| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Rosa Pickett said she thought nothing would ever be worse than the night she was brutally beaten and raped — until she found out the Robbins Police Department didn’t follow through and time ran out to file charges in the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Robbins Police Department is sending dozens of sexual assault kits to state officials for testing after the department discovered it lost paperwork associated with the cases.
Over the last few months, the police department, with help from the Cook...
| Aug 11, 2013
For 22 years she rarely spoke of the chilling attack, even as it changed so much about her life.
The multisport athlete was 14 and on her way home from basketball practice on a fall evening when she was grabbed from behind, dragged from the road and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:33 PM
A South Side man mistakenly released from Cook County Jail three weeks ago after being arrested for beating his girlfriend attacked her again while free, authorities said.
It wasn't until Steven Derkits missed a court date Tuesday that the jail...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Four Republicans vying in a west and southwest suburban congressional primary said Friday that Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is vulnerable because he voted for the Affordable Care Act and won’t have President Barack Obama at the top of the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Donations are being collected for the funeral costs of the mother and two teens killed by their father in their Robbins home on February 2.
A fund established by Shepard High School Principal Josh Barron and the Village Board of Robbins will also go...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois -- The convicted ringleader of the macabre Burr Oak Cemetery burial plot-reselling scheme turned herself in today to begin serving her 12-year prison sentence, authorities said.
Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pleaded guilty in...
| Jul 13, 2009
| 10:29 AM
(WGN-AM)- FBI officials said today that they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves this morning.
The FBI set up a mobile...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 5:17 AM
(WGN-AM)- FBI officials said Monday they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves and locating possibly hundreds of bodies that...
| Jul 23, 2009
| 3:09 PM
(WGN-AM)- Maurice Dailey, one of four people charged in the desecration of Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, is expected to bond out of Cook County Jail about 6 p.m. Thursday, a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff said.
Dailey's wife arrived at the jail this...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 8:29 PM
(WGN-AM)- Additional charges were announced today against four former workers at Burr Oak Cemetery accused of digging up as many as 300 bodies, dumping the remains in an isolated area and reselling the grave sites.
Former cemetery manager Carolyn Towns,...