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Chicago Heights Alderman Charged With Battery

A Chicago Heights alderman is facing battery charges after allegedly breaking a co-worker’s thumb in February during an argument at a Chicago Heights School District 170 warehouse, police said.


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Chicago Heights Man Stabbed To Death At Home

A man was stabbed to death Friday afternoon in his south suburban Chicago Heights home.



Authorities Gather To Talk About Growing Heroin Problem

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is among those expected to speak at a weekend summit sponsored by the Illinois State Crime Commission.


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DCFS Investigates Death Of Chicago Heights Infant

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the Sunday death of a two-month-old girl in south suburban Chicago Heights.


Chicago Heights police and DEA agents seized seven pounds of cocaine, one pound of heroin, a loaded .50-caliber Desert Eagle semiautomatic handgun, and an AK-47 assault rifle as part of an undercover operation. (Credit: CBS)

Two Chicago Heights Men Arrested In Undercover Drug Bust

Two Chicago Heights men have been arrested on felony drug charges, after police and the DEA wrapped up an 8-month undercover investigation.



Police: Chicago Heights Store Robbed At Gunpoint

Two men robbed a Radio Shack in Chicago Heights at gunpoint Friday afternoon, police said.



Another Suit Filed Over $118M Jackpot Payout To Workplace Pool

Another person has filed a lawsuit in a dispute over who was participating in a workplace lottery pool that won the $118 million Mega Millions jackpot with a ticket bought at a south suburban gas station earlier this month.


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Teen Dies After Chicago Heights Stabbing

A Chicago Heights teenager died early Sunday after he was stabbed in the south suburb.


A Citgo gas station in Chicago Heights ran out of gas on May 5, 2012, after someone had been tampering with some of the gas pumps for two weeks, in order to allow them to pump free gas without the clerk's knowledge. (Credit: CBS)

Pump Tampering Leads To $12K Theft From Suburban Gas Station

A south suburban gas station gave out about $12,000 worth of free gas over a two-week period recently, but it wasn’t part of a promotion, it was because someone tampered with the pumps.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Michele Peters, the mother of two, was slain last month in a crime that is still unsolved. (Courtesy Peters family)

With Murder Case Unsolved, Friends And Family Remember Slain Mom

More than 200 friends gathered Friday at the park in Oak Lawn where Michele Peters played softball.



2 Held In Robbery Of South Suburban Moose Lodge

Two people were in custody Wednesday, after the Moose Lodge near Sauk Village was robbed by a shotgun-wielding suspect.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Danielle Simmons, 19, was fatally shot early Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 in Chicago Heights. (courtesy Simmons family)

Woman, 19, Fatally Shot In Chicago Heights

A 19-year-old woman died early Saturday after being shot while standing with a crowd of people in south suburban Chicago Heights.


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20-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Chicago Heights

A 20-year-old man was shot to death about a half-mile from his home in Chicago Heights overnight.


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Burglar Shot, Killed By Homeowner In Chicago Heights

A south suburban Chicago Heights man had a gun and used it on an intruder this week, and now the alleged home invader is dead.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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Police: Man Held Woman Hostage After Meeting Online

A convicted felon from Chicago Heights has been arrested for allegedly holding a woman against her will, beating and choking her after meeting her on the Internet.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Many Suburban Mayors Ousted; Tax Hikes Rejected

In suburban elections, there were a number of upsets and incumbents getting the heave-ho.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

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Man Claims Police Beat Him As Son, 2, Watched

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, a man claims Chicago Heights police officers dragged him out of his vehicle and punched him while his two-year-old son watched.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Many Suburbs Set To Elect New Mayors

When suburban voters head to the polls tomorrow many will have a decision to make between the old and the new.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

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Judge: Free Speech Protects Chicago Heights Campaign Ads

A Cook County judge has decided that free speech rights protect political ads suggesting a mayoral candidate in Chicago Heights will allow drugs to be sold from City Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

A 19-year-old Chicago Heights woman was fatally shot Friday night. (CBS)

Boyfriend Charged In Girl’s Shooting Death

Ryan Fantasia, 20, was charged with two counts of felony obstruction of justice in connection with Friday’s shooting death of 19-year-old Hayley Pelock.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2011