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South Suburban School Stresses Importance Of Fathers’ Involvement

Thursday was Dads’ Day at one south suburban elementary school, an annual effort to promote the idea of men as role models for their children and grandchildren.


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One Dead, One Wounded In Richton Park Shooting

The co-star of a Chicago-based web series was shot and killed Wednesday night in south suburban Richton Park.


Police have released this sketch of a shooting suspect in the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Richton Park. (Richton Park Police)

Richton Park Police Seek Shooting Suspect In Teen’s Death

The victim – identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Kyle Fisher of Chicago Heights – was pronounced dead at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields.


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Suspect Charged In Series Of South Suburban Sex Assaults

Monroe Akins, of Steger, has been charged in a string of assaults between March and June in Park Forest, Forest Park, and Richton Park. He allegedly abused six different women and teens beginning in mid-March.


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Bomb Threat, Melee Monday At Rich Township High Schools

A major brawl broke out Monday afternoon at Rich South High School when students from Rich Central arrived after being evacuated from their school by a bomb threat, authorities said.


The man driving this car managed to get out safe after crashing into a small lake in Richton Park. He told rescue crews his wife and child were in the car in the water, but it turned out they were at home. (Credit: CBS)

Man Escapes, No Other Victims In Car That Plunged Into Richton Park Lake

A 911 call at about 2:30 p.m. Friday summoned firefighters to the edge of Lake George, near the intersection of Sauk Trail and Cicero Avenue.


Richton Park Couple Charged With Using Illegal Workers At Indiana Restaurant

More than two years after his Northwest Indiana restaurant was raided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a Richton Park man and his wife now face federal charges connected to that and a child day care business they ran.


A bus for the Kickert School Bus Co. speeds in a 20 mph zone. (CBS)

2 Investigators: School Buses Speed To Make Additional Routes

Why are so many drivers speeding through school zones, especially the ones behind the wheel of those big yellow buses with kids aboard? CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


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Suburban School Board To Decide On Fate Of Counselor Who Wrote Sexually Graphic Book

A south suburban school board will be deciding Tuesday night whether to discipline a guidance counselor and former girls’ basketball coach who wrote a self-help book with some views on women that many have called distasteful.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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Teen Fatally Shot In Richton Park

A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in south suburban Richton Park.


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Few Members of Rich South Marching Band Set To Leave For London Olympics

Some members of a south suburban high school marching band leave Tuesday for the London Olympics, but there’s disappointment that not all of them can afford to go.


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Police: Man Bothered Boy, Dropped Porn Magazine On His Doorstep

Police in Richton Park say a man first started bothering a 10-year-old boy to the point where he decided to go inside his house, then dropped a porn magazine on the boy’s front doorstep.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Kadir Randle (right), 5, was dropped off at the wrong bus stop in Richton Park on Aug. 30, 2011. School officials later told his mother Chiqueta Harris (left) that another mother found him wandering the subdivision where he was dropped off. (Credit: CBS)

Kindergartener Dropped Off At Wrong Stop After First Day Of School

A school bus driver dropped off a five-year-old boy at the wrong stop in Richton Park on the first day of kindergarten earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011


Bond Set At $50K For Teens Charged With Hate Crime

Bond was set at $50,000 for two teens charged along with a juvenile with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park.


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South Suburban School Sets Record For Reading

A south suburban elementary school is being announced today as first in the nation, if not the world, in the number of minutes students spent reading this school year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

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Suburban Charter School Has Own Building At Last

The first charter high school in the Chicago suburbs now has its own building, more than seven months after classes began.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2011

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Attempt To Smoke Out Squirrels Causes Apartment Fire

A man says he accidentally set his apartment building ablaze while attempting to smoke out squirrels that had taken up residence in the walls.


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Police Arrest Suburban School Board Candidate Again

MARKHAM, Ill. (STMW) – A candidate for the Rich Township High School District 227 Board was being held at the Markham courthouse Friday evening after his arrest for missing a court hearing earlier in the […]


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Disabled Park Forest Man’s Van Stolen On His Birthday

Loss of his wheelchair-accessible van from Metra station lot is an unwelcome 50th birthday surprise.