Indian Head Park

John Wilson Jr. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Ex-Con Gets 160 Years For Murder Of Suburban Teen

A jury in September found John Wilson Jr. guilty in the murder of Kelli O’Laughlin. Prosecutors said the 14-year-old Lyons Township High School freshman interrupted Wilson as he was burglarizing her Indian Head Park home.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Alsip Teen Killed In Indian Head Park Crash

Students returning to Shepard High School on Monday after spring break were stunned by the news that Cassie Hense, of Alsip, who graduated early after the fall semester, had died in a car crash that left another former student critically injured.


Kelli O'Laughlin's 15th birthday was celebrated by friends and family at an outdoor ceremony Monday. (CBS)

Suburb Remembers Teen Whose Life Was Cut Short

It would have been Kelli O’Laughlin’s 15th birthday had she not been murdered late last year at her Indian Head Park home. Her friends and family remembered her Monday in joyful terms, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


John Wilson Jr. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered For Teenage Girl’s Alleged Killer

The man charged with stabbing a 14-year-old girl to death in southwest suburban Indian Head Park last year has reportedly been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Firefighter Candidate Saved After Heart Stops During Physical

A firefighting ability test is not supposed to be easy, firefighters had to save one candidate whose heart stopped during a physical ability test two weeks ago in southwest suburban Indian Head Park.


John Wilson Jr. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Indian Head Park Girl

A South Side man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the grisly murder of 14-year-old Kelli O’Loughlin during a burglary of her family’s home in southwest suburban Indian Head Park.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Peers Hold Tennis Fundraiser To Remember Slain Teen

Organizers held the event at Kelli O’Laughlin’s tennis club to raise money in her honor. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


John Wilson Jr. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Teen’s Alleged Killer: A History Of Incarceration, Aliases

The 38-year-old accused of killing Kelli O’Laughlin has an extensive arrest and incarceration record. In fact, he’s spent only three of the past 17 years a free man, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Community Comes Together One Last Time For Kelli O’Laughlin

Family and friends paid their final respects to 14-year-old Kelli O’Laughlin Friday, as a suspect prepared to appear in court on charges that he stabbed her to death in her Indian Head Park home.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

John Wilson Jr.

Man Charged With Killing 14-Year-Old Girl In Indian Head Park

Authorities have charged a parolee in the grisly murder of 14-year-old Kelli O’Laughlin in Indian Head Park.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Sheriff ‘Very Confident’ Police Have Killer Of Indian Head Park Girl

Police signaled Thursday night they have in custody the person responsible for last week’s stabbing death of a 14-year-old girl in Indian Head Park.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

New Activity In Probe Of Suburban Girl’s Murder

Police investigating the murder of a 14-year-old Indian Head Park girl said they still don’t have a suspect in the case, but there was a big spike in police activity on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Source: Facebook)

Police Ask For Help Solving Girl’s Stabbing, Offer $60K Reward

The reward has increased to $60,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Lyons Township High School freshman, found stabbed to death Thursday following an apparent burglary in her family’s Indian Head Park home.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Source: Facebook)

Funeral Set For Slain Teen As Students Return To Class

Meanwhile, anonymous donations have generated nearly $41,000 in reward money to find the killer of Kelli O’Laughlin, the Indian Head Park teen who walked in on a burglary at her home last week.


Police closed off an area Thursday night where a teen girl was found fatally stabbed. (CBS)

Suspect Held In Indian Head Park Not Related To Girl’s Slaying

CHICAGO (WBBM) – A man being held by Indian Head Park police in connection with a burglary is not considered a suspect in the murder Thursday of Lyons Township High School freshman Kelli O’Laughlin. “Everybody’s […]


Sketch of Indian Head Park burglary suspect. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Teen Girl Stabbed To Death By Burglar In Indian Head Park

Neighbors in southwest suburban Indian Head Park remain in shock Friday morning, after a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death in her own home.


Samuel Watson (left) and Claude White (Photos from Indian Head Park Police)

Man Used Google Maps To Find Homes To Burglarize

Google Maps helped a Chicago man target as many as nine suburban homes for break-ins since March, police said.