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How Many Hot Dogs Can You Eat? Smilin' Clyde Holds Contest at Oak Lawn Children Museum's Fall Fest

OAK LAWN, IL -- If you've always wanted to be a competitive eater, here's your chance. Smilin' Clyde's Hot Dogs is looking for six contestants to participate in a hot dog eating contest. The contest kicks off at noon Sunday, Sept. 24, during the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's Fall Fest. Contestants

PATCH - 2017-09-22 06:35:42

Cars Show And Shine At Oak Lawn Auto Days, Sept. 21

OAK LAWN, IL -- All roads are leading to Oak Lawn Auto Days this Thursday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. The car show will be held in the Oak Lawn Public Library parking lot at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Four auto dealers will be showcased. Mancari Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Kelly Nissan, Oak Lawn Toyota and

PATCH - 2017-09-20 23:13:26

Police: Delivery driver robbed by brother, sister duo in Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn police said Tuesday that a brother and sister have been charged in connection with an armed robbery that took place Monday at the Airway Trailer Park in the village. Brittany Steele, 21, a resident of the trailer park, and her brother, 19-year-old Willie B. Steele, of the 17100 block of App

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 00:28:00

Oak Lawn considers hiring 7 new firefighters but wants concessions from union

Accepting a $1.35 million federal grant to hire seven firefighters might seem like a no-brainer for a municipality. But in Oak Lawn, where a rift between the village administration and its firefighters union has derailed contract negotiations in recent years, the decision isn't so simple. While the

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:18:00

CHA CEO's Son Arrested In Murder

INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) - The 18-year-old son of the Chicago Housing Authority CEO was arrested in connection to a fatal shooting Sunday in Indianapolis. Eugene Jones was arrested Tuesday evening after he turned himself in at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, according to a st

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-21 03:14:00

Son of Chicago Housing Authority CEO facing murder charges

INDIANAPOLIS - The son of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO was charged with murder in Indianapolis. Eugene Jones, 18, was arrested Tuesday after turning himself in. Jones is accused in the shooting death of Deante Williams, 18, in what appeared to be a robbery gone bad. Police said Williams w

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-20 23:26:28

Murdered nephew of Chicago cop was 'laid back, funny,' friend says

Chaneice Murphy said she can't believe her friend Issac Harper was killed Tuesday night. It seemed like only yesterday, she said, that he was jokingly chasing after her, calling her "snack girl." Murphy knew Harper from their time at Perspectives Charter School - where he was known as a laid back an

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 21:27:00

9 Accused of Running Murderous Drug Conspiracy on Chicago's South, Southwest Sides

Nine alleged members of a violent Chicago street gang were charged in connection to half a dozen murders and operating a sprawling drug empire on Chicago's South and Southwest Sides, the U.S. State's Attorney's office announced Thursday. The indictment, unsealed this week, also says members of the F

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-21 23:14:19

30-year-old man shot in Roseland

A 30-year-old man was shot Thursday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was shot in the leg about 8:25 p.m. in the first block of West 110th Place, according to Chicago Police. The man was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized, police sai

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-22 01:17:00

Towing Company Owner Fought Robber With A Broom Before He Was Shot To Death

ALSIP, IL -- The owner of an Alsip towing company tried to fight off a would-be robber with a broom before he was shot to death and his 43-year-old son sprayed with bullets during a robbery gone bad, prosecutors said. Brian Garcia, 33, of Carpentersville, appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Feli

PATCH - 2017-09-21 23:37:02

Arby's Manager Murdered In Hickory Hills; 1 Person in Custody

HICKORY HILLS, IL -- One person is in custody after an altercation at a Hickory Hills fast food restaurant that resulted in the death of the night manager. Hickory Hills police responded to a disturbance at Arby's late Wednesday evening. Police issued a one-sentence statement saying they had a perso

PATCH - 2017-09-21 21:35:03

FBI warns to watch those social media posts - or face the consequences

It only took a few seconds for Jabari Dean to realize he had made a mistake. In a moment of anger in late 2015, the then-21-year-old threatened a mass shooting at the University of Chicago in the comments section of a popular website. Dean quickly deleted the comment but not before a New York teenag

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 23:25:00

Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition to push city for ordinance

"Our dignity and our humanity will not be pushed aside," said Jay Travis as she announces that the Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement Coalition (CBA Coalition) is seeking an ordinance that would require the Obama Foundation to sign a community benefits agreement during a CBA Coali

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 10:17:04

Teen who threatened U. of C. appears in FBI 'think before you post' ad

The words Jabari Dean wrote online in November 2015 changed his life. His post closed down the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus and landed him in front of a federal judge. In the end, the feds chose to defer prosecution. But on Thursday, he appeared in a new public service announcement from

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-21 21:25:25

Your guide to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

In 2007, when a group of South Side visionaries launched the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, they hoped to bring long overdue attention to a neighborhood rich in jazz history. "There are so many people in Chicago who simply don't go south of Roosevelt Road," James Wagner, one of the co-founders of the fest

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 17:10:00

Elderly man killed in robbery of tow truck company; Man charged

ALSIP, Ill. - A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in south suburban Alsip that claimed the life of a senior citizen. Police say Brian Garcia shot a 76-year-old employee to death, and wounded another when he held up Ray's Towing and Recovery Tuesday afternoon. Mohamed Salhia was kille

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-21 22:52:37

Manager murdered at suburban fast food restaurant; Person is in custody

HICKORY HILLS, Ill. - A man is dead and a person is in custody after a murder in a suburban fast food restaurant. The 35-year-old Johnny Franklin Price had just started his shift as the overnight manager at Arby's on 95th Street in Hickory Hills. He had the job for about five years. Johnny Franklin

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-21 21:27:26

59th Anniversary of the Murder of Bonnie Leigh Scott of Addison could lead to closure in the 1956 Grimes Sisters Murder.

15 year-old Bonnie Leigh Scott was murdered in 1958 On September 22, 1958, a fifteen-year-old sophomore girl from York High School did not return home. She lived at 112 Normandy Drive in Addison with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Schwolow as well as her grandmother, Mrs. Doris Hitchens,

CHICAGONOW.COM - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, that the use of hearsay testimony to convict Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper i

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 17:00:00

Supreme Court's Gorsuch touts conservative role for judges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has espoused a limited role for judges in a speech in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who championed his confirmation. Speaking at the University of Louisville with McConnell looking on, Gorsuch said Thursday that judg

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 21:14:54