| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Cook County sheriff's police are searching for a Ford Heights man who escaped from police custody as he was being led from a South Suburban hospital early this morning, officials said.
The man, who is 32, was arrested after Cook County Sheriff's police...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Attorneys today hailed a landmark wrongful conviction settlement awarded to five men who were wrongfully imprisoned for the rape and murder of a teenage girl but called for a deeper look at authorities’ use of false confessions in Cook County.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:56 AM
In what appears to be the largest wrongful conviction settlement in state history, the Illinois State Police has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were wrongly imprisoned for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a spokesman for...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:17 PM
As attorneys on Wednesday hailed a record settlement for the so-called Dixmoor Five, one of the wrongfully convicted men was checking out a brick house on a spacious lot in one of Chicago’s southernmost suburbs.
Robert Taylor liked the big garage,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Two men had been ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail after they were charged with taking a $20,300 loan intended for a Ford Heights church and spending it, police said.
Allis Franklin, 66, and Horace Brownfield, 63, appeared seperately in Cook County...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:48 PM
A 24-year-old man was shot to death in Ford Heights early Wednesday morning.
Chris Walker, 24, was pronounced dead at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights about 3:15 a.m. He lived in the 1100 block of Cottage Grove in the same suburb.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with killing a 17-year-old in Ford Heights following a dispute Wednesday, authorities said.
Paris Walker, of the south suburb, was ordered held without bail in a hearing today before Cook County Judge Darron Bowdown in...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:59 PM
A 58-year-old trucker from Park Forest was found dead early this morning in Ford Heights after his vehicle left the road and crashed through a fence, authorities said.
The victim, identified at the Cook County medical examiner’s office as John...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2012
A south suburban mayor's taxpayer-funded nonprofit has been suspended from state and county grant programs over questions about its finances and accounting, the Tribune has learned.
In addition, the Illinois attorney general's office has started an...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Eight years ago, Rob Warden, then as now the director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction at the Northwestern University School of Law, published the following timeline in the Tribune. The time to update it will be if and when,......