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  • Harvey employee, friend of mayor facing attempted murder charges

    Harvey employee, friend of mayor facing attempted murder charges
    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...
  • Conductor sues over racially hostile work environment

    Conductor sues over racially hostile work environment
    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...
  • In Harvey, who polices the police?

    In Harvey, who polices the police?
    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...
  • Victims, statistics show serious deficiencies in Harvey police work

    Victims, statistics show serious deficiencies in Harvey police work
    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...
  • Lawmakers seek answers from Feds about Harvey

    Lawmakers seek answers from Feds about Harvey
    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. The...
  • Orland Park police blotter: Feb. 25

    Orland Park police blotter: Feb. 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Orland Park 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...
  • Unearthing injustice in Harvey

    Unearthing injustice in Harvey
    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...
  • Harvey problems prompt sheriff to seek audit powers

    Harvey problems prompt sheriff to seek audit powers
    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....
  • Man shot by store clerk was suspect in Harvey officer's shooting

    Man shot by store clerk was suspect in Harvey officer's shooting
    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...
  • Authorities: Trucker found dead after Ford Heights crash

    Authorities: Trucker found dead after Ford Heights crash
    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...
  • No bail for Midlothian man charged in Harvey fatal shooting

    No bail for Midlothian man charged in Harvey fatal shooting
    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...