| May 9, 2014
| 4:20 PM
An Oak-Leyden Developmental Services employee has been arrested on charges she stole more than $16,000 from a disabled client in recent years, police say.
Contessa Gordon-Elliot, 40, of the 1600 block of North Lotus Avenue in Chicago, was arrested May 6...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:05 PM
An Oak Park man recently hired as a preschool teacher in the western suburbs has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said.
Richard Gertler was arrested after Berwyn police discovered he was trading pornographic...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Four people were ordered held in lieu of bail on felony armed robbery charges after Niles police say they followed a woman home from work on May 15 and robbed her outside her garage.
A 34-year-old Niles woman told police that she had returned home...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:02 PM
A Cook County jury this afternoon found a 52-year-old woman guilty of criminal neglect and animal cruelty in a case that began when her mentally disabled son was found near death outside a Berwyn home authorities said was unhealthy and overrun by animals....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A 61-year-old woman died of injuries suffered in a house fire in west suburban Berwyn, officials said.
Patricia Emery, of the 1600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood at 2:45 a.m. Friday.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:01 PM
A 31-year-old Buffalo Grove man was held on $500,000 bond after police arrested him outside a high school where he thought he was meeting a 15-year-old girl, according to authorities.
Randy Overla was charged with traveling to meet a minor and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Voters living south of Cermak Road in Berwyn will decide March 18 whether to increase their taxes to renovate and expand District 100 schools.
Two questions are asking for a $1.40 tax rate increase, up to $4.30 from $2.90, which would raise almost $6....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:34 PM
A woman who died in a house fire in Berwyn was identified today as Karen Lindsey, who was alone when flames swept through her home, authorities said.
Lindsey, 64, was pronounced dead on the scene Tuesday morning after firefighters searched her...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 26-year-old Chicago man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and illegal possession of ammunition without a firearm owner's...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A 96-year-old Berwyn woman and a 73-year-old Far South Side man died from cold-related causes on Tuesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined today.
Dorothy G. Kuseck, of the 1800 block of South Wesley was declared dead at 2:50 p....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An Oriole Park woman’s death was at least the twenty-sixth from cold-related causes this season in Cook County, authorities said today.
Kathleen Karson, 56, was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at her home in the 7700 block of...