| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
More than a dozen elected officials from the south suburbs and Chicago signed a letter sent to Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday asking him not to …...
| Feb 14, 2010
Crestwood taxpayers paid lawyers more than $1 million last year to defend village leaders accused of pumping contaminated water to residents for at least two decades.
Hiring Loop law firms that specialize in white-collar criminal and civil defense cost...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 3:48 PM
Crestwood will pay residents $500,000 to settle one of the class action lawsuits filed against the south suburb for secretly pumping contaminated water to households for more than two decades.
The deal, approved this week by a Cook County judge, also...
| Mar 5, 2010
Cancer rates are "significantly elevated" in Crestwood, according to a new state report that focuses on a south suburb where residents unwittingly drank contaminated water for more than two decades.
Prompted by a Tribune investigation that revealed the...
| Feb 7, 2010
We emerged out of the predawn darkness, an assortment of not-yet-caffeinated people toting ski clothes and Starbucks cups. Precisely at the scheduled time of 6:15 a.m., a coach bus pulled up, its cushy seats promising a fine nap. At 6:30 we were off,...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 12:10 PM
A south suburban Crestwood woman and her three daughters who had been missing since Easter have been found safe, police say.
Crestwood Police Chief Theresa Neubauer said Stephanie Owens, 42, and daughters Madison, 11, and twins Nicole and Kristin, 9 were...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 6:55 PM
(Click on "What we found" to read the original Tribune investigation.)
Lake County's DNA doubts
What we found: In December 2008, the Tribune detailed how Lake County prosecutors were pressing ahead on three cases, including one against Jerry Hobbs,...
| Dec 30, 2009
Six months after state health officials declared their investigation of cancer rates in south suburban Crestwood was almost complete, they have yet to release the results.
The Illinois Department of Public Health, which earlier had failed to notify...
| Mar 6, 2010
Like many residents of Crestwood, Frank Caldario has been worried about the water he drank for years without knowing it was contaminated.
Caldario's concerns, however, were heightened when he was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year. The 30-year-old...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:20 AM
A surprise storm Wednesday evening left behind quite a mess for some.
Click for Photos from the Surprise Storm
There are numerous reports of tree limbs, power lines and backyard equipment strewn about the city of Wichita and...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing...