| Nov 23, 2010
| 4:33 AM
A 26-year-old Oak Forest man is scheduled to appear in Cook County court Jan. 3 for a criminal damage charge after a road rage incident …...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Byrne at 5:10 p.m. A plan to remake Cook County's taxpayer-funded health care system to emphasize outpatient care at community clinics cleared a hurdle today. The proposal by the county's independent hospital board passed a County Board.......
| May 10, 2011
| 10:51 AM
Cook County's controversial plan to convert Oak Forest Hospital into an outpatient clinic failed to win state approval today by one vote.
Afterward, people opposed to the idea erupted in cheers and jeered the state hospital siting board members who voted...
| Aug 5, 2010
Convicted child sex offender Ronald Rice has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for the 1980 murder of 11-year-old Edwin Gulbransen.
That's according to a news release from Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.
Rice, 54, formerly of Oak Forest, pled...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 6:21 PM
Days after two Chicago Public School teachers were arrested and charged with stealing public money, Cook County prosecutors today announced criminal charges against five others accused of similar crimes.
The charges are part of an expanding public...
| Jul 5, 2011
For seven years Monica Behnke has lived in Winchester House, one of the few government-run nursing homes left in Illinois. Its operations are mostly funded by Medicaid, with the taxpayers of Lake County making up the difference.
Behnke, 79, a former...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 12:20 PM
A state board today approved Cook County's plan to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a regional outpatient clinic with a 24-hour urgent care center.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted 7 to 1 in favor of the plan to turn the...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:59 PM
The 17-year-old driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl in Tinley Park in May allegedly had traces of marijuana in his system and was speeding through a school zone right before the crash, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Cook County health officials said today they need a bigger bite from taxpayers than county Board President Toni Preckwinkle has said she will allow, setting up a potential fight over next year’s budget.
The preliminary spending plan introduced by...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:15 PM
A 34-year-old man was charged this afternoon with sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman in a field behind a home-repair store in Orland Park Friday, officials said.
Dennis D. Dodson Jr., who is believed to be homeless, was charged with one count of...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Illinois State police this afternoon shut down two outbound lanes on Interstate 57 after pieces of concrete from an overpass pelted several passing vehicles.
Troopers shut down two southbound lanes of the interstate that pass underneath the 167th...