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  • $100K bonds for women charged after 2 kids died in fire

    $100K bonds for women charged after 2 kids died in fire
    Two women accused of leaving four children alone in a home where a fire broke out, killing two of them, were each ordered held on $100,000 bond Monday. Tatiana Meakens, 23, the mother of the four children, and her sister, Britany Meakens, 22, left the...
  • Metra unveils new Highliner cars

     Metra unveils new Highliner cars
    Metra on Wednesday unveiled the first four of its new “Highliner” cars that will go into service later this week on the Electric District Line. They are the first of 160 cars being built at a new Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC plant in...
  • How suburban police try to solve attempted child abductions by a stranger

    One reason families move to the suburbs is safety. Yet since 2008, at least 123 cases of attempted child abduction by a stranger have shaken suburban Cook County communities from Schaumburg to Riverdale and from Skokie to Blue Island, the Tribune found....
  • Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot

    Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot
    Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary. The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
  • Popping pills — out of a machine

    Popping pills — out of a machine
    Automated vending machines that dispense prescription drugs are popping up in health care facilities across the country, and MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island this year became the first hospital in Illinois to embrace the new technology....
  • Rob Sherman sticking around to continue to fight the good fight

     
    UPDATED July 6: The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisc., has weighed in with a letter to Blue Island officials (.pdf) (text below) Civil-rights activist Rob Sherman of Buffalo Grove, our area's most relentless defender of the metaphorical...
  • Cemetery Manager Gets 12 Years for Digging Up Bodies, Reselling Plots

    Cemetery Manager Gets 12 Years for Digging Up Bodies, Reselling Plots
    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...
  • Heaviest snow misses city

    Most of the Chicago area dodged a winter storm originally predicted to dump up to 5 inches of snow and create serious morning commuting problems. A winter weather advisory for Kendall, Grundy, Will and Kankakee counties in Illinois and in Lake and Porter...
  • High cost of 1-school districts

    High cost of 1-school districts
    Just 11 students make up the entire 7th grade in Lake County's Rondout School District 72, where the lone school has but 161 students. The cost to taxpayers: $23,449 per child, the highest of all elementary districts in Illinois, the most recent data...
  • When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up

    When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up
    By day, Chicagoan Ted Wolff is a landscape architect. Off duty, he is a member of what he calls an invisible subculture. Known as "rail fans," "trainwatchers" or the self-deprecating term "foamers" (because they foam at the mouth when they see favorite...
  • Blue Island teen dies after root canal

    Blue Island teen dies after root canal
    A 17-year-old boy from Blue Island died of an infection after he underwent root canal surgery, and his family says they believe the procedure may have been unnecessary. Christopher Schutzius died of sepsis, a toxic infection, following the root canal,...
  • One dead after Alsip motorcycle crash

    One dead after Alsip motorcycle crash
    A Blue Island man has died following a traffic crash in southwest suburban Alsip Friday afternoon near Burr Oak Cemetery. Bhrett Green, 53, of the 2300 block of Vernon Street, was riding a motorcycle that crashed with a car at 123rd Street and Cicero...