| 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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A worker was killed in an industrial accident at a Chicago Heights metals plant this morning, officials said.
Crews responded to 333 State St. in the south suburb, where a company called Vesuvius, a metals plant, is listed.
A worker was pronounced...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:14 PM
A man was gunned down by an assailant who chased him out of a Chicago Heights gas station and kept firing even after he’d collapsed in the parking lot Tuesday morning, according to the station owner and police.
The shooter then went back inside and...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:22 PM
A former employee of the CeaseFire violence prevention program was fatally shot today in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.
Marlon Lee, 36, was driving when his car came to rest on the 6100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue at...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Private security guards fatally shot a 19-year-old Chicago Heights man who fired shots at them at a subdivision in south suburban Richton Park, authorities said today.
The shooting occurred before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lioncrest Townhomes...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The state of Illinois is teaming with Cook County on a trial program in which a loan fund will be created to buy vacant foreclosed homes, renovate them and resell them to home buyers at low interest rates.
Six suburbs will take part: Berwyn, Chicago...
| Mar 10, 2011
David S. Broder, one of the nation's leading political reporters and a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1973 for distinguished commentary about the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 81.
Broder, a longtime columnist at the Washington Post, died Wednesday at...
| Jul 18, 2011
John Mosca, proprietor of a two-room roadhouse near New Orleans famed for its Italian-style garlicky shrimp, oysters, chicken and marinated crab dishes, has died. He was 86.
Mosca died Wednesday at his home in suburban Harahan, said his daughter, Lisa...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 8:20 PM
Chicago Heights police were questioning a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a Chicago Heights man in the south suburb on Friday, police said Saturday night.
An autopsy conducted Saturday determined that Derrick Bell, 19, of the 500 block of...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:08 PM
A missing elderly man in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease has been located, Chicago police said late this afternoon.
A missing persons alert was issued by police Wednesday morning for Bafia Wladyslaw, 76, who was driving a 2003 green Ford minivan...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 1:29 PM
A 10-year-old University Park boy apparently drowned Friday afternoon at an apartment complex in south suburban Steger, officials said.
Anthony Perkins, of the 700 block of Spring Court in University Park, was pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m. at Saint...