| Mar 5, 2011
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2011
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....
| Oct 15, 2011
| 10:18 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
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...
| May 18, 2011
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 7:56 PM
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...