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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 1 killed, young couple, 2 others injured in separate overnight shootings

    1 killed, young couple, 2 others injured in separate overnight shootings
    A couple was hit by a barrage of gunfire as they rode down a South Shore street, a man was shot dead near his Morgan Park home and two others were wounded in separate late night shootings, authorities said today. In one of the shootings, the female...
  • 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...
  • 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...