Police Search For Elderly Woman With Dementia Missing From Blue IslandNancy Merritt, 73, was last seen about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when she was dropped off in front of her assisted living facility, Prairie Green at Fay’s Point, 1546 W. Water St., according to Blue Island police.
2 Charged After Disabled Child Found Living In ‘Filth’ In Blue IslandCharles A. Hopkins, 59, and Marinda Y. Hicks, 38, both face multiple charges of abuse and neglect of the nine children.
Bystander Praised As Hero After Rushing Into Burning ApartmentsLeMont Dembry called 9-1-1 and got a warning from the dispatcher: Stay away from the fire scene. He did not listen. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Mother Of Man Fatally Shot At Suburban Nightclub Suing Owners The mother of a man killed in a south suburban Blue Island nightclub shooting last year filed a lawsuit Friday against the owners of the club, a promoter and the accused shooter.
Police: Man Tried To ‘Force Himself’ On Woman In Blue IslandPolice have released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to “force himself” on a woman Monday morning in south suburban Blue Island.
Teacher Fired After Confronting Student Who Sat For PledgeEisenhower High School, in Blue Island, has fired a driver's education teacher who refused to let a student take lessons in his car, after the teen repeatedly sat for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Freight Train Derails In Blue Island, No InjuriesThe incident occurred at 135th and Chatham Tuesday afternoon.
Barricade Situation Ends In Blue IslandSWAT teams surrounded a home at 119th and Longwood shortly before 10 a.m.
Teacher Disciplined After Trying To Force Student To Stand For PledgeMichael Stillman, an attorney for Community High School District 218, wouldn’t say how the teacher was disciplined, but said her behavior did not rise to the level of a fireable offense.
Pedestrian Killed By Freight Train In Blue IslandAbout 3:30 a.m., a CSX train traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia struck a pedestrian walking on the railroad tracks at 127th Street in Blue Island, according to a statement from a CSX spokesperson.
Deadly Shooting On I-57 Near Blue Island A man was shot to death in a car on Interstate 57 Wednesday night near south suburban Blue Island.
1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Blue Island Nightclub ShootingThe shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the parking lot outside Premium 127 Nightclub, at 1859 W. 127th St.

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