Surveillance video shows a man walking off with a collection jar for a cancer patient in Crestwood. (CBS)

Grinch Steals Cancer Patient’s Donation Jar

A customer at a Crestwood convenience store brazenly stole a donation jar set out to benefit a young woman battling cancer. Police hope surveillance tape — and the public — will help catch the culprit.


Anthony Albritton And Eric Goudeau

3 Held In Robberies Of Crestwood Little Caesar’s, Walgreens

After spending days on the run, two more suspects are in custody in connection with an armed robbery in the south suburbs.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011


Four Seriously Injured In Five-Vehicle South Suburban Wreck

Four people were seriously injured in a five-vehicle crash in south suburban Crestwood Wednesday evening, fire officials said.


School Bus

Driver Is Fired After Leaving Special-Needs Student On Bus For 5 Hours

The Alpha School Bus Co. said Friday it has fired the bus driver who left a special-needs student on a bus in south suburban Crestwood for five hours earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Crestwood Water Tower

Crestwood Top Cop Pleads Not Guilty In Water Scandal

The police chief of Crestwood has been temporarily relieved her job after pleading not guilty to a water quality charge in federal court.


Crestwood Water Tower

Crestwood Officials Charged With Lying About Water Well

Two officials in south suburban Crestwood have been indicted by federal prosecutors, on charges that they lied for more than 20 years about using well water to supplement the supply the town receives from Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Missing Crestwood Family

Missing Mom, 3 Daughters Found Downstate

A missing mother and her three daughters have been found safe in downstate Illinois, after disappearing for five days.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Missing Crestwood Family

Search Expanding For Missing Mom, 3 Daughters

The search is expanding for three young children from Crestwood who could be in danger.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Missing Crestwood Family

Missing Mother, Three Daughters Sought By Police

Authorities have asked for public’s help in finding a 42-year-old Crestwood mother and her three young daughters.


Crestwood Water Tower

Crestwood Residents Mad Over Contaminated Well Settlement

Crestwood residents, many of whom who were part of a class action lawsuit over allegations of contaminated water, are set to receive settlement checks.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

Devin Hester

Man Charged With Selling Fake Bears Tickets

A Crestwood man who spent more than $1,000 on fake Bears tickets for Sunday’s game was charged with forgery after selling two of them to another man, police said.