| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:58 PM
As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms.
Ricardo Meza, the state's...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Orland School District 135 quietly paid more than $60,000 to a Chicago law firm that specializes in investigations and forensic accounting before shedding its longtime finance director.
Records show Ron Braver and Associates began work in November, just...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:41 AM
A Cook County emergency medicine physician appears in tonight's episode of "Untold Stories of the ER" on Discovery Fit & Health.
Dr. Ryan Misek, who practices in Olympia Fields and in Northwest Indiana, treats a belly dancer who collapsed at a hookah...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 6:18 PM
A 12-year-old Olympia Fields boy has died and three other youths were hospitalized after the four were in a crash involving a car that was apparently speeding and being driven by someone younger than 16, police said.
Almani Creamer was pronounced dead...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Bail was set at $250,000 today for a 24-year-old south suburban man charged with prostituting a 17-year-old girl.
A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led police to the man, who was advertising juvenile prostitution online,...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Turn into Susan Beard's drive, and you'll notice right away: Spring-flowering bulbs are strewn like a pastel carpet beneath spreading trees and a sea of white narcissus rises to meet the road in front of the house. The native tree species, drifts of grape...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:14 PM
A mom, her two children and another man have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection to the group beating of a man Thursday night in south suburban Richton Park.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bails at $500,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Police have released more information about a deadly crash Thursday morning involving two semis in LaPorte County. They say a drunk driver was responsible.
The full news release is below:
LaPorte County-Indiana State Police responded to three...
| May 23, 2012
| 3:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Shunting aside Gov. Pat Quinn’s concerns, the Illinois House today approved a major expansion of gambling in Illinois that would put a casino in Chicago and four other cities, add positions at riverboats and allow slot machines...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:06 AM
A 17-year-old Orland Park girl died three days after she was struck by a vehicle while walking in a roadway in Olympia Fields, authorities said.
Rosabel Gutierrez, of the 15100 block of El Camino Drive, was hit in the 3600 block of Lincoln Highway about...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:01 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has ramped up its attacks on 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson’s gun control views by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more on a new TV...