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Past articles by Erin:

Transnational death threats on Twitter (graphic) –

One year ago today I received a disturbing death threat on Twitter due to my research on Mexican bots. I haven’t talked about it publicly before now but it’s been on my mind as the anniversary… → Read More

Chicago Heights man working to give homeless a place to spend the day

Scott Reese founded a non-profit called Christ Cares in an effort to help people living on the streets → Read More

Take a look at Will County's small, overgrown cemeteries and burial sites

Will County has several small cemeteries. → Read More

Cops: Monee man found dead after fatally shooting wife, wounding daughter

A 47-year-old man was found dead after he was suspected of fatally shooting a relative and wounding another in suburban Monee, police said. → Read More

Bloomingdale officer killed in crash is remembered for compassion, 'million-dollar smile'

About 3,000 people gathered at the Wheaton Bible Church in West Chicago to say goodbye officer Raymond Murrell, who died last week in a crash. → Read More

Police: Park City man charged with sexual assault at wife's day care center

A 57-year-old Park City man faces 25 felony counts of criminal sexual assault with some charges involving victims under the age of 13, according to police and court records. → Read More

Behind the scenes at Abraham Lincoln cemetery

The 982-acre cemetery at 20953 W. Hoff Road in Elwood was once part of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant → Read More

Local veterans sought for Library of Congress oral history project

Area residents who served or supported in times of war can get stories recorded at Orland library → Read More

Woman arrested after second prostitution investigation at Lake Villa spa: officials

A 60-year-old Antioch woman faces prostitution charges in connection with her actions at Lilly Spa, the second arrest there on such charges since October, authorities said. → Read More

Chicago Heights' Savoia T'Go to close after eight decades

After eight decades of serving Italian food cooked from scratch, Savoia T’Go in Chicago Heights is saying “arrivederci.” Three generations later, the Bamonti family’s last day as restaurateurs will be Wednesday. “My father is 78 years old and he is working seven days a week,” said Julia Gore, whose grandparents started in the business in 1934. “The business climate in Illinois has really been… → Read More

New Lenox Walgreens robbed at gunpoint

An armed robber stole prescription drugs from the New Lenox Walgreens, police say. → Read More

Alleged drunken driver nearly hits house

Mokena guy charged w/DUI after almost running into house → Read More

Charges in New Lenox robbery

New Lenox Township man charged with robbery of Walgreens store → Read More

Irish impact has Southland ties

Irish laborers, along with the Sisters of Mercy, played roles in building Chicago up, and they have ties to the Southland. → Read More

Manhattan police show off new station

The Manhattan Police Department held an open house Saturday to show off their new station, in conjunction with the annual touch-a-truck event. → Read More

New Lenox school mural a work of art, heart

A new, colorful mural has been added to a wall of the gym at Tyler School in New Lenox, thanks to a parent volunteer. → Read More

Stop leads to discovery of $250,000 in cocaine

A Joliet man faces a felony charge after police found $250,000 of cocaine in his truck during a routine traffic stop in Peotone Township Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. → Read More

Official: Sex and drugs 'common problem' at forest preserves

Ideally, on a warm spring afternoon, parks would be filled with dog walkers and families enjoying the scenery. Instead, public parks across the Southland face the harsh reality of being popular locales where men seek and find anonymous homosexual activity, officials said. → Read More

Electronic cigarettes at center of debate

Move over tobacco, there's a new vice in the Southland. The controversy surrounding electronic cigarettes has drawn battle lines between some Southland lawmakers and business owners. The nebulous facts whether these products help or hurt have sent some store owners' business plans up in smoke. → Read More

Lincoln-Way Central briefly put on lockdown after suspicious item reported

A student with an unknown black object that might be a weapon was reported to authorities, forcing Lincoln-Way Central High School into a soft lockdown. → Read More