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Residents say the city tore down a home-made dam, creating flood conditions during rains and thaws. (CBS)

Dolton Residents: Village Destroyed Home-Made Dam, Causing Floods

Two years ago, Rodney Hewitt and Jerome Williams rented a Bobcat for $750 and built a 4-foot-high dam behind their property and the flooding stopped. They say the village came and destroyed it last summer.

03/11/2013

Jennifer Mitchell (Source: Facebook)

Woman Dies After Falling Out Of SUV, Being Hit By Semi On Bishop Ford

Jennifer Mitchell, 27, was struck sometime before 1 a.m. near 154th Street by at least two vehicles, authorities said.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Cops: Correctional Officer Pulls Gun In Fight Over Washer

A Cook County correctional officer faces weapons charges after she allegedly pulled a gun while arguing with a woman over a washing machine and said, “This is all the protection I need.”

02/11/2013

One of the dogs rescued from a dog fight in south suburban Dolton. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

8 Men Charged In Connection With Busted Dolton Dog Fight

The men were all charged with a felony count of attending or patronizing a dog fight and were being held on bail Sunday, according to a release from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

12/08/2012

One of the dogs rescued from a dog fight in south suburban Dolton. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Bust Dolton Dog Fight, 8 Arrested

A call to police from a concerned resident in Dolton led police to a dog fighting ring, and a man wanted for attempted murder.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Police stopped this vehicle after a chase that forced Metra to shut down the electric line for a time. (CBS)

Dolton Investigates Possible Robbery Suspects’ Link To Murder

Dolton police are trying to determine if two men allegedly involved in an armed robbery may be tied to the murder of a 52-year old man.

10/11/2012

Jessie Adams, Willard Elam

Men Accused Of Stealing Over $50K In Checks From Obama Campaign HQ

Two south suburban men were due in bond court Saturday, charged with stealing checks from President Barack Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

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2 Men Shot In Bishop Ford Freeway Drive-By

The Bishop Ford Freeway was shut down for hours Saturday morning, as Illinois State Police investigated a shooting.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Dolton Man Killed In South Side Shooting

A Dolton man died after he was shot in the face Tuesday afternoon on the South Side.

07/17/2012

Larry Wood (left) and Gloria Wood. (Credit: Dolton Police Dept.)

Father Charged With Beating Daughter To Death In Motel

A south suburban man was charged Friday for allegedly beating his teenage daughter to death in a Dolton motel while high on drugs.

06/23/2012

Garbage can (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Judge Approves 86 Acre Expansion Of Southeast Side Landfill

Chicago just got a little smaller, now that a Cook County judge ruled in favor of a waste disposal company that’s taking 86 acres on the Southeast side to expand its landfill operation.

05/26/2012

Crash

1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Bishop Ford Crash

One motorist is dead and one other is wounded after a two-vehicle crash early Sunday on the Bishop Ford Freeway where alcohol is believed to be a factor, state police said.

05/20/2012

Landfill Generic (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Alderman Seeks To Lift Landfill Moratorium Because Of One Operation

A South Side alderman says he is working to protect residents despite how it looks as he tries to lift Chicago’s moratorium on landfills.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

Ronnie Head, 54, of Dolton was killed in a wrong-way crash early Monday that was caused by another driver. (Head family)

Man Driving To Work Killed By Wrong-Way Driver On Bishop Ford

A motorist on his way to his job at the Chicago Tribune was killed early Monday when a wrong-way driver collided with his vehicle on the Bishop Ford Freeway.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Dolton Shooting Suspect Killed, Exchanged Gunfire With Police

An exchange of gunfire with police in Dolton early Saturday ended when a 22-year-old man suspected of a shooting outside a nightclub in the south suburb was shot dead by police.

04/14/2012

(Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

Semi Crashes Into Dolton Home

A teen narrowly avoided serious injury when a semi truck plowed into a home Wednesday afternoon in south suburban Dolton.

04/11/2012

Dolton Fatal

Girl, 11, Killed By Mom’s Moving Van After Jumping

An 11-year-old girl is dead after jumping out of the moving van her mother was driving in Dolton, and being run over.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Girl, 4, Killed In Dolton Crash

A 4-year-old girl is dead and her mother, father and brother were hospitalized after a rollover crash Saturday morning in south suburban Dolton.

02/26/2012

Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed by Calumet City police officers on Feb. 1, 2012. Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)

Funeral Held For Autistic Teen Shot & Killed By Calumet City Cops

More than 700 people attended a funeral service in Dolton for the 15-year-old boy with autism who was shot to death February first by Calumet City Police.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

Tnia Griffin

Police: Driver Was Drunk When She Knocked Pedestrian Off Overpass

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.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

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