This surveillance image shows Sgt. Brandin Fredrickson of  the Lynwood Police  Department throwing a suspect against a door. (Lynwood Police)

South Suburban Officer Fired Over Brutality Allegations

The officer was caught on surveillance video shoving a detained suspect into a door and onto the ground and allegedly hit him while he was handcuffed.


An Apple Inc. employee demonstrates FaceTime, a video chat application on the newly-announced iPhone 4, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 7, 2010. Apple chief executive Steve Jobs showed off the next-generation iPhone that features the ability to shoot and edit high-definition quality video and a crisp higher-resolution screen. AFP PHOTO/Ryan Anson (Photo credit should read Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Lynwood Teen Fatally Shoots Himself During Online Video Chat With Friend: Police

Blake Hannett, 15, was pronounced dead at his home in the 2700 block of Lake Park Drive in Lynwood at 8:39 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


This surveillance image shows Sgt. Brandin Fredrickson of  the Lynwood Police  Department throwing a suspect against a door. (Lynwood Police)

2 Investigators, BGA: Lynwood Police Investigate Brutality Claims

2 Investigator Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association have been working for a year to get videotape of the alleged incident.


(File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Investment Firm Buys Southland Homes In $28 Million Deal

Tinley Park-based Mack Cos. said it has sold nearly 200 single-family homes in the south and southwest suburbs to an Arizona-based real estate investment trust for $28 million.


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)

Coalition Of Mayors Calls For Stricter Gun Control Laws

Spurred by the Newtown school shooting massacre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was leading a coalition of Chicago area mayors in a renewed drive for stronger gun control laws.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

Elisa Ramirez, 10, says she was repeatedly bullied by the same boy at school, but school officials did nothing and he eventually whipped her face with a jump rope handle. (Credit: CBS)

10-Year-Old Girl Says School Did Nothing To Stop Bully

A young girl was attacked in gym class and she said a school bully is to blame. Elisa Ramirez said the same boy has been bullying her for years, but this time he hit her hard in her face, narrowly avoiding a major eye injury. CBS 2’s Dave Savini discovered that, until he got involved, little was done to help Elisa.

CBS 2–02/21/2012


Drunk Driver Calls Police, Gets Arrested

A driver from south suburban Lynwood ended up getting himself arrested by calling Illinois State Police and telling them he was drunk, lost and out of gasoline.


Nicholas Howell (Cook County Sheriff's Office Photo)

Man Charged With Blue Line Robberies

A south suburban man is being held on $90,000 bond after being charged with multiple robberies on the CTA Blue Line last month.


Crime tape surrounded the home on Orchard Court in Lynwood, where the body of Eugene White was found shot three times early Monday. (CBS)

Mystery Deepens In Shooting Death Of Lynwood Man Whose Wife Says She Was Kidnapped

A 56-year-old Lynwood man has been found murdered inside his home in south suburban Lynwood, and police are investigating his wife’s claims she was kidnapped.



Lynwood Woman Killed In Crash Would Have Celebrated Birthday

Family and friends of Mary Lacy were planning to celebrate her recent birthday Saturday night with dinner at a restaurant. Instead, because of a tragic turn of events, they are in mourning.


A race track in south suburban Lynwood hosts miniature, radio-controlled car races. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Mini-Race Car Track Operator

For 30 years, local enthusiasts raced their radio controlled cars in streets and parking lots. Now, thanks to the passion of one racer, they have a dragway that is considered one of the best in the country.


Ryan Royall

Investigators Seek Answers In High School Basketball Player’s Slaying

Nearly a week after the shooting death of a Hillcrest high school basketball player, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is now involved in hopes to gathering information that will solve the crime.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

Ryan Royall

Leading Basketball Player Slain, Second Teen Wounded

A birthday party ended tragically when an early Sunday shooting claimed the life of 17-year-old Hillcrest High School basketball standout and left a second teen wounded outside a sports center in south suburban Lynwood.


Melikah Little (Credit: CBS)

Suburban Village Clerk Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly DUI Crash

A south suburban village clerk has pleaded not guilty in a drunken driving crash that left a young mother dead.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Melikah Little (Credit: CBS)

Clerk Indicted In DUI Crash That Killed Mother

A south suburban village clerk was indicted Wednesday after being charged in a Route 394 wrong-way crash that killed a woman last month.


Railroad Crossing

CN Ordered To Pay For Railroad Upgrades

Canadian National Railway has lost its latest round in court over its controversial 2008 purchase of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern freight railroad.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

$250K Bond For Village Clerk Charged In Fatal DUI

Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Lynwood village clerk charged with drunk driving in a crash that killed a 32-year-old woman earlier this month.


Melikah Little (Credit: CBS)

Lynwood Clerk Charged In Fatal Crash

A suburban village clerk has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI for allegedly causing a fatal crash while driving the wrong way on Route 394 earlier this month.



13 Arrested In Undercover Heroin Bust

Thirteen alleged members of two drug distribution rings were arrested Tuesday by a federal task force in the culmination of a lengthy investigation into drug distribution in the south suburbs.


Melikah Little (Credit: CBS)

Family Sues After Suspected DUI Crash Kills Mother Of Four

The husband of a Chicago woman killed Friday when her car was allegedly struck by a Lynwood village vehicle traveling the wrong way in traffic is suing the Village of Lynwood and the driver for $1 million.

CBS 2–02/08/2011