| 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...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:24 PM
A man died early this morning after being shot in south suburban Robbins, authorities said.
Brandon K. Bibbs, 29, of the 10100 block of South LaSalle Street in Chicago, was declared dead at 1:47 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Convicted murderer Steven Robbins is back in Indiana this afternoon, three days following his mistaken release from the Cook County Jail after being brought to Chicago to dispose of an old case against him, according to the Cook County sheriff's office....
| 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...
| May 18, 2013
| 3:12 PM
A Robbins man currently in the Cook County jail on separate charges, was ordered held in lieu of $2 Million bail for a 2012 murder and a separate shooting the year before, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said today.
Antwaan Bryant, 33, appeared in bond...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:31 AM
An Indiana man convicted of murder has been on the loose since Wednesday evening after Cook County Jail officials mistakenly released him, authorities said.
The Sheriff's Office confirmed that Steven L. Robbins, 44, was released after appearing in...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:12 PM
A Robbins man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail today for a beating that left a man in a coma until the victim died nearly eight months later in 2011, officials said.
Harlandez Meals of the 4100 block of West Lincoln Lane was charged with...
| Feb 15, 2011
Q: Vanilla versus French vanilla. Explain, please!
—Tracey Thomas, San Francisco
A: Vanilla bean varieties are often named for where they're grown, like Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico. That's not the case with French vanilla. The name refers not to...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Baskin-Robbins has selected the top 10 finalists of its national online flavor creation contest and is now calling on ice cream lovers to select the winning flavor to be featured in Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide June 2011. In October, ice cream...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2011
A disability van that was stolen from a south suburban Harvey woman has turned up at the Robbins Police Department. Her collapsible wheelchair, however, was not inside
Andrea Florenz, 50, reported Friday that her specially-equipped van had been stolen....