| Sep 25, 2012
In the face of repeated red flags, school board members hiked the pay of a south suburban superintendent and fattened his pension to among the more lucrative in the state, the Tribune has found.
The superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., was indicted last...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:27 PM
B.J. Futrell of Park Forest, the top Illinois wrestler, has been sidelined again.
Futrell, a fifth-year senior, was ranked third nationally in the 141-pound class until missing the last two meets with an injury he declined to specify.
The Illini media...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:56 PM
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A Matteson woman is being held on bail after she allegedly ran over her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend Thursday in Park Forest, prosecutors said.
Alexius Keys, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail on an attempted murder charge in a Cook County...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:14 PM
A mom, her two children and another man have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection to the group beating of a man Thursday night in south suburban Richton Park.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bails at $500,...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:32 PM
A Sauk Village man was arrested last week and charged in the 2011 attempted murder of a man during a dice game in Park Forest.
John L. Evans, of the 100 block of Carriage Lane in Sauk Village, was arrested Thursday, according to court documents....
| Sep 3, 2012
| 10:46 AM
A 21-year-old man was ordered held this afternoon on $2 million bail in the fatal stabbing of a man who was found in a bedroom of a Marquette Park home, police said.
Julian Williams, of the 6900 block of South Ada Street was charged with first-degree...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Etel Billig, the co-founder of the Illinois Theatre Center in Park Forest, an indefatigable pioneer of professional theater in the Chicago suburbs and a Chicago actress with decades of work on the city's leading stages, died March 28, after suffering a...
| Dec 23, 2011
Educators forced out or disciplined by local districts over cheating and other state testing violations continued working in schools or administering state exams as their cases languished in Springfield without investigation, the Tribune has learned....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Will County board members have once again said a third airport won't fly with them unless the county has control over how it is run. …...