| May 21, 2013
| 7:23 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• She was maybe as young as 17, with straight brown hair and an olive complexion. She wore a hoop earring in her right ear. Officials say she was strangled and her body dumped in a trash...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
— The Illinois House's longtime gambling expansion point man has dropped his sponsorship of a casino bill to avoid a potential conflict of interest.
Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie wrote to the House clerk that he is now affiliated with a law...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
At least 10 people were killed, including a 6-year-old girl, in shootings over the weekend in Chicago.
The slain were among at least 49 people wounded in shootings from 5 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, according to information compiled by the Chicago...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:30 PM
A 66-year-old woman was pronounced dead this afternoon after a fire in her Calumet City home, officials said.
The fire broke out at the woman's home on the 400 block of Buffalo Avenue, officials said.
Elizabeth Klimczak was pronounced dead on the...
| Feb 29, 2012
On a warm, sunny Thursday morning in Frankfort, school bus drivers and monitors are chatting in their cafeteria-style lounge when Madonna Mikaitis enters the room to make an announcement.
"Who's walking today?" Mikaitis booms. "Let's go!"
| Feb 2, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Two Calumet City police officers shot and killed a teen who suffered from Asperger's syndromeduring a domestic disturbance call Wednesday.
Just before 8:30 a.m., Calumet City police responded to a call at the home on the 500 block of Forsythe. Police...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Police in south suburban Harvey believe the death of a 14-year-old boy late Saturday was the result of an accidental shooting, authorities said.
The teen was identified as Mario Butler, of the 1600 block of Downs Drive in Calumet City, and he was...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:53 PM
A 20-year-old man was found fatally shot in his car near Sibley Boulevard and Hoxie Avenue in Calumet City Saturday night.
Gage Jean-Pierre, of the 200 block of Calhoun Avenue, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center about 11:30 p.m., a...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 12:20 PM
A road worker was struck by a semi Wednesday while taking measurements on an Indiana Toll Road ramp about a mile west of the Michigan City exit. The worker, Chad Fleager, 34, of Lowell, Ind., was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he died...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:35 PM
A casino development company based in North Las Vegas revealed plans today for a $250 million casino in Country Club Hills, a location that proponents say would draw gamblers from throughout the south suburbs.
However, the proposal faces two serious...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:02 PM
A South Bend grandmother is facing up to 90 years in prison, and Thursday, jurors told WSBT why they found Dellia Castile guilty of neglect.
Castile is the South Bend grandmother convicted Wednesday of neglect, accused of not reporting abuse that...