Melrose Park

Demonstrators held a march and vigil Thursday in protest of a strip club planned for Stone Park. (CBS)

Nuns File Suit, Hold Vigil To Close Neighboring Strip Club

The nuns, several local residents and the village of Melrose Park filed suit Friday seeking to shut Club Allure, which is on the Stone Park-Melrose Park border.

06/20/2014

Protestors march against a strip club in Stone Park. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Sisters Vs. Strippers: Nuns To Sue Over Strip Club Next Door To Convent

Their lawyer, Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society, said state law is clear that adult clubs cannot operate within 1,000 feet of a school or house of worship. The nuns have both, and the club is just over their back fence.

06/18/2014

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Melrose Park High School Locked Down After Shots Are Heard

Witnesses heard gunshots coming from at least one vehicle in the 800 block of 11th Avenue at 11:35 a.m., according to Melrose Park police. No one was injured and no shell casings have been found.

04/10/2014

Surveillance photo of a man who robbed a bank branch in Melrose Park on July 2, 2013. Eric Murchinson, 44, has been charged in that robbery, as well as a fatal stabbing in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood the same day. (Credit: FBI)

Melrose Park Bank Robbery Suspect Charged In Roseland Murder

A South Side man suspected of robbing a west suburban Melrose Park bank last year has been charged with murder in connection with a 2013 fatal stabbing in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side that happened the same day.

03/28/2014

About 300 Latino demonstrators marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Jan. 21, 2013, -- the day of President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- to call for immigration reform and a moratorium on deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Call For A Halt To Deportations That Split Families

Sixty people rallied in Melrose Park for an end to deportations that split families, and said they want the President to make the policy change by executive order.

03/22/2014

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Students Sent To Hospital After Taking Prescription Meds

Six students at a west suburban school were sent to the hospital on Wednesday after another student gave them a prescription antidepressant medication,

11/20/2013

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Prosecutors: Car Dealer Put Hit On His Uncle To Prevent Testimony

A judge denied bond for a Melrose Park used car dealer whom prosecutors say wanted a hit-man to keep his uncle from testifying against him.

11/12/2013

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Ex-Manager Gets 6 Years For Stealing More Than $2M From Chemical Firm

Kathleen Barth also was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution to Kraft Chemical Corporation after she pleaded guilty to theft.

10/30/2013

Surveillance image of a man robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in Melrose Park on July 2, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Suspect Nabbed Within Minutes Of Melrose Park Bank Robbery

A suspect was nabbed just minutes after the robbery of a west suburban bank branch Tuesday morning by a police officer who was having coffee at a Starbucks a few doors down.

07/03/2013

65 year old Sharon Balleu is suing the Village of Melrose Park because of her missing dog, Beau. (Credit: STMW)

Woman Suing Melrose Park Cops For Giving Her Dog Away

65 year old Sharon Balleu is suing the Village of Melrose Park because of her missing dog.

03/20/2013

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2 Men Charged With Murder Of Melrose Park Woman

Two west suburban men have been charged with the murder of a 41-year-old Melrose Park woman outside of her home.

01/18/2013

A section of bricks 3 feet high and 50 feet wide fell from the top of a wall at a building in Melrose Park on July 5, 2012, injuring two pedestrians who were on the sidewalk. (Credit: CBS)

2 Children Hurt When Top Of Melrose Park Building Collapses

The commercial building’s parapet wall collapsed at about 4 p.m., sending bricks and an awning crashing to the ground at 136 and 138 Broadway.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Ronald Susek, retired Melrose Park police sergeant.

Investigation Continues Into Shooting Death Of Retired Melrose Park Cop

Former Melrose Park police Sgt. Ronald Susek was fatally shot in the backyard of his home on June 14.

06/22/2012

A man was fatally shot Sunday inside this home in Melrose Park. (CBS)

Man Shot Dead In Melrose Park Home Invasion

One man is dead after a home invasion in which suspects cut power to his home and attacked.

05/07/2012

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Unilever Closing Alberto Culver Plant In Melrose Park

The Alberto Culver plant in Melrose Park is shutting down, and about 600 workers will lose their jobs or be forced to transfer.

12/02/2011

A horse stretches its legs at Maywood Park. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Maywood Park Race Track

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson takes a tour of a Melrose Park institution and talks with owners about the the thrill of harness racing.

11/04/2011

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Report: $2.5M Spent, But Rail Crossing Congestion Panel Has Done Nothing

Twelve years ago, a panel was formed to fix a major congestion problem in the near western suburbs. So what happened?

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Luis Pichardo, 32, and Ignacio Morales, 28, have been charged with one count each of felony unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney's office)

Melrose Park Duo Caught With 2 Tons Of Marijuana

Bond has been set at $10 million for two Melrose Park men who were caught with nearly two tons of marijuana inside an Addison business.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

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Melrose Park Man Charged With Burning Down Dad’s House

A Melrose Park man stands charged with burning down his father’s home, where the suspect himself also lived.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

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Police Bust West Suburban Burglary Ring

Cook County Sheriff’s Police have busted up a burglary ring that targeted homes across the near western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

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