| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Citing chronic breakdowns in justice, the Cook County sheriff today pitched the need for greater outside oversight in long-distressed suburbs such as Harvey.
“Envision a place where ... the chances of you having the police show up and actually...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. (SEE THEM ALL...
| 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 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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Fingerprints on duct tape used to bind two victims of a 2010 home invasion in Harvey helped track down a man charged with killing a man in the home invasion who also is suspected in three other Harvey slayings, officials said today.
Michael Reid, 37, of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:07 PM
"Chicago P.D." star LaRoyce Hawkins counts himself lucky to be working full time on a TV series without moving away from Chicago.
The Harvey native and Thornton High School grad figured he'd eventually leave home for work after graduating from Illinois...