| Apr 29, 2011
| 3:35 PM
A Calumet City man and his longtime girlfriend conspired to kill a woman who was carrying his child so he would not have to be a father, police and prosecutors said today.
And their signal to spring the plot was turning up the volume on the song, "I...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
A 21-year-old woman has been charged in connection with an accident Saturday night in Tinley Park that killed one of the three passengers in her car.
Sarah Lavko, of the 11500 block of Keeler Avenue in Alsip, has been charged with reckless homicide and...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 12:01 PM
An 18-year-old Alsip woman was killed Saturday night in Tinley Park when a car she was in went off the road and rolled over several times, police said.
The crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of 183rd Street, according to a statement...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Two teenagers charged with committing a hate crime against a black teen were ordered today to have no contact with the alleged victim.
During an appearance by the two in Cook County Juvenile Court today, Judge Colleen Sheehan also set a 7 p.m. curfew for...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 8:48 PM
Dawn Therese Brancheau, 40, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cedar Lake, Ind., passed away February 24, 2010 doing what she loved.
Inspired as a child after seeing a Shamu show, Brancheau knew at an early age that she wanted to perform with the whales. While...
| Apr 30, 2009
Federal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades.
Acting on a...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 11:46 AM
(WGN-AM)- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said today that even though authorities have collected about 1,200 pieces of evidence from Burr Oak Cemetery, they are not able to provide closure to families seeking answers since the scandal was uncovered about a...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 8:29 PM
(WGN-AM)- Additional charges were announced today against four former workers at Burr Oak Cemetery accused of digging up as many as 300 bodies, dumping the remains in an isolated area and reselling the grave sites.
Former cemetery manager Carolyn Towns,...
| Jul 31, 2009
| 9:21 AM
(WGN-AM)- Less than a week after Alsip police found human bones and shattered vaults dumped in plain view at Burr Oak Cemetery in 2005, detectives told the woman now accused of masterminding a massive grave desecration that they had no interest in...
| Jul 27, 2009
| 9:47 PM
(WGN-AM)- Dozens of Chicago-area African-Americans showed up today at Mt. Glenwood Memorial Gardens South Cemetery to check on departed loved ones after learning that a human bone was discovered near a storage area on Friday.
Montrey Simpson of Chicago,...
| Jul 27, 2009
| 7:15 AM
(WGN-AM)- A bone found in Mt. Glenwood Memorial Gardens South Cemetery in the south suburbs Friday morning was determined to be human, the Cook County medical examiner's office said Saturday.
The discovery came four days after a lawsuit was filed against...