Some families were without water for several hours. At the peak of the problem, approximately 80 percent of the homes in Dixmoor had no water service, or only a trickle of water.
An 8-inch main burst around 1 p.m. Thursday, due to the extreme cold, causing water to flood the area.
Dixmoor Village Trustee Michael Smith has been charged with domestic and simple battery after an incident early Saturday morning, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.
Suffering for more than 20 years, a south suburban mom finally breaks her silence. Her daughter was raped, murdered and left in a field in Dixmoor back in 1991.
Michael Smith, 23, was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault following the 11 p.m. incident outside the Dixmoor Village Hall, Cook County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cara Smith said.
That’s all she wrote for the Dixmoor Fire Department. WBBM’s Veronica Carter reports bagpipes were played Sunday morning when the overnight shift got off duty and the firehouse closed its doors.
South suburban Dixmoor has fired its latest police chief , and the politically accusations are beginning to fly. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
In 2008, Sheriff Tom Dart took over patrols in south suburban Ford Heights after that village disbanded its police department because of budget woes. The sheriff’s office also has a regular police presence in south suburban Dolton.
Only three of Dixmoor’s five squad cars have gas — that’s how desperate this situation is. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
A south suburban man was charged Friday for allegedly beating his teenage daughter to death in a Dolton motel while high on drugs.
A south suburban woman is facing drunken driving charges, after police say she slammed into a pedestrian so hard that the victim as knocked off an overpass.
Cook County prosecutors have cleared three men of a rape and murder that occurred 20 years ago in south suburban Dixmoor.
A chemical fire broke out at a plant in South Suburban Dixmoor Thursday afternoon, spurring an evacuation of the area, but no injuries were reported.
A suburban village trustee charged with resisting arrest and driving without a license claims he was unfairly targeted and physically assaulted by the arresting officer.
The mayor of south suburban Dixmoor allegedly choked a 21-year-old temporary worker after he asked to work overtime.
A man reported missing from his south suburban home on New Year’s Day was found floating in the Cal-Sag Channel on Monday.
A Dixmoor man was fatally stabbed on his birthday early Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood.