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Twin sisters were seriously hurt by thief while trying to get car back in south suburbs

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (CBS) -- A pair of twin sisters were seriously hurt a while back after trying to get their stolen car back at a south suburban gas station. As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported Thursday night, the thief pulled into the Citgo station on Sibley Boulevard and Madison Avenue in Calumet City moments after stealing the car. But what played out next left the twin sisters in a scary and dangerous situation – which cameras captured in the gas station parking lot. On the video, a man is seen fighting the two sisters as they try to...
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Dog shocked by light pole at Orland Park baseball field

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A dog was shocked by a light pole at a baseball field in Orland Park.The village confirmed a resident reached out on June 14 to report their dog had been jolted at John Humphrey Complex. The spokesperson says the power was immediately cut to the area so the issue could be addressed. Video shows what appear to be improvements made by the village to the base of light poles around the fields. The village says they are not aware of any previous incidents with poles at the baseball complex. The dog was not injured. 
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After 17 years in prison, Charles Alexander credits reentry program with changing his life

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (CBS) -- Charles Alexander was on the streets at 15, and spent 17 years behind bars knowing he wanted to do something else. Now, he is running his own business – and he told CBS 2's Tara Molina a reentry program based in Chicago made all the difference. He also said he wants to help make that same difference for others now. When Alexander got out of prison in 2021, he knew what he wanted to do. But making it happen was another story. So he chose to find a way. And a year and a half...

Teacher charged with sending explicit images to Lake County officers posing as a child on social media

A teacher and camp counselor allegedly sent nude photos of himself to a child, who was actually a police officer, and intended to meet up with the child for sex, Lake County prosecutors and police said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) concluded an investigation Thursday into […] The post Teacher charged with sending explicit images to Lake County officers posing as a child on social media appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Victim airlifted to Burn Center after structure fire in Aurora

On June 30, 2022, at 6:03 p.m., the Aurora Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 block of Asbury Drive. As Aurora Central Dispatch was receiving multiple calls, a 2nd Alarm was immediately dispatched. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 2-story, six-unit townhome complex, with heavy fire showing from the second floor of the middle unit, with evacuation in progress.

Residents vote to recall Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard, but legal action is keeping her in office now

DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) -- The people of south suburban Dolton voted to kick the mayor out of office – but she is not going anywhere for now. As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported Wednesday night, Mayor Tiffany Henyard was sworn in as Dolton's mayor just over a year ago. On Tuesday, voters recalled her. "We listened to the community. They community has asked us, 'What can we do?'" said Dolton Village Trustee Jason House. "They were uncomfortable with the lack of transparency. They were uncomfortable with the spending." House believes the referendum to recall the mayor...

Controversial St. Joe’s Development Plan Heads To Westchester Zoning Board

Friday, July 1, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews. A controversial plan to build a community center and light manufacturing complex on the site of the old St. Joseph High School, 10900 W. Cermak Rd. in Westchester, has caused fresh consternation among residents and prompted questions about village officials’ knowledge of, and fidelity to, the village code and the zoning process.

Phil Colgan, 78, Sandwich

Philip “Phil” Michael Colgan, 78, of Sandwich, IL passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 29, 2022. Philip was born on April 10, 1944 in Peoria, IL to Thaddeus and Dorothy (Gstettenbauer) Colgan. Phil attended Bradley University in Peoria. Phil was a member and president of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. He met his late wife Ginny Coonradt on a blind date. They were married one week after Ginny’s graduation in 1969. Phil graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Administration in 1967. He earned his Master’s degrees in Education and Administration in 1973 and 1977.

Unfounded suspicious activity reports target Arabs, Muslims in routine activities, report shows

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (CBS) -- Imagine this: a 16-year-old student in Orland Park walks into his guidance counselor's office. He has anxiety about the war in Syria, where his grandparents live. Rather than address the teen's anxiety, the counselor and school resource officer report him to law enforcement, claiming his family members were political Islamists. He's not the only one. A woman taking photos on the street. A man texting on his phone. Contract workers surveying a cell tower. These are seemingly everyday activities – snapshots of life across Chicagoland. And many people are being reported to...

A six-pack of booze and a flock of chickens stumble in Montgomery

There were the two major areas of discussion at this week's Montgomery Village Board meeting. Within a short stretch of Douglas Road in Montgomery near the Kendall County line, the ability of residents to purchase alcohol may have reached the top of the glass. At this week’s Montgomery Village Board meeting, trustee Rita Sperling told this prospective vacant building buyer from Aurora this:

Naperville Tweens Grow Garden Stake Business

Suzanne Fallon and her daughters Abigail and Charlotte were looking for something to do this summer, so they decided to make beaded garden stakes. “We ordered a kit from Amazon to make your own fairy garden stick wands,” said Suzanne. “We got the kit and the wand was a cheap aluminum small post. It had plastic beads and we were like, ‘Oh, this isn’t high quality. We could do this better.’ So, we decided, ‘Oh, let’s post these four we made and see if people like them.’”

Slammers Fireworks Fest 2022 this weekend

The Joliet Slammers (21-21) will be at home this weekend at Duly Health and Care Field against the Windy City Thunderbolts (18-21) in a Frontier League Western Division Series. This series is critical for both teams since the Slammers are 1/2 a game out of third place while the Thunderbolts are 1 1/2 games out of fourth place in the Western Division. The top three teams in each division qualify for the Frontier League playoffs in September. Staying close to third place is on the minds of both teams this weekend.

Chicago man charged in Bridgeport carjacking, armed robbery

CHICAGO - A man was charged with carjacking and robbing another man last January in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Darius Thurmond, 22, was arrested Wednesday in south suburban Maywood and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and armed robbery, police said. Thurmond is accused of stealing the car and...

Win Passes to the Kane County Fair

Come one, come all to the 153rd Kane County Fair and Festival in St. Charles, July 13th thru the 17th. Featuring a carnival, family entertainment, grandstand events including the Professional Championship Bullriders, Cowgirl Barrel Racing, Illinois State Pullers and Ramer Demolition Derby. Musical Entertainment with the Hillbilly Rockstarz and Hi...