| Jul 17, 2014
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
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...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:06 AM
A 17-year-old Orland Park girl died three days after she was struck by a vehicle while walking in a roadway in Olympia Fields, authorities said.
Rosabel Gutierrez, of the 15100 block of El Camino Drive, was hit in the 3600 block of Lincoln Highway about...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:33 AM
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...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Bail was set at $250,000 today for a 24-year-old south suburban man charged with prostituting a 17-year-old girl.
A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led police to the man, who was advertising juvenile prostitution online,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:36 AM
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields gained the endorsement today of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for the Democratic nomination in the special primary to decide a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., aides to both...