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  • Cops release sketch of suspect in Richton Park slaying of boy, 17

    Cops release sketch of suspect in Richton Park slaying of boy, 17
    Richton Park detectives are searching for the man who fatally shot a 17-year-old late Friday night. Kyle Fisher, 17, of Chicago Heights, was in a car at Glaeser Park with friends around 10 p.m. when someone pulled out a handgun and shot him, police said...
  • Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone

     Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s next move to open a potential third airport in the south suburbs is a call for private developers, air carriers and would-be tenants to gather for a forum next month with state transportation officials to...
  • Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children

    Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children
    The Archdiocese of Chicago wants federal approval to shelter a yet-to-be-determined share of thousands of unaccompanied children who've recently breached the country's southern border, a request welcomed by federal officials amid a scramble to house the...
  • Park district employee, 19, dies after lawn mower accident

    Park district employee, 19, dies after lawn mower accident
    A 19-year old Frankfort man died this week in a lawn mower accident while working for the Frankfort Square Park District, officials said. Frank Licka, 19, was mowing the lawn near Mary Drew Street and 80th Avenue when he had an accident with the lawn...
  • District 135 keeps mum on hiring law firm

     District 135 keeps mum on hiring law firm
    Orland School District 135 quietly paid more than $60,000 to a Chicago law firm that specializes in investigations and forensic accounting before shedding its longtime finance director. Records show Ron Braver and Associates began work in November, just...
  • Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms

    Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms
    As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms. Ricardo Meza, the state's...
  • Crash kills boy, 12, and hurts three children in Olympia Fields

     Crash kills boy, 12, and hurts three children in Olympia Fields
    A 12-year-old Olympia Fields boy has died and three other youths were hospitalized after the four were in a crash involving a car that was apparently speeding and being driven by someone younger than 16, police said. Almani Creamer was pronounced dead...
  • Cook County doctor featured in 'Untold Stories of the ER'

    Cook County doctor featured in 'Untold Stories of the ER'
    A Cook County emergency medicine physician appears in tonight's episode of "Untold Stories of the ER" on Discovery Fit & Health. Dr. Ryan Misek, who practices in Olympia Fields and in Northwest Indiana, treats a belly dancer who collapsed at a hookah...
  • Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.

    Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.
    SPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
  • Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
  • Bloomberg spends $1.3 million on Jackson Jr. contest

    Bloomberg spends $1.3 million on Jackson Jr. contest
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has ramped up its attacks on 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson’s gun control views by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more on a new TV...