Sauk Village

Crews haul in equipment that will be used to perform an "air stripping" of the drinking water in Sauk Village, which has been contaminated with vinyl chloride. (Credit: CBS)

Costly Temporary Fix To Sauk Village Water Woes Begins

CBS 2 has learned the temporary fix to the tainted water system in Sauk Village might cost far more than anybody thought before it’s finished.

CBS 2–07/31/2012

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Sauk Village Water Woes A Reminder Of Crestwood Water Scandal

Sauk Village’s recent woes over contaminated drinking water have served as a reminder of similar problems another Chicago suburb faced five years ago, when residents discovered their drinking water had been contaminated for years.

CBS 2–07/31/2012

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Sauk Village Ordered To Continue Providing Bottled Water

A court order issued Friday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue supplying bottled water to residents who request it, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office.


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State Stepping In To Clean Sauk Village Water, But Residents Still Frustrated

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to help Sauk Village officials find a way to clean their town’s contaminated water supply.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

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Sauk Village: Water Distribution Schedule

Residents of Sauk Village have been told that cancer-causing vinyl chloride is in their water supply. Business owners were told to use alternative sources of water. Water distribution for residents of Sauk Village starts immediately and will be handed out per the following schedule:


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In Reversal, Sauk Village Now Says Water Is Safe To Drink

Earlier this week, residents had been told that cancer-causing vinyl chloride made the water unsafe. Business owners were told to use alternative sources of water.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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Sauk Village Residents May Have To Stock Up On Bottled Water

There is still no timetable for when the water in Sauk Village will be safe to drink, and some say the only solution may be to start stocking up on bottled water.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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Sauk Village Stuck With Bottled Water Due To Contamination

Everyone wants to stay hydrated with the temperature expected to approach 100 degrees Tuesday, but in Sauk Village, they’re stuck with bottled water.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

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Business Mailed 340 Pounds Of Pot; Man Charged

Federal officials are continuing to investigate a package addressed to a northwest Indiana business that turned out to contain 340 pounds of marijuana.


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Sauk Village Police Chief Back On The Job After Lockout

The Sauk Village police chief is back on the job, after he was literally locked out of his own office.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Sauk Village Police Chief Ordered To Leave, Locked Out Of Station

The mayor and police chief in Sauk Village were in court Tuesday, trying to get a judge to overturn a law passed by the village board that led to the police chief getting locked out of the station a day earlier.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012


2 Held In Robbery Of South Suburban Moose Lodge

Two people were in custody Wednesday, after the Moose Lodge near Sauk Village was robbed by a shotgun-wielding suspect.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

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South Suburban Mayor Sues Trustees

South suburban Sauk Village Mayor Lewis Towers is suing village trustees to buck an ordinance that limits his powers to appoint department heads.


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Sauk Village Cop Alleges Harassment By Trustee

Months after settling a racial discrimination lawsuit against south suburban Sauk Village, police Sgt. Tim Holevis has filed a new complaint alleging further harassment.


Sauk Village Murders

Mystery Surrounds Slain Men Discovered At Real Estate Showing

More details are emerging about the discovery of two murdered men during a real estate showing at a Sauk Village a house.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Sauk Village Murders

Real Estate Showing Leads To Discovery Of 2 Bodies

A property owner and a prospective buyer were shocked by a discovery they made Tuesday night during a showing in the south suburbs.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

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Mom Sues Babysitting Facility In Infant’s Child Abuse Death

A south suburban woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the alleged operator of a babysitting facility where her 20-month-old daughter was abused in 2009.


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Officials: Man Committed Suicide At Sauk Village Gas Station

A 23-year-old man found shot in the chest at a south suburban gas station over the weekend committed a suicide, officials said.


Police are looking for a similar four-door, Mitsubishi Montero Sport with Illinois license plate numbers X76 5013.

Loop Hit-And-Run SUV Still At Large

Chicago Police continue to search for the driver of an SUV that plowed into and seriously injured two women walking on a busy Loop street.



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.