| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Nine video gambling cafes with friendly names like Stella's Place and Dotty's have opened in the last several weeks from Oak Lawn to Matteson.
These cafes are essentially mini-casinos with each one having the state limit of five video gambling machines....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Italio, a fast-casual Italian restaurant chain based in Florida, is opening its first location outside of that state in Orland Park this week.
The 3,000-square-foot restaurant is located at 15139 S. LaGrange Road in the Orland Park...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Unspecified items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 500 block of Lincoln Lane on June 30.
Two Alsip men, 46 and 42, were charged with burglary, felony retail theft and misdemeanor retail...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Excavation work is complete on a new building that will get Frankfort trustees out of the basement.
The village board, which has met in the lower level of the police station for about five years, signed off earlier this year on more $5 million to...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 8:57 AM
A 34-year-old Alsip man on a motorcycle died last night after a crash in Oak Forest.
A man identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Matteo Manueli was northbound on Oak Park Avenue approaching a curve at 147th Street about 8:45 p....
| May 16, 2014
| 1:59 PM
His Facebook profile is posted under the alias “Rico Finally Paid” and depicts Tyrelle Lockett posing in full pimp regalia, flashing handguns and waving wads of cash.
Federal authorities say the profile was no act.
Lockett, 21, of south...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:46 AM
The FBI arrested 150 people across the United States, including one in Chicago, for holding children against their will for prostitution, a three-day weekend sweep that officials on Monday called the largest-ever operation of its kind.
The suspects were...
| Jun 17, 2009
| 5:17 AM
(WGN-AM)- Summertime is a high-traffic season at area cemeteries, both for people visiting loved ones' graves and the thieves preying on them.
So with Father's Day around the corner, police officials are warning people to lock their cars and keep a close...
| Jul 10, 2009
| 5:11 AM
(WGN-AM)- The four cemetery employees charged in the alleged scheme to dig up bodies and illegally resell their grave sites have been moved into a special section of Cook County Jail to avoid serious injury from other inmates, Sheriff Tom Dart said this...
| Jul 10, 2009
| 9:34 AM
(WGN-AM)- Comptroller Dan Hynes launched a license revocation effort today against the owner of Burr Oak Cemetery where hundreds of burial sites were desecrated so that their grave sites could be used a second time.
The revocation proceeding against...
| Jul 10, 2009
| 3:08 PM
(WGN-AM)- Cook County officials are seeking a temporary restraining order that would halt burials at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip.
The action comes two days after four people were charged with digging up bodies and reselling the plots. Prosecutors say...