| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Facing mounting political pressure, at least two Cook County commissioners reversed course Thursday and told Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office that they will take a salary cut to help balance the budget, a source told the Tribune....
| Oct 26, 2010
It took years for Illinois officials to discover that southwest suburban Crestwood was pumping contaminated water to its residents, in part because the state took village officials at their word that nothing was wrong.
Such lax oversight is a problem...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 3:48 PM
Crestwood will pay residents $500,000 to settle one of the class action lawsuits filed against the south suburb for secretly pumping contaminated water to households for more than two decades.
The deal, approved this week by a Cook County judge, also...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:32 PM
I wish I could tell Walt Teichen not to worry, that common sense will surely prevail in the sad, scary story of his son. But I would be lying. His son is a sex offender, and when it comes to......
| Apr 29, 2011
| 12:10 PM
A south suburban Crestwood woman and her three daughters who had been missing since Easter have been found safe, police say.
Crestwood Police Chief Theresa Neubauer said Stephanie Owens, 42, and daughters Madison, 11, and twins Nicole and Kristin, 9 were...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:28 PM
The Tribune’s scoop about the Obama administration’s order to clean up the Chicago River came after years of reporting about the urban waterway. Taking multiple trips on the river, reading scores of dry-but-important documents and conducting...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Internet gambling, which could bring casinos to every home, office or smartphone, has moved from the periphery of Maryland's debate over expanded gambling to center stage.
Speaker Michael E. Busch informed Democratic members of the House of Delegates...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Three Chicago teens have been charged with burglary in Crestwood after police from eight suburban departments and Cook County pursued them Friday afternoon.
Someone called police about a home burglary in the 5000 block of West 137th Street in Crestwood...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:09 PM
Crestwood residents gave trustees and the mayor an earful Thursday evening after the board voted 3-2 to pay the legal bills for its police chief, who is on leave following allegations she was involved involved in a scheme to cover up the distribution of...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 9:01 PM
A teenager and two men were charged with robbing two businesses at gunpoint at a popular strip mall in south suburban Crestwood last weekend.
While police arrested one of the three suspects the same night as the Nov. 13 robberies, Crestwood investigators...