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Road Salt

Cook County Loaned Out More Than 1,400 Tons Of Salt During Brutal Winter

The county loaned out 1,339 tons, about 2.8 percent of its salt supply this winter, according to Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.


Blue Island Police Sgt. Schultz used a stun gun on Donald Flores, the victim of a hit-and-run crash in 2012. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Island Cop Uses Stun Gun On Accident Victim

CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey talks with a south suburban man who claims a sergeant overreacted; a follow-up investigation never occurred.


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Elderly Blue Island Man Dies Of Hypothermia

An 80-year-old man from south suburban Blue Island who had dementia died of hypothermia Monday night after leaving his house, authorities said.


Firefighters were on the scene of a petrochemical plant fire in Alsip on Friday. (CBS)

Explosion, Fire At Alsip Plant

A petrochemical plant explosion in Blue Island injured two people on Friday.


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Blue Island Firefighter Files Lawsuit Against City

A part-time Blue Island firefighter is suing the city, contending that it withdrew an offer to him for a full-time job without justification.


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Man Shot In Parking Lot At Suburban Golf Course

Police are trying to figure out why a man was shot in a parking lot of Meadows Golf Club in Blue Island.


Blue Island Ald. Michael Janko (Credit: City of Blue Island)

Suburban Alderman’s Body Pulled From Lake

The body of a Blue Island alderman was pulled from Lake Michigan overnight, after he went missing while boating with friends in northwest Indiana.


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Man Found Shot To Death In Forest Preserve Near Blue Island

A Markham man was found shot to death Tuesday in a forest preserve near south suburban Blue Island.


Drew Salapatek, 28, survived the wreck of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy, along with 13 other crew members. One crew member and the ship's captain died in the wreck. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Island Man Rescued From Sandy Shipwreck Back Home For Holidays

A Blue Island man was extra thankful this Thanksgiving; thankful to be home on dry land with his family, and enjoying the holiday. Drew Salapatek, 28, survived the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy last month.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Five-year-old Jack Redmond hugs his mom at O'Hare International Airport, before boarding a flight to Ireland, after judges in both Ireland and the U.S. ruled he be sent back to Ireland to live with his dad. (Credit: CBS)

Caught In Custody Fight, 5-Year-Old Boy Sent To Ireland

A 5-year-old Orland Park boy at the center of an international custody battle was sent to Ireland on Tuesday to live with his father, even though he was born in the U.S. and has lived most of his life here.



Suburban Residents Preparing For A Very Hot Day On Thursday

The heat settling in on the Chicago area isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s potentially dangerous.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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‘Mummified’ Body Found In Blue Island Home

A body found yesterday in a Blue Island house that had become an eyesore may have been there for several months, but possibly could have been found much sooner by police.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Walter Thompson, 30, is charged with aggravated DUI in a chain-reaction crash that killed one person and injured four others on Feb. 20, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

$400K Bond For DUI Driver In Fatal Crash With Bus, Beer Truck

Bond was set at $400,000 on Wednesday for a Blue Island man charged with DUI in a fatal chain-reaction crash with a CTA bus and a beer truck Monday afternoon.


Blue Island Fire

Residents Rescued As Blue Island Apartment Building Burns

One person was hospitalized, and firefighters rescued many others, in a raging blaze at an apartment building in south suburban Blue Island early Friday.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Modern Forge of Blue Island, Ill. is moving to Merrillville, Ind. (CBS)

UPDATED: Blue Island Factory Moving To Merrillville, Ind.

The Chicago area will soon have a few hundred fewer jobs, while Northwest Indiana will have a few hundred more.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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Train Hits, Kills Man In Blue Island

A man is dead after being struck by a train in south suburban Blue Island Saturday morning.


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Body Found In Cal-Sag Channel In Blue Island

Authorities found the body of man in the Cal-Sag Channel near south suburban Blue Island.


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Mother: My Son Is Not A Serial Killer

As a Blue Island man sits behind bars accused of raping and murdering three women, his mother insists authorities have the wrong man.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

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Suspected Serial Killer Charged In 3 Rapes, Murders

A Blue Island man has been charged in the rapes and murders of three young women in 2009 and 2010 and authorities believe he might be a serial killer responsible for other potential victims.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Metra Accident

Person Struck, Killed By Metra Train In Blue Island

A person was struck and killed by a Metra train in south suburban Blue Island early this morning.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011