwood officer ordered reinstated to the ranks remains off the job, and attorneys say it may not be until the end of April before he returns.
SOUTH HOLLAND | A judge ruled recently a Chicago Heights-based entity did not properly pick a replacement for a Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board vacancy.
LANSING | The Village Board awarded a contract to a Bridgeview-based firm to do the first phase of maintenance and repairs to the levee that keeps the Little Calumet River from overflowing into Lansing.
PARK FOREST | Village officials said they support a police officer who faces a criminal charge in connection with the death of a 95-year-old man who was a longtime resident of Glenwood.
LANSING | Some village residents dislike the idea of a mobile Santa House, feeling it would detract from the village’s annual Christmas holiday celebrations.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council met privately for several hours Thursday to discuss development of a possible sports complex and garbage pickup in winter.
CHICAGO | A Park Forest police officer has been charged with reckless conduct for his behavior in July 2013 that resulted in the death of a 95-year-old former Glenwood man who was living at a senior citizen facility.
LANSING | Village officials say they expect the one-time Sam’s Club warehouse store to be demolished in May to make way for a proposed Super Walmart that officials hope to be complete before Thanksgiving.
A lawsuit filed against Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 on behalf of an anonymous girls basketball player has been dropped because the team already had suffered a penalty harsher than his client had wanted, the attorney who filed the suit said Tuesday.
CHICAGO | Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius has said for months he thinks the students of Thornton Township High School District 205 suffer because the School Board has a vacancy, leaving the board in a partisan split that keeps school business from being accomplished.
LANSING | The Chamber of Commerce is beginning efforts to raise money for the construction of a new Santa House for the village’s Christmas celebrations.
CRETE | Supporters of the proposed southeast Metra line linking Chicago with the south suburbs have taken notice of recent developments to extend the South Shore line to Dyer.
South Holland village President Don DeGraff said he thinks this winter was the worst he has experienced.
CALUMET CITY | Some City Council members were upset last week with a group of investors seeking financial help from the city for the demolition of an aging structure.
CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 board approved student fees for the upcoming academic year, with Superintendent Creg Williams saying he was pleased the fees will not increase.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval Thursday to payments totaling about $370,000 to four area businesses as part of agreements negotiated years ago to attract those businesses to Calumet City.
CALUMET CITY | City officials met earlier this month with a group of investors who envision turning at least part of the one-time Sears store at River Oaks Shopping Center into a sports complex for community events.
CRETE | Village President Michael Einhorn has been trying to follow the debate over expanding gambling, but said amendments to the proposal that might come before the General Assembly have complicated the matter.
MARKHAM | A longtime volunteer at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran School pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations of misappropriated funds.
CRETE | The Village Board gave its approval Monday to a new two-year contract with its police officers. But that gives the village little relief, since the contract is backdated to 2012 and will expire at the end of April.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge scheduled a hearing next week over a disputed appointment to the Thornton Township High School District 205 Board of Education, and said he may rule on the case at that time.
LANSING | Although most of the 100 or so residents who gathered in front of a home Sunday in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue never knew 2-year-old Jakariah Patterson, they felt the need to mourn her death.
LANSING | Municipal officials are reviewing what improvements they need to make to the Little Calumet River levee.
CHICAGO | The son of Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush is facing a criminal charge after being arrested this week in an alleged domestic abuse incident.
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