| 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...
| May 28, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Two people were killed this weekend in separate shooting and stabbing incidents in south suburban Harvey and Chicago Heights, officials said.
The shooting occurred early Sunday in Harvey, though the exact address of the attack was not available.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:43 PM
The death of a 4-month-old girl injured while in the care of a relative in South Chicago Heights has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.
The autopsy found Sophia Ortiz, four months, died of multiple injuries from child abuse, according to the Cook...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:56 PM
A Chicago Heights bakery employee filed a lawsuit against his co-workers Wednesday alleging he was unfairly cut out of his share of the winnings from a recent $118 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Chris Tzinis claims he has been part of a lottery pool...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:23 PM
The father of a 4-month-old girl fatally injured while in his care in South Chicago Heights this week was charged this evening with the girl’s murder, police said.
Jonathan Ortiz, 23, father of Sophia Ortiz, 4 months, was charged with murder this...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 5:05 AM
The list of Pita Pan bakery employees claiming they deserve a cut of a $118 million Mega Millions jackpot grew Tuesday after Wouter de Beuckelaer filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court.
De Beuckelaer claims he contributed to a lottery pool that won...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 7:21 PM
A second man has been charged with killing a south suburban man and sexually brutalizing a relative of the victim before dousing her with lighter fluid and setting her on fire.
Leonard Small, 22, is charged with murder and a raft of other violent...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 6:00 PM
A two-car collision near south suburban Crete killed a passenger and sent both drivers to the hospital, authorities said.
Joyce Di Rutigliano, 80, of the 20700 block of Hunt Club Drive in Frankfort, was declared dead at 5:07 p.m. at St. James Hospital in...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Officials suspect careless use of smoking materials caused a fire in Park Forest that killed a 78-year-old woman and her 59-year-old son.
More than 13 fire agencies, along with the Park Forest Fire Department, responded to the blaze around 2 p.m. Tuesday...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:48 AM
A 55-year-old man who was hit by a car on Illinois Route 30 in Chicago Heights Wednesday died Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
An eastbound car hit him near East End Avenue just before 8 p.m. on Feb. 29, according to a news release from the...