Community Service

Oak Lawn Community High School

Students Skip Required Community Service, Will Miss Graduation

Four dozen Oak Lawn High School seniors won’t be graduating with the rest of their class on Wednesday, after allegedly cheating on their community service hours requirement.

05/20/2014

Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies toys. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Beanie Babies Founder Gets Probation For Tax Evasion

The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies avoided prison Monday, when he was sentenced to two years of probation for evading taxes by hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account that contained more than $100 million at one time.

01/14/2014

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Judgment Day For Jacksons In Washington, D.C. Court

They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.

08/13/2013

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Man Gets Community Service For Driving 142 MPH While Drunk

Dean Suominen, 37, avoided a possible jail term by pleading guilty to drunken driving and reckless driving charges stemming from the Jan. 10, 2012, crash in Naperville.

02/27/2013

Latoya Moore has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and 18 months of probation for spraying a Metra conductor with a pepper-based dog repellent. (Credit: Wheaton Police)

Woman Gets Community Service, Probation For Pepper Spraying Metra Conductor

A Metra passenger has been ordered to perform community service for spraying a conductor with dog repellent a train station in Wheaton last fall.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2012

Rex Flodstrom, 40, was arrested at Oak Street Beach on Jan. 17, 2012, for surfing at a non-surfing beach. He has agreed to 20 hours of community service in exchange for dropping all charges. (Credit: CBS)

Surfer Arrested At Oak Street Beach Gets Community Service

A North Side man arrested last month for illegally surfing off Oak Street Beach will have the charges against him dropped if he completes 20 hours of community service.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Two 20-year-olds illegally tapped a fire hydrant in suburban Tinley Park to fill a homemade ice rink in a friend's back yard. (Credit: CBS)

Men Get Fine, Community Services For Using Hydrant To Fill Hockey Rink

Two men from Tinley Park who made headlines when they were caught tapping into a fire hydrant to fill their backyard skating rink are paying fines performing community service.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

Ed Vrdolyak

Vrdolyak Goes Fancy For Community Service Sentence

Former Ald. Ed Vrdolyak reportedly spent many hours of his community service sentence organizing a fancy fundraiser.

10/14/2010