| 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 7, 2014
| 3:31 PM
An autopsy today determined that the death of an 80-year-old south suburban man was due in part to the severe weather, authorities said.
Elias Contreras, of the 2200 block of Olive Street in Blue Island, died of hypothermia and cold exposure,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
A Northwest Side man and a Calumet Park woman died from cold-related causes on Tuesday, bringing to 10 the number of people who have died from cold-related causes this season in Cook County.
Barnabe Garcia, 49, was found unresponsive and not breathing...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:48 PM
A Blue Island woman was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after she allegedly attacked her teenage girlfriend and stole electronics from the teen’s home on Friday.
Autumn N. Leak, 20, of the 12000 block of Fairway Circle, was charged...
| Oct 26, 2012
On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before.
| Apr 14, 2013
Greg Borzo believes, and rightly so, that much of our city's history "hides in plain sight."
There is, for instance, the small building in the accompanying photo, Borzo standing near it.
Sitting prominently at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hyde Park,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:13 PM
A south suburban man has been charged in the fatal hit-and-run of a 61-year old man in Tinley Park, officials said.
Prosecutors with the Cook County State's Attorney have charged Michael T. Epley, 22, of the 2200 block of Prairie Street in Blue Island,...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:54 AM
An 18-year-old man was fatally wounded steps away from his home in south suburban Blue Island, officials said.
Bryant M. Jones of the 2900 block of West 141st Place was shot on the 2800 block of West 141st Place. He was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m.,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:27 PM
The estate of a Metra employee struck and killed by a train earlier this summer is now suing the commuter rail agency.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that negligence by Metra caused the July 5 death of track laborer Luis...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A 24-year-old man is being questioned tonight in the shooting of a 5-year-old boy and two men early Friday in a West Pullman neighborhood park, sources said.
The boy, Jaden Donald, and two men, 28 and 34, were shot about 12:45 a.m. Friday at Cooper...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A Harvey man arrested Friday is accused of helping to clean up the blood of a Markham man shot to death earlier this year.
Christopher Chandler, 22, of the 15000 block of Hoyne Avenue in the south suburb, used water and bleach while trying to cover up...