Mom and ducklings were coaxed to a nearby retention pond.

Ducklings Rescued From Under Roadside Grate In Willowbrook

It was a harrowing Mother’s Day for one mother duck whose ducklings had fallen into a grate and she couldn’t get them out in the western suburbs.


File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Willowbrook Man Slain In Bellwood

Janail King, 19, of the 0-100 block of South Lilac Lane in Willowbrook, was pronounced dead at 3:04 a.m. at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He had been shot near the intersection of 26th Avenue and Grant Avenue in Bellwood, authorities said.


Juan M. Cuellar (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of ‘Senseless’ 2012 Murder

Juan Cuellar of Willowbrook faces 45 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him Tuesday of the September 2012 shooting death of a Hinsdale South High School graduate. Sentencing is May 28.


Juan M. Cuellar (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Bond Denied For Man Charged In Willowbrook Slaying

Bond has been denied for a 23-year-old DuPage County man accused in the murder of another man earlier this week near Willowbrook.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Grand Prairie Transportation now has cameras aboard buses when it transports children for a suburban special-education district. (CBS)

Parents Sue After Bus Driver Allegedy Abused 3-Year-Old Twin Girls

A Willowbrook couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming a school bus driver sexually assaulted their 3-year-old twins while transporting them to and from special education preschool classes.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012


Man Sentenced To Jail For Possessing Child Pornography

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in DuPage County Jail for possessing child pornography, in a case cracked last year by Wheaton police and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.


Dorian Ford, 19, is charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly faking his own kidnapping to get $1,000 in ransom from his family. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Fakes Own Kidnapping To Take $1,000 From Family

A southwest suburban man who wanted to get money from his family staged his own kidnapping to demand $1,000 in ransom, according to police who later arrested him.


Tire Iron Bandit

FBI Seeks Tire Iron-Wielding Bank Robber

Police are asking for your help in finding a robber in southwest suburban Willowbrook, who has been dubbed the “Tire Iron Bandit.”

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012


Man, Girlfriend Arrested In Willowbrook Home Invasion

Two people have been arrested for a suburban home invasion with ties to furniture delivery.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

(Credit: (ThinkStock)

Police Look For Home Invader In Unincorporated Willowbrook

Sheriff’s police in DuPage County are looking for leads in a home invasion in unincorporated Willowbrook.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Sink Water Generic

Suburban Mayor Not Pleased With Emanuel’s Planned Water Rate Hike

The Mayor of Willowbrook is adding his voice to a growing number of suburban leaders who are less than happy with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal for a dramatic increase in suburban water rates.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Willowbrook Police Dog "Icha" (Credit: Willowbrook Police)

Willowbrook Police Officer Bitten By Police Dog

A Willowbrook police sergeant was out of surgery Wednesday afternoon, after being bitten by a police dog during a robbery pursuit.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Empty Classroom

Labor Dispute Looms Over New School Year In Western Suburbs

A new school year begins Thursday in Community Consolidated School District 181 serving the Hinsdale area, but a labor dispute between teacher and the school board underlies it all.

WBBM Newsradio–08/25/2011

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Police: Man Killed Girlfriend, Self, In Unincorporated Willowbrook

Police say a man shot and killed his longtime girlfriend, then turned the gun on himself, late Thursday night in unincorporated Willowbrook.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

This is a booking photo of Olajide Noibi from a previous arrest report. (Cook County Circuit Clerk)

Airliner Stowaway With Chicago Ties Due In Court

A man with Chicago ties is due in federal court Friday, after allegedly sneaking aboard a New York-to-Los Angeles flight last week.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

This is a booking photo of Olajide Noibi from a previous arrest report. (Cook County Circuit Clerk)

Man With Chicago Ties Arrested As Airliner Stowaway

It appears a man from the Chicago area has been arrested for slipping onto a cross-country flight from New York to Los Angeles, raising major concerns for air travel safety and security.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

(File Photo: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Goes Into Labor After I-55 Crash

For one mother, this Mother’s Day will be one she’ll likely never forget; she went into labor after she was involved in a seven-car pileup on the Stevenson Expressway.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2011

Stock Photo (Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images)

Man Gets Jail For Child Pornography

A Willowbrook man remained Friday night in DuPage County Jail, after being caught in an Internet sting operation conducted by Wheaton police.


Woman sits by her dog Rusty's grave (AP File Photo)

More People Asking To Be Buried With Pets

It may not be a trend – yet – but the owner of a suburban pet cemetery says more people are not afraid to admit they want to be buried with their dogs or cats.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Photo Of Decorative Element Atop A Minaret. (Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

Ruling Delayed On Proposed DuPage County Mosque

Proposals for a mosque near Willowbrook remain up in the air. The DuPage County Board Tuesday sent the mosque proposal back to committee for further discussion.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011