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A Ford Heights fire dispatcher has been charged with buying a piece of department equipment knowing it was stolen, then pawning the item, the Cook County sheriff's office announced today. A $20,000 personal recognizance bond was set today for Varndell...
Tags: Chicago Heights, Sauk Village, Pawnbrokers, Theft
The recent discovery of more than 100 guns haphazardly piled in the Robbins police evidence room highlights concerns about shoddy gun investigations and record-keeping in suburban Cook County, officials say. Cook County sheriff's officials, who had been...
Chicago TribuneA south suburban mayor's taxpayer-funded nonprofit has been suspended from state and county grant programs over questions about its finances and accounting, the Tribune has learned. In addition, the Illinois attorney general's office has started an...
Tribune reporterSix 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,...
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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...
Tags: Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice, Vehicles, Theft
Tribune reporterTwo 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...
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...
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...
Tags: Health, Crimes, Prosecution, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Issues
Tribune reporterA 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...
Tribune ReporterA 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...
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...
Clout StPosted by Erika Slife at 3:53 p.m. Nearly 100 tax-delinquent properties within Cook County are in the process of being transferred to villages and cities that will use the land or sell it off to private developers. It's part of......
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