(Clockwise from top left) Brandon Phillips, Shawn Johnson, Adam Talley, and Adam Miller have been charged with firing shots at a house party in Matteson, resulting in a standoff that lasted more than three hours before the home was raided. (Credit: Matteson Police)

Four Charged After Shots Fired, Home Barricaded During Matteson Party

Brandon D. Phillips, 22; Shawn Johnson, 24; Adam J. Miller, 25; and Adam A. Talley, 22, are each charged with one felony count of reckless discharge of a firearm, according to Matteson police. All may also face additional charges, police said.


A Matteson Fire Department vehicle (CBS)

Matteson May Slash Police, Fire Budget

This town of 20,000 is facing the real possibility of a 50 percent cut in police and fire services before long. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself After Car Chase Identified As Former Atlanta Cop

A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department.


Police: Bank Robber Flees With Cash, Commits Suicide During High-Speed Chase

Police say the bank robbery began to unravel around 11 a.m. at BMO Harris Bank, 4940 W. 211th St., when a local officer entered the branch to make a village deposit.


Demolition of the shuttered Montgomery Ward building at Lincoln Mall was left unfinished and crumbling. (Credit: Village of Matteson)

Judge Orders Lincoln Mall To Shut Down

A mall in the south suburbs has been ordered to be shut down not because of the economy, but because of customer safety.


Wes Peak (Credit: Orland Fire Protection District)

Orland Park Firefighter Killed In I-57 Crash

Wesley Peak, 36, was driving nort on I-57 when he was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash, officials said.


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University Park Woman Killed, 5 Kids Hurt In I-57 Crash

Illinois State Police said a white Chevy sedan headed south on I-57 rear-ended a Dodge Caravan near U.S. Route 30 around 2:15 a.m.


This tree was torn down during Monday night's storms in Midlothian. (Credit: Twitter/@andy_kaz)

Chicago Area Cleaning Up After Storm That Spawned Five Tornadoes

Chicago area residents are now in clean-up mode after powerful storms Monday evening.


Police blocked off a section of Old Plank Road Trail near the Metra station in Matteson on Thursday, after a woman was raped along the trail around 5:30 a.m. (Credit: CBS)

Cops: Rape Of Woman Along Matteson Trail Could Be Related To Attacks In Other Towns

A 34-year-old woman who was walking to the nearby Metra station from her home in Park Forest was grabbed and raped along the trail.


Demolition of the shuttered Montgomery Ward building at Lincoln Mall was left unfinished and crumbling. (Credit: Village of Matteson)

Judge Rules Lincoln Mall May Stay Open For Now

The village wanted it shut down for safety violations, like padlocked emergency exit doors that could trap people inside, and gaps in the pipes in the sprinkler system, which would keep the water from flowing in case of a fire.


Demolition of the shuttered Montgomery Ward building at Lincoln Mall was left unfinished and crumbling. (Credit: Village of Matteson)

Matteson Officials Seek To Shut Down Crumbling Lincoln Mall

The Village of Matteson has filed a lawsuit, seeking to have the Lincoln Mall shut down, because the village claims it is too dangerous.


Five Injured At Matteson Auto Auction

Five people were injured when a car lost control and drove into a crowd at a car auction.


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Suburban Teen In New Orleans For Volunteer Mission Shot And Killed

When a south suburban teen was shot to death on a street in New Orleans last week, he was talking on his cell phone to his best friend here, the victim’s parents said.


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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.


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Seven Charged In Matteson Chuck E. Cheese’s Brawl

A brawl Saturday night at the Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in Matteson ended in a cloud of pepper spray and seven people arrested on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to battery.


A single car crash killed one person on Thursday on Interstate 57 near Matteson. (CBS).

One Person Dead, Another Hurt In I-57 Crash

A person was killed and another person was ejected after a sports-utility vehicle crashed while traveling west on U.S. Route 30 toward northbound lanes on I-57 in south suburban Matteson Wednesday night, according to Illinois State Police.


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Best Buy To Close 1 Chicago Store, 5 In Suburbs

Best Buy — the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer — is announcing which of its many Chicago area stores will be closing next month.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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Crash Leaves Car In Flames At Busy Matteson Intersection

A car burst into flames early Monday in a crash at a major intersection in south suburban Matteson.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

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Police: Matteson Man Shot, Killed Son In Self-Defense

Police in south suburban Matteson have decided not to charge a man with killing his son, saying it was self-defense.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

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Police Question Father In Deadly Matteson Shooting

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday night in south suburban Matteson, and his father was being questioned Monday morning in his death.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011