| 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 11, 2011
| 5:09 PM
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,...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:25 AM
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...
| 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 14, 2010
| 5:25 PM
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....
| 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...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:26 AM
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...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:34 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...