The pastor of a Cicero church is accusing town officials of racism, after they threatened to board up his church if myriad code violations are not addressed by Saturday night.
Crews were notified at 4:18 a.m. of the derailment on Metra BNSF tracks in the 4700 block of West 26th Street in Cicero, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.
Lawrence Myers, 64, was previously convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fire on Feb. 14, 2010, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Plumber George Hunter — whose sewer business has received more than $1.8 million from Cicero taxpayers without a contract — hasn’t signed a plea deal with prosecutors. Instead, Hunter, 59, entered a “blind plea,” admitting his guilt on two counts of tax evasion without any formal agreement with prosecutors.
Lawrence Myers on Monday was also found guilty of aggravated arson for hiring his building manager to set fire to a Cicero building to collect insurance money. The victims ranged in ages 20 years to a 3-day-old infant.
Prosecutors presented a major piece of evidence Friday in the trial of a landlord accused of setting fire to his Cicero building and killing seven people. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.
Burnham Elementary School in Cicero – Class of 1939 – celebrated its 75th and final reunion this afternoon.
A Chicago man has been charged with kidnapping two kids and engaging in a standoff with police on Cicero Avenue Monday afternoon.
A fire in west suburban Cicero left a house destroyed early Wednesday.
Cicero Police are investigating a fight that left two students stabbed and another beaten Monday afternoon, according to Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania.
The alleged “No Boundaries Bandit,” who is suspected of robbing at least 13 banks in the Chicago area, has been charged in federal court with robbing a Southwest Side bank. He was arrested by Cicero police over the weekend.
Rodrigo Medellin, 31, was charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and other felonies, including aggravated assault to a police officer and aggravated fleeing and eluding police.
A 23-year-old man was found dead in the attic of a building in west suburban Cicero, after firefighters extinguished a fire early Friday morning.
Thousands of runners are taking part in The Great Bull Run at the Hawthorne Race Track in Cicero on Saturday.
A Cicero man who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of his three-week-old daughter and trying to hire someone to kill his girlfriend’s relatives has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
If you can’t get to Spain, the running of the bulls comes to the Chicago-area this Saturday, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Trains on Metra’s BNSF Railway were halted near west suburban Hinsdale on Monday, after a train hit a car, just a few hours after earlier delays due to debris on the tracks in Cicero.
Chicago Rapper Chief Keef had a concert scheduled this weekend in Cicero – but Cicero has forced the venue to cancel – and now an alternate location has also refused to roll out the welcome mat.
A southbound Blue Line train leaving the Cicero station hit an automobile tire that was on the tracks about 7:45 p.m., CTA spokesman Brian Steele said. No injuries were reported.