Niles

Pope John Paul II (CBS)

Pope John Paul II Honored With Statue At Maryhill Cemetery

The free-standing column shows the late pope in carved marble relief over a background view of Chicago, along with blue and gold mosaics of religious icons, and is visible from the road alongside Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.

09/02/2014

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Niles Trustees Approve Controversial Gun Range

Officials in Niles have approved plans for a gun shop and indoor shooting range, despite complaints about its proximity to several schools.

07/22/2014

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Bicyclist Struck And Killed By Vehicle In Niles

Jeremy Ghisols, 39, of the 5500 block of North Mulligan Avenue, was stuck by a vehicle Friday while riding a bike in the 6800 block of West Howard Street.

07/14/2014

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Proposed Gun Shop In Niles Faces Opposition

Debate over a gun shop location in Niles is not so much a case of “not in my back yard,” as it is “not near my school,” CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/23/2014

Mercedes Alvarez (top left), Peter Bloodgood (top right),  Julian Cortez (bottom left), and Angelo Rodriguez (bottom right). (Credit: Niles Police)

Four Charged With Robbing Niles Woman At Gunpoint

Four people are facing charges after police said two of them robbed a woman at gunpoint on her driveway in north suburban Niles early Thursday, while the other two sat in the getaway vehicle.

05/17/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

Monday’s Storms Leave Homes And Roads Flooded

Heavy rainfall from a series of thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area on Monday and early Tuesday left several roads impassable, and many basements flooded, especially in the northern suburbs, where the rain was heaviest.

05/13/2014

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Feds: Niles-Based Tutoring Firms Defraud Schools Out Of $33M

Two north suburban companies and the father and son who own them defrauded hundreds of public school districts in 19 states, including Illinois, of more than $33 million, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

04/28/2014

Surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed a Niles bank on Feb. 9. Federal prosecutors say Walter Unbehaun did it because he wanted to return to prison. (Credit: FBI)

Ex-Con Homesick For Prison To Be Sentenced For Bank Robbery

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

04/17/2014

Hojin Lee (Credit: Niles police)

Man Charged With Abandoning Dog After Eviction From Apartment

A 37-year old homeless man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning his dog in an empty apartment in the northern suburbs.

03/19/2014

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Holiday Grinch Steals Hundreds From Charity Jar

A north suburban police department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who allegedly stole more than $250 from a charitable contribution jar.

12/11/2013

Surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed a Niles bank on Feb. 9. Federal prosecutors say Walter Unbehaun did it because he wanted to return to prison. (Credit: FBI)

Feds: Elderly Felon Robbed Bank So He Could Return To Prison

An aging ex-con who deliberately got caught robbing a bank so he could go back to prison should have his wish fulfilled, federal prosecutors say.

11/22/2013

(Left to right) Stevan Bulatovic, Nikolas Pena, and Michael Staples are accused of stealing cash and valuables from at least 100 cars, most of them unlocked. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Three Charged With Burglarizing More Than 100 Cars

Police credited a call from a local resident who provided a description of the thieves led officers to one of the suspects, and arrests of the other two soon followed.

11/19/2013

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Cook County, Ill. 2013

Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.

10/29/2013

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Four Hurt In Six-Car Crash In Niles

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was westbound on Dempster Street just before 11 p.m. when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit a taxi head-on, according to Niles police.

10/24/2013

Lifeway Foods produces kefir drinks in the Chicago area. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Lifeway Foods

Lifeway Foods calls it the champagne of milks: a yogurt-like drink full of calcium and protein called kefir. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

10/11/2013

A dog displaced by the destruction of a Niles no-kill shelter. (CBS)

Destroyed Animal Shelter Will Hold Adoption-Donation Event This Weekend

Offers of help are pouring in for a Niles animal shelter that was decimated when a runaway school bus plowed into it earlier this week. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/03/2013

Leaning Tower Of Niles (CBS File Photo)

Niles Trustee Insists Leaning Tower Can Be Saved

Engineers have brought the 840-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa back from the brink. Now, a $23,000 engineering study is being done to determine what is needed to save the concrete replica in Niles.

09/05/2013

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Police: Man Tried To Lure Teen With Ice Cream In Niles

Niles police are looking for a man who tried to entice a teenage girl to go with him Wednesday evening.

08/09/2013

Chicago Police officer Sean Patrick Dailey charged with disorderly conduct for making a false police report to avoid a DUI in Niles.  (Photo Courtesy Chicago Sun-Times)

Off-Duty Cop On Trial For Fake 911 Call After Being Pulled Over In Niles

“Do you know who I am?” Cook County prosecutors said the tipsy off-duty tactical Chicago Police officer boasted, slurring his words in the early morning hours of Nov. 5, 2010.

06/06/2013

Niles police recovered 12 chainsaws allegedly stolen from power tool stores in Michigan and Wisconsin. Ali Ivanov, 34, has been charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing the chainsaws and selling them on Craigslist. (Credit: Niles Police)

Man Arrested In Niles For Stealing, Selling Chainsaws

Niles police allege he worked with at least one other man and a couple women to lift expensive chainsaws from power tool stores in Michigan and Wisconsin.

05/13/2013

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