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No More Hate Crime Charges Against Midlothian Woman Shown Yelling 'N Word' At Margarita Festival

MIDLOTHIAN, IL -- A Midlothian woman who was captured on video last summer repeatedly using the N word and directing it at two African-American teachers at the Margarita Festival at the South Shore Cultural Center has been found guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge after originally having been cha

PATCH - 2017-09-19 17:37:47

Midlothian woman accused of hate crime at margarita fest found guilty of misdemeanor battery

A 27-year-old Midlothian woman accused of committing a hate crime at a South Side margarita festival last year was found guilty Monday afternoon of a lesser charge, misdemeanor battery. Jessica Sanders who is white, had been charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and committing a hate crim

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 22:15:00

Gary man sentenced to 195 years in prison for three murders, blames sons for 'mischief' in murder of teenage brothers

CROWN POINT - A criminal court judge sentenced David Johnson IV to 195 years in prison for his conviction at jury trial last month in the murder of two teenage brothers and a 46-year-old man. Johnson, 39, of Gary, offered Judge Diane Boswell a lengthy, meandering statement at his sentencing hearing

NWI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:25:00

Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Police Reject Calls for FBI Probe into Chicago Hotel Freezer Death

The police force investigating the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer, says it will call in the FBI, defying calls from activists and the dead woman's family for a federal probe. The body of Jenkins, who was 19, was found in the early hours of September

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-19 11:25:24

Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident

FILE - In this March 15, 1985, file photo, Larry Holmes, left, battles David Bey during a bout in Las Vegas. Bey, a former heavyweight boxing champ from Philadelphia nicknamed "Hand Grenade," died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in a construction accident in Camden, N.J. Bey was struck by a piece of metal

NWI.COM - 2017-09-19 17:59:00

Toll Worker Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Identified

A tollway worker killed in a hit-and-run accident in Alsip Monday has been identified as a 48-year-old suburban man. David M. Schwarz, of Monee, was fatally struck by a semi-trailer while collecting debris with another toll worker on the shoulder of the Tri-State Tollway Monday afternoon. "While h

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-19 13:24:21

Residents raise concerns on how police handle shooting incident

Staff Writer On Tuesday, Sept. 5, two men who were riding in a Ford Taurus shot at three other people as they were walking in the area of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The incident occurred just after 2 p.m. The suspects damaged a parked vehi

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 06:54:45

National & Peer Rankings put USF up front

University of St. Francis in Joliet Joliet - Several recently released college rankings have placed the University of St. Francis (USF) at the top of their lists or among major research institutions in the state. "It's wonderful to earn even one national award, and fantastic to be named by your p

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 20:16:00

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera, a 36-year-old Mexican woman, is surrounded by her children as she discusses Harvey's aftermath and eligibility requirements for federal disaster aid with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston. Many in the country illegally fear that

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 05:23:47

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Officials say the last 900 Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center have been relocated as the si

NWI.COM - 2017-09-19 18:30:07

St. Walter students raise funds for hurricane victims

St. Walter Elementary School students raised more than $500 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a special Dress Down Day. The eighth-grade students created posters encouraging students to participate and provided them with visual images of the floodwaters, devastation and people helpi

BEVERLYREVIEW.NET - 2017-09-19 14:36:00

District 123 School Helps Hurricane Victims

The Hannum community has been busy all week collecting items for "care-kits" to deliver to Houston on Monday. The kits consist of the simple comforts of home that children affected by the recent storm, Harvey, may not have anymore. Things like crayons, coloring books, games and other activities are

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:51:03

Sheriff's Office Searching for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman

Cook County sheriff's office Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is seeking the public's help in finding a man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman Tuesday in unincorporated Country Club Hills. About 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, a 44-year-old woman was forced at gunpoint into a vehicle by a man near 108

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-19 12:32:43

Eagle Scout revamps herb garden

The herb garden at Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens has been given a new lease of life thanks to the talents of a hardworking eagle scout. In recent years the wood foundations of the non-profit park's much-loved herb garden had disintegrated. Eagle Scout Liam Reynolds joined Lake Kathe

BEVERLYREVIEW.NET - 2017-09-19 15:31:00

Andrew High student charged with releasing pepper spray into hallway prompting evacuation

On Tuesday, Tinley Park police said a 17-year-old student has been charged with reckless conduct after he allegedly released pepper spray into a hallway Monday afternoon at Andrew High School, prompting an evacuation of the school. Police and fire personnel responded at 1:41 p.m. Monday to the schoo

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:16:00

From the Sports Editor: High school rivalries are the best

Like to watch the Cubs and White Sox play one another? Get a kick out of the Bears and Packers matchups? Find yourself muttering "Detroit sucks" the day after Blackhawks-Red Wings (or, as my dad used to call them, Dead Wings) games? Still hate the "Bad Boy" Pistons? If you answered "yes" to any of t

TINLEYJUNCTION.COM - 2017-09-19 16:51:00

A Pathway to Hope and Healing unites south suburban services

The New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition formed in 2009 to help prevent injuries and death in the community continued its mission Sept. 7 with its annual "A Pathway to Hope and Healing" event. In conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, members of the community gathered at the New Leno

TINLEYJUNCTION.COM - 2017-09-19 16:44:00

Suspect in custody after 2 shot at Alsip towing company

A suspect is in custody after two people were shot Tuesday afternoon in south suburban Alsip. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at 1:09 p.m. at Ray's Towing and Recovery Service, 4340 W. 127th St., according to Alsip police. When the officers arrived, someone told them two people were shot

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-19 20:03:00

Hyde Park Century 21 Affiliated abruptly closes

Staff Writer The local Century 21 Affiliated, 5200 S. Harper Ave., has abruptly closed its doors after nearly two years in Hyde Park. The real estate agency's Hyde Park agents specialized in helping first-time homebuyers, luxury residential markets, rentals, mid-market communities and commercial re

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 07:02:47

Multiple victims hospitalized after shooting at Alsip auto body shop

A shooting Tuesday at an Alsip auto body shop sent multiple people to the hospital, police said. The shooting happened early Tuesday afternoon at Ray's Towing and Recovery, 4340 W. 127th St., an officer at the scene said. The officer, who requested that his name not be used because he was not author

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:09:00