15 Jun 2011

2 charged in $1.7M fake check scheme

CBS Chicago 2 News reports : Federal officials today charged two people in a $1.7 million scheme where hundreds of individuals were recruited to cash about 2,500 fake payroll checks at area Walmart and Kmart stores since October 2009.

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15 Jun 2011

Police warn of attack on lakefront bike path

Chicago police today released a community alert warning of the attempted kidnapping of a jogger on a lakefront bike path.

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15 Jun 2011

2 teen girls wounded in separate shootings

Two teenage girls were hospitalized this evening after being wounded in separate shootings on the South Side, officials said.

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15 Jun 2011

Man found slain in Will County home

Neighbors said Dwight Jones lived a quiet life by himself and was seldom seen except for an occasional jog or keeping up his immaculately landscaped house in New Lenox Township.

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15 Jun 2011

EPA: Pilsen area air does not meet lead standard

Federal environmental regulators today declared that Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood violates tough new limits on brain-damaging lead in the air, part of a crackdown on polluters in the predominantly Latino, low-income enclave.

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15 Jun 2011

Wife: Fatal DUI victim ‘just trying to go to work’

It’s been nearly three years since Jeff Bondy said goodbye to his wife Kelley on a summer Sunday left for his job as an airfield operations supervisor at O’Hare International Airport and was killed by an alleged drunk driver who turned int…

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15 Jun 2011

Funnel clouds spotted as storm moves south of city

Funnel clouds were reported early tonight as a strong storm blew through south of Chicago from Illinois into Indiana.

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15 Jun 2011

Cops: Son says in 911 call, ‘I just killed him’

Minutes after allegedly beating and stabbing his father to death in his Arlington Heights home, Steven Cole called police late Monday evening and told a dispatcher: “I killed him because he’s been abusing me and my psychiatrist said he could have kill…

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