| 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...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Six people were charged following a large fight Sunday night in south suburban Ford Heights.
Sheriff’s police were called to the 1300 block of Park Lane about 7:10 p.m. Sunday night for a disturbance involving about 150 people, said Frank Bilecki,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,......
| Mar 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Erika Slife at 3:53 p.m. Nearly 100 tax-delinquent properties within Cook County are in the process of being transferred to villages and cities that will use the land or sell it off to private developers. It's part of......
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:35 a.m.; updated at 2:30 p.m. Cook County suburbs looking to save money by dropping their police departments and handing over law enforcement to the sheriff would be out of luck under a measure approved......
| May 6, 2011
| 1:05 PM
A Ford Heights man kept an alligator in his home because “chicks dig it,” he told police who arrested him.
Dewayne Yarbrough, 43, was arrested Thursday at his home in the 800 block of East 11th Place after the Cook County Sheriff’s...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 2:25 PM
A Ford Heights man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and taking a pornographic photo of her that was later posted on Facebook, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said today.
Leroy Stephenson, 24, faces charges of aggravated...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 5:30 AM
A man driving the wrong way on Illinois Highway 394 in the far south suburbs slammed head-on into two other vehicles, killing a woman and hurting himself and two others early this morning, state police said.
About 1:30 a.m., Illinois State Police...