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South and southwest suburban police chiefs, officials prepare for Monday’s start of cashless bail

“It’s a wait and see at this point to see how this plays out,” Palos Park police Chief Joe Miller said of no-cash bail, set to take effect Monday in Illinois. → Read More

Man stabbed in Homewood Saturday morning dies from injuries

A 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed over the weekend in Homewood, according to police. → Read More

Lansing trustees to consider giving $1.4 million in TIF funds to help redevelop two downtown restaurants

WeEat Hospitality Group plans to open Honey Berry Cafe and Bulldog Ale House on Ridge Road in Lansing by redeveloping the former Bakers Square and Jack’s Pub. → Read More

South suburban towns receive grants for lead pipe inventory, but officials say money will be needed for replacement

Alsip, Blue Island, Chicago Heights and Dolton each received $50,000 and Hazel Crest, Markham, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Burnham and Robbins each got $40,000. → Read More

Chicago Heights warehouse engulfed in flames

Multiple fire departments responded Monday morning too the extra alarm fire of the Morgan Li warehouse, 1101 Washington Ave., in Chicago Heights. → Read More

Orland Park couple that had similar medical scare as Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin share importance of knowing CPR

Orland Park resident David Nenn survived cardiac arrest thanks to immmediate CPR, and now he and his wife help others learn the life-saving procedure. → Read More

Blue Island bar owner sues city as The Vault and Raven’s Place again closed after shots fired nearby New Year’s Eve

Raven’s Place and The Vault were shut down under a seven-day emergency closure order after a patron left and “made a dumb decision” to shoot her gun into the air. → Read More

Kevin Casey, mayor of Hometown since 2009, dies at 68

Hometown Mayor Kevin Casey, first elected as a write-in candidate in 2009 after 10 years as an alderman, died Dec. 9 at age 68. → Read More

New Lenox woman finds national, international success in archery, eyes Olympic competition

Chrissie Lyons, 47, started archery three years ago, has won an array of medals and teaches the sport in New Lenox, Frankfort, Manhattan and Mokena. → Read More

Couple stabbed, third person found injured, in home near Crete, sheriff says

Will County sheriff deputies responded at 6:41 p.m. Thursday to the 2600 block of Shady Grove Court in unincorporated Will County near Crete for a report of a shooting, but instead found three people apparently cut and stabbed with a knife. → Read More

Palos Park sisters’ Turn the Page Foundation ‘levels the field’ for high school literacy education

Bella Narciso, 16, a junior at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, and Mia Narciso, 14, a freshman at Marist High School, launched the Turn the Page Foundation used by Tinley Park's iCan Dream Center. → Read More

Mokena mayor calls for moratorium on trucking businesses as board signals support for truck repair facility

Mokena Mayor Frank Fleischer said he’d like a moratorium on allowing trucking businesses because they do not generate revenue and trucks are rough on roads. → Read More

School districts set to levy with 5% tax cap for the first time in 30 years as inflation rises

Inflation in the last year has reached 7%, pushing the tax cap to 5%, the highest since 2008, and the average over the past decade has been 2%. → Read More

15-year-old charged in connection with Oak Forest gun shop burglary

Police said a 15-year-old faces six charges including burglary in connection with the theft of 28 firearms from Eagle Gun Range in Oak Forest. → Read More

Oak Forest police seek four people in theft of 23 firearms from gun range

Oak Forest police say four peple stolen 23 firearms after crashing a vehicle into the Eagle Gun Range. → Read More

Landscape fire partly damages Marcus Theater in Country Club Hills

Country Club Hills Deputy Fire Chief Scott Stegenga said the Marcus Theater building was “melted a little,” which will require a paint job. → Read More

Palos South Middle School student serves on city council during mock meeting: ‘It was a unique experience’

Raine Rispin, 13, was the only student from Palos South Middle School to win the Palos Heights Woman's Club contest, and she sat as a councilmember for Ward 4. She said she decided to write an essay for the contest because she’s interested in government and law. → Read More

Blue Island bar owner appealing liquor license revocation claims shooting occured on city property

The owner of Raven’s Place and The Vault in Blue Island claims the shooting that led to his liquor license revocation occurred in a city parking lot. → Read More

Unsealed court documents in state Sen. Michael Hastings’ divorce case allege additional abuse

After Sen. Michael Hastings and his wife began divorce proceedings, Hastings “elbowed Kate in the face in front of the children,” according to statements her attorney filed in court records. → Read More

New Lenox Board approves gun ordinance change allowing retailer to seek federal license to sell gun parts and kits

Kee Firearms and Training in New Lenox will seek a permit to put serial numbers on gun parts in gun kits for sale following a Village Board vote amending gun ordinances. → Read More