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Jackson Jr. To Constituents, Via Suburban Pastor: 'Pray For Me'

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 10.30.2012 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. wants his constituents to know that he loves them to death, according to a Matteson pastor. In his Sunday sermon at Victory Apost...

Poll: Jackson Jr. Still Favored By Solid Majority

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. shows a commanding lead over his two challengers, with 58 percent of likely voters saying they would send the beleaguered congressma...

Analyst: Jackson Will Likely Still Win Election By 'Wide Margin'

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 08.15.2012 | Chicago

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will win the November election with 50 to 60 percent of the vote regardless of a mysterious medical leave and diagnosis ...

Chicago-Area Native Rapper Signed To Rick Ross' Label

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

How many Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates can say they've taken a ride around New York with a platinum-selling recording artist? Rockie Fre...

After Being Shushed At The Movies, Cell-Phone Talker Calls Cops

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Christopher PaicelyEmail the Author | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

A Flossmoor woman may have learned a harsh lesson in movie etiquette over the weekend. But probably not. On Saturday, April 28, the 58-year-old ...

With 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Gone, Gay Sailor's Mother Can Rest

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Mary ComptonEmail the Author | Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

A small American flag with the words "God Bless America" is taped to the front window Dorothy Hajdys-Clausen's home. In November of 1992 that American...

Doctor Gets Married In Children's Hospital, Donates Wedding Cash

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Christopher Paicely Email the Author | Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Heights native Dr. Taryn Bragg loves her job. In fact, she loves it so much, she decided to have her wedding there. Bragg, who is a pediatr...

The Motorcycle-Riding Chaplain To Police And Firefighters

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion

If there were more than 24 hours in a day, Bishop Ronnie White says he would find a way to be a chaplain to even more police officers and firefighters...

Drunk Driver Convicted In Crash That Killed Child Could Get New Trial

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Joseph Hosey | Email the Author | 12:21pm | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

In the year he spent in jail after drunkenly careening into a tree in a wreck that killed his girlfriend's young son, Cecil Conner made nearly 2,000 c...

Should School Superintendent Be Giving Soda Machine Cash To Mayoral Candidate?

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Christopher Paicely | Posted 07.20.2011 | Chicago

Legal authorities and a campaign finance advocate say these donations are highly suspect, yet differ on whether vending machine revenue is considered ...

Cops: Online 'Cassanova' Beat, Terrorized Woman He Met Online

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Christopher Paicely | Email the Author | April 7, 2011 | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago

A six-month online courtship ended with two days of torment and terror for an Illinois woman, according to police, when her "Cassanova" from Chicago H...

Police Finally Close Case Of 'Honeybee Killer'

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | April 5, 2011 | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

In an announcement Tuesday, the Will County Sheriff's Office ended months of speculation by naming Gary Amaya, who was killed in December during an at...

Police: Man Accidentally Shot, Killed Teenage Girlfriend

Chicago Heights Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Shooting victim Hayley Pelock's boyfriend, Ryan Fantasia, accidentally shot her in the chest, fatally wounding her Friday....