| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:59 PM
The 17-year-old driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl in Tinley Park in May allegedly had traces of marijuana in his system and was speeding through a school zone right before the crash, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:25 AM
A group of burglars ransacked a man's home in unincorporated Cook County near Oak Forest this week, and the sheriff's office warned the gang could attack others.
The 84-year-old man returned to his home on the 5200 block of West 147th Street near Oak...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:24 AM
One of two women shot allegedly by the same man in the south suburbs late last month has died, authorities said this morning.
Tonnisha Johnson, 28, of the 17100 block of Whittier in Hazel Crest, died at Advocate Christ Hospital at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday,...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
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| Sep 16, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Cook County health officials said today they need a bigger bite from taxpayers than county Board President Toni Preckwinkle has said she will allow, setting up a potential fight over next year’s budget.
The preliminary spending plan introduced by...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:15 PM
A 34-year-old man was charged this afternoon with sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman in a field behind a home-repair store in Orland Park Friday, officials said.
Dennis D. Dodson Jr., who is believed to be homeless, was charged with one count of...
| May 10, 2011
| 10:51 AM
Cook County's controversial plan to convert Oak Forest Hospital into an outpatient clinic failed to win state approval today by one vote.
Afterward, people opposed to the idea erupted in cheers and jeered the state hospital siting board members who voted...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Illinois State police this afternoon shut down two outbound lanes on Interstate 57 after pieces of concrete from an overpass pelted several passing vehicles.
Troopers shut down two southbound lanes of the interstate that pass underneath the 167th...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:39 AM
Cook County officials will begin scaling back services at Oak Forest Hospital today, but won’t shutter it in the face of opposition from unions and a state regulatory board.
The intensive care unit and acute rehabilitation department will be...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today announced appointments to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, a day after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle blamed the Oak Forest Hospital mess on vacancies on the panel.
Quinn appointed Richard...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In an unprecedented effort to improve medical care on the Southwest Side, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, five private hospitals, and dozens of clinics and physician practices have agreed to cooperate in bolstering basic care for Medicaid...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 6:21 PM
Days after two Chicago Public School teachers were arrested and charged with stealing public money, Cook County prosecutors today announced criminal charges against five others accused of similar crimes.
The charges are part of an expanding public...