| Mar 23, 2011
| 1:53 PM
By day, Chicagoan Ted Wolff is a landscape architect. Off duty, he is a member of what he calls an invisible subculture. Known as "rail fans," "trainwatchers" or the self-deprecating term "foamers" (because they foam at the mouth when they see favorite...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 5:25 PM
One reason families move to the suburbs is safety. Yet since 2008, at least 123 cases of attempted child abduction by a stranger have shaken suburban Cook County communities from Schaumburg to Riverdale and from Skokie to Blue Island, the Tribune found....
| Feb 11, 2011
| 5:09 PM
A 17-year-old boy from Blue Island died of an infection after he underwent root canal surgery, and his family says they believe the procedure may have been unnecessary.
Christopher Schutzius died of sepsis, a toxic infection, following the root canal,...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:25 AM
Most of the Chicago area dodged a winter storm originally predicted to dump up to 5 inches of snow and create serious morning commuting problems.
A winter weather advisory for Kendall, Grundy, Will and Kankakee counties in Illinois and in Lake and Porter...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Just 11 students make up the entire 7th grade in Lake County's Rondout School District 72, where the lone school has but 161 students.
The cost to taxpayers: $23,449 per child, the highest of all elementary districts in Illinois, the most recent data...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:30 PM
A Frankfurt man high on marijuana and Freon and who was texting and steering his car with his knees when he struck and killed a Blue Island man in 2009 was sentenced to seven years in prison today, officials said.
Joseph Brynda, 20, pleaded guilty in a...
| Sep 28, 2011
Automated vending machines that dispense prescription drugs are popping up in health care facilities across the country, and MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island this year became the first hospital in Illinois to embrace the new technology....
| Oct 15, 2011
| 10:18 PM
Eight people were injured when a car plowed into a Chili's restaurant on the South Side Saturday night, officials said.
Two victims were transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook county in serious-to-critical condition and two others were...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 5:05 AM
Chicago police shot and killed a man at an 'L' station Sunday night when they said he pointed two pistols at officers.
A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police said it appeared the gunman may have committed "suicide by cop."
The dead man was...
| May 18, 2011
| 1:09 PM
A police search today on the Far South Side for the body of a teenage girl believed to be at least the third victim of a serial killer has ended without searchers finding anything, authorities said.
Blue Island police and the South Suburban Major...