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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.
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.
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.
LANSING | A group of 120 bicyclists who are trekking cross country to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty arrived in Lansing on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Legislation requiring high schools to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for their student-athletes is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.
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.
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.
LANSING | A group of drama students at Illiana Christian High School are enjoying time off the stage together by forming a running club.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LANSING | Two men from Chicago and Ford Heights face charges following an investigation into alleged child prostitution at a Lansing motel, police said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An East Chicago Central High School senior who was hospitalized in Wisconsin after a car crash may graduate from high school June 12 via Skype, her mother said Tuesday.
On the heels of an U.S. EPA decision to disinfect sewage discharged into the Little Calumet and Chicago rivers, the agency charged with that task backlashed Friday, saying the waters never were intended for recreational uses.
WHITING | Whiting City Council incumbents handily defeated their opponents in Tuesday's primary election.
WHITING | Mayor Joe Stahura won his primary race Tuesday against challenger David Aguilera by 800 votes with all five precincts reporting by 6:30 p.m.
MUNSTER | Elliott Elementary schoolchildren on Friday got to see conservation firsthand with the planting of six red maple trees in the back of their school that will in time provide shade for classrooms and lower electricity bills.
MUNSTER | Wilbur Wright Middle School's Mathcounts team placed fifth in the March 12 state finals at Purdue University-West Lafayette and one eighth-grader won an annual $2,000 scholarship from the college.
GRIFFITH | Thirty seniors from Griffith High School recently participated in a job shadowing day, spending time with mentors and experiencing a career firsthand.
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