Hazel Crest

Fire crews douse a car that caught fire after an I-80 crash early Wednesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Fiery Crash On I-80

Shortly before 2 a.m., the driver of a four-door sedan was heading east on I-80, near the Interstate 57 junction, when he lost control of the vehicle. The driver said he swerved to avoid hitting a coyote, and crashed through a guardrail.


Cold Thermometer

Elderly Hazel Crest Man Is Season’s 15th Cold Death In Cook County

Arthur Smith was discovered in his garage in the 17300 block of Emerson in Hazel Crest during a well-being check, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


(Credit: Captured News)

None Hurt In Hazel Crest Home Explosion

It was a rude awakening for people in the south suburbs after an early morning explosion rocked one neighborhood.


A shooting early Monday near the Markham Roller Rink injured several people. (CBS)

Shooting Near Markham Roller Rink Sends Several To Hospital

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — A shooting across the street from a roller rink in the south suburbs resulted in several people being sent to the hospital on Monday morning. Three people were shot […]


A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Homewood, Hazel Crest Eye Ban On Assault Weapons

As state lawmakers decide Tuesday whether to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of the concealed-carry law, two Southland towns are set to vote Tuesday night on ordinances that would prohibit assault weapons within their borders, the Southtown Star reports.


File Photo (Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Basketball Recruiter Killed In Goose Island Hit-And-Run

Billy Taylor, 40, of Hazel Crest, was struck by a hit-and-run driver about 4:20 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of West Division Street.


Court Generic

Family Of Man Shot And Killed By Chicago Cops Files Lawsuit

The family of a suburban man shot in the back and killed by Chicago Police officers has filed a lawsuit against the police and is looking for answers.


Montez Fulwiley (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Robbing Woman In Ford Heights

Just as a 23-year-old woman was about the close her car door, 21-year-old Montez Fulwiley allegedly pointed a handgun at her, then jammed it into her ribcage and demanded her phone.


Kobi, the Weaver family's 70-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, was shot by Hazel Crest police officers, who apparently were searching for an escaped fugitive at a neighbor's house. (Family Photo)

Hazel Crest Cops Shoot, Kill Dog During Search For Fugitive

The search for a fugitive might have taken a tragic turn; Kenneth Conley escaped from the federal jail in downtown Chicago last week, and one suburban family said the search for Conley claimed the life of their beloved pet.

CBS 2–12/26/2012

Wrong Way Crash

Sole Survivor Of I-80 Head-On Crash Remains Hospitalized

The sole survivor of a head-on, wrong-way crash on Interstate 80 is now recovering from surgery to repair his broken left arm.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Wrong Way Crash

4 Killed On I-80 When Wrong-Way Driver Hits Car Head-On

Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in a fiery wreck that left four people dead early Monday, after a wrong-way driver crashed into another car on Interstate 80 in Hazel Crest.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

Ashley Day, 25, is charged with aggravated battery and fleeing police for nearly running over a bicycle cop who was trying to stop her for talking on her cell phone and making an illegal U-turn while driving downtown on Feb. 4, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Motorist Charged For Fleeing Bicycle Police Downtown

A Hazel Crest woman stands charged with trying to slam her car into a bicycle police officer in downtown Chicago, after the officer tried to pull her over.


A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Death Of Man Killed By Metra Train Ruled Accidental

An autopsy Sunday determined the death of a man who was killed when a Metra train struck him in south suburban Hazel Crest was accidental.