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  • Man dies after fight over bicycle in Ford Heights

    Man dies after fight over bicycle in Ford Heights
    A 48-year-old man who was in a coma after a fight over a bicycle in Ford Heights this week died today from his injuries, the Cook County Sheriff's Department said. Ronald Wade, of the 1000 block of Lexington Circle in Ford Heights, was charged with...
  • Cops: Teen who beat man in bicycle dispute is charged with murder

    Cops: Teen who beat man in bicycle dispute is charged with murder
    A man accused of beating an older man in a fight over a bicycle in Ford Heights last week has been charged in the other man’s murder, authorities said. Fred Barnes, 48, died Saturday from head injuries suffered in the July 11 attack, the Cook...
  • Cops: Man said he had alligator because 'chicks dig it'

    Cops: Man said he had alligator because 'chicks dig it'
    A Ford Heights man kept an alligator in his home because “chicks dig it,” he told police who arrested him. Dewayne Yarbrough, 43, was arrested Thursday at his home in the 800 block of East 11th Place after the Cook County Sheriff’s...
  • Cops: Man assaulted girl, 16, then took photo later posted on Facebook

    Cops: Man assaulted girl, 16, then took photo later posted on Facebook
    A Ford Heights man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and taking a pornographic photo of her that was later posted on Facebook, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said today. Leroy Stephenson, 24, faces charges of aggravated...
  • Wrong-way crash kills 1, injures others in far south suburbs

    Wrong-way crash kills 1, injures others in far south suburbs
    A man driving the wrong way on Illinois Highway 394 in the far south suburbs slammed head-on into two other vehicles, killing a woman and hurting himself and two others early this morning, state police said. About 1:30 a.m., Illinois State Police...
  • Man dies after being hit by vehicle in Chicago Heights

    Man dies after being hit by vehicle in Chicago Heights
    A 55-year-old man who was hit by a car on Illinois Route 30 in Chicago Heights Wednesday died Friday afternoon, according to authorities. An eastbound car hit him near East End Avenue just before 8 p.m. on Feb. 29, according to a news release from the...
  • Six charged in Ford Heights melee

    Six charged in Ford Heights melee
    Six people were charged following a large fight Sunday night in south suburban Ford Heights. Sheriff’s police were called to the 1300 block of Park Lane about 7:10 p.m. Sunday night for a disturbance involving about 150 people, said Frank Bilecki,...
  • ID was no problem: Victims knew robbery suspect for years

    ID was no problem: Victims knew robbery suspect for years
    Police said they really didn't have any problem identifying the man accused of holding up two men at gunpoint Saturday night. The victims, it seems, had known him for years. Two longtime friends of Victor Holmes told Cook County Sheriff's Police that...
  • Related shootings leave 2 teens wounded in Ford Heights

    Related shootings leave 2 teens wounded in Ford Heights
    Two male teens were wounded this evening in separate but related shootings in south suburban Ford Heights, officials said. The first shooting happened about 6:47 p.m. near the intersection of Diplomat Lane and Woodlawn Avenue. The second shooting...
  • No more excuses. Go to the tape

    In one of the Kankakee County sheriff's first attempts at videotaping an interrogation, suspect Christopher Connery was led into a small room. It was bare but for two chairs, a table and a wall thermostat the size of a cigarette pack. Detectives listened...