David Zientek (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged With Sexual Assault Of 6-Year-Old In Stickney

A 60-year-old man who’s already spent time in prison for sexual abuse is back behind bars Tuesday after being charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old outside his west suburban home.


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Woman At Odds With Hawthorne Race Course Over Care For Feral Cats

A Stickney woman who has been caring for a feral cat colony at Hawthorne Race Course says the track’s owner has cut her access and wants the colony gone.


Jorge Rivera-Camacho. (Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office)

Southwest Side Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Bar Stabbing

A Southwest Side man has been charged with stabbing a man during a bar fight last week in unincorporated Stickney.


Volunteers Help Refurbish Home Of Injured Marine

A U.S. Marine whose career was cut short by a traumatic brain injury was getting his Stickney home refurbished by volunteers to make it more comfortable and accessible.


Six children who were on this school bus were taken to a hospital as a precaution after a semi tractor trailer truck collided with the bus on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Semi Hits School Bus In Stickney

Six elementary-age children were taken to a hospital as a precaution, after a semi-tractor trailer truck hit a school bus in southwest suburban Stickney on Friday.


Virginia Komar's Stickney home. (Credit: Cook County Assessor's Office)

Body Of Woman With Estate Worth Over $400,000 Left Unclaimed For Over 2 Months

A Stickney woman who died this spring left an estate worth more than $400,000 but her body was unclaimed at the county morgue for at least 60 days while her beneficiaries were deciding who would pay for burial, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller


The owner of a shop in Pilsen was kidnapped and forced into his own SUV as he was closing the store early Friday. The suspects stole his SUV after dropping him off in nearby Stickney. (Credit: CBS)

Store Owner Kidnapped In Pilsen, SUV Stolen

Police said the 78-year-old man was closing the store in the 1100 block of West 18th Street when a group of men threw a pillowcase over his head, hit him in the face, and forced him into his own SUV.


Stickney crash.

Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child Die After Stickney Crash

A Southwest Side woman and her unborn child died Friday after the car she was driving was in a traffic accident in west suburban Stickney.


Police sketches of two suspects in a burglary in Stickney, Ill. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Men Beat Woman After She Catches Them Robbing Her Home

Authorities are looking for the two men who attacked a woman who surprised them during a burglary.


Utility Pole Snaps

Broken Utility Pole Shuts Down Busy Intersection On Lyons-Stickney Border

The busy intersection of Harlem Avenue and Pershing Road on the boundary between Lyons and Stickney was shut down Wednesday morning, after a utility pole snapped.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

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Lawsuit: Suburban Cop Issues Ticket, Asks For Date

A suburban Chicago police officer used a $132 speeding ticket he issued to track down a woman and ask her for a date, saying the least he could do for costing her so much money was to buy her dinner, a lawsuit filed by the woman alleges.


Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Funeral Home Workers Avoid Strike, Accept 3-Year Contract

Employees at four Chicago area funeral homes have avoided a strike by signing off on a new three-year contract.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Strike Called Off At 4 Local Funeral Homes

Workers at four local funeral homes are expected to go on strike Tuesday morning because of a labor dispute.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Patricia Fisher's home in Stickney, Ill. (Credit: CBS)

April Showers Also Bring Scam Artists

Believe it or not, there are some people who look forward to the damaging thunderstorms, because storms can be a fast and easy way to rack up thousands of dollars from unnecessary repairs.

CBS 2–04/22/2011

Gang Rape Suspects

Bond Set For Suspects In Gang Rape

Four young men have been charged with gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in west suburban Stickney and recording part of the brutal attack with a cell phone camera.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2011

Gang Rape Suspects

Man, 3 Teens Charged In Gang Rape

Three teenagers from suburban Stickney are accused of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl and recording the attacks on a cell phone.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011