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Woman Killed In Chicago Ridge Crash

Cindy Schultz was driving south on Ridgeland Avenue near the intersection of 106th Street in Chicago Ridge about 1:15 p.m. when she drove off the road and struck a tree on the west side of the street.

04/04/2014

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Drunk Driver Crashes Into Roadside Safety Checkpoint In Chicago Ridge

A roadside safety check over the weekend by Chicago Ridge police turned out to be anything but safe — and a lot shorter than planned.

09/04/2013

Chicago Ridge police officers carry the casket of baby "Jeremiah Michael" into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church for a funeral service. Jeremiah's body was found abandoned in a cooler found on a conveyor belt at a recycling plant on May 1, 2013. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Funeral Held For Abandoned Baby Found In Cooler

Chicago Ridge police officers carried the tiny casket holding the body of “Jeremiah Michael” was carried in a slow procession into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church.

05/16/2013

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Chicago Ridge Cops Working With Non-Profit To Give Funeral For Abandoned Baby

Strangers have been coming together to provide a funeral for a newborn baby boy, whose body was found inside a cooler at a suburban recycling plant last week.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

A newborn baby boy's body was found in this soft-shell cooler on a conveyor belt at a Chicago Ridge recycling plant on May 1, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Ridge Police)

Newborn Found In Recycling Gets Name And Funeral

The boy has been named Jeremiah Michael. The names have special meaning given the circumstances, Chicago Ridge Police Chief Robert Pyznarski said Tuesday.

05/07/2013

A newborn baby boy's body was found in this soft-shell cooler on a conveyor belt at a Chicago Ridge recycling plant on May 1, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Ridge Police)

Dead Newborn Found Inside Cooler At Recycling Plant

Workers at a recycling plant in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge found a dead newborn boy inside a cooler on a conveyor belt early Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2013

Gary M. Swiercz was charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary. (Credit: Tinley Park Police)

Ex-Chicago Ridge Fire Chief Pleads Not Guilty In Attack

Cook county prosecutors claim Gary Swiercz broke into his neighbor’s Tinley Park condo wearing a ski mask and carrying a knife, rope, zip ties, duct tape, an 8-inch sex toy and lubricant.

02/10/2013

Gary M. Swiercz was charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary. (Credit: Tinley Park Police)

Prosecutors: Woman Allegedly Attacked By Fire Official Went To Him For Help

The woman who allegedly was attacked by a former suburban fire official went to him for help afterward, not knowing he was the one who broke into her home wearing a ski mask, and put a knife to her throat, prosecutors said Tuesday.

01/08/2013

Gary M. Swiercz was charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary. (Credit: Tinley Park Police)

Suburban Fire Official Released On Bond For Home Invasion, Retires From Department

A deputy fire chief for south suburban Chicago Ridge has been released on bond, and placed on house arrest, after he was charged with breaking into a neighbor’s condo in Tinley Park, beat her, and threatened to kill her.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

Gary M. Swiercz was charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary. (Credit: Tinley Park Police)

Chicago Ridge Deputy Fire Chief Charged With Home Invasion, Attempted Murder

A 49-year-old Tinley Park man has been charged with home invasion and attempted murder after he allegedly broke into a woman’s condominium unit in the south suburb early Saturday and beat her while armed with a knife.

01/06/2013

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Man Wanted For Stabbing His Brothers-In-Law

Police in south suburban Oak Lawn are looking for a man who they say stabbed two of his brothers-in-law late Saturday.

12/16/2012

Joseph Sanders (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In August Slaying Of Chicago Ridge Teen

Bond was denied Saturday for a 19-year-old man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago Ridge girl in August in the Southwest Side McKinley Park neighborhood.

11/03/2012

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Chicago Ridge Man Found Stabbed To Death At Home

A 50-year-old man died Friday morning after suffering multiple stab wounds at his home in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

10/06/2012

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Report: Chicago Ridge Officials Question Ex-Police Chief’s Disability Pay

Officials in Chicago Ridge want to revisit a deal they made with their former police chief over his disability pay.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Surveillance video images of a man suspected of stealing gold chains from two stores in Orland Park and four other stores in Chicago Ridge, Oak Brook, Lombard and Joliet. (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Thief Has Stolen $20K In Gold Chains From Suburban Jewelry Stores

Authorities are looking for a jewelry thief who ripped off at least two Orland Park stores and is suspected of similar robberies in four other suburbs.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

File Photo Of Smashed Windshield (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Police Increase Patrols In SW Suburb After 15 Car Burglaries

Police in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge have increased patrols after at least 15 cars were burglarized last weekend.

06/14/2011

Marine Lance Cpl Chris Smith was honored for his service Friday. (CBS)

Marine Returns From Afghanistan To Hero’s Welcome

For the last eight months, Lance Cpl Chris Smith of Chicago Ridge served with the “Dark Horse” 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Their suffering, in loss-of-life and in injuries, was considerable.

05/06/2011

Strip Club

Strip Club Won’t Be Coming To Chicago Ridge

Southwest suburban Chicago Ridge plan commissioners on Thursday night shot down a proposed strip club, denying a zoning variance that would’ve allowed liquor sales in a light-manufacturing zone.

03/25/2011

Cathleen Miller, 40, of Chicago Ridge, pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault.

Suburban Mom Gets 10 Years For Molesting Teens

A southwest suburban mother of three was sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting having sex with teenage boys who were friends of her daughter.

01/22/2011

Stolen Appliances

GPS Leads To Recovery Of $100,000 In Stolen Appliances

A truckload full of appliances, worth more than $100,000, disappeared in Chicago. Crooks took the loot, but as CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, a little detective work paid off for the owners of a local trucking company.

CBS 2–12/14/2010