Lemont

Several ash trees are effectively marked for death in Arlington Heights, but residents want to give them a reprieve. (CBS)

Lemont Losing All Of Its Ash Trees To Infestation

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports there’s not enough money to fix the problem.

06/05/2014

Ambulance

Naperville Man Killed When SUV Veers Off I-55 And Strikes Pole

A west suburban man was killed when he apparently lost control of his SUV, which veered off I-55 and slammed into a utility pole near southwest suburban Lemont on Wednesday afternoon.

05/28/2014

Fire Graphic

Fire Destroys Lemont Home

Lemont Fire Chief George Rimbo said no one was at the home in the 300 block of East Division Street when the fire began and a neighbor called the fire department about 1 p.m. on Monday.

05/27/2014

Police Lights Police Car

Lemont Veteran Dies In Motorcycle Crash Ahead Of Graduation From U Of I

Family members of a Lemont Township native who’d hoped to celebrate his college graduation this weekend are instead mourning his death in a motorcycle crash.

05/18/2014

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Lemont Authorities Recount Rescue Of Man From Ravine

With an unbroken gaze, Officer Brian Schmitz saw a first sign of trouble. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

04/10/2014

Road Salt

Cook County Loaned Out More Than 1,400 Tons Of Salt During Brutal Winter

The county loaned out 1,339 tons, about 2.8 percent of its salt supply this winter, according to Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

03/31/2014

Rory McIlroy attempts a putt on the sixth hole green during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Believe It Or Not, Dozens Have Signed Up To Play Golf On Sunday

Cold? What cold? More than 100 golfers have signed up for the annual Eskimo Open at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont this weekend.

01/03/2014

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Man Killed In Lemont Crash

A man driving a blue Toyota in the northbound lanes of Archer Avenue was passing other vehicles on the right shoulder about 6:20 a.m. when he lost control and ended up in the southbound lanes, where he was hit by a Dodge pickup.

12/30/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Lemont Refinery Up And Running Again, Gas Prices Going Back Down

There were some initial fears the Citgo refinery in Lemont could be shut down completely for six months or more, after a large fire last Wednesday night.

10/31/2013

A Citgo refinery fire in Lemont. (Credit: CBS)

None Hurt In Fire At Citgo Oil Refinery In Lemont

A fire overnight at an oil refinery in southwest suburban Lemont could affect prices at the pump in Chicago.

10/23/2013

A 50-foot electromagnet from the Muon G-2 Storage Ring experiment is parked at the Costco in Bolingbrook, on its slow journey from Lemont to Fermilab in Batavia. (Credit: CBS)

Giant Electromagnet Makes Pit Stop At Costco En Route To Fermilab

A marvel of physics is spending the day in a grocery store parking lot in the southwestern suburbs, before continuing its long journey to Fermilab in Batavia.

07/24/2013

Nathan Hiatt (Cook County Sheriff)

Lockport Man Hit Sleeping Boy With Fireplace Shovel: Authorities

Nathan Hiatt, 29, allegedly struck the sleeping boy with the utensil about 1 a.m. Saturday in a home in the 15100 block of 131st Street in an unincorporated area near Lemont.

07/08/2013

Melanie Dennis' Lemont home went up in flames after being struck by lightning. (CBS)

Tragedy Strikes Grieving Woman Again When Lightning Ignites Her Lemont Home

Smoke was still rising from what remains of Melanie Dennis’ house. In four years, her two daughters died, and one of her daughter’s ashes was inside the home. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

06/13/2013

Lemont police search Oakwood Elementary School after a bomb threat was found written on a wall. (Credit: CBS)

Student Charged With Writing Bomb Threat On School In Lemont

A Lemont middle school student who admitted to writing a bomb threat on a wall at Oakwood School will be charged as a juvenile, police said Tuesday, and her actions could result in expulsion and having to make restitution, according to the school’s student handbook.

05/08/2013

Lemont police search Oakwood Elementary School after a bomb threat was found written on a wall. (Credit: CBS)

Bomb Threat Written In Chalk Prompts Search Of Two Lemont Schools

Police officers and dogs have been searching two suburban schools, after officials found a bomb threat written on one of the buildings.

05/06/2013

File Photo Of Police Tape (Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Person Reported Killed In Accident On Route 83

DuPage County Sheriff’s police have closed a portion of Route 83 following a fatal accident near southwest suburban Lemont.

12/26/2012

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Pedestrian, State Trooper Hurt On I-55 Near Lemont

A pedestrian and an Illinois State Police trooper were hospitalized after a “serious traffic crash” on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Lemont.

11/16/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First Cases Of 2012 West Nile Reported In Chicago Area

The West Nile virus has been detected in birds and mosquitoes in the Chicago area for the first time this year, the state announced Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Route 83 Crash

Crash Shuts Down Multiple Lanes On Busy Route 83

A serious crash shut down several lanes of busy Route 83 early Thursday near Lemont.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

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Lemont Man Electrocuted While Trimming Tree

A 32-year-old Lemont man was electrocuted Friday while trimming a tree at his home in the southwest suburb.

04/21/2012

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