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  • 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...
  • Driver who was high on pot and Freon in '09 fatal crash gets 7 years

    Driver who was high on pot and Freon in '09 fatal crash gets 7 years
    A Frankfurt man high on marijuana and Freon and who was texting and steering his car with his knees when he struck and killed a Blue Island man in 2009 was sentenced to seven years in prison today, officials said. Joseph Brynda, 20, pleaded guilty in a...
  • 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....
  • 8 injured when car crashes into restaurant

    8 injured when car crashes into restaurant
    Eight people were injured when a car plowed into a Chili's restaurant on the South Side Saturday night, officials said. Two victims were transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook county in serious-to-critical condition and two others were...
  • Chicago police fatally shoot man at West Side 'L' station

    Chicago police fatally shoot man at West Side 'L' station
    Chicago police shot and killed a man at an 'L' station Sunday night when they said he pointed two pistols at officers. A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police said it appeared the gunman may have committed "suicide by cop." The dead man was...
  • 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...
  • Search for murder victim on Far South Side finds nothing

    Search for murder victim on Far South Side finds nothing
    A police search today on the Far South Side for the body of a teenage girl believed to be at least the third victim of a serial killer has ended without searchers finding anything, authorities said. Blue Island police and the South Suburban Major...
  • Man faces new charges in fatal Monday afternoon crash

    Man faces new charges in fatal Monday afternoon crash
    A Blue Island man who faces DUI charges after his SUV struck and killed a man unloading a beer truck in Chicago's Morgan Park neighborhood Monday had a blood-alchol level more than three times the legal limit, prosecutors said. Walter Thompson, 30, of...
  • Woman fatally struck by Metra train on South Side identified

    Woman fatally struck by Metra train on South Side identified
    A woman who was struck and killed by a Metra Rock Island train this morning in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side has been identified, officials said. The accident happened about 7 a.m. near 95th Street and Vincennes Avenue, officials...
  • Blue Island Kiwanis hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast

    Blue Island Kiwanis hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast
    May 2--From 8am to 1pm the Blue Island Kiwanis will host its Annual Pancake Breakfast at Veterans Memorial School, 12320 S Greenwood Avenue, Blue Island, IL. The cost of the ticket is $5 per person and tickets are available at the door or from any Blue...