| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A Harvey man sought for almost a year in connection with a 2011 slaying in the south suburb has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the killing, authorities said.
Michael E. Brock, 25, was charged in the Nov. 19, 2011 slaying of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:37 AM
Authorities have identified a man shot to death by Harvey police Sunday after he allegedly tried to run over officers responding to a robbery.
Charles A. Brown, 20, of Blue Island, was pronounced dead at Advocate South Suburban Hospital at 11:21 a.m.,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Citing chronic breakdowns in justice, the Cook County sheriff today pitched the need for greater outside oversight in long-distressed suburbs such as Harvey.
“Envision a place where ... the chances of you having the police show up and actually...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:34 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 28-year-old Chicago man who said his passenger needed to use the bathroom was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and making an improper turn during a Feb. 20...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:01 PM
A former rail worker from northwest Indiana alleges in a federal lawsuit that he endured a racially hostile work environment at the railroad company where he worked, which culminated in an epithet-laced attack by a co-worker who cut off his dreadlocks...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:50 AM
On a patch of land near the Tri-State Tollway, trees were bulldozed so trucks could pile mounds of waste up to 22 feet high.
Within months, the brush and meadow gave way to dirt piles mixed with oil, broken bricks, asphalt, plastic tubes and concrete...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On an oil-stained blacktop beside a Harvey convenience store, someone shot and killed 20-year-old trade student Tommy Lee in his car.
Five years later, his parents still have the sedan, two bullet holes rusting in the hood and fender. They also have...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Federal lawmakers on Tuesday called for a review of Justice Department actions — including measures that helped re-elect a controversial mayor — in a suburb the Tribune recently showed stood out for its high crime and subpar policing.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Roughly a year ago, with the spotlight on crime in the City of Chicago, we set out to determine the extent that violent crime – and perhaps more importantly, justice – was a problem in the suburbs.
We first obtained and crunched state...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:14 PM
In an effort to combat scandals and incompetence in some suburbs, the Cook County sheriff is seeking the power to scour the financial books and policing records of municipalities that repeatedly fail to follow a basic financial accountability law....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:23 PM
A second person was charged in connection with the stabbing death of a man visiting friends in Harvey earlier this month.
Tyrone Hill, 35, was charged with armed robbery and first degree murder on Wednesday, according to a statement from Harvey police....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Cook County sheriff's deputies and officials from the state comptroller's office descended on Harvey's City Hall on Friday to begin auditing financial records in an effort to enforce a watchdog law long ignored by the scandal-plagued south suburb.