| May 18, 2014
A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show.
That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A 61-year-old Chicago Heights woman became the fourth person this season to die from cold-related causes in Cook County, authorities said.
Police were called to the 1200 block of D’Amico Drive in the south suburb just before 8 a.m. on Tuedsday...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Authorities have charged a 35-year-old Chicago man with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman he had been communicating with on a social media website, officials said.
Karon Godbold, whom his victim knew as "Maurice Jones," drove the woman about 1 p....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:58 PM
A 7-year-old boy died this morning after being hit by a car on his way to school in Chicago Heights, authorities said.
Paramedics began treating the boy shortly after the accident happened at 7:48 a.m. at 16th Place and Chicago Road, the Chicago Heights...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:01 AM
A 17-year-old Chicagoan was shot and killed Saturday night in a park in south suburban Chicago Heights, authorities said.
Police identified the victim as Mikah Darko, although the Cook County medical examiner's office listed his first name as Micah....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:28 PM
It’s not what you think, the International Pole Convention.
The pole dancing convention founder, Jessalynn Medairy, 27, is so used to the questions, she answers them before they’re asked: “There’s nobody here that would be a...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:41 AM
An Indiana man died late Sunday afternoon after he was tasered in south suburban Thornton, officials said.
Mark A. Koves, 28, of the 9500 block of Roosevelt Street in Crown Point, was pronounced dead at 5:44 p.m. at St. James Hospital in Chicago...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:57 PM
A husband and wife were found dead after a fire in Chicago Heights early Friday morning, according to authorities.
The fire happened in the 200 block of East 24th Street in Chicago Heights, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said....
| May 18, 2013
| 7:53 AM
A man was shot dead Friday night in Chicago Heights in attack that wounded two other people, authorities said.
Joshua Garcia, 18, of the 3100 block of Willow Road in South Chicago Heights, was declared dead at 9:50 p.m. at St. James Hospital in...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:14 PM
A mom, her two children and another man have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection to the group beating of a man Thursday night in south suburban Richton Park.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bails at $500,...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A Ford Heights fire dispatcher has been charged with buying a piece of department equipment knowing it was stolen, then pawning the item, the Cook County sheriff's office announced today.
A $20,000 personal recognizance bond was set today for Varndell...