| May 18, 2011
| 11:09 AM
A Calumet Park police officer tripped and choked a 16-year-old boy during an arrest last year, then covered it up by falsifying police reports, a Cook County prosecutor said in court today.
Officer Lynell Porch, 39, was charged with aggravated battery,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Authorities have some "very strong leads" in the Easter morning slaying of a Joliet woman and the wounding of her boyfriend during a shooting in Calumet Park, police said.
The woman was identified as 30-year-old Darlene Darty, according to the Cook...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:48 AM
A man who was 7 when he and another boy were the youngest people in the country to be charged with murder was sentenced today to 52 years in prison in a 2006 double-shooting, prosecutors said.
Romarr Gipson, now 21, and the other suspect were later...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 4:12 PM
(WGN-AM)- State officials Tuesday sued the corporate owner of Burr Oak Cemetery, accusing it of consumer fraud and violations of multiple laws related to the funeral and burial industry.
Illinois Comptroller Daniel Hynes and Attorney General Lisa Madigan...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 5:10 AM
(WGN-AM)- A Cook County judge could appoint a receiver as soon as Wednesday to seize control of the operations at Burr Oak Cemetery.
Attorneys from several county and state agencies, as well as a law firm representing more than 100 plaintiffs whose...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 9:26 PM
(WGN-AM)- Roman Szabelski, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was appointed today to oversee operations at Burr Oak Cemetery, where authorities say as many as 300 bodies were dug up and the graves resold.
| Jul 18, 2009
| 7:23 AM
(WGN-AM)- A former employee of the firm that owns Burr Oak Cemetery said he warned state regulators in 2001 about irregularities in the cemetery maintenance trust fund for a Calumet Park cemetery that the same company purchased in 1997.
The warning to...