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New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

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.

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Cook County approves road projects for upcoming years

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.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lynwood approves $9.21M appropriation ordinance

LYNWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance dictating how municipal government will spend its money for the current fiscal year.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

$100K bond for Sauk Village man accused of stealing from military lockers at O'Hare

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.

July 25, 2014 3:11 pm

Trustees approve Sauk Village budget over colleague's objections

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.

July 25, 2014 11:13 am

Cook County voters to be asked about firearms in November

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.

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Attorneys begin battle over Marigliano's back pay

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.

July 23, 2014 11:00 am

Village board postpones municipal budget approval

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board postponed giving its approval to a municipal budget for the current fiscal year.

July 22, 2014 10:30 pm

Village board recommends county property tax breaks

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its recommendations Monday to a pair of property tax breaks from Cook County government.

July 21, 2014 11:17 pm

Charge against mayor's son dismissed

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.

July 21, 2014 4:14 pm

Lobbyist says Sauk Village will get $385K in state grants

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Sauk Village officials expected to vote on $14M spending plan on Tuesday

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.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Comcast bringing Internet access to low-income families in Thornton Township

Comcast bringing Internet access to low-income families in Thornton Township

DOLTON | Comcast is expanding Internet access into Thornton Township for low-income families who might otherwise not be able to afford it.

July 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Crete OKs $15.52M appropriations ordinance for current fiscal year

CRETE | The Village Board approved an ordinance detailing how $15.52 million will be spent this year by municipal government.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

TIF district tax collection info now online

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.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

7 men charged with trafficking drugs, firearms from Harvey to Ohio

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.

July 16, 2014 12:53 pm

Crete begins search for new administrator

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.

July 15, 2014 12:53 pm

Lynwood Fire and Police Board reinstates fired officer

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.

July 14, 2014 3:40 pm

D.205 School Board OKs bleacher repairs at 3 high schools

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board approved repairs to the athletic field bleachers at the district's three campuses.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City, Lansing new economic development directors eye future growth

They may be competing with each other to draw business and bolster the economies of their respective communities.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sauk Village budget proposal includes squad car leases*

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.

July 11, 2014 12:05 pm

City officials honor Cal City police detective locally

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.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Judge: Lynwood Fire and Police Board in contempt of court

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.

July 09, 2014 1:11 pm

South Holland awards contract for police camera, recording equipment

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved a contract to provide camera and recording equipment in the new police headquarters scheduled to open next year.

July 08, 2014 11:56 am

Harvey woman in jail, accused of repeatedly stabbing boyfriend

MARKHAM | A Harvey woman will appear in court on Tuesday on charges she repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend, a city spokesman said.

July 07, 2014 1:29 pm

Lansing robbery suspect in Lake County Jail on unrelated charges

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.

July 07, 2014 11:50 am

Construction begins Monday on Crete street, railroad crossing

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.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District tries fifth time to raise funds for park improvements

LANSING | For the fifth time, Lan-Oak Park District offiicals are hoping local residents will support a property tax levy hike for park improvements.

July 05, 2014 11:00 am

Attorney subpoenas Lynwood president concerning dismissed police officer

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.

July 04, 2014 2:36 pm

Residents to get peek at proposed Sauk Village budget on Thursday

SAUK VILLAGE | Village residents can see the budget proposal under consideration starting Thursday.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City Council delays approving 3rd Ward programs

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.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am

Police Department ‘wish’ list includes more squad cars

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.

June 30, 2014 11:00 pm
Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

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.

June 30, 2014 2:36 pm Photos


Aldermen approve city's contribution to Freedom's Eve celebration

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.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Road repair work near River Oaks mall to begin July 7

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.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Crete to renew electricity aggregation agreement

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.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am

City Council backs new plan for Calumet City's future

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…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Kelly cooperates with Durbin to continue fight for stricter gun laws

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.

June 25, 2014 1:28 pm

Mayor's son charged with violating order of protection

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.

June 25, 2014 12:45 pm

Judge to decide next month if Lynwood Police Board members in contempt of court

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.

June 25, 2014 12:20 pm

D.215 school board approves contract, pay hike for support staff

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.

June 24, 2014 8:15 pm

City Council reviews proposal offering plan for next three decades

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.

June 23, 2014 8:25 pm

Fight over control of D.205 School Board now extends to Springfield

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.

June 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Cal City detective receives state police honors

Cal City detective receives state police honors

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.

June 20, 2014 4:13 pm

Dolton police seek Cal City help in finding sex attacker of 12-year-old

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.

June 20, 2014 2:25 pm

Police searching for gunmen in separate Cal City shootings

CALUMET CITY | The Police Department searched Friday for suspects in a pair of unrelated shooting incidents that left two people wounded.

June 20, 2014 1:45 pm
FBI: Cal City bank among 5 hit by single suspect in past two weeks

FBI: Cal City bank among 5 hit by single suspect in past two weeks

CALUMET CITY | The FBI is searching for a man suspected in five bank robberies during the past two weeks, including the Charter One Bank on Torrence Avenue in Calumet City.

June 20, 2014 1:30 pm

Cook County thinks improving transportation boosts south suburban economy

EAST HAZEL CREST, Ill. | When Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke before a gathering of south suburban municipal officials Thursday about improvements to the south suburban economy, she made sure to have Transportation and Highways Superintendent John Yonan with her.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

South Holland changes retail hours on Sundays

SOUTH HOLLAND | There once was a time in South Holland when businesses of all types were closed on Sunday.

June 17, 2014 4:15 pm

South Holland recommends property tax breaks for meat plant expansion, new gas station

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its recommendations this week to significant property tax breaks for a pair of businesses.

June 17, 2014 1:20 pm
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