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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