| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A city employee and close family friend to Harvey’s mayor is facing attempted murder charges after being accused of slicing his girlfriend’s fingers with a steak knife, court records show.
Building inspector Lester L. Crowder was arrested by...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:01 PM
A former rail worker from northwest Indiana alleges in a federal lawsuit that he endured a racially hostile work environment at the railroad company where he worked, which culminated in an epithet-laced attack by a co-worker who cut off his dreadlocks...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:50 AM
On a patch of land near the Tri-State Tollway, trees were bulldozed so trucks could pile mounds of waste up to 22 feet high.
Within months, the brush and meadow gave way to dirt piles mixed with oil, broken bricks, asphalt, plastic tubes and concrete...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On an oil-stained blacktop beside a Harvey convenience store, someone shot and killed 20-year-old trade student Tommy Lee in his car.
Five years later, his parents still have the sedan, two bullet holes rusting in the hood and fender. They also have...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Federal lawmakers on Tuesday called for a review of Justice Department actions — including measures that helped re-elect a controversial mayor — in a suburb the Tribune recently showed stood out for its high crime and subpar policing.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:34 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 28-year-old Chicago man who said his passenger needed to use the bathroom was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and making an improper turn during a Feb. 20...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Roughly a year ago, with the spotlight on crime in the City of Chicago, we set out to determine the extent that violent crime – and perhaps more importantly, justice – was a problem in the suburbs.
We first obtained and crunched state...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:14 PM
In an effort to combat scandals and incompetence in some suburbs, the Cook County sheriff is seeking the power to scour the financial books and policing records of municipalities that repeatedly fail to follow a basic financial accountability law....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:22 AM
A man shot to death by a store clerk as he tried to rob a South Side cell phone store Tuesday was being sought as a suspect in the shooting of a Harvey police officer last month, a Harvey spokesman said this afternoon.
At the time he was shot by the...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 12:34 PM
A Midlothian man charged in the Thursday slaying of a Harvey man was denied bail when he appeared in Bond Court this afternoon.
Dashonti Wiley, 39, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in connection with the Thursday shooting death of 19-year-old...