University Park

Samiah Lomax (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Girl, 5, Found Safe After Abduction In University Park

Two people took Samiah Lomax from her grandmother’s home in University Park shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Illinois State Police. It started with a home invasion, escalated into a physical fight, and ended with Samiah being abducted.

17 hours ago

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Driver Injured After Car Crashes Into Suburban Daycare Center

A south suburban daycare will likely be closed through the week after a car slammed into the building late Sunday night.

09/01/2014

Metra Electric District trains sit at the University Park rail yard. (Credit: CBS)

Juvenile Electrocuted After Climbing On Top Of Metra Train

Around 7 p.m. Sunday, two juveniles snuck into the rail yard at the University Park station along the Metra Electric Line. One of them climbed on top of a train, and was electrocuted.

06/16/2014

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Metra: Juvenile Electrocuted After Jumping On Train

An outbound Metra Electric District train was cancelled Sunday night after a juvenile jumped on a train in the south suburbs and was electrocuted, according to a Metra spokesman.

06/15/2014

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Church Sign Generates Emotional Debate Over Race After Zimmerman Verdict

A sign posted outside a south suburban church is generating a powerful debate over race in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict.

07/16/2013

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2 Men Held In Sexual Assault Of 11-Year-Old Girl

Two men were in custody Saturday, after being arrested on charges of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Will County.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

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Man Gets Into Fight With State Trooper After Being Caught Walking On I-57

An Illinois State Trooper found himself in an unusual situation this morning along Interstate 57 in the southern suburbs

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Army Sgt. Jimesha Rice of University Park got a hero's welcome this week -- and a free home rehab. (Handout)

Army Sergeant Gets Home Makeover From Admiring Community

The University Park fixer-upper Jimesha Rice bought two years ago was all fixed up for her when she returned from Afghanistan. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

05/24/2012

Katie Ann Lunn

Report Slams Railway In Accident That Killed Woman

A final report has been issued on a highly publicized train accident that killed a Chicago woman two years ago.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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Mega Millions Rolls Over Again, Jackpot At $356M

All the Mega Millions players who’ve spent the past few days dreaming of how they would spend nearly $300 million now will have to start dreaming about what they would do with more than $350 million.

03/24/2012

Katie Ann Lunn

$6 Million Settlement For Family Of Dance Instructor Killed By Train

A Chicago family has settled a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit on behalf of a dance instructor who was killed by an oncoming train a railroad crossing nearly two years ago.

03/14/2012

Gianna Hadjis died after a television fell on her over the weekend. (CBS)

4-Year-Old Girl Killed By Falling TV

For a third time since October, a Chicago-area child has been killed by a falling TV.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

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University Park Boy Drowns In South Suburb

A 10-year-old University Park boy drowned Friday at a south suburban Steger apartment complex.

07/09/2011

Charles Clements

Man Gets Probation For Killing Over Dog Urine

A 69-year-old south suburban man has been sentenced to four years’ probation, after he shot and killed his neighbor for letting a dog urinate on his lawn.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2010

Charles Clements

Man Guilty In Fatal Shooting Over Dog Urine

Charles Clements faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced for second-degree murder.

10/15/2010