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Evergreen Park Teachers' Strike

Talks Break Down Amid Ongoing Teachers’ Strike In Evergreen Park

Talks to end the teachers’ strike in Evergreen Park broke down early Thursday morning, meaning kids will be kept out of class for a third day.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Key Alderman Plans To Join Businessman’s Protest Of Lack Of Black Construction Jobs

The head of a powerful City Council committee was speaking out Tuesday, in support of Soft Sheen Products founder Edward Gardner, who has led a pair of protests over minority hiring for construction work.

WBBM Newsradio–10/02/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers

Union: Evergreen Park Teachers Will Strike On Tuesday

Union representatives for Evergreen Park School District 124 teachers left contract negotiations late Monday and said members will strike Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction Jobs

Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.

CBS 2–09/30/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers

Evergreen Park Teachers Edging Closer To Strike

Elementary School teachers in Evergreen Park are edging closer to walking off the job.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

(Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Pastor Of Evergreen Park Church Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Claim

The pastor at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Evergreen Park has resigned, and the Archdiocese of Chicago has removed him from public ministry.


Evergreen Park School District 124

Evergreen Park Teachers Could Go On Strike In A Week

Teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park have set next Tuesday as a strike date if there is no contract agreement by then.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Empty Classroom

Teachers’ Strikes May Be Coming In Evergreen Park, Lake Forest

The city of Chicago is not the only municipality where a teacher strike is looming.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton

Evergreen Park Mayor Now Suffering From West Nile Virus

Days after the mayor of Lombard died of the West Nile virus, it turns out that the mayor of Evergreen Park is also now suffering from the disease.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012


Woman Left Disabled Adults In Van In 100-Degree Heat

With temperatures hovering around 100, a south suburban woman left four mentally challenged adults in a van outside a southwest suburban Walmart on Thursday, while she went inside to shop, authorities said.


Estrella Carrera, 26, was found stabbed to death in her apartment in Burbank, two days after her wedding. She was wearing the same dress she had on as she celebrated her marriage with her family on her wedding night. (Family Photo)

Slain Newlywed Laid To Rest

Two vehicles in the funeral procession Saturday morning for slain newlywed Estrella Carrera were involved in a traffic crash on their way to an Evergreen Park cemetery.


Northwest Elementary School in Elmwood Park. (CBS)

Evergreen Park Parents Warned About Gang Funeral Near Schools

A funeral today for a suspected gang member has put several schools in Evergreen Park on alert.


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Youth Found Shot To Death In Evergreen Park

A 17-year-old boy from Chicago was found shot to death in a garage at an Evergreen Park home in the 2600 block of West 99th Street Friday night.


Evergreen Park High School (CBS)

Controversy Swirls At Suburban High School Over Bathroom-Break Rationing

Evergreen Park High School officials reportedly are trying to put a lid on excessive bathroom breaks, but one parent thinks a new limit on toilet time during classes is excessive. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Willie Johnson, sentenced to 70 years in prison. (Credit: Police Booking Photo)

Man Gets 70 Years For Robbing Pizza Delivery Man In Evergreen Park

A Chicago man was sentenced to 70 years in prison Monday for his role in robbing an Evergreen Park pizzeria deliveryman


Ambulance crash

Ambulance Crashes In Evergreen Park

An ambulance was involved in a crash in Evergreen Park on Tuesday morning, closing a stretch of 95th Street. No information about injuries was immediately available.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

Golf Generic

Late Golf Club Owner’s Home Furnishings Go On Sale

The line stretched up the stairs and down the block to pick out souvenirs from the home furnishings collected by Evergreen Country Club owner Babe Ahern, who died recently at the age of 103.

WBBM Newsradio–03/24/2011

Jim Flanagan bleeds green for the Packers. (CBS)

Packers Fan Rolls Out The Green Carpet For Bears Enthusiasts

Evergreen Park’s Jim Flanagan, a diehard Packers fan, hosts his Bears-loving neighbors during Chicago-Green Bay games.


Car Trunk Pot (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cops: Man Had 77 lbs Of Pot In Car Trunk

A Chicago man stopped by police was stashing a lot more than jumper cables and an ice scraper in the trunk of his Toyota.


Evergreen Park Accident

Police Officer Hurt, Teen Dead In Evergreen Park Crash

A West Side teenager was killed, and an Evergreen Park police officer and another person were hospitalized Wednesday morning, after a crash.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2010